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.
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.
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.
Summer is a fantastic time to enjoy sparkling adult beverages, much more so than winter, where I sip on mead from my Chamber of Furs. Now that it’s warm, Champagne is an obvious drink choice, but I deeply hate spending more than $20 on anything, let alone booze, so I turn to prosecco. Prosecco is good. But prosecco…
The gas that gets pumped into your house has no smell. This means the first sign you get that you're inhaling gas is a lack of oxygen to the brain. To correct that problem, companies use a chemical characteristic of badly made wine.
A century and a half ago, the Carmenére grape was one of the most common Bordeaux grapes in France. And then a disease essentially wiped it out. So how did it recently reemerge in Chile?
One hundred fifty years ago, the Great French Wine Blight nearly wiped out an industry that today produces some 40 billion bottles of wine a year. The only solution was a radical fusion of species that remains essential to the success of the wine market. Here's the story of how humanity hacked the wine grape.
California has long been on the cutting edge of solar power, and now it has what be its most interesting plan yet: a vast solar array floating on top of wastewater ponds. The project will be built in Sonoma County, which you may know better as wine country.
Opening a new bottle of wine always involves a little bit of mental math: Will you be left with a fraction of a bottle? And, if so, how long will you have, before its flavor turns to vinegar? Fortunately, there's a solution, and it's hidden in the periodic table.