Monday, February 13, 2017

#ValentinesDay Gift Buying Guide presented by @Ascending1 and @Corkcicle #wine #whiskey #beer

Disclosure: 2017 Valentine's Day Gift Buying Guide presented by Ascending Butterfly sponsored by Corkcicle. Products were provided for Editorial Consideration.


This gift guide is all about the 'perfect spirits' and has a little 'something-something' for both him or her!

The Corkcicle One, Wine Aerator, Wine Pourer, Wine Chiller
The Corkcicle One

Let's start with the Oenophile in your life who by now has an Electronic Wine Opener, Corkscrew and Foil Cutter at their disposal right? But how about an aerator that also keeps that wine bottle cool? The Corkcicle One (this is an amazon affiliate link) has a built-in aerator that enhances the aromatic profile of any wine, coupled with an easy pour spout that makes serving your favorite wine a breeze, and the unique freezing gel maintains chilled whites for up to an hour without the need for an ice bucket and can cool down room temp reds in 15 minutes.

Corkcicle One, White Wine Pourer, Aerator, Wine Chiller
Prior to this one I owned the Soiree In Bottle Wine Aerator, (this is an amazon affiliate link) and don't get me wrong, I absolutely loved it, but someone dropped it and broke it and shortly after while hunting for a replacement, I met the Corkcicle team at a tradeshow where I got to see the Corkcicle One in action and the ability to chill down a room temp red or keep a chilled white wine cool for almost an hour without the need for an ice bucket is what swayed me to make the switch and I have never looked back. It's the accessory in your wine arsenal that you had no idea you needed and once you have it just can't live without it!

Corkcicle One, cool room temperature Red Wine in 15 minutes, Pourer, Aerator, Wine Chiller
You can keep the party going without the need for tons of ice, ice buckets, and honestly I would recommend getting a few, if you have ever hosted a dinner party where pretty much everyone wanted something different, having a few of these on hand is a life saver! I can't remember the last time I drank wine without the use of an aerator.

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Is your sweetie more of a 'hard spirits' lover? Would a bourbon or Whiskey be more up their alley? Then no worries Corkcicle has got you covered there too with the Whiskey Wedge (this is an amazon affiliate link) - keep your Whiskey cool without diluting it or watering it down and do it in style! No shade but I love the look of this WAY better than the stones. (and if you are anything like me you can't help but wonder where those stones are sourced and what might be on them, we know what you nasty boys do in the woods! I am just not about sourcing stones to put in my glasses OK? LOL).

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
I have been all over Bourbon ever since the signature cocktail I discovered during my last press trip to Brandywine Valley (read more about the Bourbon St. Margarita that I enjoyed at High Street Caffe & Vudu Lounge HERE) - this is that sexy and grown James Bond way to serve your Bourbon. You go Ms. MoneyPenny Get Your Bourbon On! LOL

Corkcicle Whiskey Wedge
Bourbon and I are still in the "getting-to-know-you" stages, but I do know Corkcicle is making this recent love affair that much more sexy and fun!

Corkcicle Invisiball
























Now I don't want you guys to think I am not team ice, some drinks do need real ice, but that doesn't mean you can't do it the way bartenders do, and again, Corkcicle has got you covered with their Invisiball. (this is an amazon affiliate link)

Corkcicle Invisiball












Here is a video of it in action:


As much as I enjoy a good ice carving, I am NOT about to do all that to get the perfect ice for a drink, so thanks Corkcicle, Invisiball is right up my alley, not to mention I love that can you use it to add fruit, herbs, or flower petals to infuse flavor and get perfect cubes every time that melt super slowly so as not to dilute your drink. You can use a freezer bag to prepare a few in advance and have them ready for your next party, or for Valentine's Day! (How about making some with those cute candy hearts in them to send a special message to your sweetie?)

Corckcicle Chillsner























Is your sweetheart more into a good brewski than a good wine? No worries, Corkcicle GOT YOU! They apply the same technology to the Chillsner that they do with the Corkcicle One - Keep your favorite brew as cold as the first sip with each sip using the Corckcicle Chillsner! (this is an amazon affiliate link)

Corckcicle Chillsner

It is with good reason that the Chillsner is a number one Best Seller in the category on Amazon!

Corckcicle Chillsner



I plan on smuggling mine into the bowling alley to keep my beer cold from first sip to last, the bigger the group the longer the wait between bowls....just saying.

