These ideas will make opening, storing, and (most importantly) drinking your beverage better.
It's simple: Wash your fruit, then pop 'em into the freezer for five to six hours. They act like an ice cube, but won't melt and dilute your drink — plus they're a tasty snack afterwards.
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For a summer treat, drop a colorful ice pop into your glass of white wine. Just consider yourself warned: You'll want to try every flavor in the your box before summer ends.
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The only catch? You're not going to want to serve these reserves at your next book club. This hack is more for cooking purposes when you need a splash here and there for a saucy concoctions.
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So you accidentally crumbled part of your cork into your brand-new bottle of pinot. No worries! Just fit a triangle style coffee filter over a glass, then pour. All the nasty bits will be caught in the paper, not your glass.
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If you're a DIY type that has tools closer at hand than a corkscrew, this tip's for you. Just use a power drill to insert a screw into the top, then tug the cork out with a hammer.
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For a grown-up twist on a summer staple, use everyone's favorite pink wine. It's as easy as freezing rosé in an ice cube tray, then blending it up the next day.
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Don't settle for warm white wine. Dampen a paper towel, wrap it around the bottle, then pop it in the freezer for a few minutes. You'll be shocked by how quickly it cools down.
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If you want to try the fruit trick, but add a little oomph, use frozen blackberries, cherries, or pineapple. It adds color and sweetness to your already tasty glass.
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If you're hosting a group, don't take multiple trips back to the kitchen to hand out all of your beverages. A muffin tin will hold 12 small plastic glasses at one time — and it's as close to spill-proof as you can get.
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So you didn't finish your bottle (there's always tomorrow!). If you want to reuse your cork, wrap it in plastic wrap first to help it glide back in with ease.
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