Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Baby, It's Cold Outside

Usually cold winter weather inspires me to open a bottle of red wine. During a recent snow storm, I opted NOT for red, but for white instead. While finishing a bottle of Shelton Bin 17 Chardonnay, I decided it would be prudent to chill another bottle just in case. In an effort to chill it fast, I placed it in the freezer, and then completely forgot about it until much later the next day! It was rather upsetting seeing the bottle completely frozen. Not only was I concern that the bottle would explode, I was troubled that I had ruined a bottle Barboursville Viognier Reserve 2007 which I was so looking forward to drinking. After some quick internet based research, I determined that if I was willing to open it immediately, I was in the safe zone of avoiding explosion and maintaining the integrity of the wine.

1 comment:

  1. Next time, maybe just put it out in the front yard to chill during a snowstorm? With a little red flag tied to the top so you can find it after another 12" falls :-)