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Wine Gadget Meme – We’ll go first

Inspired by a recent article in Wired that friend passed on to me, I want to start a silly little meme. In the article by Lore Sjöberg entitled Wonder Wine Gadgets That Would Win Over Geeks, Lore comes up with some geeky wine tools that may eventually find themselves wrapped up in a pretty little package with your name on it this Holiday season. My personal favorite from his list is the “Tooth-Mounted Flavor Sensor”, designed to decipher each and every flavor you experience while sipping your next wine!

So Wine Bloggers, what is your dream device? Something yet to be built or something that only Ralph Steadman’s head could create? Maybe you have an idea or a schematic already drawn up? Maybe this article has fostered a new side of you, you didn’t even know existed? Feeling a bit creative?!

Gabriella’s Idea:

Wine-o-Tron 5000

You’ve just had a fantastic tasting savoring some of the most prestigious wines of the world among a dozen of your closest wine aficionados. Looking at your watch, you’ve noticed the bell has struck 2am. You’re tongue tired, lips chapped, slightly loopy from the delectable evening and are now dreaming of your warm bed and soft sheets, but the evening isn’t over. On your marble counter top stand 40 Reidel glasses of every size and shape imaginable reflecting four large, mischievous cat eyes. If you don’t wash and put away all 40 glasses now, chances are slim you’ll find a handful in tact come morning.

Your choice: wash them by hand or get out your Wine-O-Tron 5000!

Wine-O-Tron 5000 is an automatic wine glass cleaning robot that easily fits in small closets or under your couch. Simply unfold, turn on, and watch your lipstick stained, garnacha tinted wine glasses get sparkling clean in a matter of minutes. Wine-O-Tron 5000 is so effective that it can: pick up each glass without breaking it, clean without using any abrasives or harsh chemicals that leave a stinky residue, and can put them away with both ease and grace.

Say “no” to broken wine glasses and chapped soapy hands, and say “yes” to Wine-O-Tron!

Ryan’s Idea:
Purple NO!

Purple teeth no more! Just done with a Vinography style marathon tasting? Have a mouth that is a deeper purple than the flight of Ridge Zin’s you just tasted? Pop a piece of this miracle gum in your mouth and you can “wash that purple right off of your gums!” After only ten minutes you will have gums that glow and teeth that shine. Best part is the counter tannin tongue massaging micro crystals, that bring life back into your tannin tortured tongue and again to a state of normalcy.

Now we ask you to create your own wine gadget. We’ve picked two bloggers to join us in this meme, Richard @ A Passionate Foodie and Jeff Stai @ Twisted Oak. When they’ve contributed, we ask that they elect two more wine bloggers. Let’s see how many bizarre wine gadgets we can come up with together just in time for the holiday season! ;)

Cheers,

Ryan and Gabriella

Oh and if you don’t have a blog, please leave your creation in the comments section of the site!

  • Wine Scamp

    Oh, I want a Wine-o-Tron 5000 so BAD! Please send one to me right away! I have enclosed 28 antique pesetas and eleven wine charms to cover shipping!

  • RichardA

    You know you want to swallow. And now you can! Forget spitting. Throw away your spit buckets. Why? Because of the miracle new product, Clear Head (patent pending). Clear Head is a breakthrough pill that banishes the effects of alcohol in your blood stream. Through special nanotechnology, the tiny computers within the pill are able to transform the alcohol into your system into a harmless liquid. So now you can attend even the largest wine tastings and never have to spit again. You can swallow every taste of wine, relishing its sweet nectar. Clear Head has so many other uses as well! No more drunk driving arrests. No more drunk dialing. No more waking up to some stranger. Buy Clear Head now! (So, I shall now elect Jill at <a href="http://domaine547.com/ “>http://domaine547.com/ to contribute the next meme)

