Just when I thought I was too old for magic - I found this. Harry Potter has nothing on Philip Stein who has just released the Wine Wand. What sounds too good to be true is actually the perfect accessory for any wine aficionado - or someone looking to have the latest "it" tool for the home.
Philip Stein is known for their use of "Natural Frequency Technology". While I can't explain what that is or how it works - millions of people swear by Philip Stein watches and feel better wearing them!
The Wine Wand is a brilliant idea. Somehow the masterminds at Philip Stein realized the use of these crystals and their Natural Frequency Technology could breathe life into wine and aerate a glass in 2 to 3 minutes instead of hours. As any fan of red wine knows - waiting for a corked bottle to properly breathe can be an exercise in patience or perfect time management. With the Wine Wand you don't need either one. After a long day at the office the last thing you want to do is wait for wine to breathe. The trouble is that the process of aeration does dramatically change the taste of wine - which is alive and organic. As the wine breathes, layers emerge - flavors deepen - and wonderful subtleties are revealed.
I received the Wine Wand just as I was headed upstate for a long holiday weekend at a friends house. It was Easter weekend and religious or not I knew I was in-store for plenty of chocolate (see previous post on Jacques Torres) and wine - which pretty much screams "perfect weekend" to any Christian or Jewish friend I know!
On Easter Sunday I was invited to the home of William and Wayne in Sharon, Connecticut. Business and life partners, they are the duo behind the wildly successful home furnishing stores William-Wayne & Company. With two locations in New York - they have you covered uptown and downtown. Of course they also do a major portion of the business on-line and over the phone that services clients all over. The two are masters at re-inventing classic ideas from the past with a modern twist that can make even the most formal item - casually elegant. They are also hosts with the most and the house was full of friends and laughter!
Needless to say - I was a favored guest once I waved my magic wand at the party. The wand delivers and so will Philip Stein if you order from the website. Finished like a fine accessory with it's embossed snake skin holder - you can even choose your favorite color. In the pouch - the Wine Wand looks like your favorite Mont Blanc pen on steroids!!
I guarantee if you bring one of these wands as a gift for your weekend host - you will be invited back. If you opt for the jumbo bottle size - you just might be invited to move in! While the wands cost a bit more than flowers ($325 for the Travel Wand -$525 for the Bottle Wand) - this does last forever - and is state of the art technology. How many gifts can you say that about?