Keep your cool and your wine at the perfect temp with Houston-born Vinglacé — no ice chests or wine buckets required.
The worst thing for a wine drinker — besides a bad bottle — is a tepid glass of white or rosé wine. Hit the patio for just a few minutes, and it’s likely to happen. Almost as bothersome is entertaining indoors and repeatedly heading to the refrigerator for cold wine. Call us spoiled, but the drippy ice bucket isn’t a great alternative.
Enter Vinglacé, a snug fitting canister used to insulate and continuously chill wine and Champagne bottles for hours. Created by Houstonians Alyson and Colton Haas, Vinglacé accommodates all wine, Champagne and most spirits bottles. Unlike the Corksicle wine chiller, you don’t decant the bottle of wine into another vessel.
Here’s how it works: Made of Tritan plastic, the adjustable top accommodates almost all bottle sizes. You simply unscrew the top from the bottom, insert the bottle of wine, then reconnect the two pieces. The base is made of stainless steel, is double walled and vacuum insulated, which will keep a previously chilled bottle of wine cold for hours.
It may sound pricey (around $80), but it’s the ideal housewarming, client, wedding or holiday gift, and it lasts forever. Additionally, the small company donates five percent of the proceeds for every product sold on its website to breast cancer research. Vinglacé comes in smart colors including white, stainless, black or the limited edition pink. Besides ordering it from the website, you can also purchase this unique wine chiller at Bering’s and Emerson Sloan.
Check out the handy temperature guideline section on the website with ideal degrees for serving light whites, rosés, sparkling wines or full-bodies red wines and ports. For instance: Light white wines, roses and sparkling wines should be served at 40 to 50 degrees, while fuller-bodied white wines and fruity reds are best a tad warmer at 50 to 60 degrees. Full-bodied red wines and ports also need a little chill — 60 to 65 degrees. This wine temp guide is handy even if you don’t have a Vinglacé. Cheers!