Five Ways to Keep Your Wine and Beer Cool this Summer

If you enjoy hosting outdoor gatherings during the summer, you know that keeping wine from your favourite liquor store in downtown Vancouver cold can be challenging. Fortunately, there are several ways to keep your drinks cool and great-tasting all summer long. Here are a few tips to try:

  1. Use Your Fridge

You may know that most white wines should be chilled, but red wines benefit from the fridge as well. If your red wine has been at room temperature – or warmer – for some time, refrigerate it for at least 15 minutes before serving. A red wine should be served at 18ºC while rosés and whites should be enjoyed at about 10ºC.

  1. Create a Makeshift Cooler

During your next party, chill beverages from our beer and wine store in Vancouver by getting creative: Use toy wagons, kiddie pools, or even your washing machine to store beer, wine, or liquor. Be sure to purchase plenty of ice to store inside your DIY coolers.

  1. Ice Bucket

Picking up an ice bucket after visiting the liquor store is a tried-and-true way to keep drinks cold. The bucket doesn’t have to be fancy – a clean bucket from your garage will do. You can even place the bucket atop an inner tube or folded pool noodle for a floating beverage cooler.

  1. Mother Nature

Planning to enjoy beverages outdoors and don’t have a bucket? Tie a rope to the bottle of beer, wine or liquor and simply place it in a body of water. This could be a fountain, river, or even the ocean. Submerging the bottle should bring the wine down to a more favourable temperature.

  1. Cooling Sleeves

Cooling sleeves are perfect for your next camping trip or outdoor celebration. While sleeves won’t chill a warm bottle of wine dramatically, they will work wonders on wine that is slightly cool.

With these cool wine-serving tips, you’re sure to keep the party going all summer long. Visit St. Regis Fine Wines, one of the leading wine and liquor stores in Vancouver, to explore a wide selection of reds, whites, and rosés. We’re here to help you make your gatherings memorable.