Food & dining

Insider: PackIt freezable wine bags


For social gatherings, a room temperature bottle of red wine is an easy contribution. But what if the hosts — and you — prefer a perfectly chilled white wine? Or champagne? PackIt’s reusable freezable wine bags have built-in cooling gel to keep a large bottle cold for hours, no ice packs needed. Flatten the bag and pop in the freezer ahead of time, then place the bottle inside just before heading out the door. The roll down top with buckle closure locks in cool air, and the carry strap converts easily from shoulder strap to handle. PackIt makes a whole line of freezable food bags as well, all of which will be terrific for picnics — if we can hold out till spring! $15.99 retail. Available at,, and