Yes, it’s that time again! This week’s wine gadgets all possess a certain touch of refinement, too keep you sipping in style.
The Wine Glass Holder Necklace (very inventive name, by the way) is more of a lanyard than a necklace, but can your string of pearls hold a full glass of wine? Didn’t think so.
Kudos to this creative accessory for solving the age-old eating/drinking/shaking hands at a party dilemma. Still, I wouldn’t recommend it for those who enjoy dancing, leaning over, hugging, walking briskly, or wearing white shirts. Your host probably won’t appreciate it either when you swing the necklace around your head like a lasso to prove that your third grade science teacher was right about that whole centrifugal force thing.
For the ultimate in subtle taste, try the Giant Red Wine Stem Cooler. Fill the “statuesque” four-foot wine glass with ice to cool your drinks, or fill it with booze for a wilder party.
You’ll be glad to have a little glass tower to curl up in after drinking so much. Just remember, people in wine glasses shouldn’t throw stones (or wiggle around at all).
I leave you with Lore Sjöberg’s article, Wonder Wine Gadgets That Would Win Over Geeks, from WIRED Magazine. He has some fantastic ideas for hi-tech wine gadgets, including a tooth-mounted flavor sensor to give you hints about a wine’s flavor, and a temporal acceleration device that either speeds up the aging process (expensive model) or changes the year on the label (cheap model). Worth a read for some wine giggles.