Summer is finally over, and the crisp autumn weather has returned once again. Unlike Summer, Autumn weather brings ranging temperatures and for many of us unpredictable wine choices. For those of you who drink white wine year-round, or are still basking in warmer weather beside a pool, we have found the fastest way for you to chill a bottle of white wine!
So, if you need a bottle of white (or red) wine chilled in a hurry, don’t fret – and don’t put it in the freezer! Here’s a simple, guaranteed quick method to chill your bottle or bottles fast.

Step 1: Place the bottle in a large bucket and fill it with ice and cold water. Ensure your bucket is large enough that at least 3/4 of your bottle is submerged.

Step 2: Add a cup or handful of salt to the ice water. Salt is the magic ingredient to this method because it reduces the freezing point of water and drops the water temperature faster.

Why does this matter? Aside from the obvious reason being that it’s hot outside (for some of you), it’s important that most white wines are chilled so that the best attributes of the wine come through.
Second, you may be wondering how you can tell when your wine is chilled to the optimal temperature? Because our We The People 2019 California Chardonnay doesn’t include mountains that turn blue when chilled to the perfect temperature, we prefer our Chardonnay chilled at about 55°F. However, we understand that not everyone has a wine bottle thermometer clip to test their wine prior to serving. Therefore, a sample taste works just as well prior to pouring your guests a glass.
There you have it! Now, you don’t have to worry about forgetting your premium bottle of wine in the freezer, serving warm wine to guests, or doing the unthinkable… adding ice to a luke-warm bottle of Chardonnay. Cheers!
If you have any tricks and secrets to chilling your wine email us at because we would love to hear them! In the meantime please shop our pre-sale and receive $1 shipping on 3 bottles of wine or more.