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Cork Pants

Photo: Blog Your Wine – via Weird Universe Eye see that you’re looking at this quirky (corky?) Cork Pants, butt you can’t have it. [...]

What Is the Best Wine Pairing for Taco Bell’s Crunch Wrap Supreme?

(Video Link) Textures and flavors, complements and contrasts–these are the traits that sommeliers must study and contemplate when matching wines and foods. For an optimal culinary experience during your next dinner, choose a wine that fits your Taco Bell selections. Wine expert Gary Vaynerchuk has a few suggestions. -via That’s Nerdalicious!

Transform Your Wine Tasting Party With This Robotic Rack

This is the coolest looking wine rack I’ve ever seen, made out of junk auto parts to resemble some sort of Transformer-Terminator hybrid bot. I’m sure this metal sculpture looks every bit as awesome in person, but the photographer really should have moved the shoes and exercise ball(?) out of the shot, because it makes him [...]

Half-Ton Scrap Metal Transformer Wine Rack

Discreet affirmations of grace and style are the mark of a wine connoisseur. This is how you should present your wine in a way that communicates your breeding and upbringing. Now for sale on Craigslist: a 32-bottle wine rack made from a thousand pounds of automobile and motorcycle transmission parts. Link -via Geekologie

Overly Complex Corkscrew Weighs 771 Pounds of Steampunk Awesomeness

(Video Link) Wine snobs, you’re behind the times if you’re still using a wing corkscrew. Rob Higgs’s hand-cranked machine uses gears, pulleys, chains and weights to open a bottle of wine, then carefully pour its contents into a glass. Skip to 1:15 in the video to see it in action. -via DVICE

White Castle Now Offering Wine

The US fast food chain White Castle, known for its tiny square hamburgers, is now offering wine pairings at selected locations. Here’s one customer’s experience at a restaurant in Lafayette, Indiana: At the counter, Ms. Merritt ordered three cheeseburgers and the full complement of wines: four, in seven-ounce bottles. The burgers cost $2.49, the wine $18. [...]

6 Hugely Successful Products Originally Invented for Something Else

Some of the world’s most famous, civilization-altering discoveries happened by accident. Take Penicillin, for example. The guy who discovered it, Sir Alexander Fleming, simply forgot to clean up his work station one night and returned to discover the world’s first antibiotic growing right there in his unwashed petri dish. But that’s not what this particular [...]

The Wine That Tastes About 4 Billion Years Old

Meteorito is the wine with the taste of outer space right in the bottle! That’s because it’s made using a 4.5 billion year old meteorite, that was found in the Atacama Desert in northern Chile, to help enhance the flavor with the taste of Uranus. Betcha saw that one coming, didn’t ya? All kidding aside, this [...]

Paintings in Wine

Elisabetta Rogai isn’t the first painter to use wine, but she may be the first to make it work. The challenge is that the color of wine changes over time, sometimes in unplanned and unpleasant ways. But Rogai found that adding flour to the wine helped and has been using the mixture ever since. View [...]

Cork Art!

WebUrbanist has a fantastic gallery of 25 amazing pieces made from corks. From cars covered in wine corks to Asian cork carvings to mosaic-styled portraits, the variety of these works is simply stunning and shows the rest of us just how many different things can be created from something that most of us take for [...]