There's a lot more to becoming a wine expert than tossing back a glass now and then. You've got to know the vocab — tannin, bouquet, terroir, aroma — not to mention how to hold a glass, recognize flavors, and know when to drink it. Luckily, London-based company Datadial developed a helpful infographic for their client WineInvestment that breaks down everything a budding wine enthusiast needs to know (first found at Visual.ly).
Most people stick to what they know when shopping for beer or wine, cautious to guess wrong and end up with a bottle or 6-pack they don't like. A new app called Next Glass is trying to fix that, and its solution works pretty well.
It seems to happen in an instant. One second, you're holding a glass of water. The next, it's slipping out of your hand, there's a shattering sound, and suddenly the glass is in a million little pieces all over the floor. Cleaning up broken glass is no fun. But watching glass shatter in slow motion, the fractures spreading and separating pieces that fly apart, well, that's fun. Check it out:
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If you've ever had the misfortune of spilling wine on carpet or furniture, you know how much of a disaster it can be.
This is the Instant Wine Chiller from Ravi. Why We Love It: If you want to chill your white wine instantly (but don't want to water it down with ice cubes) consider the Instant Wine Chiller. Store it in your freezer, and when you need to cool your wine insert the wine chiller into the bottle neck. The inner frozen tube will alter the temperature of your wine to as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit as it pours into your glass.