Bizarre & Impractical Wine Accessories
A little while back we featured different types of corkscrews that are available in the market. It got us thinking as to the numerous wine accessories that are available out there. Many of them are designers’ fantasies and are impractical. We traced 5 such accessories that you can very well do without.
Etienne Meneau’s The Strange Carafes
We are all for decanters, it is a must for wines but this is taking it too far. Bordeaux based sculptor, Etienne Meneau created these decanters which are more reminders of human veins than decanters. Made of borosilicate glass, Meneau aptly named them as Strange Carafe and they sell for €1200 and upwards. You can find more astounding shapes of these decanters here.
Kyouei Design Glass Tank
Japanese design firm Kyouei Design created this glass tank wine glass which works with air and water pressure which ensure that there is no spillage. As the wine in the glass reduces a controlled amount is poured into the glass. The glass is made from heat resistant glass and is priced at JPY 29800. Despite the practical and scientific approach it will undoubtedly is a handful to hold on to, let alone drink from. More on the glass here.
Magic Chain Wine Bottle Holder
If you are fascinated by optical illusions then this is the wine bottle holder for you. A good show piece to capture the attention of guests at home the holder only has one use which we are sure isn’t deserving the Rs 999 price tag that it comes with. This bottle holder is available in India courtesy Hit Play.
The cork based wine chiller claims that it can chill a room temperature red wine to cellar temperature in 15 minutes and white wines will stay chilled for an hour. The cork has a glass attachment filled thermal gel which maintains temperature, which needs to be frozen and put into the wine bottle. While it sounds all convenient, we are still not sure of its practical use in Indian environment. We would still stick to ice buckets and refrigerators. Corkcicle is priced at $ 17.95, if you are still interested in it.
Fred and Friends Finger Food Party Plates
It is indeed troublesome to shuffle between, your wine glass, hors d’oeuvres and conversations, but we really don’t see this Finger Food party plate helping the situation. If anything it will be just another element to balance and keep track of. The heart of the concept is in the right place but it still falls in the purview of impractical.