Written by: Tim Edison

Updated on: July 23, 2022

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5 Best Wine Bottle Chillers [Top Recommendations in 2022]

The Best Wine Chiller For Your Favorite Whites

Invented to keep wine at serving temperature while still at the table, a wine chiller is a great accessory for white wine lovers in particular.

Convenient, simple, and extremely useful they can have your favorite wine chilled to perfection for hours on end.

Below, we recommend our favorite single bottle wine coolers on the market in 2022.


Our Recommended Single Bottle Wine Chillers

To help you choose the perfect table wine chiller for your whites, here’s a selection of the best on the market according to Wine Turtle.


Huski Wine Chiller

Practical and effective cooling that looks great on the table too.

Huski wine chiller

Huski make an award winning white wine chiller bucket that keeps wine cool for up to 6 hours.

Its design is very much like that of a quality flask. The walls are double insulated and vacuum sealed which means it keeps heat out incredibly effectively. Thermal efficiency is further boosted by copper plating of the internal walls.

The patented design features adjustable walls that can be extended (or retracted) to cover differently shaped bottles. It fits most 750ml bottles apart from the taller and wider Champagne bottles like Dom Pérignon and Bollinger.

The expandable design means bottles can be securely poured while still inside the wine chiller.

Pros

  • Multiple-award winning design
  • Keeps wine chilled for up to 6 hours
  • Adjustable size
  • No ice or electricity

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Doesn't fit larger of the Champagne bottles

Conclusion:

The Huski wine bottle insulator is a really smart piece of design that immediately won our hearts at Wine Turtle HQ.


It's really attractive and does a great job at keeping things cool. 


However, one sticking point is the price. If you're just an occasional wine chiller user then I'd go with something cheaper.






Cooper Cooler Rapid Wine Chiller

Brings wine to serving temperature in minutes.

Cooper Cooler Rapid Beverage

The Cooper Cooler Rapid Wine Chiller is an awesome tiny appliance to have if you’re aiming to chill a wine right before opening it.

This wine chiller is able to cool down your wine bottle in around 6 minutes and it even works with beer or soda cans.

The Cooper Cooler uses a revolutionary system to chill down your beverage before serving and it boasts an easy operation too. The appliance uses ice and cold water to spray the bottles with a cold stream while rotating it.

The appliance can chill down a wine bottle from 77 to 43°F in only 6 minutes. If your white requires a lower serving temperature, or if you want to chill down soda or beer, the Cooper Cooler boasts an “extra chill” setting which chills beverages to 34°F.

The patented process doesn't alter the taste or cause any fizzing of carbonated drinks.

The Cooper Chiller is great for many purposes and it can even be used to heat up baby bottles or hot drinks.

The caveat here is that the Cooper Chiller is for bringing a bottle to serving temperature and not maintaining serving temperature like the wine bottle insulator type devices.

Pros

  • Chills a bottle in just 6 minutes
  • Holds most wine bottle sizes
  • Chills cans too
  • Can even heat baby bottles

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Needs ice to work

Conclusion:

If you're looking for a device that can rapidly lower the temperature (or raise) of a wine bottle prior to serving, the Cooper Chiller is well worth a look.


It's a really practical piece of technology that works surprisingly well.






Vacu Vin Ice Cooler

A more budget-friendly option that's still ice cold!

Vacu Vin Ice Cooler

This white wine chiller from Vacu Vin chills bottles in just 5 minutes and keeps them cool for hours at a time.

It does this using what's essentially a re-usable cool pack. Similar to the kind of thing you can keep in a cool box to help it stay cold.

The removable cooling element contains a special gel material that stays cold for long periods of time. 

It needs to be cooled before use though. The cooling sleeve needs about 6 hours in a freezer before being inserted into the walls of the stainless steel shell.

This means a little bit of preparation work for you, but in return you get big savings on the cost. This Vacu Vin chiller is significantly cheaper than popular single bottle coolers from Huski and Cooper.

Pros

  • Ice and electric free cooling
  • Chills wine in 5 minutes
  • Elegant design
  • Accommodates large bottles

Cons

  • Needs to be chilled in a freezer before use

Conclusion:

If you shuddered at the price tags of our first couple of recommendations then you'll love what you see here.


Needing to prepare it in the freezer beforehand will be a deal-breaker for some but it does a great job at cooling bottles when it's ready.






Vinglacé Wine Bottle Insulator

An elegant solution to combat warm wine.

Vinglacé Wine Bottle Insulator

This attractive single bottle wine cooler from Vinglacé is another that looks great on the table.

Thankfully, it's a really effective wine bottle cooler too.

With double walls and vacuum insulation it's well prepared to keep the heat out and the cold in.

Like the Huski cooler it uses an adjustable top to fit snuggle around most wine bottles.

That means there's no need to take your wine out of the chiller when pouring. It's surprisingly lightweight and the design keeps condensation away so you can always maintain a firm hold.

The Vinglacé chiller maintains temperature rather than reducing it, so you'll need to have your wine at serving temperature already. It'll have no problem keeping your wine at the optimal temperature for hours and hours to come though.

Pros

  • Looks great
  • No need to remove bottle when pouring
  • Keeps bottles chilled for hours
  • Accommodates most bottles

Cons

  • Expensive
  • Maintains temperature rather than reducing it

Conclusion:

The Vinglacé bottle cooler is another great looking wine accessory that keeps wine cold with minimal fuss and effort.






