Hot day, cold wine: good. Hot day, warm wine: not-so-good. But in these days of summer, it so often seems there isn’t enough time to chill the wine. One could do the seemingly sensible thing and drop an ice cube in the glass to cool down the wine quickly and effectively. Then again, that move is regarded as a faux pas by many. (Unless you’re drinking Two Buck Chuck, in which that case dilution would be a good thing.)
If you like what you’re drinking, but just want it cool, now, the Make My Day ChillBall Intelligent Ice In-Glass Wine Chiller offers a good (non-toxic) solution. The sealed spheres each contain a food-safe non-toxic gel and are designed to go from freezer to glass with no flavor-destroying side effects. And if you still get sideways glances and rude stares just tell ‘em it’s the good stuff.
June 26, 2011 No Comments
Gliding a finger across the rim of a wine glass can cause it to sing, but what tune? The Musical Glass answers that question. Marked along the side of the glass are measurements that correspond to how much liquid is required for each particular note. Now, instead of producing just a beautiful note floating in the air, a specific beautiful note can be made to float in the air. Forget ounces: music is the new way to measure wine. Fill mine to A-flat please.
June 12, 2011 No Comments
Discreetly etched with markings delineating the 4-ounce, 6-ounce and 8-ounce levels, Wine-Trax, the measuring wine glass, would certainly help some keep track of how much wine they (or their significant others) were drinking. For the rest of us, all we need to know is that when filled to the to the top one glass will hold 11-ounces. And then, we don’t really need to know that either, now do we? Salud!
May 6, 2011 No Comments
Some truly rare wines are about to go under the hammer–and chances are they would survive even if that were literally true. Coming up in June, two bottles of champagne (Veuve Clicquot and Juglar) salvaged from a 19th-century shipwreck will be auctioned off. The apparently indestructible bottles are sure to fetch a hefty price.
Click on through to read the whole press release, including information on how to place a bid. (Good idea: Do not drink while bidding on this auction.)
April 20, 2011 1 Comment
For thirty bucks, it’s doubtful that those grapes are made of glass, but wouldn’t it be cool if they were? Actually, this Grapevine Desk And Table Touch Lamp is still kinda cool. And besides, after drinking a few glasses of wine, you won’t have to worry so much about knocking it over.
February 9, 2011 2 Comments
Rules are made to be broken; wine bottles aren’t. So when you’re on the go, and it’s time to surpass the ‘suggested’ allotment of wine, you’re going to need a way to get that second bottle to you. Might as well carry it along. Be prepared, and all that. The Franmara Two Bottle Wine Travel Case provides safe transport for two bottles of wine, and even makes them accessible by including the all important corkscrew. Like I said, be prepared; breaking bottles is no fun (at least with the wine still inside of them).
January 22, 2011 No Comments