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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 MostCynical on Tuesday November 14, @10:21PM

    by MostCynical (2589) on Tuesday November 14, @10:21PM (#597017)

    it is only the third or fourth bottle that *might* have something left at the end of the night.

    only the *very* 'upmarket-ed' (yes, good, but more hype over substance at $200-$1000 a bottle or more) still have 'cork', more as a by-product of the age of the buyers.. and their perception of 'romance' of cork (ie, what they grew up knowing was a good bottle)

    there was some talk of glass seals, but that came to nought: http://chrisshanahan.com/articles/2007/a-new-seal-for-penfolds-grange/ [chrisshanahan.com]

    face it, screw cap on its own will keep well enough til the next night, or night three, when it goes in the bolognese.

    Maybe, what the world really needs is a mechanical, internet-connected 'smart' resealer, that can tell you how many hours your bottle has been in the fridge, and what temperature it is.. Quick, someone call a venture capitalist!!
     

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