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Skybar NBSKWA1000 Wine Chill Drops, Set of 2
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- Chills a single glass of wine to the ideal serving temperature up to 20 times faster than the refrigerator
- Chills red wine in 90 seconds and white wine in 8 minutes
- Fits wine glasses and Champagne flutes
- Includes chill drop holders to protect table surfaces
- Sleek, attractive shape
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skybar Wine Chill Drops
Fast Chills in Minutes One Glass at a Time
Get the most out of your favorite wines without having to wait hours for it to chill in the fridge. Great for entertaining or in a glass of your favorite wine, the skybar Wine Chill Drop cools a single glass of wine to its ideal serving temperature up to twenty times faster than your refrigerator can chill a full bottle. You will be able to enjoy perfectly cooled red wines in ninety seconds or less and white wines in just eight minutes. The sleek shape and polished stainless steel of the Chill Drop will add a stylish note to your table as well as bring elegance and ease to your wine tasting experience.
Cool Your Wine to the Best Temperature
The ideal temperature range when serving white wines should be between 45 and 50 degrees F, and between 55 and 65 degrees F for reds. The Wine Chill Drops will have your wine at this cooled state of perfection in a matter of minutes with these simple steps.
- Place the Wine Chill Drop in the freezer at least three hours prior to use
- When ready, place the Wine Chill Drop into an empty glass
- Open the bottle of wine and pour into the glass over the Wine Chill Drop
- Chill ninety seconds for most red wines and eight minutes for most white wines
- Remove the Wine Chill Drop from the glass and place in the holder
Care and Cleaning Recommendations
Place the Chill Drop in the holder after use to protect your table and countertop surfaces. Once you have enjoyed your perfectly chilled wine, simply clean the Wine Chill Drop by hand with mild soap and water. The holder may be cleaned in the dishwasher. To ensure your Chill Drop is ready for your next glass of wine, store the Drop and holder in the freezer.
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I sensed an opportunity to add value to this review, so I made like I was back in school and did a lab test using my wife's instant-read thermometer. The wine was taken off the shelf, and I poured exactly five ounces into a wine glass (as measured with a measuring cup). I took the wine chill drop out of the freezer where we're keeping it. I then took the temperature of the wine before commencing the chilling process and then at one-minute intervals thereafter. For each temperature measurement, I took out the chill drop, stirred the wine, and inserted the thermometer. I held the chill drop up while I did this so it would not transfer heat to the counter service. Here are the results:
Time (min)...........Temperature (degrees F)
0................................69.0 (starting temperature)
For the seventh measurement, the thermometer turned itself off so since I had to reactivate it, the timing was off for an eighth minute measurement. But from these data we can conclude:
- Each chill drop can cool five ounces of wine about 20 degrees in eight minutes.
- In 90 seconds, you get about 10 degrees of cooling.Read more ›
At the positive end of the scale, these wine chill drops are pretty cool looking and as such are a conversation starter. I have bought or have received as gifts several "bar" items that are nice to trot out when guests come over. Some are unique shot glasses, another is a powered wine bottle opener, and yet another is a margarita chiller. None of them are necessary but in a small way help to show guests they are special.
I live in a warm climate and like my red wine SLIGHTLY chilled, very slightly chilled. Adding ice instantly waters the wine down and makes it undrinkable. Chilling the wine in the fridge almost always makes it too cold. Putting the wine chill drop in my glass for 4 minutes gets it just right for me.
Each drop comes with a weighted little plastic cup with a rubberized base to hold the drop after it is removed from one's glass. A quick rinse of both pieces followed by a wipe down and after a few minutes of drying they can be returned to the freezer. Since they retain cold for a long time, the "recharge" time is about as long as it takes to leisurely sip a glass of wine.
While the shiny metal drop looks rather elegant, the fragile feeling plastic part seems out of proportion and not very svelte. My biggest complaint is where the two pieces are joined there is an unusually large gap, which can be difficult to keep clean. It these were $5 items I could excuse that, but at the ultra-high premium price I expect the gap to be absolutely seamless.
Keeping in mind that this is a novelty or luxury item it's hard to state if the price is "too high" but I do feel compelled to knock off a star for that. And the gap between the bowl and the handle loses another star. I would say that if they were $15 - $20 they would be more impressive.
First, you need to leave time to freeze the chill drops. A few hours is needed to cool the drops completely. Once frozen, the drops will remain cold for a solid 2 glasses worth of wine.
The drops are rather large, which has advantages and drawbacks. Because they are large, there is more surface area to cool wine (or any other drink really) faster. Within a few minutes you will have a cool drink, getting closer to cold around 8-10 minutes. And, the chill will last.
The drawback is you need larger wine glasses. Forget about champagne flutes (if you were wondering). Medium or large wine glasses are best. the teardrop shape and thin stem helps to keep too much of the device out of your face when you are trying to sip your drink.
At $49 for a pair, these are pricey. They do their job well and look elegant while doing it, but you may find great results in other reusable ice cubes for less money. However, if you are up for spending the $$, I highly recommend these
Update March 2013 - Seeing that these have dropped by more than 50% in price (now listed at ~$25, I will definately pick up another pair, they work great after over a year now).
Most Recent Customer Reviews
box was messed up, (it was a gift) other than that, product was just as describedPublished 1 month ago by Thomas Reese IV
I bought these for a friend. I have a set and would not be without them! Williams and Sonoma carry a similiar style of these but they are twice the price.Published 1 month ago by Pam
These work wonderfully I have more for myself and some for friends..Published 2 months ago by Linda Lindsey
Excellent product for chilling a glass of wine. Package arrived on time and product was in as advertised condition.Published 2 months ago by the naked baker