Similar to the regular champagne top but the main difference lies in the newly instituted large lever that pours over the side. Of the first to utilize this new closure system is Duval-Leroy, putting it on their cuvee Clos des Bouveries Vintage 2004. Apparently, gone is the abrasive popping noise, but the closure does allow a soft popping noise, and is notably faster than the previous opening methods. Luxist reports that “the process is more like opening a can of soda than opening a wine bottle”. Who knows if this closure system will catch on, but if it does, expect rappers to change their lyrics from “popping bottles and drenching titties” to “pulling levers and gracefully pouring liquid on female anatomy”.
Created by Chromoly, the Bourgeois Brass Knuckle Screw doubles as a cork screw for your wine and as an extremely effective defensive weapon. Each chrome plated piece comes in a laser etched handmade walnut box and is being produced in a numbered limited edition run of 50 pieces.
A new level of bourgeois entertainment. Black ostrich print leather case by Vernice serves as a classy drinking and gaming companion. The case is lined in beige leather and comes complete with two crystal wine glasses and a space for your favorite bottle of wine. Also included are two leather coasters, two packs of playing cards, a bottle opener, a bottle stopper and other drinking accessories. Definitely not for the faint of heart, this set is meant to stand out as a unique and quite luxurious item; available for $2756.
A plastic Wine bottle shaped tool kit comes complete with corkscrew/bottle opener, drip stop ring, stopper, foil cutter and combo pourer/stopper. Available for around $30.
I’m sure this “study” will come as quite a subdued shocker to many of you who already knew that Red Wine and Cardiovascular health were intermingled in one way, shape or form. My father is definitely one of those people, but now, when people ask him and individuals like him about why he drinks half a glass of red wine a day, he now has a study to point to. From a research in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, using a case of 1,373 randomly selected men over the course of 40 years, have revealed that of the group, those men who only drank wine (and less than half a glass of it a day), “lived around 2.5 years longer than those who drank beer and spirits, and almost five years longer than those who drank no alcohol at all” (physorg.com). For those who are in high spirits, remember with any substance, moderation is key! Without further ado, who’s down for some Sangria?!
“Why should you have to worry about removing the cork from your corkscrew after your first bottle? Or your second bottle for that matter? Screw that! (Actually, you’d probably be best to wait until you’ve opened 2 bottles with another corkscrew to save yourself from a wine opening related injury.) Add two corks to the handle for a unique looking corkscrew that says you’re not just any wine connoisseur, but a connoisseur with great taste.” (Thx Coolmaterial.com)
With this new gadget, you will be able to press, monitory, ferment, age and produce a classic vintage wine of your choice. Bundled with WineTalk software that talks with your PC to walk you through every vital step of the process. The system also connects you to the world’s best vineyards, advice from professional winemakers, and the WinePod online wine community in order to produce nothing but the finest. Kits are available and vary in price from $1,999.00 – $8,999.00, and if you’re feeling classy, get your Ron Burgundy on at the WinePod online store!