EVER HAD TO SIT AROUND waiting while that bottle of beer, wine or spirits gets cold enough to drink? Technology is here to help. A growing number of manufacturers are creating packaging for alcoholic beverages that allows drinks to chill faster, stay that way longer and (for finicky wine connoisseurs) even signal when the bottle has reached the optimal serving temperature. A look at some new ways to keep carafes cool. --By Lisa McLaughlin


Mar de Frades 2003 Albarino, a fruity white wine from Spain, has a thermosensitive label. When the wine has been chilled to the recommended serving...

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