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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: 3, Informative) by splenolymph on Tuesday November 14, @02:06PM (1 child)

    by splenolymph (5495) on Tuesday November 14, @02:06PM (#596786)

    Just use an old whisky, port or sherry bottle cork. They are free with those bottles and perfectly reusable with a plastic top that is easy to grip. I've got some that are decades old. I always keep mine.

    Here's a nice photo of what I'm talking about: []

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  • (Score: 2) by Nerdfest on Tuesday November 14, @02:56PM

    by Nerdfest (80) Subscriber Badge on Tuesday November 14, @02:56PM (#596810)

    I use the original screw top (yes, *many* exceptional wines use them these days), or a silicone stopper to keep the wine in the bottle. The original corks are prone to pop out when the bottle's on its side. To actually keep a wine 'fresh', I'll use a heavier tan air inert gas. There's stuff specifically for doing this, but I've used "finish preserver" for woodworking product before as well in a pinch.