Gold Musical Wine Glass – Wine Glasses With Musical Notation

Gold Musical Wine Glass - Wine Glasses With Musical Notation

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.

 

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Forgot That Wine You Really Liked? – Delectable Has An App For That

Forgot That Wine You Really Liked? - Delectable Has An App For That

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.

Forgot That Wine You Really Liked? - Delectable Has An App For That

Connecticut To Become 49th State To Sell Alcohol On Sunday

I can remember Blue Laws when they really were in effect.  Anyone living in New England 25 years ago will remember nothing being open on Sunday.  Nothing.  You couldn’t get a lot of things.  Today you can get just about anything.  Connecticut joins the ranks of the modern age as it took a major step toward becoming the 49th state to allow Sunday alcohol sales.  The Senate voted on Tuesday to allow liquor stores to sell beer, wine and spirits any day of the week.

On Tuesday, the Connecticut Senate passed a bill that would allow liquor stores and supermarkets to sell alcohol from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sundays, and on Memorial Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.  The state expects to see about $5.2 million in new annual revenue.

Connecticut To Become 49th State To Sell Alcohol On Sunday“It’s a measure that’s long past due and a good first step to making our state’s package stores more consumer friendly,” Gov. Dannel Malloy said in a statement.

“Our current laws have cost Connecticut businesses millions of dollars as consumers have flocked over our borders in search of more convenient hours and lower prices. Like many other initiatives I’ve put forward since taking office, this bill has a simple focus: making Connecticut competitive once again,” he said.

Malloy’s signature will leave Indiana as the only state in the country to ban all alcohol sales on Sunday (some states only allow beer and/or wine sales), said Frank Coleman, spokesman for the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States.

Beautiful Regional Italian Food and Wine Map Paintings

There’s not much to say about these.  They are beautiful and hail from Antoine Corbineau illustration, graphic design and art direction studio.  He does some really incredible work.  Below are some samples from two recent works which show maps of Italy, one has regional food products, the other is regional wine.  Striking and a nifty way to waste a few minutes.  Prints are available off his site.

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