  • RichardA

    You know you want to swallow. And now you can! Forget spitting. Throw away your spit buckets. Why? Because of the miracle new product, Clear Head (patent pending). Clear Head is a breakthrough pill that banishes the effects of alcohol in your blood stream. Through special nanotechnology, the tiny computers within the pill are able to transform the alcohol into your system into a harmless liquid. So now you can attend even the largest wine tastings and never have to spit again. You can swallow every taste of wine, relishing its sweet nectar. Clear Head has so many other uses as well! No more drunk driving arrests. No more drunk dialing. No more waking up to some stranger. Buy Clear Head now! (So, I shall now elect Jill at <a href="http://domaine547.com/ “>http://domaine547.com/ to contribute the next meme)

  • RichardA

    You know you want to swallow. And now you can! Forget spitting. Throw away your spit buckets. Why? Because of the miracle new product, Clear Head (patent pending). Clear Head is a breakthrough pill that banishes the effects of alcohol in your blood stream. Through special nanotechnology, the tiny computers within the pill are able to transform the alcohol into your system into a harmless liquid. So now you can attend even the largest wine tastings and never have to spit again. You can swallow every taste of wine, relishing its sweet nectar. Clear Head has so many other uses as well! No more drunk driving arrests. No more drunk dialing. No more waking up to some stranger. Buy Clear Head now! (So, I shall now elect Jill at <a href="http://domaine547.com/ “>http://domaine547.com/ to contribute the next meme)

  • http://passionatefoodie.blogspot.com/ RichardA

    You know you want to swallow. And now you can!

    Forget spitting. Throw away your spit buckets. Why? Because of the miracle new product, Clear Head (patent pending).

    Clear Head is a breakthrough pill that banishes the effects of alcohol in your blood stream. Through special nanotechnology, the tiny computers within the pill are able to transform the alcohol into your system into a harmless liquid. So now you can attend even the largest wine tastings and never have to spit again. You can swallow every taste of wine, relishing its sweet nectar.

    Clear Head has so many other uses as well! No more drunk driving arrests. No more drunk dialing. No more waking up to some stranger.

    Buy Clear Head now!

    (So, I shall now elect Jill at http://domaine547.com/ to contribute the next meme)

  • Jill

    Morpho-Vino v1.0 Riedel makes glasses of many different shapes, each claiming to be best suited to a particular style of wine. But they have so many different lines, how do you know that Burgundy you've opened is going to show best in their Vinum series Burgundy glass, as opposed to their Sommelier series Burgundy glass? If you're looking for one glass to fit every wine drinking occasion, I have the invention just for you: the Morpho-Vino. The Morpho-Vino is proprietary technology that provides you with a pure, crystal wine glass that is able to adapt in shape to whatever you're drinking — as a Shmoo or a Barbapapa might — so that you get the optimal drinking experience with every bottle you open. How does it work, you ask? It's easy. All you have to do is take the miniature Morpho-Vino Wine Thief provided in the kit, get a bottle sample, and place a drop of your selected wine into your Morpho-Vino glass. Instantaenously, you'll see particles begin to shift and your glass transform from its original shape into the optimal type for your wine. Morpho-Vino will change the wine stemware world, providing drinkers with the assurance that they are always drinking from the most appropriate receptacle. Plus, think of all that shelf space people will save, not having to have different types of glasses for different grape varieties, regions, and whatnot. If Riedel thought they had a problem with Eisch's breathable stemware, they better look out since the Morpho-Vino is set to hit the marketplace in 2008. Patent pending. Now, I tag Erika Strum at <a href="http://strumerika.com “>http://strumerika.com to announce her Wine Gadget Meme.

