Corkcicle. Not only are this tchotchke's name and aesthetics cute 'n' clever, the item actually serves a utilitarian purpose. Keep white wines chilled, or bring red wines people who don't give a Corkcicle about wine have stored next to their basement furnace up to "cellar temperature", without the assistance and associated melty wetness of an ice bucket. The oeno-savvy also point out that bucket-dunking Chardonnays and Sauvignon Blancs and Pinot...whatever the white ones are...tends to make them too cold, masking complex flavors and aromas. Corkcicles feel they provide clean, portable solutions to wine chilling from the inside out, and achieve Baby-Bear levels of just right over and over again.
To use, freeze Corkcicles for 90 minutes, and then insert in a bottle of white wine just after pouring the first glass to maintain the perfect temperature. For reds, pour a swig, insert the frozen Corkcicle, and let the bottle sit for 12 minutes to reach the ideal mid-60s range.
Corkcicles arise from Mother Nature's very best BPA-free plastic and non-toxic freeze gel. They come in 6 festive colors: Blue; Green; Pink; White; Orange; and Yellow.