Nose-Notched Wine Glasses - Underdelivering on hype...

Sometimes a small design feature masquerades as a World-Changing Innovation - and I think we've got a case of such a delusion of grandeur in Silhouette wine glasses (via Gizmodo). A simple recess in the rim of the glass allows the oenophilic schnoz to get closer to the wine - and yeah, that's about it. Is this a problem in need of a solution, or a solution searching desperately for a problem? My money's on the latter.

And speaking of money, $54 per glass? No doubt another case of the product trying to bill itself as high-end. (Of course, the "regular" price is $78... sheesh.) Finally, check out the website URL; I'm afraid it's a stretch to claim that a nose-notch makes this the "greatestwineglass.com" of all...

2 comments:

Chris said...

I like it. But when I first saw the picture I thought the notched part is where you are supposed to drink from.

Dave Gustafson said...

...And drinking from the notch definitely wouldn't work very well! I guess the user would need to have the presence of mind to rotate the glass in between sniffing and swigging - another little inconvenience that might make this product not worthwhile.