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Time To Chill: Rough Day Wine Glass

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There’s nothing like unwinding with a glass of wine at the end of a long day. But how much wine is just right or just enough for whatever stress you’re trying to relieve? Although not accurate for everyone, the ‘Rough Day Wine Glass’ provides a good-enough estimate. Have half a glass for a day that was just like any other, pour more into your glass if you had a particularly rough day, or fill it up to the brim if you just want to forget it all.

The quirky wine glass is sold in pairs and is available online for $24.

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Ice Cap Chills And Aerates Your Wine In Seconds

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Good wine can be fussy. It needs to be served chilled, and preferably let to breathe for a bit. But with the Ice Cap, you can expedite the process somewhat. It’s a refrigerated funnel of sorts that cools and aerates your wine as you’re pouring it into your glass. Simply place the Ice Cap in the freezer for a few hours, then place it on top of your glass and pour your room-temperature wine. The wine will run through the chilled coils, aerating and cooling down at the same time, dropping any beverage’s temperature by up to 10 °C in seconds. We’re not sure how many glasses it’s able to handle before it need to be cooled down again, but we can’t imagine it not being able to handle at least a couple of them. For $35, it’s a handy gadget to keep in the kitchen.

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Cheers To Go: Wine2Go is a Foldable Wine Bottle Flask

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Transporting wine, liquor, and other liquids can be a pain, specially if you have to go through the TSA. Nothing feels worse than opening your luggage and seeing your clothes and underwear soaked with the contents of that pricey bottle of wine. If you can do without the bottle and only want to bring the contents back home to enjoy, then you’ll find Wine2Go useful.

It’s a foldable wine bottle flask made from BPA-free plastic, so you don’t have to worry about breakage when you’re transporting your liquor. It can hold up to 750 ml of your poison of choice and comes with a leak-proof cap.

Wine2Go is available online for $12.

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The Wine Yoke Can Class Up That Black Tie Event

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Nothing screams “classy fella” like walking around with a wine glass saddle around your neck. It’s brilliant, really; you’ll have your hands free to double-fist cheese sticks at that hors d’oeuvre table, only ever taking a break to wash things down with a gulp of grape juice. Best of all, it’s super cheap: $20 gets you 4.

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Wine or Coffee? Friends Fun Wine Lets You Have Both–At the Same Time

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Can’t decide if you’d like to unwind with a glass of wine or a cup of coffee? Friends Fun Wine is well aware of that fact, which is why they’ve come up with two new flavors that incorporate wine’s velvet smoothness with coffee’s distinct aroma that’ll give you a quick pick-me-up for sure: Cabernet Coffee Espresso and Chardonnay Coffee Cappuccino.

The coolest part about it? There’s zero caffeine and very little alcohol in the mix, plus it’s low on calories. As for the taste, well, that’s an entirely different story, but don’t knock it ’til you’ve tried it.

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Miracle Machine Turns Water Into Wine

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Jesus may have performed this trick some time ago, but he didn’t do it with technological panache. The Miracle Machine pictured above however claims to turn water into wine using sophisticated electronics… only not really. See, it does make wine and it does use water as a starting ingredient, but then you have to add “grape concentrate, yeast, and a finishing powder that imbues the liquid with barrel-aged flavour.” Ok, that’s not quite as impressive as Jesus’ magical trick of yore, but it is arguably less painstaking than making wine the traditional way. The Miracle Machine uses an array of “electrical sensors, transducers, heaters and pumps”, and churns out what’s being called a “$20 bottle of wine” from $2 worth of ingredients in about 3 days. Using a smartphone app, your job is simply to select the type of wine you want, add the ingredients and wait. You’ll get a notification when your wine is ready to drink.

There’s going to be a Kickstarter soon, with the expected retail price at around $500, though the early adopter figure should be much lower. You can register on their website to be notified when the campaign goes live.

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So This is Baby Mice Wine

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Where I’m from, the older generation advises the younger ones who have asthma to drink the soup (if you can call it that) that’s obtained from boiling dried flying lizards in water. Apparently, it can get rid of the wheezing for good. I’m asthmatic, but I’d rather go for my inhaler than a bowl of flying lizard soup any time of day.

Homemade cures and tonics often make use of unusual and sometimes disgusting ingredients. Take the case of this cure-all that many speculate to be of Chinese origin. It’s wine with actual dead baby mice in it. It’s said to be a cure for a variety of diseases, including liver disease and asthma. Preparation sounds relatively simple: drown a dozen or so baby mice (maximum age is three days old) into a bottle of rice wine, and leave it for 12 to 14 months. As for its taste, people who’ve tried it report that it tastes like gasoline.

Baby mice rice wine: Drink at your own risk.

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Enjoy Some Wine Without Ever Uncorking The Bottle

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If you like to sip on a glass of wine now and then, rather than to chug a whole bottle like a man, perhaps we can interest you in the Coravin gadget: it lets you extract some wine without even removing the cork. It does this by inserting a thin needle through the cork and allowing you to remove some liquid while replacing the displaced air with inert argon gas. This way the remaining wine won’t oxidize and eventually go bad. The needle is so thin that the cork reseals itself, and the bottle remains as good as unopened for as long as you have it. Granted, you could just try to recork it, but that’s often hard to do and the sometimes brittle wood can crumble. Not good.

Coravin is rather expensive at $299 for the system plus $10 for each Argon cartridge and may only be suitable for the more well-heeled oenophiles. Restaurants on the other had would be well advised to take a closer look, since this could allow them to hold a much larger selection of wines that can be sold by the glass.

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Rouge Sucette Is Going To Be A Coke Flavored Wine

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Mixing Coca-Cola and wine is a thing in some parts, especially in Basque culture where it’s called Kalitoxo. Its rising popularity may help explain why France’s Châteaux en Bordeaux’s Hausmann Famille will be releasing Rouge Sucette next month. Translating to “Red Lollipop”, the concotion is made up of 75% wine, 25% sugar, water and untold amounts of cola flavoring (yes, we know the numbers don’t really add up). It’ll have about 9% alcohol content and will be best consumed straight out of the fridge. If you want to avoid the sugar rush however, we suggest just making your own and mixing in Diet Coke instead. Just saying…

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