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How A Total Accident Saved The French Wine Industry

Amy Harmon’s excellent, recent article in the New York Times describes how the Florida orange juice industry may soon be wiped-out because of a new bacterial disease spread by an introduced insect. It looks like there could be a technology-fix for the problem using genetic engineering. The question is whether the growers will get to apply that solution.


The 'Smell' Of Tainted Wine Is Actually Your Nose Going Numb

Wine lovers dread “cork taint”, the mildewy, wet-garage-full-of-old-newspapers odour that ruins a freshly opened bottle of wine. But the chemical responsible for cork taint’s foul smell may actually work by numbing your nose’s scent receptors. Huh?


Intel Makes Processor Powered By Wine

The Intel Developer Forum is coming to an end, meaning its execs get to go wild and show some of the oddball concepts under way at the tech giant. These include a processor so efficient it can pull all the energy it needs to run from a glass of red wine.


You'd Be Crazy Not To Buy This Straitjacketed Wine

Picking out the right bottle of wine to take to a dinner party is too often a tough task, so many people go with the pick-the-pretty-label approach. And, of course, you want to send the right message. With Vino Loco, that message is loud and clear: You crazy.


Delectable Wine For iOS: Identify Wine And Dole Out Recs Like A Pro

Everyone loves wine — or rather everyone likes to seem like they love wine. And what better way to give off an air of sophistication than to be able to offer perfect recommendations, pairings and analyses on any wine at a moment’s notice? Delectable lets you do all that with absolutely no preparation required.


Magical Bottle Opener Can Pour Wine Without Popping The Cork

There are plenty of ways to open a nice bottle of wine, but they all involve the avoidable decision to finish the bottle (or risk the weird-tasting leftovers). We can do better than this, people. A new opener from Coravin aimed at connoisseurs lets you drink one glass at a time, by performing what amounts to a surgical procedure on your bottle.


The Most Dangerous Ways To Open A Bottle Of Wine

It’s intentionally obnoxious, but this video goes through all the ridiculously dangerous ways a person can open a bottle of wine. I’m talking about chainsaws, guns, rockets, blow torches, swords and more.


Refuse To Drink Wine From Anything But These Crazy Anatomical Carafes

Next time someone offers you a glass of wine, refuse unless its presented from a carafe as incredibly attractive as this. All example of “bio-tableware” by sculptor Etienne Meneau, these beautiful, branched structures are artistic takes on wine carafes.


Silicone Boozewear Will Easily Survive Your Most Drunken Rampages

A strategically thrown glass can perfectly emphasise the drunken point you’re trying to make, but cleaning up the aftermath while hungover in the morning is no fun. So swap out your fancy wine and martini glasses with these soft, silicone alternatives that can take a licking — and a smashing — and bounce right back.


A Modular, Fully Customisable Wine Rack For Every Type Of Drinker

Regardless of whether you’re a sommelier-hopeful or simply a diligent lush, you’re going to need a wine rack to match your distinct, personal tastes and, er, volume. This is exactly what makes the completely customisable and optionally mountable Nucleus wine rack from Thijs Goossink so fantastic.


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