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Friday, April 4, 2014

Wine, Cooler



I got a fun and useful gift at Christmas.
This wine cork that has an icicle attached!
You store it in the freezer and then when you
open a bottle of wine, put it down the bottle to 
keep it sealed and chilled at the same time!

93 comments:

  1. There you go, I have never seen anything like that before!! Great idea though to chill it from the inside out. Hope that it made it taste wonderful!!! xx

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    1. One perk of the cook. When a recipe calls for wine, you get to have a glass while you cook! ha.

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  2. What a brilliant idea!!
    And cheers!! . . . . . or Na Strovia

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    1. Is that Russian? Good grief! How many languages do you know? :)

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    2. It's Polish and Russian - same word for both.
      I know only snippets of Polish because Maria's parents were both Polish and M spoke it perfectly.
      I know just a little French and no German and alas no Spanish so I cannot converse with Gloria in her native tongue. Alas I do not speak any Cherokee either, non Mowhawk. English is more than enough for me lol

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    3. I see. Well, it's still broader than my repertoire. :)

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    4. No, I was very poor at languages at school.
      I studied Latin for one year and found it totally incomprehensible.
      My speciality was in science - blowing up the chem lab. lol

      Been having my weekly meal at the Care Home and spent the rest of the day with the owner - she and I watched the film DVD version of Les Miserables!! One of my favourites.
      Hope you had a good day.

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    5. Well, I've already told you about my two years of German. ha. I better stick to English...American English, that is. ha.

      Your day sounds fun! Who got to pick the movie? :)

      My day just happened to be excellent!

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    6. Yes, remembered about the German. Not your fault you didn't speak it! It was all that theory and grammar stuff getting in the way!
      When I was doing Latin it was like studying to be a Roman Soldier!
      Yes, the movie was good, it was she because she had never seen it before and I know it well - it was the last film I took Maria to see.
      Glad you had a good day.

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    7. Did you say the lines along with the actors? She must have been impressed...or irritated. lol....Just so you didn't reveal the ending!

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    8. No - silly! I did not know the lines, nor did I sing (thank gawd) and did not give the story line away either! Now pay attention!! ROFL

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    9. You didn't even sing? Wow, you must have really wanted to impress! haha. What do you mean pay attention? I'm just trying to read between the lines! lol....

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    10. Now don't you all want to read between the lines? . . . . . and I've never wanted to impress anyone by NOT singing to them!! ROFL
      The little green men in cyberspace must think we are completely nuts! . . . . . as do some of the little pink ladies and gents!

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    11. What's that old saying? "Better to be silent and thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt"? haha.

      green men and pink ladies/gents. lol...If our government really does spy on our phones and computers, this surely is one of their
      spots for hilarious entertainment! :)

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    12. "Better to be silent and thought a fool that to speak and remove all doubt"? haha.

      Think I'd rather be a fool than be dumb! Good saying is that! I know a few people here who are most worthy of that phrase!
      Just think of all the computers in the world storing stuff like this!! It's mind boggling!!

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    13. Well, that is a good point. I can't see you being silent. haha. But you're no fool, either! I mean, you can almost kinda speak lots of languages a little. :)

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    14. Well thank you, lady, for that nice back handed compliment!! ROFL

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    15. rofl....look who's reading between the lines now!

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    16. William Shakespeare was quite right when he said, "Hell hath no fury like a woman's scorn"
      and "Methinks the lady doth protest too much!" ROFL

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    17. scorn and protest? Whatever do you mean? haha.

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    18. We have not got to that part of his play yet - but I'm just hedging my bets!! Just in case!! ROFL

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    19. haha....clever way out of this conversation, I do give you that! haha.

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    20. But od course ROFL . . . . but really had to pull something out of the hat and quick . . . . . . beddie byes beckons - bus by-and-by (gosh can't think how to say tomorrow with a letter b) lol. Bon Nuit

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  3. What a great idea! I like that!

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  4. My husband would love one of those! He always adds ice to his wine and it kinda drives me crazy! ;)

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    1. Oh, he would! This doesn't dilute it!

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  5. Someone always has the good ideas before I have time to think of them! Haha

    If you visit Amish Country (Holmes County) this weekend I just might see you somewhere :) We're heading out there for a short stay

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    1. Well, that sounds fun! Hope you have good weather. No plans to be out that way for me, though. Wish it was closer!

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    2. If you ever go up that way for a getaway weekend my sis has a lovely B&B :)

      If it rains this weekend its no big deal I guess. We've been wet before. :)

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    3. Does she really? Well, I'll have to remember that! How fun! The Mister and I seriously considered opening a B&B long ago!

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    4. You could wear many hats!

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    5. and by that I mean that you would be quite good at the B&B thing along with everything else you do :)

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    6. Oh, I'm sure it's a lot of work. But they do have a certain appeal for me!

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  6. I love white wine is my favorite Betsy!! Love this idea!! xxx

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    1. It's a really 'cool' idea. haha. Get it? :)

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    2. yes is perfect for summer too!

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    3. Hi Gloria!
      It's me!! lol
      Just to let you know I received your mail and I replied. Thank you.
      You should have received it but the little green men might have got it! lol
      Look in your spam box - perhaps it might be there.

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    4. Ok EddieI will.see and tell you
      ha the little green men.

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    5. look at you emailing! What about being timid? lol....

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    6. She's pretending she did not receive my reply!! ROFL

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    7. Maybe she's still writring! oh the suspense! ha.

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  7. Very clever... I remember that Maxine joke.... I cook with wine..and sometimes I put it in the food. Haha.

