The Rapid Ice was developed in order to enable users to chill their wine promptly and keep it cold for an extended period of time thereafter - all without the need for an accompanying refrigerator or ice bucket. The cooling sleeve contains 6 pockets of specifically formulated, non-toxic gel that expand when placed in a freezer for a period of 6 hours or more. Upon removal, the Rapid Ice is simply inserted onto the outside of the wine bottle and then chills the contents within 5 minutes. Once cooled, the wine will remain chilled for hours. Multiple polyester foil layers and foam pouches within the sleeve ensure that the temperature is retained.