Tempered science glass meets the thermal mass of concrete.
Science, Art and Engineering are all at play in this functional decanter that can serve up your favourite hot or cold drinks. Winelovers can chill the concrete base in the freezer to keep their wine perfectly chilled, while tea lovers can safely pour boiling water into the science flask and brew up their favourite tea. Empty or in use the Rock Bottom collection is a functional and beautiful piece that you can enjoy many ways.
THIS IS THE DECANTER YOU'VE BEEN LOOKING FOR.
ROCK BOTTOM 1.0
This is the 1000mL size. It fits the 750mL bottle of wine with room to spare.
• Chill concrete base in freezer for 4+ hours • Decant chilled wine into flask • Swirl, then let rest for 10-20 mins • Serving temp will be approx 11 deg C for about 2 hours
PERFECT RED WINE
• Chill concrete base in freezer for 4+ hours • Decant room temp red wine into flask • Swirl, then let rest for 10-20 mins • Serving temp will be approx 18 deg C for about 1.5 hours
PERFECT BEYOND WINE
COLD Mocktails, cocktails, lemonade, iced-tea, infused water... HOT Tea, mulled wine, cider, coffee, hot toddy, hot chocolate...
ARE YOU FAMILIAR WITH OUR ROCK BOTTOM COLLECTION?
Our natural, sustainable corks are sourced from Portugal from the Cork Oak Tree. The bark is peeled off and after 7-9 years the tree regenerates its bark. We hand dip each custom sized cork into hot beeswax which seals the surface preventing moisture and odors from absorbing into the cork. They should last years and years, unless you have a pupper. Be warned! They love the smell of the wax and the texture of the cork. Once it’s in their mouth it’s game over. So, if your cork goes MIA, check your backyard.
The SCIENCE FLASK
The round bottom boiling flasks are made of certified scientific lab glass, called borosilicate, in a European ISO-certified facility. Think lab class with Bunsen burners. Remember this isn’t just a pretty wine decanter. Each flask has been inspected for use in extreme hot, cold and presser combustion applications, so any markings or bubbles have all passed quality inspection for performance.
The leather used to wrap the flask are hand cut from hides that are a by-product from the European meat industry. The tanneries are regulated and ethically worked. The wraps have been designed with a tapered end that is tucked using a bamboo skewer or a nail file, making it easily removeable for washing the flask.
THE CONCRETE BASE
Each base is hand cast in custom molds and then sealed with a food grade sealer. The mix design we have formulated is a custom blend that is 25% greener by using recycled post consumer expanded glass for a percentage of aggregate. There is also glass fibers disbursed throughout for stability and strength for the fluctuating extreme temperatures. The bases are finished with cork feet that are adhered with an industrial adhesive that can withstand the heating and cooling of the base. Looking to always have a base chilling? We sell extra bases
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How to heat the concrete Base?
To heat the concrete, with the flask in the base, add boiling water in the flask and let temper for about 5-10 minutes. Good ole method tried and true.
Using a microwave is not recommended. There maybe traces of metal from the aggregate, plus there is no moisture in the concrete and this method doesn’t work to get the base hot.
Is boiling water safe to pour into the flask?
Yes! The flasks are certified science lab glass and are specifically made to handle extreme heat…think Bunsen burner and boiling potions. Start brewing up that tea!
How to chill the concrete base?
To chill the base put into the freezer for 4 hours or longer. You can totally let the base live in the freezer so it’s always cold and ready for you. Another cooling option is to put the base and the flask in the fridge. We do this for infused water and milk. If you live in a place that gets cold, embrace the chill during holiday entertaining time - space in the freezer and fridge is at a premium, so put the base outside on your porch or in your car to cool off before the party.
Help my flask is stuck in the base, how do I get them unstuck?
Sometimes the flask settles into a comfy spot on the base ;) So here’s the trick Put one hand on the base to hold it down and the other on the neck of the flask (use a tea towel just to be extra cautious) Tug up on the glass (like your pulling a nail out with a hammer) and push down on the base at the same time. Don’t be gentle... really... the glass is super tough. Give it a really good strong tug. DON’T soak it in water. That will just create a stronger suction between the glass and the concrete.
Let us know how you make out!
How to re-wrap your leather?
The leather has been designed to be removeable so you can easily wash your flask. To wrap the leather back on so it looks as good as the day you got it, take the non-tapered end and start wrapping it from the top of the flask neck down. Using a bamboo skewer or a nail file tuck the tapered end under so it stays nice and tight to the glass. Watch the video below on how to re-wrap your leather.
Wrapping Leather on your Rock Bottom
Follow along with the video to learn how to wrap the leather around the neck of your flask.
Slicing & Dicing Citrus Fruit (and getting them out)
Learn how we recommend to cut citrus fruit for your citrus infused beverages.
The Rock Bottom Vessel in Action
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