The 10 Best Bottle Chillers
This wiki has been updated 25 times since it was first published in October of 2015. To get the most enjoyment out of some beverages, they need to be cold enough. But if you have unexpected company or simply forgot to put your drinks in the fridge, a bottle chiller can have you uncorking and enjoying your wine, beer, or sodas at the perfect temperature in mere minutes. They use everything from ice to freezing gel to a compressor to get the job done. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
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There are various ways to get wine cold and keep it there. The most straightforward is probably a simple bucket of ice like the BirdRock, though if left alone that will actually get white wine too cold. The Polder is a little bit more effective at keeping temperatures around 50 degrees Fahrenheit. If the bottle's already chilled, the Enoluxe provides a good place to put it, though it can't change the temperature of a bottle that isn't cold. The Le Creuset and HappyPicnic are both great for outdoor excursions, depending on how much picnic gear you already have. The Cooper Cooler is one of the few mechanical and electrical options; it sprats down the bottle with cold water supplied by the user and works faster than nearly anything else.
One option that works incredibly quickly is the SpinChill ChillBit. It's built for cans as well as bottles, although it may or may not work on all glass beer bottles. For those, check out the Let It Beer chiller sticks, which are just stout enough to last through one warm beer, during which time you'll hopefully have some in the cooler getting ready. For dedicated wine enthusiasts, the Nutrichef wine cooler and EuroCave are quite a bit more costly than the rest, but if you love vino, you may find them worth it.