What’s better than a beautiful summer day?

Spending a day in the sunshine with a glass of wine, of course! The key to a refreshing glass of vino, is enjoying it at just the right temperature. Now, red wines are usually best served slightly cooler than room temperature. But for white wines, ice wines, and sparkling, keeping it chilled is what truly makes the difference. Let’s explore four fun and trendy ways to keep your wine chilled this summer!

Add Frozen Fruit

Here’s a way to multitask your wine-tasting experience! Keep your wine chilled and eat some nutritious fruit, too! Add some of your favourite fruits to a bowl and pop them into the freezer. Within an hour or two, you should have a bowl of sweet and delicious frozen fruit that you can add to a glass of wine to keep it nice and cool!

Try adding some of these frozen fruits to your next glass of wine:

  • Strawberries
  • Blueberries
  • Raspberries
  • Grapes
  • Peaches
  • Pineapple
  • Oranges
  • Pears

Plus, you can enjoy a fruity treat at the end of your crisp glass of wine! Yum!

Tropical Ice Buckets, Pails & Party Tubs

Take a summery twist on an already great way to keep your wine chilled – especially outside.

Invest in a new ice bucket, pail, or party tub that is specifically for summer! They are available in many different shapes, sizes and styles – so finding one with a summery feel should be relatively simple! The hard part might be choosing the perfect one from all available options.

Try your best to find one that will match the interior of your home or aesthetic of your backyard. Paying attention to detail can make all the difference, especially if you plan on hosting guests for a bottle of wine this summer!

Alternatively, if you enjoy a nice DIY every now and then, why not dress up a plain ice bucket or party tub? Don’t underestimate the power of a glue gun, scissors, and a little online research (did someone say Pinterest?). Adding some greenery, like artificial flowers or grass, can bring a pop of colour to your ice bucket – or even some brightly coloured ribbon!

Did Someone Say, Outdoor Mini Fridge?

Yes, we did.

Take the party outside all summer long! Investing in an outdoor mini fridge can prove to be extremely beneficial, especially for chilling your wine! Keep a few bottles in the outdoor fridge for quick and convenient access. This convenience will also keep your door from constantly opening and closing, so you can better regulate the temperature of your home and keep pesky insects outside!

Not to mention, you can keep other food and drink in the fridge as well! Store other beverages in your fridge, like ginger ale and sparkling water for a quick spritzer, along with fruit, chocolate, and other snacks that should be kept cool!

DIY Table Wine Chiller

If you’re particularly crafty or know a handyman, this DIY might just be for you! Turn a pre-existing table into an innovative and fun wine chilling table, or create one from scratch!

There are many trendy designs and styles available online. You can utilize a coffee table, side table, or even a patio table to chill your wine outside in the summer. With the right design and craftsmanship, and some hard work and dedication, you can create a table that caters to your needs all summer long!

But first, you’re going to need a delicious bottle of wine to chill. Lucky for you, Niagara Vintage Wine Tours offers a wide variety of wonderful wine tours throughout the Niagara region. Simply contact us today and find the perfect Niagara-on-the-Lake wine tour for you and your guests!