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How To Use Whiskey Stones To Chill Your White Wine

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We all know that whiskey stones are great for, well, chilling whiskey. But, to get the most out of your whiskey stones, you'll want to know that they can actually be used for keeping other drinks cold — including white wine. White wine is best when it's served chilled — when it's cold, the aromatics and flavors of white wine are more pronounced. Plus, it's just refreshing to enjoy a cool glass of wine in the summertime.

If you like to sip your white wine over a long period of time, then its temperature may begin to drift into room temperature territory, which we don't want. You could add ice, though that will dilute the drink — but whiskey stones won't. Additionally, whiskey stones aren't quite as cold as ice. They chill your drink by about five or 10 degrees, while ice lowers a drink 10 to 15 degrees — but, when it comes to wine, this is actually a good thing. If wine is served too cold, then the acidity will become too prominent and overtake the other aromatics and flavors.

To prepare your whiskey stones, all you have to do is store them in the freezer to keep them nice and cold so that they're ready to chill your white wine at a moment's notice. Depending on the size of the stones, you should only need one or two per glass of wine.

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Can Whiskey Stones Be Used To Chill A Pitcher Of Sangria?

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While wine is, of course, fantastic all on its own, it's also great for making sangria, which is often made in a pitcher, then served in individual glasses. Unfortunately, the one downside of whiskey stones is that most of them are not made to chill drinks of larger volume — instead, they should solely be used for individual portions.

However, they can still come in handy when you make your next batch of sangria or wine spritzers. While you'll likely need to add ice to the pitcher when you're making the batch — our recipes for charred peach rosé sangria and refreshing red sangria, for example, both call for ice to be added to the pitcher — the whiskey stones can be used for each individual glass. This way, you prevent any extra dilution — the sangria will become a bit watered down while sitting in the pitcher, but this can actually be a good thing as sangria can be a bit too strong without a small amount of dilution. But, with whiskey stones in the glasses, you won't have to worry about it crossing the threshold between too diluted and just-diluted-enough.

Read the original article on Tasting Table.