Slash Boxes

SoylentNews is people

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.


Original Submission

This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.
Display Options Threshold/Breakthrough Mark All as Read Mark All as Unread
The Fine Print: The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. We are not responsible for them in any way.
  • (Score: 5, Informative) by TheRaven on Tuesday November 14 2017, @01:24PM (1 child)

    by TheRaven (270) on Tuesday November 14 2017, @01:24PM (#596779) Journal
    I prefer the Vacu Vin ones []. The stoppers are cheap and durable (cheaper than these wine condoms and reuseable) and the pump is easy to use and lets you extract enough air that the wine lasts for days. I got a set with a pump and three stoppers (I rarely have more than two unfinished bottles of wine open at once) about 15 years ago, and they still work fine, for about the same price as a pack of three of these disposable things.
    sudo mod me up
    Starting Score:    1  point
    Moderation   +3  
       Informative=3, Total=3
    Extra 'Informative' Modifier   0  
    Karma-Bonus Modifier   +1  

    Total Score:   5  
  • (Score: 2) by aclarke on Tuesday November 14 2017, @05:39PM

    by aclarke (2049) on Tuesday November 14 2017, @05:39PM (#596875) Homepage

    Yeah, use this. Pump the air out of the bottle and your wine will be fit to drink for a few days, possibly up to a couple weeks.

    The "wine condom" is a sensationalistic, and stupid, idea. Worse than almost every other existing solution, except for the "hur de hur condom" angle.