HouseholdHacker already showed us how to open a crowned bottle without using a bottle opener. This time they provide alternative ways of popping wine bottle open without using a corkscrew.
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.
An interlocking set of identical, extruded aluminum rails allow you to create the just the right size wine bottle rack, forming perfect honeycomb shapes as you stack them higher and wider.
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.
Rob Higgs knows how to open a bottle of wine like a boss. Using hundreds of bronzed metal springs, gears and other parts, he built this incredible machine to uncork and pour a bottle of wine.
“Lemmy get you a glass of nice red wine.” That’s what you’ll say when you pop open this Australian shiraz, with “fruity aroma with flavours of vanilla, blackberries, plums, eucalyptus and liquorice.”
Etsy artist stericdesign can build you one of these snazzy hexagonal wine racks out of walnut, maple or cherry wood. Smaller design holds 5 wine bottles, larger holds 35. Both keep the sunlight out.
Packaged in bold, environmentally-responsible Tetra Paks, Y+B creates 100% organic wines using hand-picked grapes harvested from Spain, Chile and Argentina. Cartons sell for about $12 each.
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.
…or you could just use a straw. Heck, just drink straight from the damn bottle – in a paper bag. But that wouldn’t be classy, would it now? Want one? Amazon has some in stock.
Forget those cheapo wine racks; Restoration Hardware’s Factory Table Wine Rack features cast aluminum arches that are perfectly angled to keep the wine in contact with the cork.
Its name is nearly as “twisted” as its function: the Big Screw Bottle Opener is a hybrid beer and wine bottle opener made with solid aluminum that attaches to your keychain.
Moleskine’s Wine Journal is ideal for budding sommeliers–as long as they’re sober enough; each includes six themed sections, a wine glossary, and double expandable inner pocket.
We could think of more appropriate gifts for fat cat bankers, but this Screwed by Wall Street is perfect for the man who has everything–thanks to Main Street, who now has nothing.
It won’t stop bottle bandits, but this Metal Wine Cage makes other racks look like grape juice; it’s built out of rustic-finished welded and fabricated iron and sports a padlock with chains.
This Wine Barrel Bistro squeezes one last drop out of retired oak wine barrels, turning them into a table and stool set that features recycled staves, barrel-hoop foot rails, and leather seats.
Grapes get gritty with the Brouhaha Wine Gear Collection; this 3-piece set features gear-shaped anodized aluminum pieces and includes a wine base, drip ring, and wine stopper.
Make wine and war with the Knuckle Duster Corkscrew; it boasts a chrome-plated, brass knuckles-style handle, perfect for letting loose your grapes of wrath on stubborn corks.
Proof that bosses not only crush player’s dreams, but Sonoma grapes: Boss Monster is a 2007 Zinfandel made by Woot Cellars; it’s available in a six-pack, but only until the end of the week.
Spiral Cellars revisits historic French staircases but with a modern touch: they build watertight underground cylinders with an air flow system and enough space for 1,900 wine bottles.
8-Bit Vintners mixes geeks and grapes with their inaugural 2007 vintage, Player 1: it’s a blend of wines from vineyards in Eastern Washington, including Syrah, Tempranillo and Malbec.
An affordable alternative to Kalorik’s Wi-fi Wine Cooler, this Wine Bottle Thermometer straps onto your favorite 750ml bottle and will display its temperature from 41 to 85 degrees F.
Australian wine connoisseur Neil Ashmead loved cabernet as much as he loved cars; this Elderton GTS Shiraz honors him and the GTS Holden, with shark gills and a 6-speed shifter.
Bringing Wi-Fi to wine, Kalorik’s dual bottle Wine Cooler uses two wireless temperature probes inserted into uncorked bottles to alert you when it’s time to rechill your bubbly or red.
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