The Spirale wine glass: A new twist on an age-old problem
The Vacanti Spirale is a wine glass with a corkscrew-like twist at the bottom that captures sediment. Given wine sediment is a problem that would have confronted the ancient Phoenician, Greek, Egyptian and Roman civilizations, and many other cultures over the last 10,000 years, it's quite astonishing that this simple design hasn't been done before.
A set of two of the hand-blown glasses can be pre-ordered at a cost of US$49, with shipping slated for November. The retail price is has been set at $35 each, which is possibly a negligible expense compared to the value of the wine that will be drunk from them.
Creators Patrick and Margarita Vacanti discuss the Spirale in the pitch video below.