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Drinking Buddies - A New Twist

glasses-rollover.jpgMostly, I try to keep this blog focused on good wine, and good writing about wine, knowing that there are plenty of other outlets out there for the bizarre, the frivolous, and the gear. However, when things like this "My Other Half" wine-glass-gadget come along, it's hard to resist.

In case it's not blindingly obvious from the photo, these two glasses are connected by a tube so that the wine flows between them in such a way that when the glasses are both at the same elevation, there is always the same amount of wine in each. Or at least that's the theory.

This is trickier than it sounds -- both people must drink at the same time, otherwise lifting one glass causes the wine to flow into the other.

In short -- a completely useless invention that can be filed with all the others that wine drinkers seem to perennially invent.

Thanks to the folks over at Gizmodo for the tip-off.

Comments (6)

04.27.07 at 2:56 PM

That's madness! It seem like it would be very impractical (ok, even more impractical) once the wine got to the stem level.

Melanie wrote:
04.28.07 at 1:59 PM

I think they'd make a nice conversation piece in a collection, however useless they may be.

Anonymous wrote:
04.30.07 at 9:04 PM

This is so stupid, I hope the tube breaks in the middle when the glasses are full. Good-bye white carpet.

Anonymous wrote:
05.03.07 at 8:25 PM

For what it's worth, I'll cop to being as seriously retrenched, oak-eschewing, old-world embracing, zero-dosage appreciating a wine drinker as they come. But let's think about this: dinner at a good restaurant with a corner table and a good bottle or two of wine with a new romantic interest (or long-time mate), back to one's place and- what the hell- another bottle gets opened. What better facilitator of mutual appreciation could one ask for, than coordinating drinking with from beauty with one's fancy? Way, way better than pretending to talk about music or politics, and way more enjoyable. Think big, gentlemen, think big...



NB, although I am ITB, I have no idea who makes this product, and no commercial interest wahtsoever.

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