When Is It Okay to Put Ice in Your Wine Glass?
The biggest warm weather drinking faux pas is no more, thanks to Moët.
Unless you're serving up sangria, there are few summer entertaining rules more universally upheld than "no ice cubes in a wine glass." An unclassy move no real oenophile would attempt, right? Well, not so much, thanks to one very stylish introduction from the French label Moët & Chandon: Moët Impérial Ice, a just-for-summer sparkling beverage that's meant to be served on ice!
Which means your dodgiest habit just became completely chic. Their experts suggest mixing it with mint leaves, lime or white grapefruit zest, cucumber peel or red berries. We're seeing raspberries and blueberries for Fourth of July and fresh strawberries for a Wimbledon-worthy spin. (We can turn any occasion into a reason to break out the bubbly. It's a gift, really.)
All you need now is to grab a bottle—they go for $75 on Reserve Bar—and a little lesson on how to pour like a pro:
Directions for the Perfect Serve
1. Chill the bottle to 45° F
2. Choose a large Cabernet-style wine glass
3. Add 3 large ice cubes
4. Pour 6 oz. of Moët Ice Impérial