Corckcicle Chillsner
CHEERS!

MY TAKE:

I love that Corkcicle has products that keep the party going with a little something for every type of spirit lover in your life. These are amazing hostess gifts, so whether it's just you and your sweetheart staying in for some Netflix and Chill, or GALentine's Day with the girls, or heading off to a party, bring Corkcicle's innovative products with you and you are bound to set the party off right.

Happy Valentine's Day to all my beautiful Butterflies!

Readers Sound Off: Which Corkcicle Product sounds like the right one for YOU? What is your favorite Spirit? Are you team wine all the time? Beer? Bourbon/Whiskey?

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77 comments:

  1. Look at all those awesome products. I am heading to buy that Invisiball right now!!! How cool is that?

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    1. @MM I tend to sip certain drinks 'neat' as I don't like to water them down, I love that the invisiball melts so slowly that it keeps your drink cool but doesn't water it down.

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  2. I am team whiskey all the way. Wine tastes like rotten fruit. Beer is just awful. Give me a snifter with some smooth, room temperature whiskey any day. Good stuff.

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    1. @Ben - I like them all actually! :-)

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  3. What a fun product! I have never heard of this before, what a great gift idea to give this year for Valentine's day.

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    1. @Jennifer I love unique gift finds, these definitely make for an awesome bar set up!

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  4. I love the idea of corkcicle, my new favorite drink is prosecco so I think I have found the way to keep it cold, thank you. Invisiball also looks great for the hard stuff on the rocks.

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    1. Yeah, that's really cool. That's the perfect way to keep everything nice and cold.

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    2. @Melissa - I love all things bubbles/sparkling - champagne, prosecco you name it! :)

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  5. I enjoy a good wine. Very picky about my beer. I am generally a Guinness girl or local craft beer. Pretty much a whiskey girl. I am loving that triangle ice cube.

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    1. @Chrystal I like a good craft beer as well and am still learning about whiskey/bourbons.

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  6. The corkcicle is so cool. What a perfect gift for a wine lover for Valentine's Day.

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    1. @Pam A definite must for any at home bar! :)

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  7. I see gift ideas for so many people. Looks like I have this years Birthdays, Wedding and Holiday gifts covered!

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    1. Glad to hear it Kristi! :-)

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  8. That Whisky Wedge would be a perfect gift for my hubby! Might be a bit too late to get it for Valentine's Day, but I'll definitely be getting if for him for his birthday this year!

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    1. @Theresa Your hubby is going to love it! I suggest getting a few extra so you have some for guests for an elegant presentation!

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  9. Very cool product. I love an occasional glass of wine. So anything to make it more enjoyable

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    1. @Veronica I love aerators they help expand the wine and having the ability to keep it cool for an hour is literally icing on the cake! :)

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  10. These are so neat. Ways to class up that glass for sure!

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    1. @Karissa I love the presentation with the Whiskey Wedge. Corkcicle was definitely one of my favorite finds that tradeshow, glad I got the chance to partner with them to put together this gift guide for Valentine's Day. (Arguably all great hostess gifts too!) :-)

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  11. Wow! Men love gadgets so I know that they would appreciate something like that. Especially since it seems to be able to cover anything that is alcohol. Gotta love that.

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    1. @Stephanie - This gal loves gadgets/geek/tech and spirits too! :-)

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  12. These are great suggestions! My husband will love these ideas!

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    1. @theamazingjenni - Thanks! I was hoping to include a little something for everyone!

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  13. I've never tried any one of these! But my best friend do I'm sure!

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    1. @Niesha - These are definitely great gifts 'anytime' not just Valentine's Day and make great hostess gifts as well.

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  14. Would you believe I actually have that and forgot that I have that? I'm totally getting it out today.

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    1. @Liz Definitely keep it handy! Never know when guests pop up. I love that I don't have to go to the kitchen every few minutes since the corkcicle and chillsner keep stuff cold so much longer.

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  15. What a cool gift idea!
    I really like this unique device.

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    1. I agree Dan any one of these are great gift ideas!

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  16. I will have to tell my parents about Corkcicle. They are huge wine lovers.

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    1. @Lisa - or surprise with them with one the next time you are over or their anniversary with a nice bottle of wine! :-)

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  17. I have the Chillsner and it's amazing! How did I not know there was something similar for wine? Off to buy a corkcicle.

