First off, we wouldn’t call the corkcicle a gimmick or a novelty. It’s an invention — because it does something helpful. It keeps wine at the perfect drinking temperature.
It’s an icicle-shaped piece of BPA-free plastic that’s filled with a reusable freeze gel. Simply place the Corkcicle in the freezer for at least two hours, and then insert it into any bottle of wine (after 1 glass has been poured) to maintain chilled white wine or to bring up red wines to their perfect temperature. The Corkcicle enhances the subtleties of the red and white wine‘s complex flavors.
The only downside as far as we can see it that it is not American made.