On one occasion some one put a very little wine into a wine-cooler, and said that it was sixteen years old.
Obtaining a wine-cooler, he had it filled with hot water and, placing the bottle of champagne in it, hurried back to the customer.
The psykter, or wine-cooler, was a double-walled vessel of the amphora type, rotund in shape.
Placing the wine-cooler on a service-table, he left it for a few minutes, whilst he laid covers for the new arrivals.
The table was laid and there were flowers on it and a few pints of Heidsieck in a wine-cooler.
At that moment the superintendent discovered the wine-cooler full of hot water.