An inviting display on a hot summer day.

It’s a hot summer’s day and you just picked up a mouthwatering bottle of Riesling from your local liquor store. You’re itching to uncork it and enjoy its refreshing taste but there just isn’t the time to wait around while your bottle chills in the fridge. Luckily, you read this blog and prepared for the moment this should happen.

A great way to quicken the cooling process of your Riesling is through the convenience of ice cube trays. For those who are worried about your wine getting watered down, have no fear! You don’t have to use ice cubes – Riesling can freeze.

Like a child doing science experiments, I tried it out for myself. I used varying levels of the wine and different juice mixes in case Riesling didn’t freeze without being diluted. I experimented with carbonated water, berry soda, cranberry juice and green tea. And, to my surprise, after an overnight freeze all had successfully solidified. The office favourite was a blend ratio of one part mixed berry sparking fruit juice and three parts Riesling. I also found that a half and half ratio of these two mixed well enough to make a cocktail. To make a full ice cube tray, mix ½ cup of mixed berry sparking fruit juice and 1 ½ cups of Riesling. I added a drop of food colouring for some extra fun. ANUPA SIMON

*Keep in mind that Riesling ice cubes will not freeze to a hard state like your typical ice cube because of the alcohol content, however it is solid enough to lift out of the tray intact.