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Is it Ever OK to Put Ice in Your Wine?

Is it Ever OK to Put Ice in Your Wine?

Adding an ice cube to a glass of rosé is normally considered a terrible faux pas, but should that really be the case?

Adding ice cubes to your wine is often actually an acceptable thing to do.

If you’ve ever put ice in your wine at a bar or restaurant, or shared a photo of iced wine on Instagram, you’ll know the kind of response you get from everyone who sees you: Looks of disgust, comments about being ignorant, and a whole load of patronizing mumbling and pointed stares. But is this the extreme reaction that a couple of ice cubes in your glass of wine really deserves?

Though we don’t recommend that you fill a glass of your finest Bordeaux with rapidly melting ice cubes, we do believe that there is a time and a place where an ice cube in a glass of not too fancy white or rosé is totally acceptable. Obviously, ice should never be added to a bottle of high quality wine — that really would be a waste of your money, the wine makers’ work, and a perfectly acceptable ice cube (which would have been just great in a glass of lemonade).

If it’s crazy hot outside (and therefore inside too), and your bottle of fairly cheap wine is warming up faster than you’re drinking it, then you are definitely allowed to drop in an ice cube. It will help cool the wine down and will simultaneously save you from overheating.

At any point in the summer when you’ve been given or have ordered a cheap glass of white or rosé, and you need to dilute that overly sweet flavor, then ice is your friend. Add several ice cubes and let them begin to water down your wine before you continue drinking. You could, of course, also turn your glass of wine into a spritzer by adding ice and sparkling water, which will help improve the taste, the heat, the flavor, and also the headache the next day.

So next time someone looks at you with a condescending stare when you’re enjoying an affordable iced glass of rosé, or leaves nasty comments on your perfect photo of your icy wine, don’t let their judgement make you think you’re doing something wrong. Sometimes, ice in wine is an absolute necessity.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

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A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards.

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A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

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wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

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wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards.

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wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

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A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

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wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

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wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards.

There are 10 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.


How to Make a Wine Spritzer

This article was co-authored by our trained team of editors and researchers who validated it for accuracy and comprehensiveness. wikiHow's Content Management Team carefully monitors the work from our editorial staff to ensure that each article is backed by trusted research and meets our high quality standards.

There are 10 references cited in this article, which can be found at the bottom of the page.

wikiHow marks an article as reader-approved once it receives enough positive feedback. In this case, 100% of readers who voted found the article helpful, earning it our reader-approved status.

This article has been viewed 495,730 times.

A wine spritzer is a refreshing combination of white or red wine and sparkling soda. They're a great way to cut calories, reduce your alcohol consumption, or just conserve your wine supply at parties. Wine spritzers are especially appreciated during those hot summer afternoons. Best of all, whether you want to make a classic white wine spritzer, a red wine spritzer, or a tasty fruity wine spritzer, you can whip up the cocktail in a hurry.