Cool Character

From the Jun 30, 2011, issue

Wine Spectator's Jennifer Fiedler explains that with matte white clay and an intricate hand-carved pattern, this new wine chiller from Newton Vineyards ($400 for "The Element" wine chiller and four coasters, www.newtonvineyard.com) looks like an arts-and-crafts-style upgrade of the popular terra-cotta versions on the market. But it comes with a meaningful pedigree: Colorado-based ceramics artist Michael Wisner.

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