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  8. What a great idea! It would be perfect to take on a picnic. And I like the pretty pink stopper. Do you know who makes it? I would also like to find a wine glass with a lid. I've had a moth land in my wine more than once while sitting on the patio : )

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    1. I just took a look for you and it isn't marked with a name. The Mister got it for me and I think he got it at Bed, Bath and Beyond.
      Maybe a little doily over your glass would work! What's with those Hoosier moths? Do they like alcohol? haha.

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    2. I'll check Bed Bath and Beyond. Thanks! Yes the moths must like wine. One time I didn't know it was in my glass until I got to the bottom. Gross! It was dark out and I couldn't see it. I think the doily might blow off although it would look very elegant. It is always so windy here. It's like living in Little House on the Prairie : ) We've had to replace roof shingles twice and the roof blew off our shed. We have wrought iron patio furniture but still have to anchor it with bricks. The wind caught the umbrella a few times and blew the table over. Had to replace one umbrella already. I did just go on line and found what they called 'red neck' wine glasses. They look like mason jars with a stem and have glass lids. Not as classy as the doily idea : )

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    3. Oh my goodness! I didn't realize about the wind! Just thought you had moths! That is crazy!
      Red neck wine glasses? Hahaha...well, you might as well just swig out of the bottle! lol....
      I have seen those mason jar glasses...they're really cute!

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  9. Our favorite wine is Riesling, but we don't drink it often. That icicle thingy looks pretty cool.

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    1. We don't really either. The Mister doesn't like it at all, so if I cook with it poor me is left to finish the bottle alone. Sigh. :) This brand was at the grocery, very inexpensive but very good!

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    2. Moscato? We've tried that one when we go wine tasting in the Finger Lakes. It's another one that we like, but I've never cooked with it.

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    3. It's not too dry and pretty sweet...just like I like it to be. I usually buy one I like to drink even to cook with since there's always leftovers.
      Wine tasting sounds fun...I've never done that!

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    4. Just don't try it on an empty stomach, especially if you aren't used to drinking. Makes your head a little fuzzy.
      :0)

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    5. I did that while cooking dinner last night. Had a little buzz but it made my terrible mood go away! haha.

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  10. A friend of mine has one and thinks it is great!

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    1. It's easier than an ice bucket, that's for sure!

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  11. This looks cool! No pun intended!
    I used to put ice in my white wine...now I drink RED only....perfect at room temperature!
    Cheers!
    Linda:o)

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    1. I've always preferred white to red for some reason. And I don't mind it room temperature at all!

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    2. Have you ever tried a Merlot? Delicious! I gave up white.......

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  12. cheers betsy! taria

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  13. Chillin'!

    For those interested, here are three places in the US you can order them here and they have a beer one as well:
    http://corkcicle.com/
    http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/corkcicle
    http://www.amazon.com/Corkcicle-Wine-chiller-beer-bundle/dp/B00EDX82I2/ref=sr_1_2/186-9576624-5654709?s=kitchen&ie=UTF8&qid=1396572484&sr=1-2

    In the UK, here are two places:
    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2382209/The-plastic-icicle-gadgets-promise-wine-cool-summer.html
    http://www.thepresentfinder.co.uk/buy/wine-cooling-icicle-cork-corkcicle_401.htm

    Suza Seeker

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    1. Yes, there are several online. And at Bed Bath and Beyond, too.

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  14. Never even heard of that
    That is nifty at your mat
    Can keep cool and get drunk
    Or in a little bit of a funk lol

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  15. I like this. I usually get a side of ice with my wine...I like it cold and a little watered down. I'm a wimp!

    XO,
    Jane

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    1. The Mister should try it like that! ha.

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  16. Belated Happy Birthday to the Triplets!!! This hand gadget is even more clever than the ice cubie things I use! I am out of town through the 24th of April ... an opportunity to cruise on Holland America Nieuw Amsterdam cross the Atlantic to Barcelona!! The ship is re-positioning for summer cruise season. Basically free, free flight home ... the wonderful perks of having spent a career in the travel industry!

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    1. It was Lauren's birthday, but thank you!

      Your cruise sounds just wonderful! Happy travels!

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  17. This is really cool wine-cooler! I had never seen this before. I had gotten no X'mas present from anyone except a gift from my landlord.

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    1. Well J, I say you should treat yourself to one! :)

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  18. huh, that is pretty cool...my wife might like one of those
    as she enjoys a glass of reisling...

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    1. I think she should have one in her Easter basket! :)

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  19. Hi Betsy - well I've never seen anything like that - I'd worry I'd break the ice everytime I opened the bottle to use .. but a fun idea - and good you're enjoying using it .. also it'd dilute the wine somewhat, which may be a good idea?! - cheers Hilary

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    1. Hilary it is not a real icicle - just designed to look like one. It is made of BPA-free plastic and contains a non-toxic thermal gel.

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    2. Hi, Hilary. Looks like Suza beat me to replying, so there you go!

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  20. Brilliant idea! It is already warm enough over here (up to 25° Celsius) to be in need of such a thing!
    Happy Friday! Christel

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    1. That is warm! And to answer your question about spring...yes, I do believe it has arrived. At least the showers! It's poured rain the last few days. I had daffodils bloom on the side of the house but it's been such a downpour I haven't been able to get a picture!

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  21. Now I need to buy me one of those. :)

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    1. Yes, I think you should! :) Maybe a blue one! haha.

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    2. P.S. You're on my show in case you wanted to know... The Cat's got a question or two.

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