Wine is spoiled grape juice. It’s old squished grapes mixed with yeast that get you drunk. But lots of people have a lot of things to say about wine, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is that gets them so jazzed over rotten grapes. Well, a lot of their enjoyment comes from biology, chemistry and psychology, as well as…
There are several ways to prevent those inevitable wine bottle drips from staining your tablecloth. You can wrap the bottle in a napkin while you pour, just skip the wine glass altogether and drink straight from the bottle, or use your physics degrees to re-engineer the bottle’s spout so it never drips again.
Until humanity learns to accept everyone’s quirks, drinking straight from a wine bottle will continue to be frowned upon. That doesn’t mean you’re going to stop doing it, but at least the Guzzle Buddy makes it slightly more socially acceptable.
Daniel Attinger, a professor of mechanical at engineering at Iowa State University, is working on developing a tiny device that produces a continuous supply of wine. Bless you, Daniel Attinger.
Winemaking is always an exercise in uncertainty. You don’t really know just what the wine will taste like until the very end of the process, which is sometimes decades long. A new technique, however, could help predict what wine will taste like before it’s even made.
Not only does this decanter serve as a classy vessel for serving wine, it also aerates it on the way in. Just press it onto the top of a bottle, and turn it upside down to aerate the wine. If you want to keep it in the bottle, just turn it back over, and the newly aerated wine will pour straight back in. If you enjoy…
According to some people (our esteemed editor-in-chief) the biggest problem with wine is that eventually you have to go buy more wine because you killed the bottle. For others (like myself) the biggest problem is that you don’t always kill the $30+ bottle of wine in a night. The wine’s flavor changes over the next few…
I now know that there are two acceptable things to do with a glass of wine. The first one, obviously, is to drink it so you can get another glass of wine. The second, even more obviously, is to chop smash the hell out of it with an axe. The shattering effect is spectacular in slow motion, especially when combined with…
We’d suggest you sit down and pour yourself a drink before you hear this news—but, honestly, that would probably only make it worse.
For just shy of $300, Harlequin Illusions will sell you a seemingly magical red oak wine rack that always looks empty when viewed from the side, despite there obviously being bottles stored in it. But the secret behind this trick isn’t wormholes or holograms, it’s a magician’s most faithful assistant.
What do you do when you have a lovely bottle of wine but your corkscrew has gone missing? When teetotaling is not an option, there are countless unconventional ways that people claim you can open a bottle of wine. We put them to the test.
You all poured out your recommendations for best wine bottle opener, and we detected a heavy emphasis on double-hinged corkscrews, with subtle notes of rabbit lever opener, and just a hint of Ah-so. Check out all of the nominees below, and don’t forget to vote for your favorite at the end of the post.
Trader Joe’s announced a voluntary recall of their Triple Ginger Brew this week due to an unlikely reason: Bottles were literally bursting open by themselves. But why was it happening? We think we know the reason.
“What is it?” the innocent wine drinker asks as she stares at a glass of golden grape nectar. It smells like a light red wine, but it looks like a dark white wine. It tastes like nothing you’ve had before. It is orange wine, and it is delicious.
Cork is one of the magic materials of the world which is fitting since its most common use is in wine bottles (wine being one of the magic liquids in the world). But what to do with all the wine corks you have after you finish a bottle of wine? Don’t just toss ‘em out, they can be used as alcohol soaked candles,…
Bottles of Angry Orchard hard cider were recalled this week with their manufacturer warned that cider from two recent batches may result in bottles that overflow or, much more dramatically, literally burst. But what makes a bottle of otherwise ordinary cider explode?
Here’s how one of the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park, opens a bottle of wine when the wine is especially old and the cork is possibly all crumbly: they use burning hot metal tongs to heat up bottle so it can be ‘magically’ opened from the neck, avoiding the cork.