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Wine Capsules

When you want just a wee schlooey
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In the supermarket yesterday arguing with Mrs. P. about wine purchases. She likes good red wine but will only drink a mouthful due to alcohol intolerance. So buying a bottle of her favourite seems a raw deal, seeing as she gets to drink 10% of it while unnamed others get to glug the rest. Even if it is stashed away with a vacuum stopper and she has as much as she can take every evening she will be about 1/5 of the way down the bottle after a week.

So I propose that good wine be available in capsule form. A single strip will contain perhaps 10 shots of good wine, sealed in little plasticky capsules. Snap off the top and pour into your glass; put the rest back away in the cupboard.

you could also secrete a capsule or two in your pocket for use in emergencies.

pocmloc, Jul 18 2011

Single glass measures http://www.justagla...12262feeeac2e8f8382
This suit you? [theleopard, Jul 18 2011]

Hmm... seems to be a recurring theme. Crumbs from the Rich Man's Table
[pocmloc, Jul 18 2011]

More alcoholic capsules Means_20for_20consu...liquid_20contraband
[spidermother, Jul 20 2011]


       She should freeze a bottle of wine in ice-cube trays and just thaw out one cube every night. Your idea could be implemented as a sort of alcoholic bubblewrap.
hippo, Jul 18 2011

       Alcoholic bubblewrap... sounds dangerously fun!   

       Also good for communion perhaps.
RayfordSteele, Jul 18 2011

       Wine [+]   

       Small quantities [-]   

       Vote: neutral.
8th of 7, Jul 18 2011

       You can buy cans containing a glass-worth of wine - why is this not a solution?
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 18 2011

       (Actually, it *is* a solution, although some reds will also contain a suspension.)
MaxwellBuchanan, Jul 18 2011

       This gives rise to a thought in my head of "wine droplets". Little vials of wine so you can taste the wine, but not get snookered doing it.
blissmiss, Jul 18 2011

       Mrs. P. does not want 18.5cl, she wants more like 2cl. Also the quarter-bottles and cans don't fit the vacuum stoppers. [blissmiss] you are nearer the mark. Also I remember... <link>
pocmloc, Jul 18 2011

       It's very difficult to encapsulate alcohol. Turns out it eventually dissolves just about anything that makes for a biocompatible capsule. You have to put various amounts of dextrin, sodium laurel sulfate, and other strange chemicals in the mix in order to stabilize the formulation. Point is that it probably won't taste like wine in the end. Then again, wine already has sulfites and sugars loaded into it soooo.. What do I know.   

       What anybody else said about drinking a full glass at a time. And bubblewrap. And avoid putting the wine pills next to the sleeping pills. Great for driving!
daseva, Jul 18 2011

       I find that wine already comes in convenient sized glasses.
rcarty, Jul 20 2011

       We find that wine already comes in convenient sized rail tankers.
8th of 7, Jul 20 2011

       ^Chateau Du Pont
FlyingToaster, Jul 20 2011

       //rail tankers// extrêmement grand cru.
mouseposture, Jul 21 2011


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