This is a vintage French terracotta wine cooler 'Brique a Vin'- very charming and rustic.
It is partially glazed giving it a wonderful two-tone terracotta finish. It was made to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the famous Roumazières-Loubert Terreal 'Tuilerie' - France's famous terracotta tile manufacturer.
These wine coolers are very effective during Summer to keep your white wine or rosé chilled. It can also be used in Winter to keep your red wine at the correct room temperature.
There are two ways to use it:
For chilling white wine and rosé:
Soak the wine cooler in cold water for about 7 minutes. The clay will darken as it absorbs the moisture, empty the water and place your favourite bottle of chilled wine in the cooler. The evaporation process will keep your wine cold for 3/4 hours!
For maintaining red wine at the 'idéale température':
Once you have warmed your red wine to the correct room temperature simply place it into the wine cooler and it will remain at the same temperature throughout the meal.
Perfect for Summer drinks outdoors. It would make a great gift for a host/hostess filled with their favourite bottle.
The Wine Cooler stands 20cms/7¾"tall and is 13cms/5" diameter.
There is no damage at all to the terracotta, no chips, cracks or scratches. It has a couple of tiny, light marks on the outside of the cooler (see images).
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