  • Jill

    Morpho-Vino v1.0 Riedel makes glasses of many different shapes, each claiming to be best suited to a particular style of wine. But they have so many different lines, how do you know that Burgundy you've opened is going to show best in their Vinum series Burgundy glass, as opposed to their Sommelier series Burgundy glass? If you're looking for one glass to fit every wine drinking occasion, I have the invention just for you: the Morpho-Vino. The Morpho-Vino is proprietary technology that provides you with a pure, crystal wine glass that is able to adapt in shape to whatever you're drinking — as a Shmoo or a Barbapapa might — so that you get the optimal drinking experience with every bottle you open. How does it work, you ask? It's easy. All you have to do is take the miniature Morpho-Vino Wine Thief provided in the kit, get a bottle sample, and place a drop of your selected wine into your Morpho-Vino glass. Instantaenously, you'll see particles begin to shift and your glass transform from its original shape into the optimal type for your wine. Morpho-Vino will change the wine stemware world, providing drinkers with the assurance that they are always drinking from the most appropriate receptacle. Plus, think of all that shelf space people will save, not having to have different types of glasses for different grape varieties, regions, and whatnot. If Riedel thought they had a problem with Eisch's breathable stemware, they better look out since the Morpho-Vino is set to hit the marketplace in 2008. Patent pending. Now, I tag Erika Strum at <a href="http://strumerika.com “>http://strumerika.com to announce her Wine Gadget Meme.

  • Jill

    Morpho-Vino v1.0 Riedel makes glasses of many different shapes, each claiming to be best suited to a particular style of wine. But they have so many different lines, how do you know that Burgundy you've opened is going to show best in their Vinum series Burgundy glass, as opposed to their Sommelier series Burgundy glass? If you're looking for one glass to fit every wine drinking occasion, I have the invention just for you: the Morpho-Vino. The Morpho-Vino is proprietary technology that provides you with a pure, crystal wine glass that is able to adapt in shape to whatever you're drinking — as a Shmoo or a Barbapapa might — so that you get the optimal drinking experience with every bottle you open. How does it work, you ask? It's easy. All you have to do is take the miniature Morpho-Vino Wine Thief provided in the kit, get a bottle sample, and place a drop of your selected wine into your Morpho-Vino glass. Instantaenously, you'll see particles begin to shift and your glass transform from its original shape into the optimal type for your wine. Morpho-Vino will change the wine stemware world, providing drinkers with the assurance that they are always drinking from the most appropriate receptacle. Plus, think of all that shelf space people will save, not having to have different types of glasses for different grape varieties, regions, and whatnot. If Riedel thought they had a problem with Eisch's breathable stemware, they better look out since the Morpho-Vino is set to hit the marketplace in 2008. Patent pending. Now, I tag Erika Strum at <a href="http://strumerika.com “>http://strumerika.com to announce her Wine Gadget Meme.

  • Gabriella

    Jill, That is one fine gadget you got there! I want me one of those!!!

  • Jill

    I forgot to mention the best part…it's unbreakable. The tranformative elements of the glass make it highly resilient.

  • Wine Scamp

    Oh, I want a Wine-o-Tron 5000 so BAD! Please send one to me right away! I have enclosed 28 antique pesetas and eleven wine charms to cover shipping!

  • el jefe

    Done and posted to El Bloggo Torcido: <a href="<a href="http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadgets-of.htmlhttp://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadge…/>”><a href="http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/w…” target=”_blank”>http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadge… Next victim: The Winehiker!

  • el jefe

    Done and posted to El Bloggo Torcido: <a href="<a href="http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadgets-of.htmlhttp://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadge…/>”><a href="http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/w…” target=”_blank”>http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadge… Next victim: The Winehiker!

  • el jefe

    Done and posted to El Bloggo Torcido: <a href="<a href="http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadgets-of.htmlhttp://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadge…/>”><a href="http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/w…” target=”_blank”>http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadge… Next victim: The Winehiker!

  • http://domaine547.com Jill

    Morpho-Vino v1.0

    Riedel makes glasses of many different shapes, each claiming to be best suited to a particular style of wine. But they have so many different lines, how do you know that Burgundy you’ve opened is going to show best in their Vinum series Burgundy glass, as opposed to their Sommelier series Burgundy glass? If you’re looking for one glass to fit every wine drinking occasion, I have the invention just for you: the Morpho-Vino.

