No, we didn’t mess up our grammar on the title of this post. This strange contraption from designer George Lee is called “A Date With Wine.”
It’s a tongue in cheek hint at its use—see those numbers? You’re supposed to set the date you opened a bottle of wine before you plug it. Though best practice is drinking a bottle to the last drop, the moderates among us may prefer A Date With Wine for preserving our sobriety.
Though we must admit, based on personal experience, unfinished bottles of wine tend to hang around for a while. We’re thinking the date on this stopper bothers your conscience enough to start guzzling the red stuff. Hey, why not? It’s good for your health anyway.
Oh, and the dates have another use. Didn’t we mention unfinished wine has the bad habit of uh, hanging around? In case it’s been collecting dust in some dark corner for too long and you’ve almost forgotten about it, the date let’s you decide if its still worth a few sips.
In such situations, you really should have finished it in the first place.