CORKI don’t drink wine, I am a bourbon neat man, but I have many friends and family members who do (drink wine).  I try to keep a variety of wines on hand for guests, but I always forget which wines are best served chilled and which ones should be kept at room temperature. 

In any case, I know for the ones that should be chilled, there is an optimal temperature and that it is hard to regulate, especially when you are serving it to a guest who just arrived and you just pulled the bottle out of storage.  Which is why I am intrigued by Corkcicle, a device designed to help keep wine at the perfect temperature.

About Corkcicle: “Keeping your wines at just the right drinking temperatures—it’s a great dilemma. Too cold and it could mask the vintner’s uniquely crafted complexities. Too warm and the flavors may take a back seat to the alcohol. The answer to this perplexity? Corkcicle. Placed inside the bottle, Corkcicle chills the wine from the inside.”

Using my own scientific observation, I would say that there is certainly something to the cooling from the outside in thing as I have seen people go to great pains to hold glasses by the stem as to not heat up the glass with their hands.

I will roll this out on the next guest who prefers chilled wine and I will let you know how it goes.

Read more about the Corkcicle wine chiller here.