Ah wine, beverage of the old gods. No other alcoholic beverage feels as good as a glass of wine at meal time. But for wine to soothe your senses of taste, it needs the right temperature. Usually corks do this job well enough, but two designers have come up with a better solution.
Kwang Wi Park and Eun Ji Lim, as designers are wont, have conceived of an alternative to age old corks. Like designers the world over, they usually go ahead and design it first before quibbling over the engineering side. Theirs is a “digital bottle stopper” that monitors the temperature of the wine and notifies you when it’s ready to serve.
This might be very feasible for wine connoisseurs who don’t have the benefit of a good size cellar. See, nothing can beat a cellar—or having your own vineyard for that matter. Alas, since wine can only be grown in specific environments, it’s best to enjoy whatever bottles you have and store them correctly.
As concepts go, these bottle stoppers won’t be enjoying a debut soon. There’s absolutely no word if any manufacturer will go the distance and build them. At least it addresses a viable conundrum for a large market.
Source Yanko Design