Cocktail book author and mixologist Anthony Giglio proposes an at-home test to try to better understand how temperature adjustment affects the quality and taste of wine.Cocktail book author and mixologist Anthony Giglio proposes an at-home test to try to better understand how temperature adjustment affects the quality and taste of wine.
[MUSIC] I want you to take an ice bucket and put it in the sink. And it's not the crate and barrel, perfectly formed little ice bucket that is this big and does nothing. Put a tulip in there, plant it, and give it to your mother for Easter, you're done. In my house, stereotypes are true. My ice bucket is a big mother of an Italian pasta pot and it goes in the sink. And I fill it with as much ice as I can get in there and then, unlike most waiters I know, I fill it with water because an ice bucket is useless without water. Now take that bottle, take three glasses and put them out in a row, open the bottle, pour one room temp pour, into the bath. This is a bath, a nice bath. Take it out after five minutes, second pour. Five minutes Third pour. Now you've got three different wines, three different temperatures. You will not believe. as you taste them, that these are from the same bottle. First wine might be a urine sample. [LAUGH] It's hot, bitter, horrible, yuck. It's awful. Second wine, wow. Fruit. I'm getting some of this beautiful acidity, My mouth's still watering. Third one, wow. This is crazy perfect. It's amazing, it's awesome. Or the slight chance of a little too cold, guess what? Within minutes, it's fine. But the point is, within two or three of the perfect glass of cellar temperature red wine. As long as you put ice in the glass, you haven't ruined it. Ice on the bottle is perfectly normal, people are afraid to do this. Now, take an ounce to your guests and say, I have three bottles in the kitchen. I want to see which one you want to have with dinner. They will never believe that those are from the same bottle and then you get the satisfaction of tricking them. Thank you so much. [APPLAUSE] Thank you. [APPLAUSE] [MUSIC]