    The Morpho-Vino is proprietary technology that provides you with a pure, crystal wine glass that is able to adapt in shape to whatever you’re drinking — as a Shmoo or a Barbapapa might — so that you get the optimal drinking experience with every bottle you open. How does it work, you ask? It’s easy.

    All you have to do is take the miniature Morpho-Vino Wine Thief provided in the kit, get a bottle sample, and place a drop of your selected wine into your Morpho-Vino glass. Instantaenously, you’ll see particles begin to shift and your glass transform from its original shape into the optimal type for your wine. Morpho-Vino will change the wine stemware world, providing drinkers with the assurance that they are always drinking from the most appropriate receptacle. Plus, think of all that shelf space people will save, not having to have different types of glasses for different grape varieties, regions, and whatnot.

    If Riedel thought they had a problem with Eisch’s breathable stemware, they better look out since the Morpho-Vino is set to hit the marketplace in 2008. Patent pending.

    Now, I tag Erika Strum at http://strumerika.com to announce her Wine Gadget Meme.

  • Erika

    The VINOtifier. Are you sick and tired of memorizing vintage charts? Bored of researching how long to age your wines? Wouldn't it be a whole lot easier if your wines let YOU know when they were at their peak? Introducing the VINOtifier. This is a revolutionary new wine alarm system. The VINOtifier is a device that automatically detects the ageability of your wines. Set up the VINOtifier to automatically buzz you when a wine is at its peak. Check the status of all the wines in your collection at any time and choose from those that are ready to drink. Best of all, the VINOtifier is wireless, and requires very little set up. We promise it won't muck up your beautiful collection. The VINOtifier is currently in development. I tag Joel Vincent!

  • Gabriella

    Jeff, Does the Wine Restraint And Containment System come in larger sizes so that I might save a few wine bottles from imminent death?

  • Ryan

    this is fun, I hope some enterprising young/chemist/winegeek tries to make some of these a reality!

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella

    Jill, That is one fine gadget you got there! I want me one of those!!!

  • http://domaine547.com Jill

    I forgot to mention the best part…it’s unbreakable. The tranformative elements of the glass make it highly resilient.

  • http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/ el jefe

    Done and posted to El Bloggo Torcido: http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/2007/10/wine-gadgets-of.html

    Next victim: The Winehiker!

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  • http://www.strumerika.com Erika

    The VINOtifier.

    Are you sick and tired of memorizing vintage charts? Bored of researching how long to age your wines? Wouldn’t it be a whole lot easier if your wines let YOU know when they were at their peak? Introducing the VINOtifier.

    This is a revolutionary new wine alarm system. The VINOtifier is a device that automatically detects the ageability of your wines. Set up the VINOtifier to automatically buzz you when a wine is at its peak. Check the status of all the wines in your collection at any time and choose from those that are ready to drink. Best of all, the VINOtifier is wireless, and requires very little set up. We promise it won’t muck up your beautiful collection.

    The VINOtifier is currently in development. I tag Joel Vincent!

  • http://www.catavino.net Gabriella

    Jeff,

    Does the Wine Restraint And Containment System come in larger sizes so that I might save a few wine bottles from imminent death?

  • http://www.catavino.net Ryan

    this is fun, I hope some enterprising young/chemist/winegeek tries to make some of these a reality!

  • el jefe

    hi Gabriella – Actually, for wine bottles, I envision a system more like the one illustrated here, as pioneered by NASA: <a href="http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknr…“><a href="http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/imag…” target=”_blank”>http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknr

  • el jefe

    hi Gabriella – Actually, for wine bottles, I envision a system more like the one illustrated here, as pioneered by NASA: <a href="http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknr…“><a href="http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/imag…” target=”_blank”>http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknr

  • el jefe

    hi Gabriella – Actually, for wine bottles, I envision a system more like the one illustrated here, as pioneered by NASA: <a href="http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknr…“><a href="http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/imag…” target=”_blank”>http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknr

  • http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/ el jefe

    hi Gabriella – Actually, for wine bottles, I envision a system more like the one illustrated here, as pioneered by NASA:

    http://marsrover.nasa.gov/spotlight/images/rocknroll-image02_br.jpg

  • Tony

    The Wine-O-Tron 5000 is stupendous for glasses and vases. There is a minor glitch in the programming: once it is done with glasses, it looks for other things to clean before going back in the closet. I have had to take the cats to the vet twice because they were not only cleaned well (the robot thinks their tail is a glass stem), but well polished. I am having to put special ointment on their skin where the fur was to get it to grow back in some places.

