I’ll take a break and post on a lighter topic for the weekend. Here are some wacky wine finds to whet your vinappetite.
Tony King’s album, the Sound of Wine, is music made entirely from wine sounds: playing the glasses, knocking on barrels and whatnot. Who doesn’t love blowing air across the mouth of a bottle or running a finger around the edge of a glass to hear the vibrations? Evidently, a young Tony refused to obey his parents when they told him to cut it out, already, and turned his noises into a CD. You can listen to some of the tracks on his site. Imagine pan flutes meet whale calls meet grapes.
The Silhouette wine glass ($54 each) has a little space built in for your nose. (The better to smell you with, my dear.) If you prefer drinking wine through your nose, this will also work quite well. I’m reminded of Steve Martin in Roxanne trying to drink without his enormous schnoz getting in the way:
[Unable to sip from a wineglass, Charlie Bales sticks his nose into the glass and snorts it]
C.D. Bales: Party trick. Ah, well, a nose by any other name…
Roxanne Kowalski: Would smell as sweet.
The carabiner corkscrew. Just don’t use it for top-roping.