Congrats, Oenophiles! No-Drip Wine Bottles Exist (Video)


By Cooking Panda

Ugh. I don’t care what anybody says — “wine pressure” exists, and it really, really sucks.

When I first started drinking wine (by which I mean, when I started looking forward to trying out different varieties, and stopped quietly judging my more seasoned friends for doing that whole swirl and sniff spectacle before taking their first sip), I would always half look forward to and half dread things like dinner parties or birthday gatherings for people I didn’t know very well.

Basically, I knew that a bottle of wine would probably be an appropriate gift, and I didn’t want to accidentally bring a wine that, unbeknownst to me, was widely regarded as disgusting, or extremely cheap, or even dangerous for some reason.

Then, once I got over that and accepted that it’s the “thought that counts,” I had to learn how to properly open bottles with a corkscrew.

And then, once I got the cork out — there was always that stupid wine drip to contend with.

If you drink wine, you know what I’m talking about. A drip of wine seems to always dribble out of the bottle before it makes it into the glass, and it is infuriating.

That’s why this new invention is like a gift from Dionysus himself.

A Brandeis University biophysicist and a wine-lover extraordinaire named Daniel Perlman has invented a drip-free wine bottle after studying the flow of liquid across the wine bottle’s lip for three entire years (video below).

Essentially, all of that research resulted in Perlman deciding to add a simple indentation directly below the lip, but that’s good enough for me to elevate Perlman’s status in my mind to certified hero to oenophiles everywhere. After all, it seems like nobody ever thought of the simple trick before.

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Hopefully, the innovation will begin appearing in wine bottles available more readily to us all, so we can begin reaping the benefits of Perlman’s hard work, and finally put an end to wine pressure (or at least begin to).

Sources: Brandeis University, Brandeis University/YouTube / Photo Credit: Brandeis University/YouTube

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