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 how one of the best restaurants in the world, Eleven Madison Park, opens a bottle of wine when the wine is especially old and the cork is possibly all crumbly: they use burning hot metal tongs to heat up bottle so it can be ‘magically’ opened from the neck, avoiding the cork.
Japan—land of robots, tentacles and the weirdest weirdos—now has a "wine made exclusively for cats" made by a pet food company. They call it Nyan Nyan Nouveau and it contains Cabernet grapes juice, vitamin C and catnip, which means they will get drunk. It actually sounds like Four Loko for cats.