The first brand I tried were the ones pictured which, as you can see came in a beautiful looking box making them a great gift idea.
I placed the four 'pearls' in the freezer before going to bed one night and decided to try them out the following evening. I should add the manufacturers say you only need to chill them for four hours while some reviewers have indicated 2 hours are sufficient.
The next evening was a Friday and after a long week at work I thought a nice chilled glass of moscato would go down nicely!
I got the wine pearls out and the one I placed in my glass of wine was so cold to touch I just knew it was going to work beautifully! This gorgeous wine cooling pearl kept my wine at a perfect temperature and even when I'd finished the glass it was still lovely and cold.
My daughter asked if she could hold it and was surprised at how cold it was remarking, "it's like an ice pack for your wine" which sums it up pretty well.
Wine Pearls - https://t.co/rBjbFQH4Jh - like an ice pack for your wine! #winelover #giftideas pic.twitter.com/Yb1nDL5Jgi— lou16 (@lou16) February 17, 2017
Why Do You Need Wine Pearls?
The idea behind the wine cooling pearls is great - keep your wine cool without altering the taste - there's nothing worse than having ice cubes in your favorite moscato or chardonnay (although I do know people who have committed this crime!)
There was a suggestion a few years ago of adding frozen grapes to your favorite glass of vino. I liked this suggestion, but that was more for the excuse to freeze grapes (have you tasted a frozen grape, they're like little pops of ice cream - yum!).
The only drawback is that different grapes have different levels of sweetness and flavor that can be at odds with some wines. Personally I find them fine, but I'm not a wine expert by any stretch of the imagination! I just enjoy a nice moscato or a certain dolcetto & syrah blend in the summer heat.
These wine pearls are made from food grade stainless steel and have a non-toxic freezable gel core, I was very hesitant about trying them as I thought they could add a metallic taste to the wine. Luckily that thought was unwarranted. The wine pearls just kept the wine cool without altering any of it's flavor - just perfect!
These wine pearls aren't just for wine you can forget about whiskey stones and use wine pearls in your whiskey and scotch as well - they even look sophisticated enough to pop into a martini, shaken or stirred!
What if You Don't Drink Wine?
If you're a non-drinker that's okay, pop one of these wine pearls into a mocktail or soda for a refreshingly cool drink.
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