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Show off your wine while storing

Drinking and collecting wine continues to gain in popularity. It doesn't cost anything to get started (beyond the actual wine, that is), and good-quality wines can be found in the $10 price range. As your wine knowledge grows along with your collection, sooner or later you will be tasked with finding a place to store it all. As most of us do not have the option of creating a wine cellar, a simple refrigerated device is usually the best option.

The VinoView Silent 35 Bottle Wine Display Refrigerator is a solution that incorporates storage and use. It has a … Read more

Ice bucket wine cooler keeps wine dry and cool

Having a chilled bottle of wine by your side on a nice, warm day is one of life's little pleasures. The problem is, sometimes there is no cooling device nearby. Certainly, it isn't easy to lug a refrigerator to whatever pleasant hillside or beach shore you may be picnicking on. (Never mind the extension cord!) Ice buckets are nice and all, but soon you have a large puddle of water making everything soggy. For a nice, dry alternative to the standard ice bucket, check out the Twin Chiller Iceless Wine Cooler by Prodyne.

Using a double-wall design, the … Read more

Science keeps your wine VineyardFresh

In my current delicate condition, expected to continue until July, I am not able to drink nearly as much wine as I would like. I find myself limited to inhaling deeply near the wine glass and trying to get some satisfaction from that (it doesn't work). This leaves the total number of legal drinkers in our house at exactly one, and one who doesn't drink a lot to begin with. So a bottle of wine can last a good long time in our house.

If, that is, a bottle of wine could last a good long time. Which … Read more

Rabbit makes quick work of corks

As a cook, I love any gadgets that make more tedious kitchen tasks easier. As a lover of science, I like kitchen innovations that combine new technologies with traditional ones (see the Pacojet). But as a former mechanical engineer, I reserve the biggest place in the kitchen gadget section of my heart for those that have the coolest moving part.

Maybe that's why I giggled like a first grader when I first used the Rabbit corkscrew, a contraption that clamps on the top of a wine bottle and removes the cork. Instead of wrestling with one of those pocketknife-style … Read more

Cork Pets: For saving wine corks in knick-knack form

Sometimes a very special occasion that has been paired with a very special wine calls for a particular form of memento: the saving of the cork. Even if you do not participate in the occasional saving of the cork, you should at least be indirectly aware of the custom. I know I've seen trivets made from wine corks, bulletin boards and a handful of other odd, unexpected uses for that little plug of cork. I even used to live near a storefront that created a two-inch thick moat around their display window, filling it with hundreds (thousands?) of corks.… Read more

U.S. Cellular drinks up LG Wine

U.S. Cellular has just announced the LG Wine, a simple mid-tier handset with features like a 1.3-megapixel camera, Bluetooth, a one-touch speakerphone, and voice command. Appropriately, it's available in red and white versions.

You can get it for $179.95 without a contract or $29.95 after a two-year agreement and a mail-in rebate of $50.

Store your wine where you have space

Keeping wine chilled has been a little bit of a problem for me. If I try to put more than a bottle or two in the refrigerator, I don't seem to have room for everything else that should go in there. But my kitchen barely has room for me--it certainly doesn't have the space for a standalone wine cooler. I'm not about to give up any of my counter space for anything like that, either. Solutions seems to have found the one spot in my kitchen that I can fit a wine cooler in, though: the Under-Cabinet Wine CoolerRead more

Google adds booze ads--with limits

As part of an effort to wring more money out of its online activities, Google has begun permitting text advertisements for some hard liquor in the United States.

"This fall, we changed our policy around beer, for the first time allowing advertisements of its sale in the U.S. via AdWords. And starting today, in response to advertiser feedback we've received over the years, we'll permit the advertisement of hard alcohol and liqueurs that target the U.S.," said Amanda Kelly of Google's AdWords team in a blog post Monday.

Google started permitting ads for beer, wine, and champagneRead more

Showcase your wine

Every year, I spend hours searching through wine paraphernalia for something I can give my uncle. He's a true wine aficionado and has just about every wine gadget you can think of, but I've found something new for this year: the Wine Arc. This graceful wine holder turns a good bottle of wine into an elegant centerpiece. It balances bottles midair, seemingly defying gravity. It is easy to suspend the bottle; simply slip the neck of the wine bottle into the Wine Arc and gently release it. The bottle will balance itself.

The Wine Arc is minimalist, but … Read more

Lower your wine bill by making your own

This is no "bathtub gin wine" we're talking about here. WinePod has put together an impressive product designed to help budding enthusiasts take advantage of their passion for wine. Add grapes and yeast, follow some directions, (or along in the community) and you are on your way.

The Garagiste is similar to the Classic WinePod in that it produces four cases of wine, but the price is significantly lower which should create more interest in the budget minded. While the Classic sells for $4,499, the new model is available for only $1,999. The makers, ProVina, … Read more