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Hidden Gems: Meet Caroline Pennington of ChilledVino

Today we’d like to introduce you to Caroline Pennington.

Alright, so thank you so much for sharing your story and insight with our readers. To kick things off, can you tell us a bit about how you got started?
The idea for ChilledVino was born in December of 2018 when my husband and I were traveling for our anniversary. I was tired of drinking warm wine outside and when we returned I searched the internet for solutions.

I couldn’t find anything that was outdoor-friendly, that also resembled a wine glass and would keep your wine cold. In 2019 I hired an engineer to help me with the design and after 6 rounds of prototypes, we finally had a product that I was thrilled with.

I sourced a manufacturer and we were in the process to bring the product to life… until the pandemic hit, which delayed launching significantly. Finally, in July of 2021, we launched ChilledVino online! ChilledVino is sold online directly on our website, on Amazon, and in several Beaufort, SC retailers.

Our website is www.chilledvino.com and we can be found on Facebook, Instagram, and TikTok.

Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way? Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
ChilledVino has had a long road of obstacles and has taken much more time than I ever expected, especially with the pandemic.

I have learned so much through this process about logistics, packaging, marketing, and e-commerce in general. But… I wouldn’t change it for anything and appreciate all of the support.

Alright, so let’s switch gears a bit and talk business. What should we know?
ChilledVino was created to enhance the wine or cocktail drinking experience outdoors.

Our product is BPA Free, Shatterproof, holds 8oz, and has an innovative cooling technology to make sure your beverage stays cold. We designed the product so that it would resemble an actual wine glass, but would be user-friendly for the patio, pool, or beach.

With a strong stem and elegant look, this durable all-purpose wine drinkware serves your favorite reds, whites, and rosés outside. Combined with our innovative cooling technology, our ChilledVino drinkware will ensure your beverage stays cold. Place upside down in the freezer for 4 hours prior to use for best results.

Our drinkware was designed and developed in the US and has a female founder, Caroline. We have a patent pending and are based in Beaufort, SC.

Any big plans?
Our goal is to continue developing additional products and continue creating brand awareness.

We are looking forward to expanding our retail footprint beyond Beaufort, SC. Also, our plan is to continue expanding into additional markets throughout the United States.

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