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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 letssee on Tuesday November 14, @06:35PM

    by letssee (2537) on Tuesday November 14, @06:35PM (#596900)

    Those 'vacuvin' corks are mostly humbug as well. First, their pumping power is rather low, so you might maybe pull out half the air (unlikely, but let's be generous) leaving half the bacteria in, which is not a significant reduction. Second, when you expose wine to a true vacuüm all sorts of flavour will evaporate even faster, so the flavour will change as well (disclaimer: this second 'fact' is from random reddit posts or somesuch, so I'm not sure how correct it is, but it sonds believable.)

    The only thing that works is flush the bottle with sterile air in some way and recorking/sealing it.

    I don't really see what the advantage of this 'condom' would be over a cork though.

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