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Friday, November 12, 2010

The Wine Carafes

Some of you might have a wine carafe looking
something similar to this one?

I now store my carafe in the freezer.
My Canarian X-boyfriend taught me that's the way to do it.
I have got a new insight in how to use it and I'm gonna tell you all about it in this post.

The first rule is: Never put a red wine bottle into the refrigerator to cool down the wine.
I mean except into a wine refrigerator!
Some people here have got special refrigerators only for the wine and if you are lucky to have one, of course, the easiest way is to store the bottles in it.
If you haven't got one - then you can read the instructions below.

You keep the carafe in the freezer til it's time to have some red wine.
(Not as long that it become covered with ice and snow)
Then you take it out, open the wine bottle, and pour the wine into the carafe.
Wait for a while (about 3-5 minutes) and the wine will get the perfect temperature to be served.
You can have carafes in different sizes depending on how much wine you like to drink at the moment. You only pour the amount of wine that you are going to enjoy into the carafe.
There are carafes for one glass, two glasses, four glasses etc.

If you haven't got a carafe you can take the empty wine glass that you are going to use and put it into the freezer for about 3 minutes.
Then take it out and fill it up to about 30-40% and wait for a while.
Your glass will get steamy and you wait till the steam has worked itself up to the top of the glass.
It takes only a couple of minutes! Now the wine has got the right temperature! Enjoy!

You can buy a Canarian carafe as a souvenir when you visit our island.


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