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posted by cmn32480 on Tuesday November 14 2017, @11:47AM   Printer-friendly
from the for-your-wine-not-your-weiner dept.

Submitted via IRC for OneLitreIn

Not all conversations with your mom about condoms have to end in mortification. For example: One mother and son turned a quip about rubbers into an industrious new way to save wine.

The Wine Condom, which is literally a condom stretched over the top of a wine bottle, was conceived by Laura Bartlett and her clearly well-adjusted son, Mitch Strahan.

The Dallas duo came up with the idea in 2014 after Bartlett sealed off a bottle of wine with plastic wrap secured with a rubber band. They realized it looked like a condom and their dream was born.

Their original contraption first launched that late spring/early summer. Recently, the two announced a new design for their invention, which works for different sizes of wine bottles. (Expect to see a few floating around at White Elephant Gift Exchange this holiday season.)

The device, made from food-grade silicone and sold online for $10 per six-pack, works much as you'd expect: After opening a bottle of wine, the Wine Condom can be rolled over the opening, creating a seal that prevents air from escaping.


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  • (Score: 4, Funny) by c0lo on Tuesday November 14 2017, @12:23PM (2 children)

    by c0lo (156) on Tuesday November 14 2017, @12:23PM (#596760)

    I've never understood, why don't we have normal silicone condoms? You'd be able to boil them for reuse and they're far less likely to break.

    If you are after durability and reuse, I suggest the use of rubber tyres. For added security, choose the monster-truck ones.


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  • (Score: 2) by realDonaldTrump on Wednesday November 15 2017, @02:33AM (1 child)

    by realDonaldTrump (6614) Subscriber Badge on Wednesday November 15 2017, @02:33AM (#597108) Homepage Journal

    I own 25% of Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

    #StopTheBias []
    • (Score: 2) by c0lo on Wednesday November 15 2017, @02:41AM

      by c0lo (156) on Wednesday November 15 2017, @02:41AM (#597112)

      I own 25% of Goodyear Tire and Rubber.

      Bad choice. At least for tyre condoms.

      Michelin is... so frenchy so chic.