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Move Over Rosé, Climate Change Will Mean New Wines Move Over Rosé, Climate Change Will Mean New Wines

The science journalism world loves to talk about how climate change will ruin wine. (Almost as much as we like talking about how it’ll make chocolate go extinct.) But while rising temperatures could render some of the world’s best viticulture regions too hot or too dry for today’s most popular varietals, that doesn’t…

The 6 Best Gifts I've Ever Gotten My Mom The 6 Best Gifts I've Ever Gotten My Mom

My mom’s hard to shop for before the holidays. A lot of parents are, I’m sure. But with mom, you get no clues beyond the classic, “Oh I have plenty of stuff.” When pressed, she might offer, “I liked that candle you got me for my birthday that one time.” Any other suggestions are met with the simple, “You know spending…

Italians Have Been Getting Blitzed on Wine for a Very Long Time Italians Have Been Getting Blitzed on Wine for a Very Long Time

When we think about wine in Italian history, we think of the booze-soaked bacchanalias of ancient Rome. But it turns out that Italians were using wine to get their drunk on long before that, as evidenced by an exciting new discovery of the region’s oldest vino near a Copper Age site in Sicily. It’s a spicy meatball…

We Can Be Easily Tricked Into Liking Bad Wine We Can Be Easily Tricked Into Liking Bad Wine

There are two time-honored truths about wine: all of it is good—even at its worst—and, when it comes to appreciating wine, nobody knows what the fuck they’re talking about. The latter truth reveals itself time and again, especially in studies about wine consumption. On that point, a team of scientists at the…

How to Drink Wine the Right Way, According to Science How to Drink Wine the Right Way, According to Science

Wine is spoiled grape juice. It’s old squished grapes mixed with yeast that get you drunk. But lots of people have a lot of things to say about wine, and maybe you’ve wondered what it is that gets them so jazzed over rotten grapes. Well, a lot of their enjoyment comes from biology, chemistry and psychology, as well as…

The Greatest Scientific Breakthrough of Our Time Is This Drip-Free Wine Bottle

There are several ways to prevent those inevitable wine bottle drips from staining your tablecloth. You can wrap the bottle in a napkin while you pour, just skip the wine glass altogether and drink straight from the bottle, or use your physics degrees to re-engineer the bottle’s spout so it never drips again.

Guzzle Buddy Turns Wine Bottles Into Wine Glasses So You Can Sip Without Shame Guzzle Buddy Turns Wine Bottles Into Wine Glasses So You Can Sip Without Shame

Until humanity learns to accept everyone’s quirks, drinking straight from a wine bottle will continue to be frowned upon. That doesn’t mean you’re going to stop doing it, but at least the Guzzle Buddy makes it slightly more socially acceptable.

Magical Device Produces a Constant Supply of Wine Magical Device Produces a Constant Supply of Wine

Daniel Attinger, a professor of mechanical at engineering at Iowa State University, is working on developing a tiny device that produces a continuous supply of wine. Bless you, Daniel Attinger.

New Trick Helps Winemakers Figure Out Which Microbes Make Good Wine New Trick Helps Winemakers Figure Out Which Microbes Make Good Wine

Winemaking is always an exercise in uncertainty. You don’t really know just what the wine will taste like until the very end of the process, which is sometimes decades long. A new technique, however, could help predict what wine will taste like before it’s even made.

This Smart Wine Bottle Makes Getting Drunk Way Too Complicated This Smart Wine Bottle Makes Getting Drunk Way Too Complicated

According to some people (our esteemed editor-in-chief) the biggest problem with wine is that eventually you have to go buy more wine because you killed the bottle. For others (like myself) the biggest problem is that you don’t always kill the $30+ bottle of wine in a night. The wine’s flavor changes over the next few…

Smashing a Glass of Wine with an Axe Is So Much Fun

I now know that there are two acceptable things to do with a glass of wine. The first one, obviously, is to drink it so you can get another glass of wine. The second, even more obviously, is to chop smash the hell out of it with an axe. The shattering effect is spectacular in slow motion, especially when combined with…

Something Strange and Terrible Is Happening to France's Wine Grapes Something Strange and Terrible Is Happening to France's Wine Grapes

We’d suggest you sit down and pour yourself a drink before you hear this news—but, honestly, that would probably only make it worse.

Here's How This Magical See-Through Wine Rack Actually Works

For just shy of $300, Harlequin Illusions will sell you a seemingly magical red oak wine rack that always looks empty when viewed from the side, despite there obviously being bottles stored in it. But the secret behind this trick isn’t wormholes or holograms, it’s a magician’s most faithful assistant.

Amazon Launches On-Demand Sommelier Service in Japan Amazon Launches On-Demand Sommelier Service in Japan

Wine’s slowly becoming popular booze in Japan—it’s even closing in on sake in terms of consumption. So Amazon Japan’s starting a new service to meet the need: On-demand sommeliers who booze hounds can call for wine-buying tips.

The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested

‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, and everyone’s buzzing about a new guide from the folks behind the Vivino wine app, suggesting 12 wines to pair with 12 different types of Girl Scout cookies. Really? We were skeptical, so Gizmodo actually drank wine with Thin Mints and Trefoils. For you.

The Internet Thinks You Can Unspoil Wine With a Penny. Here’s the Truth. The Internet Thinks You Can Unspoil Wine With a Penny. Here’s the Truth.

Hey, did you know that you can revive a spoiled wine by just dropping a penny into your glass? Well, at least according to the internet. The truth, though, is much more complicated.

We Think We Know Why Trader Joe's Bottles of Ginger Beer Are Exploding on the Shelf We Think We Know Why Trader Joe's Bottles of Ginger Beer Are Exploding on the Shelf

Trader Joe’s announced a voluntary recall of their Triple Ginger Brew this week due to an unlikely reason: Bottles were literally bursting open by themselves. But why was it happening? We think we know the reason.

Orange Wine Looks Like Pee But Tastes Like Magic Orange Wine Looks Like Pee But Tastes Like Magic

“What is it?” the innocent wine drinker asks as she stares at a glass of golden grape nectar. It smells like a light red wine, but it looks like a dark white wine. It tastes like nothing you’ve had before. It is orange wine, and it is delicious.

8 things you can do with old wine corks

Cork is one of the magic materials of the world which is fitting since its most common use is in wine bottles (wine being one of the magic liquids in the world). But what to do with all the wine corks you have after you finish a bottle of wine? Don’t just toss ‘em out, they can be used as alcohol soaked candles,…

Here's Why Those Exploding Bottles of Hard Cider Had to Be Recalled Here's Why Those Exploding Bottles of Hard Cider Had to Be Recalled

Bottles of Angry Orchard hard cider were recalled this week with their manufacturer warned that cider from two recent batches may result in bottles that overflow or, much more dramatically, literally burst. But what makes a bottle of otherwise ordinary cider explode?

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