From the latest WineEnthusiast:
1. The Wine Prism by David Gates (not Ridge viticultural manager) of Rubicon. This is a glass straw for drinking wine w/ aerating holes that magnifies the wine's characteristics. They first considered stainless steel but decided against because it would impart flavors to the wine. The glass allows you to see the air and wine mixing together. OhOhOh...I'm buying, only $19.95. http://www.WinePrism.com
2. The Winesceptre. This is a surgical stainless steel wand (certified taste neutral!!) that you insert in the freezer for several hours. Then you insert it in your pre-chilled white wine and it maintains the wines temperature w/o the use of those messy ice buckets and lost labels (when's the last time you had a wine whose label came off in water??). Comes in a variety of designs for the top stopper. Laquered hardwood box from $139-$185. Oh..Oh..Oh...I'm buying. http://www.MistralImports.com
3. From the latest Decanter. This device employes the principles of biofeedback and applied kinesiolgy to predict how harmful or beneficial a "product" (presume this means a wine?) may be to you. The Touchstone VS1 Allergy Scanner. It measures your muscle strength (I assume they're talking hand muscles, not other appendages!!) and hold it near, alerting you via colored lights as to its probable effects. Invented by the famous Peter Mackeonis. Only $150. Oh..Oh..Oh...I'm buying TWO!! http://www.VitaScans.com
Sure looks to me like magnets are now passe. I'm trying to figure out how I can use some of our Depleted Uranium to enhance one's wine experience.