These are times that try our wines. If you don’t have a wine cooler at home or keep your wine at a local wine storage facility like Esquin’s, you risk “cooking” your better wines if it gets too hot -like today’s 95 degrees!
What to do, especially if you’re on a tight budget? Buy a picnic cooler, 48 Quart size is fine, if you don’t already have one. Not a Styrofoam cooler but rather a good, insulated, sealable cooler. They cost under $20 and they can hold up to 10 or more bottles. Next buy several re-usable ice packs, always keeping a few extra in the freezer. These ice packs cost under $1 each.
Change the ice packs at least every morning and your wine should remain cool during even Summer’s hottest days!