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Rihanna’s Attachment To A Glass Of Wine Is Relationship Goals AF

When summer comes around, you always see tank tops, shorts and sunglasses hit the streets, but if you’re a bad-ass like Rihanna, the only summer constant that matters is the glass of wine she’s holding.

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Rihanna has been spotted walking around, pretty much everywhere with a glass of wine in hand.

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We’re not even kidding. It’s not a one time thing.

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It even looks like she coordinates the wine with her outfit.

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She’s been spotted with the wine all throughout the summer.

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Thankfully Twitter user Josh Edwards is infatuated with Ri-Ri’s wine trend and has documented the whole thing.

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This is not a game.

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It’s even become #lifegoals for people.

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Definitely a trend we can get behind.

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Except we’ll get in really big trouble if we try it ourselves. That’s why she’s a savage.

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The Way We Pour Wine is Affecting How Much We Drink, Says Science

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Maybe you’re still hungover from the weekend. Maybe you’ve gone broke from all the wine pairing parties you host. Maybe you’re just a hypochondriac. Whatever the case, you’ve been feeling like you should cut back on the bubbly, but you don’t want to stop drinking entirely.

Luckily, all it might take to cut around 10% of your wine drinking is figuring out the proper way to pour. According to a joint research study out of Iowa State and Cornell, little visual tricks such as wine glass size and even mood lighting could seriously affect how we consume wine and how we interpret the sheer amount of wine we’re drinking. They asked 73 over-21 college students to pour themselves wine at a variety of different stations, where they manipulated various environmental cues and measured the results.

With our hats tipped to those fine guinea pigs, here are a few tips we gleaned on how to drink less/save cash and calories/basically, turn into a f@#king bore:

When selecting a glass, try to choose a taller one with a narrower mouth. Sure, champagne flutes can feel like nothing sometimes, but since we’re visual creatures, something about seeing our vintage fall higher in the glass tricks us into thinking we’re drinking more, up to 12% more (folks toting wider-glasses tended to overdrink).

Also make sure to pour on a table as opposed to in your hand. Not only is this more stable, but it makes you, fittingly, less heavy-handed. Table pourers drank around 12% less wine, according to the study.

Go red. Again, probably thanks to our trusty eyeballs, something about the contrast between the clear glass and red grapes helps us drink 9% less wine whenever we go Noir instead of Grigio. Hey, at least we’re 9% less likely to stain something, right?

H/T  NY Daily News

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‘Other Half’ Wine Glass Forces Couples to Lush Out Together in Perfect Unison

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Picture this: you’ve done it. You’ve finally found “the one,” the single most important person in existence, the only guy or gal who doesn’t look at you like a crazy person whenever you feel like pulling out a nice glass of rosé to drink with your Panda Express fried rice and orange chicken.

Naturally, you want to spend every waking moment with the person, sharing all of life’s simple pleasures with them, including gazing into each others’ eyes and trying not to spill as you simultaneously drink out of a single two-bowl wine glass. What, just me?

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Created by British product designer Jim Rokos, the “Other Half” wine glass set forces couples to keep pace while drinking, lest the unprepared party end up with a shirtful of red wine stains. The Huffington Post suggests it could be just the ticket to keeping all your lush friends in check, but I see it as more of a way to motivate my boyfriend to get on my level.

Cheers, you crazy kids!

The “Other Half Wine Glass” – $480 @The Fancy

H/T + PicThx HuffPo

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Never Break Another Wine Glass with Stem Locks

Time and again, many a waiter has impressed me with his ability to stack half-empty trays upon trays upon cups upon trays and walk away without spilling a single drop, but hey, no one’s perfect. For those of us without spider-like speed and agility, veteran restaurateur Leonard Cohen has just developed Stem Locks, so you can rest assured knowing you won’t ever drop your diners’ wine glasses again (or have them dropped on you).

Inspired by one particularly messy New Year’s Eve, Cohen developed his product as a solution “for the unexpected.” As evidenced by Stem Lock’s promotional video, even the best-trained, quick-reflexed of servers can meet their untimely doom at the hands of just one mistimed chair scoot, resulting in panicked prima donna customers and angry bosses for days.

Made up of small plastic hooks which adhere to most standard serving trays, Stem Locks work by securing wine glasses to the trays themselves, and allow servers to tip trays in most any direction without the drinks falling over.

The most obvious problem so far is the Stem Locks don’t actually lock, but rather slide snugly around the stems, essentially ruling out any crazy skateboarding tricks you were thinking about trying out, at least while on shift. But it looks promising nonetheless.

Stem Locks (patent pending) come in packs of five and are available for both wholesale and retail purchase in August.

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Redneck Wine Glass

Drinking out of Mason Jars has been pretty hip this year, but a Mason Jar Wine Glass with a sealable lid takes the cake. It’s highly ironic, yet not so impractical that it would be ridiculous. I can’t wait till a hipster somewhere out there starts bringing this to a party.

Maybe I’ll start the trend. ($13.00 @ amazon)

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Be Prepared With the Winestein Glass

So is it a beer or wine glass? The answer is yes. The outermost wall of this beverage container loos and feels just like a regular beer mug but the inner wall is shaped like a wine glass. So whether you’re caught up pounding down a fresh brew or savoring the complexities of your Merlot you’ve always got the right glass. ($20 @ ThinkGeek)

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Reusable Ice Balls — Keep Your Wine Chilled Without Water Residue

Oh, the woes of enjoying ice cold liquids but hating when your ice melts down and dilutes your flavors. It happens all the time when I’m trying to make my own iced coffee. For some, people try to keep their wine chilled with ice (weird), but this is your next best option — Simply Chilled Reusable Ice Balls.

The ice balls are pretty simple, they sit in your freezer until ready for use and they have clips that securely attach to your wine glass for minimal movement. Crafted from food grade materials, the ice balls are durable and resistant to staining. They come in a set of 6, which includes 4 large clips, 4 medium clips and 1 ice ball portable unit. ($19.99 @ HomeWetBar)

 

 

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Big Betty Wine Glass — Holds An Entire Bottle of Wine

I’ll just stay for a glass. Just one Elie. — Oh how I wish I had this Big Betty Wine Glass during my college years. Now when someone asks for “just a glass” of wine, you’ll be able to fill them up completely. This jumbo wine glass looks rather typical, but it holds 3.17 cups or four typical glasses of your favorite wine.

You’ll be able to pour an entire bottle and still have over 1.5″ to spare at the top so spillage isn’t a concern when you’re getting down on your favorite cabernet. Another life problem — solved. You’re welcome foodbeasts. ($19.99 @ Amazon)