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Old 12-07-2008, 07:06 PM   #1
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anyone own a single bottle wine chiller? or have any input on these looking for xmas gift...thanx
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Old 12-07-2008, 08:21 PM   #2
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anyone own a single bottle wine chiller? or have any input on these looking for xmas gift...thanx
A nice champagne bucket with ice and water will do the trick too. It will have a bottle of white at proper temp in about 15 min.
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anyone own a single bottle wine chiller? or have any input on these looking for xmas gift...thanx
I have a double bottle chiller made by Waring. I like that it recommends a particular temperature based on the type of wine you're drinking, but it's pretty loud and the fact that it's not cordless is kind of a PITA.
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I use a flexible hot/cold pack and just drape it over the bottle on its side. Cools the bottle down in like 10 minutes or so.
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A nice champagne bucket with ice and water will do the trick too. It will have a bottle of white at proper temp in about 15 min.
Tough to beat ice water. Mine's not a champagne bucket, just a simple tall, narrow cylinder with a grape cluster painted on the side, just a little larger than a magnum size bottle. Works like a charm.
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Old 12-08-2008, 07:35 AM   #6
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We received as a gift a 'Vin-Chilla', picture a bucket with a cord...you place the wine bottle in, fill with cold water & ice cubes & the motor in the base circulates the water around the bottle and in 15 minutes (maybe less), you've got yourself a chilled bottle. Likewise, if you want to warm up a bottle of red that's chilly, you can put warm water in there. I like it and use it quite a bit and the noise is not bad. It's relatively quiet.

What about this thing I saw in a catalog; it's real perty:

http://www.winesceptre.com/en/index.php

"The Winesceptre™ is not only aesthetically beautiful and efficient. It is the new innovative way to enjoy your pre-chilled bottle of wine like a sommelier master. Daily used in the leading restaurants worldwide, the Winesceptre™ has been made available for your private wine events. The Winesceptre™ stands out due to his high quality, excellent workmanship, and easy usage. The Winesceptre™ offers you especially at home when your friends or business partners visit you a lot of advantages. You will not need an ice making machine or the old fashioned ice bucket in order to surprise you guests with a perfect chilled wine. No condensation from ice buckets, no more peeling off wine labels. Especially in the warm summer months the Winesceptre™ is excellently be useful.
Are you looking for a perfect gift? Surprise you partner, friends, or even your business partner for special occasions such as birthday, anniversaries with this remarkable gift: The Winesceptre™ is your favourite choice."
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Old 12-09-2008, 03:31 PM   #7
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We received as a gift a 'Vin-Chilla', picture a bucket with a cord...you place the wine bottle in, fill with cold water & ice cubes & the motor in the base circulates the water around the bottle and in 15 minutes (maybe less), you've got yourself a chilled bottle. Likewise, if you want to warm up a bottle of red that's chilly, you can put warm water in there. I like it and use it quite a bit and the noise is not bad. It's relatively quiet.
What does the circulation do?? I can put wine in regular bucket filled with water and ice and get the same results.
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