Industrial designer Alvaro Uribe decides that lifting up a wine glass and tilting it toward your face is just too much work. So: the Tipsy wine glass.
Good wine is tested by its look, smell and taste. Thus, this glass’s head tips forward to give access to the best qualities of the drink. It releases the aroma toward you letting you whiff the wine as it swirls.
So: you can leave the glass on the table and lean into it like a microphone to sniff and sip. Very dignified!
For some reason, wine glass experiments like this remind me of Kurt Vonnegut’s theory that modern art was a conspiracy between artists and rich people to make poor people feel stupid.
The glass was developed for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s How Wine Became Modern exhibition, which runs until April of next year.