Crys­tal clear

Food - - Christmas cheers -

If you’ve ever de­frosted a bot­tle of wine af­ter leav­ing it in the freezer too long, you may have no­ticed small crys­tals in the bot­tom of the bot­tle. They may look strange, like bits of glass, but don’t worry; they are per­fectly harm­less tar­trates (salt de­posits) that have formed as the wine chilled to be­low freez­ing. Sim­ply stand the bot­tle up­right in the fridge to al­low the crys­tals to fall to the bot­tom of the bot­tle, then pour the wine care­fully. It will still be per­fectly drink­able.

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