My standard drink order, a glass of wine with a sidecar of ice. Now Martha Stewart is putting her seal of approval on the practice.
Not that I needed it. I use cubes because it keeps my drink count down while keeping my wine cold. It works for me and that's really what matters.
Anyhoo, here's what Martha says...
Don't have chilled wine? No problem. MARTHA STEWART gives her seal of approval to just tossing in some ice cubes.
Quote, "I will put ice in my wine . . . I extend the glass quite a bit by the addition of ice cubes. Nobody minds it anymore, even fine winemakers. I met the man who makes the best Sauterne, and he encouraged me to add ice to it . . .
"He said, 'It's fine. Don't worry about it, Martha. We're not going to get insulted. We know the taste . . .the flavor, [and] the fineness is there. You can add ice to it, of course.'"
Martha JUST made her own California Chardonnay with 19 Crimes called Martha's Chard. She's even taste tested it on her friends. It'll be sold nationwide starting February 1st for $11.99 a bottle.
Quote, "I have not really been a big fan of the oaky, overly buttery Chardonnays that exist. I thought Chardonnay in America needed a little bit of a redesign . . . to simplify and make a very palatable white wine that would sell like crazy."