The fastest method of chilling wine is to put it in an ice bucket filled half with ice and half with cold water. Chilling wine this way takes about half the tie of chilling it in a bucket full of ice alone. To chill the wine as quickly as possible, the bucket must be deep bough so that the bottle can be submerged up to its neck in the ice water bath.
Here are some guild lines for chilling wines that are at a warm room-temperature using an ice water bath.
* Chill red wined for about 5 minutes.
*Chill super-fruity red wines, such as Beaujolais, for about 15 minutes.
* Chill white wines for 15 to 25 minutes.
* Chill Champagne and Sparkling wines for about 30 minutes.