It's a Beer-Can Catamaran
The 2.5-ton catamaran made out of 30,000 beer cans has set sail in Australia at Dinah Beach.
Skipper Mick Keely said, ”It’s like a big relief. It’s like now I can sit down and have a rest after six months (of work).”
But we're sure the construction wasn't all work and no play, them beer cans like don't empty themselves... [ The Drinks Business ]
World's Hottest Vodka
There are some pretty strange new flavoured vodka's popping up all over the globe, but this must be the strangest. The 100,000 Scovilles Naga Chilli Vodka is infused with one of the hottest chillies around, daring 'hotheads' to take a sip of this potent drink. Said to be stronger than pepper spray, seven brave idiots took this puppy for a spin. The results: tear and vomit inducing. Although the purchase does come complete with disclaimer. See the video for yourself. [ The Daily Meal ]
Auqautic Cellar For Hire
Ever wish you had a cellar under the sea? From June 2013 you can! Frank Labeyrie, of Chateau du Coureau in Côtes de Bordeaux Cadillac, hopes to open the world's first undersea wine cellaring service at 1,000m deep and 150km off the Atlantic Coast. Vin Mille Lieu Sous Les Mers (Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea) is expected to charge around €17 per bottle per year. Labeyrie, who has aged 10.000 bottle of his own wine over the past five years, believes that the ocean’s environment helps the wines age slowly, keeping the intensity of fruit for longer, as well as deepening flavour. [ Decanter ]
Bowled Away By The Innings
Reknowned criketers Jaques Kallis and Mark Boucher have recently launched their own wine labelled; The Innings, in partnership with the historic Rietvallei Estate. The range includes a Sauvignon Blanc as well as a Cabernet Sauvignon and celebrates one of SA cricket’s longest-running partnerships. [ Wine Times ]
Musical Wine Glasses
For that special time during supper when the conversation slacks off and everyone starts staring at the table. Why not hum a little tune, with a some help from your wine glass. The glasses have musical notations etched on them that correspond to the level of the liquid. When the user drinks to D for example, they can run a finger along the rim of the glass to create its matching note. [ Uncommon Goods ]
Wine World Records
From the most wine glasses held in one hand to the world's smallest wine bottle, an interesting list of Guiness World Records on wine compiled by [ Blog Your Wine ].