Martha Stewart drinks wine with ice cubes in it: terrible or ok?

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Martha Stewart doesn’t have the fanciest taste, which probably won’t surprise people who have seen her shows. We recently heard that her favorite cheat food is sliced American cheese, and now there’s news that she puts ice in her wine. This bothers me for a few reasons, which I’ll get into momentarily. She told this to Elle Decor’s Whitney Robinson on Instagram Live. Martha was explaining a hard-to-follow comment she made on her friend’s chicken farm website giving chicken care advice. Everyone figured out that she was drunk and/or high. She copped that she was drunk in a follow up comment. On Instagram she said that she’s not a big drinker and tries to make her wine last – with ice cubes.

Chatting about her wine company with Elle Décor, the lifestyle maven said she does look forward to the clock turning 5 every day while stuck in quarantine.

“I couldn’t say [wine] is a necessity but boy does it help,” she said told Whitney Robinson, the magazine’s editor-in-chief, on Instagram Live. “At the end of the day, a relaxing little cocktail.”

The 78-year-old also responded to our coverage of her recently leaving a gibberish comment on a chicken farm account that read, “M as me sure you feed and wAter them daily And keep the heat lss as no MK in s as Nd when you can finally come back to nyc who is going to take care for them??” Stewart later followed up with a laughing crying emoji face alongside, “What a mess I have been drinking.”

“Despite what you’ll read on Page Six and BuzzFeed, I’m not a big drinker,” she laughingly said. “I rarely get tipsy but I can nurse a bot … I can nurse a glass of wine very nicely by adding ice cubes.”

Stewart said that a cocktail or glass of wine does “soothe you. It makes us feel festive when it’s hard to feel festive and a little bit celebratory when it’s hard to feel celebratory.”

[From Page Six via Jezebel]

Listen to Martha half-saying she can nurse a bottle of wine and then correcting herself and changing it to a glass. I don’t drink anymore, but I used to be somewhat of a wine snob and I absolutely hated wine with ice in it. Some of my friends do this, but I wouldn’t drink watered-down wine unless it has club soda in it. A spritzer with club soda/seltzer and wine is one thing and that’s perfectly acceptable to me, but wine with ice used to bother me so much. I would regularly drink spritzers and did send just one back when the bartender used ice. Ice is not meant to go in wine! Apparently this is a perfectly acceptable way to make a spritzer though. According to the bartender guides I consulted it’s a variation on a spritzer. I don’t plan to go back to drinking, but now I know I should have added “no ice” to my order. If you like it that way, that’s your prerogative, it’s just my preference. Of course the recipe for a spritzer on MarthaStewart.com has ice cubes in it.

I’ve been looking at chick and horse videos on that Instagram account for a farm in Texas Martha commented on and I find them oddly soothing.

Look at this majestic cat. I will follow this account.

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  1. Erinn says:

    The coworker I miss the most is the office ice machine, not going to lie. (I keep in touch with the people I adore, so I’m not a complete monster saying this haha)

    I’ve never added ice to my wine, I always thought it was kind of ‘frowned upon’, but I’ve seen other people do it. I’m kind of in the ‘do whatever makes you happy’ group when it comes to something non-serious like this icecube thing. It doesn’t have to be the ‘right’ way – just the way you enjoy it most.

    • Sojaschnitzel says:

      When the virus started, me and a coworker quickly bought some tiny freezers so that we can make large quantities of ice cubes in our homes. I need them daily, even in the winter. I love ice cubes. The machine in our office however is always broken or dirty or emptied by colleagues… so I dont miss it at all :D

    • sa says:

      I totally agree. Why would it bother me how someone else drinks their wine? It seems much worse to not drink it how you enjoy it.

      I’ve never tried ice in wine, so I can’t say if I like it, but I have some wine that I’ve been avoiding for fear that it will be too sweet (a mango moscato), so it may be the perfect wine to try some ice in!

  2. t fanty fan says:

    It’s called a “Keaton” because Diane Keaton likes to drink her wine with ice cubes in it

  3. Carobell says:

    If it is white wine or rose I like it really cold and am not against ice to get it that way. I don’t drink super expensive wine though, box wine isn’t going to suffer from some ice. I wouldn’t ask for it in a restaurant but at home, why not?

