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Add a touch of style to your home while entertaining guests with an ice bucket or wine bucket from Sur La Table. Keeping drinks perfectly chilled is easy with the help of these elegant bar supplies. Keep one situated on the countertop in the kitchen or place it right on the dining room table for easy access during a special meal. With a variety of sophisticated designs from which to choose, it’s easy to find a wine or ice bucket that complements your home’s décor. Browse through this collection to discover one that suits your tastes and your budget.

How to Use Your Ice Bucket for Parties

When you’re hosting friends and family, ice is one of the things that often gets overlooked when stocking up on party essentials. But when you have a dedicated ice bucket on hand, you’ll always remember to keep this important ingredient stocked. Rather than forcing your guests to visit the kitchen to get ice from the freezer, give them an easier (and more sanitary option) by setting out a stylish bucket with a set of tongs. For the ideal setup, place your ice bucket next to some other drink essentials, including wine and cocktail glasses, alcohol bottles, mixers and a decanter, allowing guests to pour their own drinks as they please.

For whiskey and scotch, minimal oxidation will take place due to the higher alcohol content. However, the decanter provides a practical place to keep the contents of a partially used bottle, especially since these drinks are consumed in much smaller amounts at a time compared to wine. A good scotch or whiskey decanter should have an airtight seal to preserve the flavor, as opposed to an unsealed white or red wine decanter.

The Best Way to Chill Wine Bottles

A wine bucket is the perfect place to quickly chill bottles for any event. Whether you’re having a leisurely family dinner on a quiet weeknight or you’re hosting a big party at your house, be sure to use your wine bucket to achieve the ideal temperatures for bottles you’d like to chill. One trick for cooling bottles more quickly is to fill the bucket halfway with ice, then pour in some water. That way, the bottle’s surface is in full contact with an icy bath, whereas just ice would leave air pockets that slow down the cooling process. Find the best selection of stylish wine buckets and ice buckets for your home when you shop online at Sur La Table.