Posts tagged "wine"

Wine Is A Natural Sunscreen?!

#320 on the list of things I'm thankful for: studies on the benefits of wine. The latest cause for popping a cork: it's liquid sunscreen. Researchers at the University of Barcelona have discovered that grapes have the power to protect your skin from UV rays, the cause of sun-related skin cancers, premature aging and temporary…
By: Yahoo! Shine / August 7, 2011

Booze Peddler

Spring has sprung! Time to start riding our bikes everywhere -- to work, to do errands, and to rooftop parties where the wine shall flow freely. The wine! Oh crap, we're supposed to bring a bottle -- perhaps a lovely Malbec or Pinot Grigio. Transporting the booze is no problem with oopsmark's leather wine holster…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / May 5, 2011

Sip Your Wine With Class

When it comes to drinking, we're classy broads. That's why we'd be more than psyched to sip a glass of Malbec out of Oenophilia Porto's chic sippy wine goblets. The little feet make them harder to tip over and the straw looks like a tail! Sure, when drunk we may mistake our glass of vino…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 7, 2011

Make Every Bottle Magical

Yeah, we definitely need a Screwnicorn, the love child of a unicorn and corkscrew. This clever bottle opener combines our childhood love of unicorns with our adult love of wine. A magical, mystical drinking experience is guaranteed for all. Unfortunately, rainbows are not included. But you should have fun saying things like, "Please pa…
By: Ami Angelowicz / February 16, 2011

Sip An Entire Bottle Of Wine On The Go!

Shockingly, one man discovered that Starbucks' incredibly huge Trenta cup could fit an entire bottle of wine -- with room for milk, even! See this "experiment" in action, after the jump... [via Cockeyed]…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 6, 2011

Love Wine? Frisky Readers Get $10 Off First Order With Lot18.com!

At this point, I would not be surprised to discover that I have wine running through my veins rather than blood. It has been my drink of choice for years, but my taste level has thankfully become more discerning -- no more Two Buck Chuck or Yellowtail Shiraz, and definitely no Franzia. For people who…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 27, 2011

Make Your Wine Breathe Faster

Even if you're currently on a drinking sabbatical, there's no time like the present to start thinking about how to make your next glass of wine the best it can be. Everyone knows that wine that has been allowed to breathe tastes better than popping open a bottle and immediately chugging away. But who want…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / January 25, 2011

Your New Year’s Eve Accessorizing? Done.

This might possibly be the most awesome SkyMall find/party prop ever! The wine glass holder necklace. Classy and functional. [SkyMall]…
By: Leonora Epstein / December 30, 2010

A Dessert With A Little Kick!

A glass of wine and a bowl of fruity sorbet make a mouth-watering dessert. But did you know you can have both tastes for the price of one? Wine Cellar Sorbet infuses its sorbets with extracts of Cabernet Sauvignon, Champagne, white wine, Pinot Noir, Riesling, ruby port, sake, and red wine. The result is a…
By: Annika Harris / October 18, 2010

If Carlo Rossi Went On A Reality Makeover Show …

Suddenly, table wine doesn't seem so declasse thanks to Rethink Communications. The company imagined a high-design makeover for jug-style booze. [Lovely Package]…
By: Leonora Epstein / August 30, 2010

How Drinking Saved Our Marriage

I don't get out much. You can tell from the way these sexy legs of mine perfectly match the white background on your computer screen. Even worse, I don't get out of the bedroom much. Instead, I sit cross-legged on my bed for hours on end—my laptop perched on a tray in front of me—editing…
By: YourTango.com / August 22, 2010

Super Classy: Single Serving Wine Glasses

Introducing the juice box for grown-ups: Single serving wine glasses by Wine Innovations. Here's a classy alternative to sipping a brown-bagged beer on the commute home on the Long Island Rail Road, or toting an entire box of vino in your lunchbox. (Although we're hoping you do neither.) The disposable packaging seals six ounces of…
By: Leonora Epstein / June 28, 2010

Even Hello Kitty Likes To Get Drunk

I consider my taste in wine to be pretty, well, non-judgmental. I mean, I will savor the hell out of a nice Barolo, but if you hand me a glass of cheap champagne, I'll guzzle that too. (Hell, I have even been known to enjoy Franzia.) That said, wine made by pretty pink pussycat Hello…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 29, 2010

The Best News Ever: Red Wine Makes Women Thin!

For a wino wine lover like me, I just received the best news I could possibly hear. A new, long-term study says that women who drink red wine in moderation stay thinner into middle age. Woo hoo! So I finally have a legit reason to pop the cork on a daily basis. Of the 20,000…
By: Ami Angelowicz / March 8, 2010

A Wine That’ll Make You Want To Take Off Her Clothes (And Then Redress Her In A Cute Outfit)

When I'm buying a bottle of wine, I hate to say it, but I'm a sucker for cute packaging. Red Bicyclette anyone? However, that winemaker has a worthy adversary in Some Young Punks' Drink 'n' Stick, because its label isn't just cute, it's interactive. A bottle of Drink 'n'…
By: Catherine Strawn / October 6, 2009

How To Sample Wine Without Looking Like An Idiot

Have you ever ordered a bottle of wine at a restaurant, only to not know what the hell to do when the waiter presents you with the cork and looks at you expectantly? Wine aficionado Kathryn Borel is here to help. The author of Corked: A Memoir, Borel breaks the whole…
By: Susannah Breslin / September 21, 2009

Women Keep Secrets For 47 Hours Before Spilling The Beans

For some reason Wines of Chile, a commerce group akin to our Cotton Council, commissioned a study of 3,000 women in the U.K. to see how many secrets they told and how many they were able to keep. The study uncovered that (gasp!) drinking wine usually loosens women’s tongues and makes us a lot more…
By: Jessica Goldberg / September 17, 2009

Company Markets Wine For The Gays

Well, this is novel. A fine wine purveyor is targeting gay men with a line of special wines. Spanish UO! Wines has three vino options: Antinoo, Oscura Lágrima, and Ánima Blanca. Antinoo is a red: "young and mature, fruity, elegant, smooth...Mediterranean." Oscura Lágrima, another red, is described thusly: "They say that the best sex i…
By: Susannah Breslin / August 20, 2009

A Match Made In Heaven: New Wine Pairings At Epicurious

The culinary-minded boozehounds of the world (aka pretty much anyone who eats and takes a gander into the kitchen once in a while) will love this news: Recipe and food mega-site Epicurious is now recommending a few alcoholic grape juice options that jibe well with whatever recipe you choose to whip up.
By: Nina Carbone / July 19, 2009

Cook, Dress, & Drink Like A Porn Star

Yesterday we told you about porn star Jenna Jameson's new perfume, "Heartbreaker," and speculated about the scents other celebs might put out. But the question that is still weighing on my mind is, "Who in the hell would buy a fragrance concocted by a porn star?" (To be fair, I have a similar…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 25, 2009