  • Joel

    Get ready for the Flavor-Flav! This high tech device leverages research from the Human Genome project and can map your exact wine preferences and food pairings based on your precise (and unique!) body chemistry. Here's how it works: Give the iPod sized device a sample of your DNA (hair, skin, whatever). It then analyzes your DNA mapping your unique taste profile to hundreds of thousands of wine characteristics stored locally in the database. The wine characteristics are continuously updated wirelessly via the 3G connection. While shopping for wine (or at a restaurant), hold the infrared sensor up to the bottle. By interpreting the refraction characteristics of the wine and comparing them to your unique flavor profile the Flavor Flav can tell you, before you've even opened the bottle, if you will enjoy the wine or not. Secondarily, you can input what you happen to be eating at the time (or at least the main ingredients of the current meal) and the Flavor Flav will adjust the flavor profile to find the best complimentary wine for your unique tastes. Pre-order the Flavor Flav today and get a 20% discount on your pre-order of the VINOtifier, the perfect compliment to your Flavor Flav (see Erika's post above). Cheers! Now I tag….Jason Seeber (of Wine Spies)!

  • http://www.winelifetoday.com Joel

    Get ready for the Flavor-Flav!

    This high tech device leverages research from the Human Genome project and can map your exact wine preferences and food pairings based on your precise (and unique!) body chemistry. Here’s how it works:

    Give the iPod sized device a sample of your DNA (hair, skin, whatever). It then analyzes your DNA mapping your unique taste profile to hundreds of thousands of wine characteristics stored locally in the database. The wine characteristics are continuously updated wirelessly via the 3G connection. While shopping for wine (or at a restaurant), hold the infrared sensor up to the bottle. By interpreting the refraction characteristics of the wine and comparing them to your unique flavor profile the Flavor Flav can tell you, before you’ve even opened the bottle, if you will enjoy the wine or not. Secondarily, you can input what you happen to be eating at the time (or at least the main ingredients of the current meal) and the Flavor Flav will adjust the flavor profile to find the best complimentary wine for your unique tastes.

    Pre-order the Flavor Flav today and get a 20% discount on your pre-order of the VINOtifier, the perfect compliment to your Flavor Flav (see Erika’s post above).

    Cheers!

    Now I tag….Jason Seeber (of Wine Spies)!

  • el jefe

    Joel – sounds like the Flavor-Flav is the natural extension of Gary V.'s Sniffy-Sniff!

