All Unitasker Wednesday posts are jokes — we don’t want you to buy these items, we want you to laugh at their ridiculousness. Enjoy!
As I’ve mentioned before, I like wine. I like the farming, science, and technical aspects of creating it. I am fascinated by the marketing, sales, and distribution of it. I like talking to wine makers and sommeliers and distributors and retailers. I like reading articles about the wine industry and reviews. And, obviously, I like drinking it.
One product I have never heard a single industry insider discuss, though, is this giant Automatic Wine Opener and Foil Cutter. In addition to being massive in size, it also requires being plugged in to charge it before each use:
Want to know what doesn’t require being charged or taking up a ton of space? A $10 corkscrew that works very, very well.
And, since you can just pull the foil off the top of a bottle of wine, you don’t even need a foil cutter.
The exception to all of this would be if you have hand issues and opening a bottle of wine is difficult for you. But, even if this is the case, a smaller, $20 battery operated wine opener is still a better option than this monstrosity you have to plug into your wall.
The Automatic Wine Opener and Foil Cutter should appear in the dictionary next to the word OVERKILL. If you want a few more giggles, I recommend clicking on the product link and looking at the pictures of it being used. The device appears to be bigger than some of the bottles of wine being opened.
Thanks to reader Clayton for leading us to this unitasker.