What I’ve Got: Drip-Free Wine Bottle

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The tasting event and the in-class guest appearance reminded me of this very recent invention: drip-free wine bottle. This research finding came from Brandeis after an amazingly long period of 3 years (gotta extend that funding for more wine!). 

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What Daniel Perlman found was that glass bottles are hydrophilic, which means they attract water. By just cutting a groove below the lip, he successfully invented the no-spill wine bottle. The 2mm groove forces the liquor to fall directly into the glass and allows the excess droplets to return to the bottle. 

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While this certainly solves the issue that many wine lovers face, I can’t help but wonder why it took so long for such a finding, especially when the solution is quite simple. Additionally, as I asked in class about intellectual property surrounding design, I’m not sure if this invention could be patented for its value. 

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