  • winehiker

    When you're out on the high trail and you want a little something more to slake your thirst without carrying the extra weight of a glass bottle and the fine wine it contains, then try the new Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch! The Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch System is derived from a newly-patented freeze-drying technology that allows winemakers and wine enthusiasts alike to convert their favorite wine, packaged in crystalline form, for later rehydrating on the trail when you want that extra zest out of your wilderness experience! Use our exclusive patented Winehiker(TM) Dehydrator to magically convert your favorite wine into crystalline form. Then, it takes just seconds to prepare it for your day in the woods. Later, just add water (filtered stream water works best) to the Winehiker(TM) Pouch, shake gently, and in mere seconds you can enjoy a wine with the same aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and finish as the original wine in the bottle! Yes, and you get all that without any degradation in the wine's Parker score! The patented Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch will feature freeze-dried selections of some of the best white and red wine vintages, including fan favorites such as Screaming Eagle, Caymus, Château Haut-Brion, and Gaja Costa. Dom Perignon and Krug sparkling wines are not far behind. In fact, you'll be able to easily add Alka Seltzer for that fine effervescence. No more wishing you were home sipping bubbly when you're clearly in the sticks. Now you can finally know what true winehiking is all about! Wineglasses? No problem! The industrious engineers at our Winehiker(TM) Labs are busily working with the fine folks at Morpho-Vino to develop a fool-proof wine-glass methodology for the trail. Just think: with all that extra room you'll have in your pack, you'll be able to fit that watermelon you always wanted to tote but couldn't because of the retribution you knew you'd face from your friends if you didn't bring the wine they knew you'd bring. Rest assured: now you can bring the equivalent of six cases of wine, and so can your friends! Now, all your winehiking friends get to drink what they want, and all they want. Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch Technology: the Next Revolutionary Breakthrough in Winehiking Geekdom. *Winehikers are advised not to stray too far from a tested water source. Winehiker(TM) Creek Testing Kit sold separately. AND NOW: I thusly tag <a href="Dr. ” target=”_blank”>http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com“>Dr. Debs!

  • winehiker

    When you're out on the high trail and you want a little something more to slake your thirst without carrying the extra weight of a glass bottle and the fine wine it contains, then try the new Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch! The Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch System is derived from a newly-patented freeze-drying technology that allows winemakers and wine enthusiasts alike to convert their favorite wine, packaged in crystalline form, for later rehydrating on the trail when you want that extra zest out of your wilderness experience! Use our exclusive patented Winehiker(TM) Dehydrator to magically convert your favorite wine into crystalline form. Then, it takes just seconds to prepare it for your day in the woods. Later, just add water (filtered stream water works best) to the Winehiker(TM) Pouch, shake gently, and in mere seconds you can enjoy a wine with the same aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and finish as the original wine in the bottle! Yes, and you get all that without any degradation in the wine's Parker score! The patented Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch will feature freeze-dried selections of some of the best white and red wine vintages, including fan favorites such as Screaming Eagle, Caymus, Château Haut-Brion, and Gaja Costa. Dom Perignon and Krug sparkling wines are not far behind. In fact, you'll be able to easily add Alka Seltzer for that fine effervescence. No more wishing you were home sipping bubbly when you're clearly in the sticks. Now you can finally know what true winehiking is all about! Wineglasses? No problem! The industrious engineers at our Winehiker(TM) Labs are busily working with the fine folks at Morpho-Vino to develop a fool-proof wine-glass methodology for the trail. Just think: with all that extra room you'll have in your pack, you'll be able to fit that watermelon you always wanted to tote but couldn't because of the retribution you knew you'd face from your friends if you didn't bring the wine they knew you'd bring. Rest assured: now you can bring the equivalent of six cases of wine, and so can your friends! Now, all your winehiking friends get to drink what they want, and all they want. Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch Technology: the Next Revolutionary Breakthrough in Winehiking Geekdom. *Winehikers are advised not to stray too far from a tested water source. Winehiker(TM) Creek Testing Kit sold separately. AND NOW: I thusly tag <a href="Dr. ” target=”_blank”>http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com“>Dr. Debs!

