Top 10 totally pointless wine accessories28th August, 2012 by Patrick Schmitt
We have rounded up 10 wine-related gadgets which provide little or no practical use save for some entertainment.
Having trawled the world wide web it’s apparent there’s an impressive industry catering for the wine drinker who already has the basic necessities – that is, glasses, corkscrew and preferably some form of storage.
Such a trade is highly inventive in its ability to dream up and produce a broad array of items that are frankly useless except for the amusement they may cause when revealed for the first time.
Among the objects manufactured, notably silly examples included stemware designed to make you feel drunk, as well as a beer jug that doubles as a wine glass, and a Paris goblet that fills itself (pictured).
Other items discovered include a monstrous carafe designed to look like a vine (or set of udders?), and a metal bottle holder complete with a piano player who doesn’t play.
Over the following pages we have counted down ten of what we believe are the wackiest and most pointless wine-related objects on sale.
We’re sure none of them will directly improve your drinking pleasure.