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Poll: Do You Ever Drink Wine With Ice?

Do You Ever Drink Wine With Ice?

Since I never enjoy my wine with ice (sangria doesn't count!), I was fascinated by a recent article in the Chicago Tribune where tasting panelists concluded certain wines actually taste better with a few ice cubes floating around in them. It got me to thinking whether I should start trying this unconventional wine drinking method — especially while the weather is still warm. Do you ever drink wine on ice?

mek123 mek123 8 years
Only white wines if they are not cold enough or on a really hot evening.
katiekat95 katiekat95 8 years
No way.
ssteyer ssteyer 8 years
I almost always have ice with white or blush wines.
kaitxo kaitxo 8 years
With a white, if it isn't cold yet but only a cube or two.
victork victork 8 years
Nope. That said, I'd only ever consider it with a white wine, which I'm less a fan of than red.
photodee photodee 8 years
I just think a bit of ice goes great with summery wines!
dootsie dootsie 8 years
Blushes and whites are perfect with ice. It takes the edge off the initial sips and lets you enjoy some of the subtler notes.
Kelliegrl Kelliegrl 8 years
I would never!
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
I guess the wine cubes make sense if you want really cold wine but the rule of thumb I've heard it put red wine in the fridge 15 minutes before you want to serve it and take white wine out 15 minutes before to get the right temp.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
I don't really drink wine, but the concept makes no sense to me. Why would you dilute your wine? Wouldn't it be better to just chill it really well first or put frozen pieces of fruit in it so it doesn't get diluted? I like the frozen wine cube idea; I bet that works pretty well.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 8 years
It's not ideal but if the wine is too warm to be enjoyable then why not.
weffie weffie 8 years
At the lounge I've had quite a few ladies order a side of ice with their whites, but it sure doesn't appeal to me.
GlowingMoon GlowingMoon 8 years
Hell no. That would water down my wine.
Modus-Vivendi Modus-Vivendi 8 years
No, but this is a funny coincidence because I just saw someone do this, and I was wondering if it's a common thing I just don't know about.
mamasitamalita mamasitamalita 8 years
absolutely. my sister's boyfriend's family is Italian, and they drink red wine chilled and sometimes wine with ice depending on their mood, and I figure, if Italians are ok with it, its fine by me!
partysugar partysugar 8 years
When I make wine spritzers, I'll drink wine with ice. And on desperate occasions, I have sipped red wine on ice.
skigurl skigurl 8 years
maybe white but not usually i just chill it first
Antioxidant Antioxidant 8 years
Maybe a white wine, but never a red wine.
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