How does the
The VinPodium works on thin film heat transfer. We are using the
cold from the flowing ice water to chill the outside of the bottle which in
turn will chill the inside contents. Water is a very effective, inexpensive,
non-toxic, and readily available "heat exchange" medium to use. It is "a
thousand times" more effective than air and why it is much faster than your
refrigerator or freezer. CLICK here to see the
From an electrical
standpoint, the unit has a 110-240 volt, 0.8 amp, 9 watt plug.
How long does it take to chill beverages using conventional methods?
Defining the chill times from room temperature (77ºF/25ºC) to a cold
drinking temperature (41ºF/5ºC), a refrigerator will take about 2 hours to
chill a 750mL bottle, and a freezer will take 1 hour (but do not let it stay
longer than that or it will freeze, and possibly explode and ruin your
wine). An ice water bath will take about 40 minutes. Our VinPodium will take
just 15 minutes.
Is it safe for carbonated beverages like Champagne/sparkling wine?
Yes, it is perfectly safe to chill a carbonated beverage like Champagne or
sparkling wine. Our process does not alter any beverage property.
Why do I need to chill my wine?
See below link that explains why different
wines should be served at certain temperature
How much ice do you need?
Ice is melted every time you chill a beverage. The amount of ice is the same
as if you added the ice directly to the beverage. This amounts to roughly
12-14 typical ice cubes (25 ml each cube) for each 750mL bottle chilled.
What is the largest size bottle it can chill?
A typical 1.5 L bottle will fit into the VinPodium. As a point of fact, a
typical 2 L soda bottle will also fit and is capable of being chilled. The
VinPodium was designed for chilling a wide variety of different sizes and
shapes of wine/Champagne/spirit bottles.
What is the coldest I can get a beverage with the VinPodium?
The coldest you can get your drink using the VinPodium is "ice cold"
32ºF/0ºC or very close to it. Basically, the coldest temperature you can
get the recirculating water to is the lowest temperature you can get your
NOTE: if you add a solute (like salt or ethanol) to the ice water bath to
lower the freezing point of the water temperature, you can chill your
beverage below the freezing temperature of water. BE WARNED. SALT WILL
CORRODE THE UNIT AND VOID THE WARRANTY. Ethanol in the form of ordinary
spirits works well, although it can get expensive.
What if I want to chill smaller sized single-serve beverages?
If you want to chill smaller single-serve beverages like beer, soda, juice,
water, etc..., we recommend you visit our other websites for our other
consumer rapid beverage chillers,