So when I was contacted by Wine Enthusiast about reviewing (and giving away!) a Corkcicle, my response was somewhere on the line of:
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What is Corkcicle?
It's an icicle thing, attached to a cork. Toss it in the freezer, then plop it in your open bottle of wine, and it will chill the wine without watering it down. It also keeps you from having to handle a cold (and/or wet from condensation) bottle. Yay!
So the obvious application is with white wine (or champagne, or cider), which should be consumed cold. However, some reds have a richer flavor when served just under room temperature. As I'm a red drinker, and a fan of rich flavors, I figured 10 minutes of the Corkcicle working its magic would be perfect.
The frozen Corkcicle
The insertion (after pouring out a bit of the red into our glasses, to make room)
The cork part fit snugly.
The action shot
Tada! I got impatient and only let the Corkcicle sit for about 8 minutes. The red was perfect...about 65 degrees. I would say, uncork your red and let it breathe for 10 minutes before inserting the Corkcicle. But then it's good to go!
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