How Not To Make Sparkling Wine At Home


If you’ve ever wondered how to make sparkling wine at home — and who hasn’t — then you’ll want to watch this video, and then do the complete opposite.

Let’s review what goes wrong here… They’re using a SodaStream to create the carbonation — which should only be used to make seltzer and New Coke-quality sodas. Second, red wine and sparkle just doesn’t go together. Thirdly, it’s a kid, well-below drinking age, at the helm.

Needless to say, the experiment ends badly. Badly, in that a lightly-carbonated red wine ends up on the ceiling. Enjoy.

[link, via Incredible Things]

Sodavalve Makes It Easier To Open Your Pop


Nobody likes to struggle with a stingy soda bottle cap. Especially while all that sugary goodness is inside, and we’re jonesin’ for some caffeine and caramel color.

Designer Injoon Yang, after seeing his grandmother struggling to open a soda bottle, has come up with the Sodavalve. Modeled after a traditional spigot, which is designed to make turning things easier, it’s an ingenious way to help get that sucker open.

And, if a spigot is still a bit difficult for you, then you don’t deserve any pop.



[link, via Yanko Design]

Peanut Butter and Jelly Soda Exists


Jones Soda, makers of some really great and some inexcusable beverages, now brings us Peanut Butter and Jelly Soda.

Available for a limited time in a 4-pk — the soda is marketed for PB&J-addicted youth, or an adult who wants to punish their palate.

And, with peanut butter and jelly in the same bottle, it’s like Goober Grape in liquid form.


Root Beer Float Oreos Exist


Oreo, who appears to be on some sort of mission to stuff every flavor imaginable in their cookies, is now offering Root Beer Float Oreos.

Not much info is available yet on where to find the new Oreos. But a safe bet is that they’ll pop up in your local Wal-Mart, as most of these specialty flavors do.


Weed-Infused Cold Brew Coffee and Soda


You need a little pick-me-up, but also want to mellow out. Even though this a little contradictory, Legal is here to help.

The beverages, by Mirth Provisions, is a marijuana-infused line of cold brew coffees and sodas. So, you can even yourself out with a variety of coffee flavors including; regular or with cream and sugar, and the sodas in Rainier Cherry, Lemon Ginger, and Pomegranate.

The best part will still be marijuana-flavored.

[link, via Cool Material]