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A Degree’s Difference


I think my most favourite thing about this blog is when I get to write about Canadian companies that are doing something really neat. The good news is, there are plenty of them, and I’ve really only shared a handful with you to date. Today’s pick is one such option – Québec-based wine product enthusiasts, Ravi.


What is a Ravi you ask? It’s a handy gadget designed by Michel Dallaire designed to chill your wine as it’s ready to be served to the optimal temperature for a fuller, richer, more lip-smacking drink experience. The methodology is insanely simple once you get your paws on this gadget. Simply leave it in your freezer, and when you’re ready to pop the cork on a bottle of Pinot or Cabernet, attach it to your wine bottle, set the appropriate temperature, and pour. The genius thing about Ravi is that it chills the liquid, and not the bottle, to guarantee the full bouquet of each wine blend to fully burst to life with every sip.

The idea behind the Ravi is that most people – given very few of us can be considered seasoned wine sommeliers – tend to serve their reds too warm, because we’ve all been taught not to chill them. With the Ravi you basically get all the benefits of a slightly chilled wine cellar at your fingertips. To really up the experience, you can also buy the Modular Decanter to perfectly aerate your wine and chill it by attaching your Ravi.

Of course, Ravi can also be used for whites, or to chill your favourite liquors. If you’re nursing a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc over the course of a dinner party, keep it fresh and crisp with a run through the Ravi. Instead of serving up scotch on the rock, hand over a perfectly, instantly chilled glass to an honored guest at a special event.

The Ravi itself retails for $39.95, which is a heck of a lot more affordable than installing a wine cellar, especially when you consider it can be reused again and again. The carafe is $69.95, and together they make a great price point for an elegant wedding gift for all those soirees you’re bound to be headed to this summer. Individually consider either one of these sleek pieces as a surefire hit for your boss, parents, or that friend who may as well print up business cards that say hostess with the mostest. You can purchase Ravi online directly from the company, or check out their extensive list of retailers across Canada.

The thing I love about Ravi is you really don’t have to be a wine expert to appreciate a better glass of wine. In fact the Ravi site is designed to be a resource for all of us bumbling along with our bottles. Check out this part of the site that outlines what temperature your favourite sip should be served at – you’ll need it if you want to enter to win a Ravi for yourself. How you ask?

1) Leave a comment below by July 3rd telling me your favourite type of wine, and the optimal temperature it should be served at, according to Ravi. 

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around July 4th to select the winner, who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible to participate in this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: I’d like some more Twitter followers. My handle is @cdngiftguide so start following, and drop your own Twitter handle in the comments below so I can credit you. Already a devoted follower? Just remind me in the comments.

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82 Responses to “A Degree’s Difference”
  1. Jamie Williams says:

    Chardonnay @ 9-12 degrees Celsius 🙂
    I am following on twitter. @PapaJ500

  2. aly3360 says:

    I like Sweet White Wines which should be chilled at 11° to 13° C (52° to 55° F).

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  3. aly3360 says:

    I follow you on twitter @aly3360

    ayoung3360 (at) hotmail (dot) com

  4. janicour says:

    I prefer a Mature Vintage Red Wines the ideal temperature is 14-16 degrees C I follow you on twitter @janicour

  5. nikki robak says:

    sweet red wine at room temp

  6. nikki robak says:

    I follow u on twitter nrobak101

  7. Eva Nguyen says:

    I like Complex Dry White Wines, which should be chilled at 9° to 12° C 🙂

  8. Michelle says:

    Crisp, dry wine is my favourite…at 6 to 8 degrees please.

  9. A Skinner says:

    I like any kind of wine

  10. Susan says:

    Rose wines should be chilled at 6 to 8 degrees C. What a cool invention! #CGG2

  11. Melanie Kawchuk says:

    Especially in summertime, my favorite “patio wine” is a crisp Sauvignon Blanc which should be served between 6° to 8° C or 43° to 46° F.

  12. Nisha T. says:

    I like a Rose during the summer (6-8 deg C). And I’m following on Twitter @prairieplate

  13. l p says:

    Burgundy is my favourite. 17° to 18° C 63° to 64° F is the optimal serving temperature. Thanks.

  14. Jeannie Smyth says:

    My favorite wine is a Sauvignon Blanc and it should be served at 6 to 8 deg. C.

  15. Stellar says:

    I prefer Bordeaux which should be served at 17° to 18° C or 63° to 64° F!

  16. sherry k says:

    I like Rose in the summer – served at 6 – 8 degrees

  17. sherry k says:

    Folllowing you on twitter – sherrykinnear

  18. Jo says:

    Rosé Wines between 6° to 8° C!

  19. Paul G says:

    Burgundy 17 to 18 C

  20. Ryan B says:

    Shiraz

  21. ANITA F says:

    Shiraz- served at 6 – 8 degrees

  22. Louise says:

    I like Sweet White Wines which should be chilled at 11° to 13° C (52° to 55° F).

