Keep your wine cold for dinner and entertaining with the OXO Steel Wine Chiller. Perfect for anyone from the wine connoisseur to the casual entertainer, the Wine Chiller combines function and elegance. The sleek, brushed stainless steel Wine Chiller … see full wiki
Admittedly I'm a red wine drinker, although we occasionally break out a white wine to pair with a meal. Having a wine chiller handy will allow us to effortlessly keep our white wine chilled as we casually sip from our glasses.
The OXO brushed stainless steel wine chiller, made in China, is a simple double walled container large enough to hold 750 ml wine bottles. The double-walled design insulates the wine bottle to maintain an optimal drinking temperature for hours. A non-slip base protects surfaces and prevents slippage, while the soft, internal moat catches drips and helps cushion bottles. The soft plastic interior protects bottles and dampens noise when bottles are placed in the sleeve.
There are no instructions or any indication on the box as to how this product works. This has led to some confusion, although its use is quite simple. Chill a bottle of wine, remove the cork, poor yourself a glass, and place your opened bottle in the wine chiller's sleeve. If you prefer, you could chill the chiller as well, but there is nothing inside the chiller but air space leaving the internal temperature difference to level out quickly through the outer metal shell. However, it doesn't hurt to start the chiller out at a cooler temperature.
For being such a simple product, the OXO steel wine chiller works well when using indoors. Although, I don't know how well it would work on the patio in the middle of a hot Texas summer day. We won't have one of those to test with for a couple months, and by then I won't be thinking about this review.
For fancier occasions, a more upscale wine chiller may be preferable. However, if you're looking for a simple yet elegant and effective wine chiller for everyday use, the OXO steel wine chiller is sure to please.
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