The 7 Best Ice Buckets For Champagne
This wiki has been updated 20 times since it was first published in October of 2016. If you’ve got a special celebration coming up, you’ll want to keep your bottles of bubbly at the perfect temperature with one of these champagne ice buckets. We've included elegant models for formal events, as well as fun, casual ones for more lighthearted affairs. For safety’s sake, always drink responsibly, and never drive while under the influence. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.
August 05, 2019:
Whether you’re in the market for a single-bottle bucket or a larger beverage tub, our selection features durable choices that will look great on your bar or buffet table. They can be counted on to keep your champagne or wine icy cold, so it’s one less thing you need to worry about as the host of the party.
Joining our list today is the Tablecraft Oval, which is available in three capacities between 5-1/2 and 7 gallons. This stylish choice is reasonably priced at less than $35 for the smallest size, and it features a galvanized steel build with durable carrying handles. It looks great when used either indoors or out, and is easy to wash by hand. It comes from a company that has been producing grilling and food-serving products for more than 70 years.
Another new addition is the TeckCool_Store LED, a color-changing model that will work well at college parties, cookouts, or other casual events. It rotates between blue, green, red, orange, and purple, for a vibrant, festive look at any get-together. Just the touch of a button turns it on and off. It features a detachable bottom, which makes for quick and easy cleaning. It has a five-liter capacity and will hold up to three bottles of wine or champagne. Another model similar in size and function was the Fine Life Color Changing Bucket, but it leaves the list due to its lack of availability at this time.
For safety’s sake, always drink responsibly and within the limits of the law, and never drive while under the influence of alcohol. To open champagne safely, loosen the cage by rotating the tab for several half-turns. Stop when the cage fits over the lip of the bottle but isn’t removed yet. Keeping your hand securely on both the cork and the cage, hold the bottle at a 45-degree angle (away from you) and start rotating its base. Continue until you feel the cork start to come free. If you proceed slowly and carefully, it will come out gently enough, without startling you or your guests.
Dover Copper/Gold Featuring hammered copper with brass handles, this sleek, metallic choice works well with any décor. This 3.75-quart model is designed with both elegance and durability in mind, featuring a base of heavy-gauge stainless steel. It’ll be a staple you’ll use during parties for years to come. onekingsland.com
Fleur Champagne Bucket Inspired by Imari-style porcelain, a Japanese technique that’s also popular in Europe, this glazed, hand-decorated selection is painted with vibrant jewel-toned flowers, with gold filigree accents. It features convenient cutout handles and plenty of room for a bottle of your favorite bubbly and an ample amount of ice. williams-sonoma.com
Pedra Ice Bucket You’ll grace your bar or buffet table with the artisan look of this copper bucket, which features a reactive gray glaze and rustic leather handles. Made in Portugal, it’s nearly 9 inches in height and 8-1/2 inches in width. crateandbarrel.com