  23. ehunken says:

    My preference is definitely a good Sauvignon, served at a Suggested 6° to 8° C,43° to 46° F Temperature according to: Ravi.
    although I don’t really check much.

  24. Louise says:

    I follow you on twitter-twitter name wildcardacehigh (louise gilbert)
    and I tweeted

  25. Tania B says:

    I love a great rose wine which should be chilled to 6° to 8° C.

  26. Tania B says:

    I am following you on Twitter (@tjbugnet)

  27. Vesper says:

    chardonnay at 9° to 12° C or 46° to 54° F

  28. This sounds like a great gaget

  29. Vesper says:

    follow on twitter – vesper1931

  30. Donna L. says:

    Rose wines at 6° to 8° C

  31. kellyp says:

    Sweet White at 11° to 13° C

  32. Holly Sproule says:

    Pinot Noir is my favorite, 14-15 degrees i think but if i had a Ravi it would always be perfect!

  33. Patricia says:

    Actually sounds perfect for straight vodka

  34. sean pynaert says:

    my fave is chardonnay and it should be at 9-12 celsius

  35. Debbie says:

    I like Burgundy around 16 c.

  36. Grace Foli says:

    My favourite wine is Chardonnay, which is required to be chilled at 9° to 12° C

  37. Deb H says:

    I prefer Chardonnay which should be served at 9° to 12° C.

  38. Deb H says:

    following on twitter dmhaen

  39. Mary Ann Dudragne says:

    Dr Zen Zen Red at 6-8ºC

  40. Debbie B says:

    My favourites are the crisp dry white wines, like Pinot Grigio, Suggested serving temp is 6° to 8° C

  41. Debbie B says:

    I already follow as @skeetersden

  42. Amie says:

    I usually go for a Riesling or a Chardonnay which should be served at 9° to 12° C.

  43. I love Rose Wine. 6-8 degrees chilled.

  44. scifisara says:

    My Savignon Blanc should served at 6° to 8° C!

  45. Elizabeth Bryan says:

    My favourite wine…sauvignon blanc….should be served at 6-8 degrees celsius! Following you on twitter now …I’m @lizzielou48

  46. Bordeaux should be served at 17° to 18° C.

  47. caroneko says:

    I follow on Twitter with @caromorin

  48. Sauvignon 6-8 degrees celsius!

  49. I follow on twitter with @shawneesand

  50. Kelly says:

    My favorite type of wine is Chablis and it should be served at 11 -13 degrees Celsius.

  51. Colleen says:

    I like any medium white wine nicely chilled

  52. Florence c says:

    Riesling at 9 to 12 degrees C

  53. Gina Fleury says:

    I like red bergamais wine slightly chilled about 17-18 degree Celcius. . I would love to try the Ravi.

  54. Jessica Lord says:

    Chardonnay at 9-12 degrees celcius

  55. Cathy Canton says:

    red wine shiraz stored @54 degrees drink at room temp

  56. jeremy c says:

    I like any medium white wine nicely chilled

  57. Tina says:

    Chardonnay at 9° to 12° C

  58. julia g says:

    I prefer Rioja, which should be served between 9 and 12 degrees Celsius

  59. amymbrown says:

    I like Sauvignon and it should be 6° to 8° C

  60. amymbrown says:

    I follow on twitter @amym_brown

  61. Samantha says:

    I really enjoy a Sauvignon; it’s best at 6° to 8° C.
    I follow on twitter: @samantha_eves

  62. jess says:

    I love Rosee wines which should be chilled at 6 to 8 degrees Celsius.

  63. I like Pinot Grigio! And the optimal temp is…well cold! lol

  64. I follow on Twitter! @rebthecatsitter

  65. Henry says:

    So satisfying yet so good for you. Bordeaux served at 17° to 18° C which is 63° to 64° F.

  66. Glenda says:

    a Sauvignon Blanc at 6 – 8 degrees Celsius

  67. ginette4 says:

    I like a sweet wine, the suggested temperature is 11° to 13° C 52° to 55° F

  68. ginette4 says:

    Following you on twitter; @ginette4

  69. aimee p says:

    my favorite is a chilled reisling

  70. intensev5 says:

    I really do love red wine (cabernet sauvignon) but I didn’t see a temp for it. So my second choice is a Rose wine which should be at 6° to 8° C

  71. Rose wine is my favorite. Optimal temperature is between 6-8 degrees

  72. I am following you @christinakroner

  73. Tegan says:

    Chardonnay baby! 9° to 12° C… summer wine drinking 😀

  74. justine barryy says:

    I like sauvignon blanc which should be erred between 6 and 8 deg celcius
    yum!

  75. Lori says:

    I love a mature Cabernet Shiraz, which is recommended to be served at 16° to 17° C
    (61° to 63° F).

  76. Lori says:

    @Birdophile is following you on Twitter

  77. aimee p says:

    reisling

  78. Kathy Pomeroy (on behalf of my Daughter, Laura) says:

    chardonnay, at a nice comfy 9-12° C

  79. Maegan Morin says:

    I like a young fresh red wine and it should be served at 14-15 degrees celcius

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