Blake Gray is all over these in a recent blog post. They look kind of cool (pun intended), but I'm not sure what I think. I'm in total agreement that an ice bucket gets whites too cold, but just setting the bottle down on the table works fine for me. Plus, I'm not sure I have room in my freezer for a block of concrete.
Blake is usually a sensible guy, though, so I'm curious: Have any of you tried "Wine Thermals" or anything similar?Here's a rarity: a simple, useful, elegant wine gadget
There aren't many good wine gadgets. Most are superfluous crap meant to keep the cycle of useless Christmas gifts spinning. Even the ones I like usually end up gathering dust in a cupboard somewhere.
In the few months since I got a Wine Thermal, I've used it every time I had a white wine. I can't say that for any other wine gadget in the house. (I've moved away from fancy corkscrew devices and am using a very basic model.)
It's attractive, effective and extremely low-tech. I like it so much I feel the need to say that nobody is paying me to write this. In fact, it's going to be a welcome surprise for the Montana-based company.
The Wine Thermal is a block of concrete with a wine bottle-shaped hole in it. You store it in the freezer. When it's time to serve a white wine, you put the concrete block on the table, and put the bottle in it. Simple as that.
Read the full blog post on The Gray Report:http://blog.wblakegray.com/2014/08/here ... -wine.html