Next time you need to open a bottle of wine, skip the ordinary corkscrew, and reach for this bottle opening weapon. This oversized gun fits around the neck of wine bottles, and removes corks in seconds when you squeeze the trigger. Sadly, it doesn’t fire the cork out of its barrel.
An extensive look at handmaking oak barrels for spirits such as wine and whiskey. This compilation of footage from three different German cooperages shows how they have as much in common as they have that’s different. Those giant barrels are truly something.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of red! Designer Nick Lerwill’s amusing pirate-themed wine opener is ready to use its stumpy corkscrew leg to pop open your bottles with ease. Too bad rum bottles don’t have corks.
A rich Argentinian red wine, with notes of cherry, berries and a distinctively chocolate body. Great with meat, or sipped before a meal. Try the Colosal red blend for a more complex flavor profile, or the Reserva for a special occasion.
The corkscrew might soon be rendered obsolete. The Helix wine packaging concept uses a glass bottle with a threaded opening, making it easy to both uncork and reseal. And yes, it still makes the popping sound.
A sexy, modular system for storing bottles of wine, with wall-mounted panels made from aircraft-grade aluminum and a variety of stylish wood veneers. Each panel holds up to 9 bottles.
Not a oenophile or sommelier? Can’t tell the difference between $100 bottle of Bordeaux and a $10 bottle of table wine? Then go for the only obvious choice the next time you select a wine.
This ad for New Zealand’s DB Export Dry beer recalls a time where men had all but given up on beer, forced into sipping wine instead. Perfectly captures the era – especially the hairdos.
True oenophiles may know the exact date that last bottle of wine was opened, but for the rest of us who aren’t paying attention this bottle stopper with adjustable month and day display should help.
An elegant tool for opening bottles of bubbly, it has a square end that won’t cut. A bottle of G.H. Mumm’s Cordon Rouge is included, so you can test your bottle slashing skills out of the box.
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