This is perfect or your party tonight, or any party really. The worst is when you want to bring your host a nice bottle of wine, but you could only get it at the last minute and your champagne or chardonay is room temp. Ugh. Well have we have the answer or you that will save your wine, and make you the hit of the party because you shared this little secret!
Ask to borrow some salt and a measuring cup. Then add a third of a cup of salt to a mixture of ice and water to an ice bucket, or any kind of bucket. Place your bottle of wine in it and in less than six minutes you'll have saved yourself an endless amount of time waiting for it to chill.
Why it works:
Salt causes ice to melt at a lower temperature compared to ice that is just in fresh water. This results in water that becomes colder much faster. In fact, using salt water versus regular water cuts the chilling time by one third.