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posted by cmn32480 on Tuesday November 14, @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, Insightful) by Bot on Tuesday November 14, @12:45PM (4 children)

    by Bot (3902) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 14, @12:45PM (#596769)

    1. open bottle
    2. serve wine
    3. if bottle not empty goto 2

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  • (Score: 1, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:24PM

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @04:24PM (#596848)

    If you repeat your loop enough times, then the condom comes in handy for another purpose. It's a multi-tasker!

  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @07:51PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Tuesday November 14, @07:51PM (#596944)

    1. open bottle
    2. serve wine
    3. goto 1

  • (Score: 2) by JoeMerchant on Wednesday November 15, @03:50AM

    by JoeMerchant (3937) on Wednesday November 15, @03:50AM (#597130)

    Decades ago in Miami there was a restaurant called the Gourmet Diner - looked like a '50s aluminum bodied diner, served snobby food to those who appreciated it. The thing that struck me when going there was how the regulars all came with their 375ml wine bottles, just enough to share for a dinner for 2, not too much to drive home on. It's damn hard to find any decent selection in those half sized bottles (except Ports, and these were not Ports they were drinking) but that crowd was wired into a good supplier.