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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.

Source: http://nypost.com/2017/11/10/forget-bottle-stoppers-wine-condoms-will-save-your-booze/


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  • (Score: 2) by goodie on Tuesday November 14, @04:55PM

    by goodie (1877) on Tuesday November 14, @04:55PM (#596858) Journal

    Putting the cork back on works just fine (except for bubbly wines where the swelling of the cork may make it too tight to go back in there, that's right I wrote that with a straight face).

    And if you are going to drink it within 24 hours, you may also leave the bottle without anything on it, unless you are drinking some really fancy wine it won't make _that_ much of a difference.

    There's a dumb solution looking for a (non) problem. Reminds me of the caps for coke cans in the 1990s...

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