  4. Astrid says:

    Considering all the Martha has accomplished in life, a few ice cubes in wine is her choice. I’ve never understood the wine snobbery and now it’s spread to craft beer. It’s all variations of a nuance.

  5. Coz' says:

    If it’s rosé it’s OK!

  6. EM says:

    Life is short. If ice in your wine makes you happy, go for it.

  7. emmy says:

    I love wine and have lived in variouswine regions (in Germany) so I know all about the snobs. You know what? Life is f*cking difficult, if ice in your glass makes you happy, go for it.

    I personally wouldn’t put ice in expensive white wine but then again, if it’s gotten really warm, it won’t taste great either. So yeah, you gotto do what you gotta do.

  8. Heather H says:

    I do the same if it is warm or hot out. I also water down my wine if having more glasses than I should if it was full strength. #sorrynotsorry

  9. CatWomen says:

    Better for a cheaper wine, but for 25++ is kinda silly

  10. TeaForTwo says:

    Most red wine here in America is drunk to warm, most white wine to cold. So, let your whites rest on a counter for a few, and chill your reds for same before drinking.

    https://www.winespectator.com/articles/how-to-serve-wine-temperature

    Otherwise, use frozen gel-filled cubes that won’t dilute your wine. Or beer!

  11. AnnaKist says:

    I know people who do this. I love really cold liqueurs, straight from the freezer, no ice. Eh, just drink your alcohol however you like it. It’s not going to affect the universe one way or the other.

  12. Esmom says:

    A friend of mine puts ice in her wine. She rarely drinks so I chalked it up to alcohol unsophistication, lol.

    When I was a kid, my neighbor would put ice cubes into their carton of milk.

    In any case, Martha looks really good for 78 so I’d say whatever she’s doing is working for her.

  13. Kathryn says:

    I like how Martha says stuff like that, she doesn’t care if foodies disapprove.

  14. Eugh says:

    There’s a ‘specific’ champagne for icecubes called Moet Ice Imperial by the way, tasty with some berries.

  15. ChloeCat says:

    That little cat, OMG, she is the sweetest little thing!!! And I have no problem with Martha tossing in a few ice cubes in her wine, I might do that, too.

  16. kellebelle says:

    That’s up to her. Some people like it. And some people put sugar in their wine too. Also up to them.

    • Dazed and Confused says:

      My Granny did this!! Nothing was ever sweet enough for her. As long as I don’t have to drink it — you do you. :)

  17. Ann says:

    Frozen grapes are a good alternative to ice. I also like frozen peaches or watermelon as an ice cube alternative. I don’t have a problem with ice cubes though. I like a spritzer over crushed ice. I consider $12 wine a splurge so I’m not all that concerned about compromising my taste level or whatever.

  18. nicegirl says:

    Couldn’t you make ice cubes from wine so as to not water it down? I do that w iced coffees. But will the wine not freeze due to the alcohol content? Interesting.

    I’m not fond of cold wines but I have heard folks tease others for having ice w their wine. I’m originally from a town of wine snobbery.

  19. Jaded says:

    I don’t like ice cubes in any drink but water, but I do have these great plastic ice-balls you keep in the freezer – you get all the benefits of a cold drink but it doesn’t get watered down.

  20. Lila says:

    Huh. Putting ice cubes in drinks does not help me savor them. I absolutely hate the taste of any drink watered down, so if it’s got ice in it, I’m drinking it as quickly as possible.

    That said, I like ice cubes in my milk (tastes better colder) and I know the majority of people don’t drink it like that.

  21. Minorbird says:

    I can’t do watered down wine, ice is a no no for me.

    Now I want a cute white horsey, he is adorable. I wish I had the room or funds.
    He is soo cute.

  22. dlc says:

    Um…drink your wine how you like It! People are so judgy! I like my reds room temp, but I like my summer whites cold. For years I didn’t put ice in because you “Are not supposed to” then I tried it and liked it. A little lighter and more refreshing. I don’t do it all of the time, but if I’m outside or forgot to chill the white why not?