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Great Gift for Wine Lovers

For an innovative and attractive alternative to the ice bucket, try this new gadget

In need of a last-minute gift for a wine-loving friend (or yourself)? We’ve found it in the form of a funky new gadget called Corkcicle, designed to eliminate the need for an ice bucket at your next soiree.

The Corkcicle—a BPA-free plastic cylinder filled with a reusable freeze gel—works by keeping a white chilled at its optimal temperature from the inside rather than the outside. Stick it in the freezer two hours prior to serving. After you open the bottle, insert the Corkcicle in place of the cork; just be sure to pour at least one glass from the bottle first to make room. Whites will stay cold, and reds will be brought down to their desired “cellar” temperature. 

An ice bucket-free party? Great. A gorgeous cork that optimizes the temperature—and flavor—of your wine? Even better.

Order online for $24.95 http://corkcicle.com/ and www.uncommongoods.com (overnight delivery available).