Have you ever wondered why Germans have such small fridges? (We did!)
I think we have worked it out... For 4 months of the year your balcony acts as a big fridge.
We are having some friends over for lunch and, as is normal for this time of year, all the beer and soft drink is out on the terrace getting down to drinking temperature. Here are a few bottles stuck in the 'freezer section' to get us started whilst the ones in the crate cool down.
Problems come when you leave it overnight and everything freezes in -5 degrees... glass bottles don't like this much. The solution is to drink all the beer before it freezes........