ORLANDO, FL--(Marketwire - May 10, 2012) - Corkcicle, the hottest new wine accessory on the market, announces today that it has been named a finalist in the 2012 American Business Awards. Based on a phenomenal year, Corkcicle is being recognized in the Retail Company of the Year and New Company of the Year categories.
Corkcicle is an innovative product designed to keep your white wines chilled and bring your room temperature reds down to the perfect temperature. Simply insert Corkcicle into the bottle's opening in place of the cork and sit and relax as Corkcicle brings your wine to the optimal chilling temperature from inside the bottle every time.
The American Business Awards are the nation's premier business awards program. All organizations operating in the U.S.A. are eligible to submit nominations -- public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small. The American Business Awards will be presented on Monday, June 18 in New York. More than 3,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.
Led by a group of three entrepreneurs with no direct experience in manufacturing or retail, Corkcicle went from idea to concept to top-selling product for many small retailers in less than 12 months. Its launch in July 2011 was just one of the company's accomplishments. The year held many milestones that included designing and manufacturing a beautiful and effective product; creating a compelling brand image; building a remarkable and hard-working specialty retailer channel; and becoming a "hot new" holiday gift idea for 2011.
Most recently, Corkcicle was recognized as the Hostess Gift of the Year in 2011 by Gifts.com and has also received numerous industry accolades as "Best New Product" of the year in the tabletop and barware sector. Additionally, Corkcicle has caught the eye of key magazines having been featured as "Product of the Week" by Parade magazine and also included in top outlets such as Real Simple, Family Circle, InStyle, TODAY Show and The Martha Stewart Show. In 2011, Corkcicle was also named "Best in Show" and "Best New Product - Tabletop" at the International Hotel, Motel, and Restaurant Show (iHRMS) and "Best New Product" at the New York International Gift Fair (NYIGF).
Details about The American Business Awards and the list of Finalists in all categories are available at www.stevieawards.com/aba. For more information on Corkcicle, visit www.corkcicle.com.