Remember when you first learned you could make sound with a wine glass, either hitting it or running your finger around the edge? Someone’s taken advantage of that fact and made some wine glasses you can carry a tune with. Wine glasses with musical notation. Neat but not cheap at $80 for a pair. I’ll let the website take it from here.
Wine and dine in perfect time! Get your next dinner party humming when you turn your sips into a symphony with these gilded glasses turned musical instruments. The etchings on the glasses are musical notations that correspond to the level of the liquid. When the user drinks to D for example, he or she may run a finger along the rim of the glass to create its lush, sonorous note. Or, for the more percussive partier, the same note will ring out with a gentle rap of his or her utensil on the side of the glass. From rounds of “Row, row, row your boat” to more ambitious orchestrations, you’re sure to strike a chord with the guests at your next soiree with this pair that covers a full 12 note octave from A flat to G. Made in Austria from lead-free crystal.
I have a very good friend whose brother wore a Budweiser themed hat during his high school homecoming. He ended up driving his father’s car into a chain link fence along the football field and rolled the trunk of the car up like a sardine can. Nice! You can imagine that went over very well with all involved.
Let’s say you’re not a drunk high school senior but an actual cowboy. Chances are you have some allegiance to an American beer of some sort or another. Now, you can show your allegiance to both cowboy culture and your favorite suds, with a Beer Box Cowboy Hat.
Constructed from an actual 18-pack, you can choose from Miller Lite, MGD, or Coors Light. You may drink with your hat on. You may drive with your hat on. Please do not combine the two.
If you’ve ever wanted to pull off the drink-in-a-paper-bag bum aesthetic while still trying to keep your drink cool, inventors of such niceties as the brass knuckle coffee mugs and grenade salt and pepper shakers bring you the equally fun Bum Bag Drinks Cooler (actually not on the internet “shelves” until sometime in August.) We’d say it’s a great way to look like the 99% while still maintaining a cold temperature for your drink – just like any upper-crust lush expects.
The evil genius behind such a device is thabto (two heads are better than one) and while it may look the part of disposable bag – their drink cooler is water-resistant, tear-proof and made to look and feel like an actual paper bag. There’s no info on the actual dimensions just yet, but judging from the photos provided it seems like it will cover your average long-neck. Be advised that it leaves the neck exposed, so it won’t be keeping you safe from the police unless you live in Vegas. Pricing is set at £5.95 which works out to $9.22 (at current exchange rates) for us Yanks.
Every drink a bottle of wine and think, “Hey – I really like this!” – but by the time you’re ready to buy another bottle the old one’s in the recycling and you can’t remember what the hell it was? Guilty. Delectable is here to help.
If you don’t have an iPhone you’re currently out of luck. I have one so that’s really all that matters. One imagines an Android version can’t be far behind. If you’re currently iPhone enabled, snap a picture with your phone and the folks at Delectable will help you find that wine again later, evening arranging shipping right to your door. It’ll also keep track of your wine preferences.
Delectable makes it easy to remember wines you love, have them again, learn about your taste in wine. Just take a picture of a wine, and relax while Delectable does the rest.
Phusion Projects (the parent company of Four Loko) has rolled out a XXX Limited Edition flavor, Strawberry Lemonade, alongside two new Four Loko flavors, Coco Loko and Peach.
The brand says they’ve researched the beverage market and “the hottest flavors” are Peach and Coconut. Whether their research bears out in the market remains to be seen, but the products are on shelves now.
All three products are 12% ABV and come in 23.5-ounce cans, as is the case with all Four Loko products. Phusion Projects products ran into some problems when their first drink formulations included caffeine and/or stimulants. Their existing product lines and new roll outs are absent anything resembling a stimulant.
I’m sure you’ve all had the same problem – pour a soda over a glass of ice and it fizzes over like a madman. Either it takes forever to pour yourself a glass or it goes fizzing all over the counter. Not the greatest result, either way. But there’s an easy way to prevent that from happening. Wet or rinse your ice. That’s it. Pour some water over the ice you’re about to use (you can even do it while it’s still in the tray.) Why does this work? Dry ice (well not dry ice – but ice that’s not wet) has tons of little crags and crystallized edges. Those hard points are nucleation points. Nucleation points make soda fizz. Wetting them down with water first smooths out the edges. That gives the soda less to “grab” onto and it won’t flow over. Cool.
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