It’s ok to chill a wine by putting it in the freezer.

Answer: False.

This is a Maybe. I hate to admit it, but I’ve done it, and I think without any bad effects. But--and it’s a big but--the only whites I’ve ever put in the freezer have all been pretty inexpensive wines. If I have, say, an expensive white Burgeundy ordeaux that needs to be chilled, I’ll use a gentler method: an ice-water bath. Fill a bucket half with ice and half with cold water. The bucket should be deep enough so the bottle can be submerged up to its neck in the ice-water bath. To chill a white wine this way takes about 20 minutes.

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