No Ice Bucket? 5 Wine Chilling Alternatives To Make Life Easy
An embarrassing situation at a party is hearing, “Who's got the warm Merlot?”, and the answer is YOU. To avoid such scenarios, there are a few options. You can either pay extra at the wine shop for a cold bottle or invest in the best ice bucket. If your initial solution were to simply stick it in the freezer, know that it doesn’t always work.
There are other ways to keep a good bottle perfectly chilled instead of using an ice bucket. Since we have already given you an array of bar tools and wine accessories, this post seems like a no-brainer. Without further ado, let’s look at the best alternative to using an ice bucket that you can rely on.
Imagine a no-mess ice bucket, these wine chill drops from Skybar do just that. Simply place the wine chill drop in the freezer at least three hours before use and put it in an empty glass when ready. Pour wine into the glass and enjoy! This chiller provides a fun, quick, and stylish alternative to using an ice bucket to cool your wine.
Corkcicle Air is an innovative product that eliminates the need for an ice bucket. It avoids the mess of using an ice bucket and prevents the wine from getting too cold. It is extremely easy to use. Pop it into the freezer 90 minutes before you need it. Next, put the Corkcicle Air into the bottle and pour yourself a drink. Sit back and relax, let this wine chiller do its magic.
Unlike any other alternative to using an ice bucket, the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller uses a stainless-steel tube. Using the same technique as wine fermentation tanks, this amazing chiller maintains the wine's flavor profile while cooling it. The Ravi wine chiller also boasts a valve that controls the flow rate which is important as not all wines need the same amount of cooling.
Chill It Bags are a brilliant way to cool different types of drinks instead of using a refrigerator or an ice bucket. You get to choose from a variety of colors and designs that you can mix and match, making them extremely attractive and ideal for gift-giving. Perfect for road trips, these chiller bags come in handy for keeping bottles of water and cans of soda cold.
The Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeves fit snugly over the wine bottle to maintain its temperature. No need for extra shenanigans. Just pre-chill the sleeve in the freezer and drape it over the wine bottle and you are good to go! These cooler sleeves are lightweight and don’t involve any electrical cords in their design.
Out of the five wine chilling alternatives, our favorite is the Skybar Wine Chill Drops. They look absolutely stunning and effectively cools any wine. These wine chillers are better than using an ice bucket because they don’t leave any mess to deal with. They also come with drop holders that prevent them from leaving any stain on your table.
Our runner-up is the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller as it comes with a stainless-steel tube used in fermentation tanks to maintain the authentic aroma and taste of the wine. This is a great option if you want every flute of wine to be perfectly chilled.
Looking for an ice bucket alternative to cool your wine can be a bit daunting, so we hope this list helped you in your search. What do you think of our suggestions? Share your thoughts in the comments.