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    1. @Debra - Funny I heard of the Corkcicle first and then recently found out about the chillsner! :)

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  18. That corcsicle thing is fantastic. I would love to have one of these!

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    1. @Thirty - Don't even think about it, just get it! It's a game changer for enjoying your wine! :-)

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  19. My mom is the wine conessieur in my family. I need to nab her some of these gifts as a thank you for all she does for me.

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    1. @Melanie I think that's a great idea! I may have to do another guide for Mother's Day with Corkcicle and some of my favorite wines! :-)

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  20. These sound like great gift ideas. I don't need any of these for myself but they'd make great gifts for my sisters.

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    1. @Shabby Your sisters will remember you each time they decant and pour a bottle of wine, how cool is that?

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  21. That's really cool! We are wine lovers in our house but we rarely finish a bottle when we first open it. Something like this would be great for us.

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    1. @Cheap - I'm single, so I rarely finish a bottle when I first open it either! :)

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  22. I have a Corksicle and I love it! It actually works!

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    1. @Ricci - Have you tried any other Corkcicle Products as well? :)

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  23. I wish that I saw this in time to get my husband one for chilling his drinks. WE don't drink a ton but when we do, I like it ice cold.

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    1. @Christy You could always get him some of these products for Father's Day!:)

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  24. I got my daughter a Corksicle everal years ago. She is a wine drinker and she loved it. She still uses it many year later.

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    1. @Kelly - That's exactly why this is a great gift, the recipient will think of you each time they enjoy their favorite wine.

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  25. That is so interesting! My husband loves drinking scotch and would love the Whiskey Wedge!

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    1. @The Mommy Files The Whiskey Wedge is *Everything* I definitely want to get a few more of these!

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  26. This sounds like such a neat product. Very handy for those that love wine. I don't drink wine often, but it would be nice to have this.

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    1. @Kathy When you do I'm sure you will want each sip to be as refreshingly cool as the first, and with Corkcicle you can definitely do just that!

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  27. Love this gift guide! Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day today! I need that wine cork ASAP!

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    1. @Kendall Thanks! I love doing Gift Buying Guides and recos! Glad you enjoyed this one! :)

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  28. This is a great list of gift ideas! I have some friends that would be happy to get a lot of things on this list.

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    1. Thanks Cassie! I love sharing unique gift ideas! :)

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  29. This is the first time I heard about this. What a cool gift idea for wine lovers like my brother.

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    1. @Liza - I'm sure your brother would love these!

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  30. I don't drink any alcohol, so I didn't know there were any of these options out there. I love how the aerator keeps your bottle cold for an hour.

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    1. @Tammy They also have water bottles and coozies that will keep any beverage cool

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  31. Nice invention ! I know a few people that would love this product, I'll have to share it with them : )

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    1. @Eloise I agree, one of those "why didn't I think of this first? kind of experiences right? LOL

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  32. These are all a great ideas and I'm sure my hubby would love this as a gift. Glad you share this

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    1. @Aziel I'm sure your hubby would appreciate these! :)

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  33. Wow these are some cool innovative ways to keep your drinks cool! I love them all but I love the Whiskey Wedge for a guy.

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    1. @Kiwi I love the presentation and how much more fun the Whiskey Wedge makes enjoying Whiskey and Bourbon

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  34. Corkcicle Invisiball is indeed a great ideal give idea. These balls would be awesome to have at my house warming party too. Thanks for sharing this awesome product.

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    1. @Rebecca I love that you can prefill it with herbs or fruit to infuse your beverages and add some extra style! :)

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  35. The corkcicle one is interesting! Never seen that before. My husband drinks occasionally and he loves beer, red wine and whiskey. He would be delighted to receive it as a gift. :)

    -Lynndee

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    1. @Lyndee - Sounds like the Chillsner and Whiskey Wedge would be perfect for your hubby!

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  36. My husband is a big bourbon guy and the wedge is awesome. It not only get's the job done, it looks cool doing it.

    Deborah Cruz

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    1. @Deborah - Sounds like the Whiskey Wedge would be perfect for your hubby!

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  37. This is a cool gift idea. I will have to check this out for my friends who indulge.

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    1. @Yolonda Definitely and don't forget to check their website for other products that are non-spirit related too

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  38. Sounds like a very cool gift idea... I have never seen this before.. I'd love to get one for myself

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    1. @Rika Any of these are perfect for the home bar :)

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