Why Wine Thermals are superior to any other wine chiller or ice bucket - Angle 33
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What Does "Angle 33" mean?

It took me the better part of two months to come up with a name. Marge will tell you that I am not one to just float along in the current, so I resisted choosing a name that would describe exactly what we were about to do--especially because I didn't want to be pigeon-holed into identifying solely with our inaugural product, the Wine Thermal. I also don't like ordinary names. My goal was to capture the intrigue and creativity of our work. I wanted to invite people along on the journey. 

Then, I came across Angle 33: the word-of-mouth buzz a name creates. That sounded enticing enough, but next I learned that 33 degrees is the average angle that a person leans forward when they see something really cool and they want to take a closer look.

Okay, so I was definitely leaning in. That's when the chill of a 33-degree breeze hit me in the face and BAM, it was a great little reminder of how most wines benefit from a little chill. 

Needless to say, the name stuck and our aim still remains to create cool products that invite a closer look.  

Why are Angle 33 Wine Thermals the best way to serve wine?

  • Wine Thermals keep red and white wines, as well as champagne, at the optimal serving temperature longer than anything else.
  • Thermals eliminate the watery mess that traditional ice buckets create AND protect your bottle of wine.
  •  Wine Thermals are a sexy, sleek and sophisticated addition to your table or bar.

Why do Angle 33 Wine Thermals Work?

We believe in innovation. It’s not just about chilling wine; it’s about preserving it at the ideal serving temperature. Using natural laws of thermal mass, Angle 33 Wine Thermals will keep your bottle of wine in the temperature range that best enhances the taste.

Read How to Use Our Thermals

People have asked:

“Why aren’t they smaller?”

“Why aren’t they round?”

“Why are the openings just barely larger than a bottle?”

The answer is simple, and it’s always the same.

We’ve tried everything else. Our design works the best for preserving wine temperature for extended periods of time.

What is unique about your thermals?

  • Angle 33 Wine Thermals are made of concrete and utilize the laws of thermal mass—not ice—to sustain wine temperature. There is no other “wine chiller” like them.
  • Angle 33 Wine Thermals are hand-crafted in Missoula, Montana, USA. Each piece has the unique character that comes naturally with the medium of concrete.

Aside from presenting my wine, are there additional uses for the thermals?

  • You can store them in the fridge to help chill white wines.
  • You can store them at room temperature for serving your red wines.
  • They can be stacked to save space and create a portable wine cellar.
  • They can be used as centerpieces at weddings and events.
  • They make a great gift, for company staff and wedding parties.

How long should I store my thermal in the fridge before serving a bottle of wine in it?

For best results, place your thermal in the fridge for 30 to 35 minutes and then place an already chilled bottle of white wine in it.

Can I put my wine thermal in the freezer?

Yes. If you have forgotten to chill your white wine and already have a thermal that you can pull from  the freezer, this will help chill the wine to serving temperature. It is not recommended for long-term use, but it will work if you are in pinch.

Do I need to use ice with a wine thermal?

No. In fact, ice is not recommended. The thermals are designed to fit snugly around anything from a split bottle to a large Pinot bottle, which is 3 3/8″ in diameter. They can be chilled in your fridge or freezer.

Can I store my wine in my wine thermal?

Yes. If you use thermals to store wines for an extended period of time, they must also be stored in a wine cellar or somewhere that the ambient temperature is conducive for storing your wine. If you are planning to serve wine for a party, thermals do work nicely for storing a few bottles of wine on your counter.

Can wine thermals be stacked?

Yes. The multi-use concept of our design allows you to stack, store, present, serve and chill wine. The more rows you have horizontally, the higher you can stack them. This is a great benefit for restaurants and small homes, where efficient use of space is paramount.

How many colors do you offer?

We offer twelve distinct colors to you can match your décor:

Can your products be customized?

Yes, we will need a high resolution .pdf file of whatever you would like engraved. This is ideal for weddings, wineries and restaurants or to personalize a company or corporate gift.

Are your products made in America?

Yes. Angle 33 Wine Thermals are hand-crafted in Missoula, Montana.

Do Angle 33 Wine Thermals accommodate champagne bottles?

Yes! The 3 sizes offered have an internal diameter of:

  • PT (pinot or mid size): 3 7/8 inches
  • WT (wine or standard): 3 1/2 inches
  • CT (champagne): 4 3/4 inches

How much do wine thermals weigh?

Each wine thermal weighs between 5 and 6 pounds, depending on the color. Aside from being a by-product of the thermal mass requirements, the weight provides added protection—preventing your bottle from tipping in the instance that it gets bumped or jostled.

What is Thermal Mass?

Thermal mass is simply a solid or liquid material that absorbs and stores warmth or coolness until it is needed.

Will my wine thermal crack or break?

Not under the conditions of normal use (which includes restaurant use). If for some reason, your thermal breaks during normal use we guarantee to replace it free of charge.

Do wine thermals work for red wine?

They work wonderfully for serving red wines—because they sustain temperature and protect from sun and heat. The thermals keep the temperature of the wine consistent for up to two hours.

How long will a wine thermal keep white wine chilled?

Test results show white wine retaining its optimal serving temperature for up to an hour, after it has been chilled and placed into a thermal that was stored in the fridge for 35 minutes. Results vary, depending on your chilling system.

How do I order?

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How long before my order is delivered?

Delivery is guaranteed within two weeks of your order. Custom orders are the exception and we will estimate delivery time when we take your custom order. Our $5 shipping only applies to UPS ground in the Continental United States.

Can we have a Wine Thermal sent to someone?

Yes. We will ship  your order directly to the recipient.

How do we clean wine thermals? Can we put wine thermals in a dishwasher?

Our thermals are sealed to prevent most stains and can be cleaned with a moist rag and mild soap. Harsh cleaners and detergents will compromise the sealant and the integrity of the color, while the dishwasher will compromise the cork base.

Why is there cork on the base of the wine thermal?

The cork base helps to prevent scratches to your table or bar top.