Hot day, cold wine: good. Hot day, warm wine: not-so-good. But in these days of summer, it so often seems there isn’t enough time to chill the wine. One could do the seemingly sensible thing and drop an ice cube in the glass to cool down the wine quickly and effectively. Then again, that move is regarded as a faux pas by many. (Unless you’re drinking Two Buck Chuck, in which that case dilution would be a good thing.)
If you like what you’re drinking, but just want it cool, now, the Make My Day ChillBall Intelligent Ice In-Glass Wine Chiller offers a good (non-toxic) solution. The sealed spheres each contain a food-safe non-toxic gel and are designed to go from freezer to glass with no flavor-destroying side effects. And if you still get sideways glances and rude stares just tell ’em it’s the good stuff.