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Poll: Ice cubes in wine are....
  • 10.1% - Essential when it's hot out! 155
  • 33.1% - OK sometimes! 507
  • 56.7% - Absolutely unforgivable! 868
1530 votes

Well, how do you fare compared to the Zeitgeist? Chat up your fellow wooters and let us know how lame this poll was or what obvious choices we missed. For example: Was this poll a) STUPID, b) DUMB, c) POINTLESS or d) ALL OF THE ABOVE?

curtisuxor


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You know Dante's Inferno?

Yes, the 9th circle.

jenaa


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only acceptable in sangria. Otherwise, an abomination.

This is an interesting change in disappointments.

redwinefan


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This is how you make instant "Diet Wine"

"You need to invest in a corkscrew. Wine is for drinking." -- Peter Wellington

bhodilee


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32 degrees

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oclafretep


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As sacrilegious as it may be, I do put ice cubes in a Rose every now and again.

olperfesser


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jenaa wrote:only acceptable in sangria. Otherwise, an abomination.



I agree

losthighwayz


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Never!

"The older I get the better I was"

boatshoes


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Putting frozen grapes in the wine keeps it cool without diluting it as much. Only with cheap wine, only when it's hot outside.

Don't call it a comeback, I been here for years

thumperchick


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What about the reusable ice cubes that won't water it down? That's okay, right?

bhodilee


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thumperchick wrote:What about the reusable ice cubes that won't water it down? That's okay, right?



if it keeps it at cellar temp for drinking I give it my blessing, which counts for nothing (as well it should)

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bsanf3


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In just wine, I wouldn't even think of adding ice.

mommadeb1


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jenaa wrote:only acceptable in sangria. Otherwise, an abomination.



nope... not even in sangria

wanderbug2


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boatshoes wrote:Putting frozen grapes in the wine keeps it cool without diluting it as much. Only with cheap wine, only when it's hot outside.



I like a frozen cube of watermelon in the occasional rose. sort of the minimalist's sangria...

mdkopper


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Right to the top, You bet.. But Never in Beer...

ddeuddeg


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mdkopper wrote:Right to the top, You bet.. But Never in Beer...

But why not? It's not like it would really make a difference in Coors Lite.

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mdkopper


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ddeuddeg wrote:But why not? It's not like it would really make a difference in Coors Lite.




Now ya see, you wine o's don't know much about Good beer...

"Always keep 24 can's of beer in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got 24 can's of beer in the fridge". - MDKopper


bhodilee


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mdkopper wrote:Now ya see, you wine o's don't know much about Good beer...

"Always keep a 24 can's of beer in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got a 24 can's of beer in the fridge". - MDKopper



We know lots about good beer, We don't compute all about Coors Light. Not being Werewolves, silver bullets affect us none.

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waaronbenson


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I'm a wine expert AND a beer expert. Pretty good with whiskey too. And I'd say the "beer" I assume you're referring to probably benefits from ice, since it tastes like piss if it gets too warm

robertwooddellweaver


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In a Riesling, with Woodruff and strawberries. Have to let the woodruff infuse long enough to let it referment and get it lightly sparkling.

ddeuddeg


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mdkopper wrote:Now ya see, you wine o's don't know much about Good beer...

"Always keep 24 can's of beer in the fridge for special occasions. Sometimes the special occasion is that you've got 24 can's of beer in the fridge". - MDKopper

I love it! Now to get you drinking beer that isn't even available in cans.

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ddeuddeg


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bhodilee wrote:We know lots about good beer, We don't compute all about Coors Light. Not being Werewolves, silver bullets affect us none.


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ddeuddeg


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waaronbenson wrote:I'm a wine expert AND a beer expert. Pretty good with whiskey too. And I'd say the "beer" I assume you're referring to probably benefits from ice, since it tastes like piss if it gets too warm

I'll have to take your word for it. Never tasted it, myself.

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mdkopper


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ddeuddeg wrote:



To much wine...

ddeuddeg


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mdkopper wrote:Too much wine...

IFTFY

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mdkopper


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What a 4th! My personal best, 27 cans of Cold, (No ice in it) Coor's..

bhodilee


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mdkopper wrote:What a 4th! My personal best, 27 cans of Cold, (No ice in it) Coor's..



straight Coors is surprisingly good. Banquet Beer! While there are many better options, of the mass produced crap, it may be my new favorite. What the hell part of the country are you in, cause we'll steer you towards something far far better.

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mdkopper


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bhodilee wrote:straight Coors is surprisingly good. Banquet Beer! While there are many better options, of the mass produced crap, it may be my new favorite. What the hell part of the country are you in, cause we'll steer you towards something far far better.



.
Upstate NY..

bhodilee


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mdkopper wrote:.
Upstate NY..



crap, you're right in the thick of prime wooter country then I think. I'm in the midwest so any recommendations I'd give you probably can't get.

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cingen


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Some people are all about the snooty red wine drinking it at room temp. Well, I 've got news for you...red wine used to be drank at cellar temp which runs around ~55 or so. Which does not mean 85 degrees and corky! Get a grip on your wine, people.

bhodilee


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cingen wrote:Some people are all about the snooty red wine drinking it at room temp. Well, I 've got news for you...red wine used to be drank at cellar temp which runs around ~55 or so. Which does not mean 85 degrees and corky! Get a grip on your wine, people.



I've got more news for you, most of us know that. Still no reason to put ice in the wine. Possibly set your glass in an ice bath, but never ice in the glass!

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mickg01


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It's the same as good Whiskey.

The only thing to add is MORE

curtisuxor


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wanderbug2 wrote:I like a frozen cube of watermelon in the occasional rose. sort of the minimalist's sangria...



Great idea.

My friend did champagne/sparkling wine with orange juice ice-cubes. Didn't work out too well. Que Syrah.

ddeuddeg


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curtisuxor wrote:Great idea.

My friend did champagne/sparkling wine with orange juice ice-cubes. Didn't work out too well. Que Syrah.

I suppose it could have worked in a mimosa.

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watson95


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mdkopper wrote:Right to the top, You bet.. But Never in Beer...



One dose Not put ice in wine!

cortot20


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My wife likes white wine ice cold, so she'll throw an ice cube or two in a glass thats not chilled enough. Do I care, not really. I just don't buy her anything pricey. $15 max.

CT

myfester


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cingen wrote:Some people are all about the snooty red wine drinking it at room temp. Well, I 've got news for you...red wine used to be drank at cellar temp which runs around ~55 or so. Which does not mean 85 degrees and corky! Get a grip on your wine, people.



Oh good...I thought it was just me who enjoys my wine chilled and not room temp. I saw you can make ice cubes from leftover wine, therefore not dilute your wine when you want to keep it cool while drinking.