Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Laboratory Beaker Wine Glasses

From Periodic Tableware come these awesome wine glasses. They're dishwasher safe borosilicate and are graduated to 200 ml (but will hold 300ml).

In Canada, a 'standard drink' of wine is 142 ml of 12% ABV wine, so this should help knowing how much more than that you're drinking.

Saturday, 18 April 2015

Middle Earth Sauvignon Blanc

A great example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc with the usual grassiness, canned pea and gooseberry aromas, as well as lime, and more pineapple and honey than many other Kiwi Sauvignon Blancs. The mouth feel is also a little rounder than most but the high acidity is not sacrificed. A great summer sipper, although at 14% ABV, you'll have to pace yourself.

LCBO Vintages

Thursday, 16 April 2015

Klein Bottle Carafe

Awesome, yet not overly functional wine carafes for the math fan.


From Wikipedia:

In mathematics, the Klein bottle /ˈkln/ is an example of a non-orientable surface; it is a two-dimensional manifold against which a system for determining a normal vector cannot be consistently defined. Informally, it is a one-sided surface which, if traveled upon, could be followed back to the point of origin while flipping the traveler upside down. Other related non-orientable objects include the Möbius strip and the real projective plane. Whereas a Möbius strip is a surface with boundary, a Klein bottle has no boundary (for comparison, a sphere is an orientable surface with no boundary).