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Heart-Shaped Wine Bottle

“Blood of grapes from the heart of France.” Constantin Bolimond’s wine bottle design reminds viewers of the nation that perfected wine. I’m not sure how his reference to the Rh blood group fits wine. What do you think? Link | Designer’s Website

Vampire Wine Bottle Holder

Vampire Wine Bottle Holder (wine not included) Valentine’s day is right around the corner. Are you facing sleeplessness, fear, and dread over what gift to give your beloved? Show your loved one that you are really someone they can count on with the Vampire Wine Bottle Holder from the NeatoShop. This beautiful and practical sculpture really [...]

Wine Cork Portraits By Scott Gundersen

Somebody must have told Scott Gundersen to put a cork in it when he started his artistic career because he’s been working almost exclusively in corks ever since. Scott creates giant sized mosaic portraits from photo reference, and his works have a surprising amount of detail for such a minimal color palette. Each piece takes thousands of [...]

International Delicacies That Will Leave You Squirming (And Suddenly Not Hungry)

Americans, by global standards, have a pretty bland diet. We’re traditionally unadventurous, at least when compared gastronomically to the rest of the world. Take, for instance, baby mice wine, shown above. Newborn mice are drowned in wine, which is said to impart restorative properties to the body. (Yours, not the mice’s.) I wouldn’t touch it [...]

Wine Stain Portraits By Amella Fais Harnas

Creative artist and wine lover Amella Fais Harnas has come up with a great reason for going through so many bottles of fermented grape goodness – she paints portraits in wine stains! Amella’s works are delightfully warm in color, and the softly bleeding edges add a nice organic feel to each piece, although the gallery must [...]

A Classy Wine in a Box

Nothing says taste and class like boxed wine and designer handbags, so get ready for this: Vernissage’s "bag-in-a-bag" of wine. It’s boxed wine, shaped like a couture handbag! The idea for the wine purse originated [...]

Pairing Soda With Cool Ranch Doritos

Wine and beer pairings are so passe. These days, it’s all about soda pairings and what better to partner your soda with than Cool Ranch Doritos. Some sodas failed just as bad as you would imagine, but the best pairing was, surprisingly, Orange Fanta: This old-world soda was the only offering that actually made the chip [...]

French Cows Drink Wine

Studies show that happy animals provide better-tasting meat. Taking a cue from that idea, Languedoc-Roussillon winemaker Jean-Charles Tastavy and cattle farmer Claude Chaballier decided to experiment by giving beef cattle some wine with their feed. “The cows appreciated the menu and ate with enjoyment,” Tastavy said. And now, the French cows are getting a daily oenological infusion [...]

Vinderpants

Vinderpants – $8.95 Are you planning an intimate dinner party. Don’t let your wine selection embarrass you. Dress up your wine in the Vinderpants wine cover / cooler from the NeatoShop. Remember, even a flamboyant wine shouldn’t go commando. Be sure to check out the NeatoShop for more great Barware & Cocktail items! Link

Tentacle Wine Bottle Stopper

Tentacle Wine Bottle Stopper (sold individually) $9.95 You know what goes great with Cabernet Sauvignon, Pinot Grigio and Riesling wines? A little tentacle. Tentacle Wine Bottle Stopper from the [...]