October 22, 2007

Nuvo Vino Wine Thermometer


This wine gadget uses an infrared sensor to take the wine's temperature without sticking anything in the wine. The best method for using the gadget is to hover it an inch or two above the wine in a glass, but it can also be tested in the bottle or outside the glass. The gadget has a retractable sensor and comes with a wallet size recommended wine serving temperature card .

Price: $49.95 Available From Nuvo Vino

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October 12, 2007

Somersault Wine Rack

somersault.jpgWe’ve all been to a friend’s apartment and admired their stuff. Usually that stuff is their wife or DVD collection. However, the other day I was at a buddy’s place for dinner and I looked right past his wife’s endowments, and his complete collection of Lone Wolf and Club samurai movies, and saw only his funky new wine rack. It looks like some Andy Warhol would produce if he was the set designer for Laugh-In. I almost didn’t check out his wine collection because the rack itself was so interesting. If you want an eye-catching way to display your wares, check this out at

Lone Wolf and Cub is worth a look-see as well.

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October 11, 2007

The Wine Master

Is there anyone out there who has not dreamed of being James Bond? I’m not talking about the usual motivations; cool car, getting the girl, defeating a surprisingly inept evil genius. No, I’m talking about his way with food and drink, especially drink. He knows the right vodka, champagne, and always the right wine. What red is best after strangling a man with your cummerbund? Well, that may be the only wine suggestion the Wine Master Special cannot make. Any wine question you have, can be answered by this amazing doohicky. Its amazing features allow you to:

  • Access over 10,000 wine ratings and reviews
  • Save up to 25 of your favorite wines
  • Find food and wine pairings
  • Get tasting descriptions
  • Review a basic wine term glossary

At a restaurant, wine shop, wherever . . . this little baby is essential. What makes it even better, is Amazon’s price: $7.99!! While the Wine Master Special may not come with a Lotus, or Ursula Andress, it will give you the edge in all wine situations. And remember where you heard it from: Wine, Cheap Fun Wines.

Wine Master Special

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September 24, 2007

Brass Knuckles Wine Opener

brass-knuckles-wine-opener.jpgWe have talked endlessly at CFW about the lack of crossover between underground mixed martial arts and wine tasting. We feel that a sommelier performing a flying knee drop would bring two wonderful worlds together. Finally, we have found a step in the right direction - and it turns out we're not the only ones thinking this way.

Jonathan Sabine for Vest Collective designed this remarkable wine opener. The corkscrew smoothly blends utility and winking, dark humor, and you can easily see this being a hit at your next dinner party (not to mention a vicious weapon if things get out of hand). No word yet on the availability of this piece, but you can be sure we'll keep you posted.
Not sure how many people who appreciate wine can really relate to the knucks, but for the few, like the crew at CFW, it’s the meanest kitchen implement in recent years.

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September 18, 2007

Scrimshaw Wine Opener

scrimshaw-wine-opener.jpgOK, so we know it's not Swanky Wine Friday yet, but we saw this corkscrew and just had to post about it. If you know what scrimshaw is (carved bones or teeth from marine mammals like whales), you probably have one of two reactions - A) wide-eyed wonder or B) horrified disgust.

For those in the first category, yeah, this thing's damned cool and it was swimming around the ocean a while back. For those in the second, it's pretty damned expensive so they're probably not going to sell enough to depopulate the manatee or whale populations.

We just think it's neat.

[Note: We just read up a bit more and discovered it's not marine at's camel bone. Those humped bastards get what they deserve.]

Sam McDowell Scrimshaw Wine Opener

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September 17, 2007

Deer Antler Wine Rack

If you're like us, you need a second home - preferably a log cabin with a rustic feel. Maybe you already have one. Either way, you should get this deer antler wine rack and put it there - it saves you from actually having to kill a deer yourself for the sake of interior decor.

River's Edge Deer Antler Wine Rack

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September 13, 2007

Wine Flight Set

wine-flight-set.jpgClass up your next wine tasting - or even just wine serving - with the Wine Flight Set from Red Envelope. It comes with two trays, eight stemless Riedel wine glasses, and multiple plaques with an erasable pen to change the names of the wine you're tasting, mark down scores - or just write funny little messages to each other.

Wine Flight Set [via Uncrate]

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September 4, 2007

Screwpull Champagne Cork Catcher

Are you the kind of person who pads the pointy edges of the items in your house to keep yourself from losing an eye? Do you constantly live in fear that you'll be minding your own business and suddenly, from out of nowhere, you'll be cracked across the skull with a cork? Are you concerned you'll end up going to Federal P.M.I.T.A. prison for beaning someone else with said cork?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, or if you just want a nifty wine-related accoutrement, you need this gadget.

Screwpull Champagne Cork Catcher [via acquire]

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August 31, 2007

Wine Away Wine Stain Remover

Wine - we all love to drink it, but let's face it...if you spill a glass of red, it's not so easy to get out of your white shag carpeting. Wait, you don't have white shag? How about a shirt or linens then? That's where Wine Away comes in - you can get wine stains out without using bleach or phosphates, simply by spraying it on the stain. We love the power of enzymes!

Wine Away

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August 20, 2007

Stemmed Sommelier Cups

They look like plastic cups, but they're super-expensive sommelier glasses! Get it?

Let's get them to go with our our platinum Ding Dong forks and dab the crumbs from the corners of our mouths with thousand dollar bills!

Available for $100 at MoMA Store [via acquire]

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