Ever wondered what it’d be like to wear a gas mask for wine? Well, you basically can, thanks to this absurd “wine glass mask,” designed by James Piatt. The point of the mask is “part function and part novelty,” Piatt told Refinery29. The mask forms to your face and assists in amping up the aromas of the wine being tasted, while also having the added benefit of making you look absolutely ridiculous.
The Kickstarter campaign video is not to be missed:
“The venturi nozzles on the front of the Wine Glass Mask™ reduce the flow of oxygen and nitrogen and increase their velocity entering the wine aroma mixing chamber as you breathe in,” Piatt says. The added air speed lifts more wine vapors off the surface, enriching the aroma and flavor.”
Yeah… We’re not buying it. Or this product, either.