  • winehiker

    When you're out on the high trail and you want a little something more to slake your thirst without carrying the extra weight of a glass bottle and the fine wine it contains, then try the new Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch! The Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch System is derived from a newly-patented freeze-drying technology that allows winemakers and wine enthusiasts alike to convert their favorite wine, packaged in crystalline form, for later rehydrating on the trail when you want that extra zest out of your wilderness experience! Use our exclusive patented Winehiker(TM) Dehydrator to magically convert your favorite wine into crystalline form. Then, it takes just seconds to prepare it for your day in the woods. Later, just add water (filtered stream water works best) to the Winehiker(TM) Pouch, shake gently, and in mere seconds you can enjoy a wine with the same aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and finish as the original wine in the bottle! Yes, and you get all that without any degradation in the wine's Parker score! The patented Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch will feature freeze-dried selections of some of the best white and red wine vintages, including fan favorites such as Screaming Eagle, Caymus, Château Haut-Brion, and Gaja Costa. Dom Perignon and Krug sparkling wines are not far behind. In fact, you'll be able to easily add Alka Seltzer for that fine effervescence. No more wishing you were home sipping bubbly when you're clearly in the sticks. Now you can finally know what true winehiking is all about! Wineglasses? No problem! The industrious engineers at our Winehiker(TM) Labs are busily working with the fine folks at Morpho-Vino to develop a fool-proof wine-glass methodology for the trail. Just think: with all that extra room you'll have in your pack, you'll be able to fit that watermelon you always wanted to tote but couldn't because of the retribution you knew you'd face from your friends if you didn't bring the wine they knew you'd bring. Rest assured: now you can bring the equivalent of six cases of wine, and so can your friends! Now, all your winehiking friends get to drink what they want, and all they want. Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch Technology: the Next Revolutionary Breakthrough in Winehiking Geekdom. *Winehikers are advised not to stray too far from a tested water source. Winehiker(TM) Creek Testing Kit sold separately. AND NOW: I thusly tag <a href="Dr. ” target=”_blank”>http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com“>Dr. Debs!

  • Dr. Debs

    I don't know HOW I'm going to keep up with this crowd. I want to buy every single one of these gadgets. I'll try though. Be back after inspiration hits.

  • http://www.elbloggotorcido.com/ el jefe

    Joel – sounds like the Flavor-Flav is the natural extension of Gary V.’s Sniffy-Sniff!

  • http://www.californiawinehikes.com/winehiker winehiker

    When you’re out on the high trail and you want a little something more to slake your thirst without carrying the extra weight of a glass bottle and the fine wine it contains, then try the new Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch! The Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch System is derived from a newly-patented freeze-drying technology that allows winemakers and wine enthusiasts alike to convert their favorite wine, packaged in crystalline form, for later rehydrating on the trail when you want that extra zest out of your wilderness experience!

    Use our exclusive patented Winehiker(TM) Dehydrator to magically convert your favorite wine into crystalline form. Then, it takes just seconds to prepare it for your day in the woods. Later, just add water (filtered stream water works best) to the Winehiker(TM) Pouch, shake gently, and in mere seconds you can enjoy a wine with the same aroma, flavor, mouthfeel, and finish as the original wine in the bottle!

    Yes, and you get all that without any degradation in the wine’s Parker score!

    The patented Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch will feature freeze-dried selections of some of the best white and red wine vintages, including fan favorites such as Screaming Eagle, Caymus, Château Haut-Brion, and Gaja Costa. Dom Perignon and Krug sparkling wines are not far behind. In fact, you’ll be able to easily add Alka Seltzer for that fine effervescence. No more wishing you were home sipping bubbly when you’re clearly in the sticks. Now you can finally know what true winehiking is all about!

    Wineglasses? No problem! The industrious engineers at our Winehiker(TM) Labs are busily working with the fine folks at Morpho-Vino to develop a fool-proof wine-glass methodology for the trail.

    Just think: with all that extra room you’ll have in your pack, you’ll be able to fit that watermelon you always wanted to tote but couldn’t because of the retribution you knew you’d face from your friends if you didn’t bring the wine they knew you’d bring. Rest assured: now you can bring the equivalent of six cases of wine, and so can your friends! Now, all your winehiking friends get to drink what they want, and all they want.

    Winehiker(TM) Hydrator Pouch Technology: the Next Revolutionary Breakthrough in Winehiking Geekdom.

    *Winehikers are advised not to stray too far from a tested water source. Winehiker(TM) Creek Testing Kit sold separately.

    AND NOW: I thusly tag Dr. Debs!

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  • http://goodwineunder20.blogspot.com Dr. Debs

    I don’t know HOW I’m going to keep up with this crowd. I want to buy every single one of these gadgets. I’ll try though. Be back after inspiration hits.

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