Homeries Marble Wine Chiller Bucket

A budget friendly marble wine bottle chiller.

Homeries marble wine chiller

Marble is known for its insulating properties and it makes great wine chillers.

It's a little heavier than the stainless steel models but it doesn't have an enclosed top, so you need to remove the bottle when pouring anyway.

The lack of an enclosed top means it doesn't hold the cold quite as efficiently as other models that cover the bottle almost in its entirety. However, the upside here is that it will hold almost any bottle size. Even those awkward larger Bollinger and Dom Pérignon bottles.

Another huge thing this iceless wine chiller has going for it is the price tag. It's by far the cheapest of our recommendations and boasts a very reasonable pricing.

Pros

  • Attractive
  • Accommodates most bottle sizes 
  • Great value

Cons

  • Not as efficient as models with enclosed tops
  • Needs to be chilled before use

Conclusion:

An awesome budget friendly option to round off our recommendations.


Marble looks good on any table and this chiller is amazing value for money!






Wine Chiller or Wine Cooler?

The fundamental difference between the two is size.

The term 'wine chiller' encompasses the more portable accessories for cooling wine. I would include wine buckets in this. These can be used at the table and moved from room to room.

Wine coolers on the other hand, aren't going anywhere! They are designed to cool multiple bottles in storage. Like a wine specific refrigerator.

Why would you choose one over the other?

A wine chiller is a much cheaper alternative.

I would only recommend looking at wine coolers if you have a reasonably sized wine collection already that you are looking to grow. They are more like a long term storage solution.

If this sounds like something you're interested in then don't miss our guide.

However, it should be said that the two aren't mutually exclusive and they do compliment each other quite well.

A wine chiller is for keeping opened wine at serving temperature. While a cooler is for unopened wine at storage temperature or serving temperature (or both if you have a dual zone refrigerator!).


Which Type of Wine Chiller is Right for You?

These are the accessories I would class as 'chillers'. Small, portable, and relatively quick to chill.


Wine Bottle Insulators

You can put ice buckets into this group and that's probably what you'd get at a restaurant. But, they are inefficient and wasteful and don't keep things cool for as long as a good single bottle cooler does.

The best wine chillers work without ice. They are made either of high quality stainless steel or marble.

The stainless steel models are similar to Thermos flasks. They have usually have double insulated walls and vacuum seals. They are incredibly effective insulators that keep heat out for hours and hours.

The marble models should be kept in the freezer or fridge for at least a few hours before use. This material is able to maintain its low temperature for a long time, chilling your wine and keeping it cool during dinner.


Wine Wands

Wine wands are simple accessories made of glass or stainless steel and compatible with a wine pourer and wine stopper.

They chill wine by heat transfer and are easy to use. Simply chill the wand in the fridge or freezer for a few hours, then insert it in the open bottle. The cold wand will chill the wine.

The main advantage of this chilling system is the simplicity. The wand takes zero space on the table and is easy to use.

The downside is that the wand won’t stay cool for a long time. Moreover, if the wine is warm, the wand might not be effective.


Electric Wine Chillers

Electric wine chillers are small appliances designed to chill wine or other beverages before serving.

They are not designed to preserve wine and most of them only have a one-bottle capacity. These appliances use different chilling methods but the most popular are those chilling with water.

These wine chillers spray ice-cold water on the bottle while spinning it. This ensures a fast drop in the wine’s temperature, making it perfect to serve.

However, their role is reducing temperature not maintaining it.

Once an electric wine chiller has chilled your wine, it doesn't have the insulation required to maintain this temperature.

If the Cooper Chiller doesn't appeal to you then maybe a Waring Pro will. We explain what they do here.


How to Choose a Wine Chiller

  • Needs. If you want to chill an open bottle, a wine bucket might be the best option. A wine wand can also work great, especially if the ambient (room) temperature is not too high. Electric wine chillers are more appropriate if you want to rapidly chill an unopened bottle.
  • Budget. Because there are big differences between the different types of wine chillers, they also come at different costs. When choosing the right one for you, decide upon a budget and stick to it. Finding the right wine chiller that complies with your budget shouldn’t be hard.
  • Preference. Before buying a wine chiller you should also decide which type you’d like. Sommeliers use traditional wine buckets, but a double-walled wine chiller might be easier to use at home. A wand might be a better option if space is an issue. And an electric wine chiller might be more fun to use at parties.



Conclusion

In my opinion, the stainless steel models with insulated and vacuum sealed walls are the most efficient and effective wine chillers.

They don't require any preparation beforehand in the way of chilling in the freezer and they maintain temperature extremely well.

The Huski table wine chiller is the standout for me.

It will happily keep your wine at serving temperature for a whole evening (but who keeps wine that long?) and looks great doing so.

If value for money is more important to you then you can't go wrong with a good marble chiller. The model we recommend from Homeries is an excellent example that's priced very well.


About the Author Tim Edison


Tim started Wine Turtle way back in 2015.
These days he contributes to Wine Turtle (and other renowned wine publications) while continuing his wine education.
Tim's wine of the month is the Coates & Seely Reserve Brut NV (from Hampshire, England).

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