Cool bottles to reach the optimum drinking temperature


For some drinks there are ideal drinking temperatures, for others it depends on the personal taste. When cooling bottles there are recommended target values ​​and different fast methods. Some physical laws can save cooling and freezer flow. This also applies to the use of cooling.

Generally, any beverage can be drunk at any temperature as long as it remains liquid. In gastronomy and among lovers, the following recommendations for optimal enjoyment apply:

  • 6-8 degrees Celsius: sparkling wine, schnapps, fruit brandies, vodka, pils and dry white wine
  • 8-10 degrees: champagne, sweet white and dessert wines, sweet liquors, wheat beer
  • 10-12 degrees: red wine, dark beer, mineral water, soft drinks, fruit juices
  • 12-14 degrees: light red and rosé wines
  • 14-16 degrees: medium reds, port wines, sherry, herbal and bitter liqueurs
  • 16-18 degrees: heavy red wines, brandies
  • 18-20 degrees: cognac, gin, aquavit (in the gastro area also minus 4 degrees)

Gentle cooling process advantageous

To reach the target temperature, the bottles must be cooled. Naturally, glass bottles take longer than plastic bottles. But the content keeps its temperature longer. Apart from water, no drink likes extremely fast cooling down. If there is a possibility, a slow cooling should always be chosen.

In general, drinks with decreasing temperature lose their taste and intensity. This can be exploited, for example, for cheap party beers, which are cooled down to below six degrees Celsius. It is important to know the freezing point of the drink in which a glass bottle explodes. Beer freezes from -2° C, sparkling wine from 5° C, liqueurs from 10° C. The higher the alcohol content, the lower the freezing point. All non-alcoholic beverages freeze from the water freezing point bsi about 2° C.

cooling methods

  • fridge
  • wine cooler
  • Freezer or freezer or chest
  • Ice bath in bowl or bathtub
  • Quick cooling in an ice bath with added salt

Evaporative cooling can be amazing when cooling bottles. Already a wet towel, are wrapped in the bottles or placed on a crate, the temperatures lowered noticeably. Rinse immediately after drying. As Ranger refrigerator is a plant pot made of clay. The repeatedly watered inverted clay body lowers the temperature of adjusted bottles. This effect can also be used with the classical white wine or champagne cooler made of clay. The clay cylinder is regularly rewetted with a water spray bottle.

Tips & Tricks

To place one or more bottles under a pot plant pot, dig a hole in the ground.


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