Vern S. Kirkendall - Chico CA
This invention provides an insulated carrier for rectangular cardboard wine and beverage containers which have spigot dispensers. The carrier is a rectangular housing formed by an assemblage of panels. The panels have two outer layers of a flat material, fabric or pliable plastic, encasing at least one inner layer of thermal insulation. The panels, including a top panel, a base panel, a back panel, two side panels, and an openable front panel are attached one to the other along edge seams except for the openable front panel. The openable front panel is attached only on the top edge to the edge of the top panel. Both side edges of the openable front panel are removably attached by zippers to exposed edges of the two side panels and removably fastenable at the bottom edge to an exposed edge of the base panel by Velcro brand fasteners or the equivalent. The openable front panel can be disconnected and lifted for insertion of a rectangular cardboard wine or beverage container with dispensing spigot and a dual hot/cold thermal gel package. An inverted U-shaped opening for passage of the dispensing spigot of the beverage container is opened downwardly centrally in the front of the openable front panel.