If you did not follow our advice and have yet to invest (just $20, people!) in an electric wine opener, chances are at some point you have ended up with tiny bits of cork in your wine. Open enough wine bottles manually, and it is going to happen. Sometimes it happens because you aren’t paying enough attention and open it at a weird angle. Other times the cork is faulty. When you find yourself in this situation, you are going to want to remove the cork pieces from your wine. Consuming cork is not harmful, but still, I think you’d rather drink your wine with its intended consistency.
From experience, I can tell you that the first thing you will do is grab a mesh strainer. Everyone has one in their kitchen. Unfortunately, a regular mesh strainer is not fine enough to strain out all the little cork particles. It might catch the biggest pieces, but you could have fished those out with a spoon. So, what are you to do? There are three other kitchen items, of varying prevalence, that can help you in this spot.
The first is a cheesecloth. As its name suggests, a cheesecloth is primarily used to make cheese. But even if you are not in the habit of making your own cheese, you still might have one lying around. Cheesecloths are useful in basting as well as in flavoring stews with herbs and spices. The cloth is extremely fine, so it will easily strain the wine will catching the cork bits. If you have one, you should use it.
2. Reusable Coffee Filter
Unless you are a chef, you are more likely to own a reusable coffee filter than a cheesecloth. In theory, coffee filters are exactly what you are looking for. They are designed to allow liquid (coffee) to pass through, while catching tiny solids (coffee grounds). In a pinch, a coffee filter will do the same for your wine; its nylon mesh is definitely fine enough to prevent the permeation of cork bits. There is just one problem: To keep its shape, coffee filters typically are lined with plastic on the bottom. Your wine can circumvent this obstacle, but it is not the perfect solution.
3. Cold Brew Infuser
Whether you own a cold brew coffee infuser will depend entirely on whether you make cold brew coffee. There are not really any other use cases. (Except, we shall see, for filtering the cork out of wine.) Like a regular coffee filter, a cold brew infuser has to be fine enough to keep out grounds. Therefore, it has no problem catching all the itty bitty pieces of cork debris. Made out of stainless steel instead of nylon, this will generally be easier to clean. If you use a regular coffee filter, you risk your next pot tasting like wine. The one thing to note with a cold brew infuser: They are designed to fit into mason jars, so they may not fit your standard wine glass.
Don’t have any of these in your house? Alas, then you will have to actually buy something to get the job done. There are surprisingly few products available produced explicitly for this task, perhaps because many people do make do with the perfectly cromulent substitutes listed above. Search Amazon for “wine filter” and “wine strainer,” and you will primarily find aerators and purifiers. We are not trying to change the flavor of our wine here, we are just trying to drink it. The accomplish that, a funnel-shaped mesh filter will be your best bet:
It is possible you already own one of these if you are in the habit of making homemade jam. If not, it is exactly the tool you need to be able to drink your freshly poured wine unadulterated. Every oenophile should have one.
2022 Holiday Gift Guide For Her
When it comes to shopping for your best friend, mom, girlfriend, or any other leading lady in your circle, we’ve got you covered. Shop the best gift ideas for women with this holiday gift guide. All products are available on Amazon!
Surprise the makeup enthusiast in your life with this beautiful neutral eyeshadow palette.
Cozy up with these UGG sherpa slippers that will keep you warm all winter long.
Give the gift of glowing skin with this perfect addition to your skincare routine.
Comfortable sleep set that is cozy and cute.
A moisturizing lotion that rejuvenates the skin during the dry winter months.
Give the gift of this Pillow Talk icons set. Includes four favorite lip secrets from the collection.
Like an airy dream, Ariana Grande Cloud is a creamy, soft and luxurious perfume with a high-class scent. Fresh and uplifting bergamot orange, rich lavender and juicy pear create a bright opening.
A hair product any beauty buff would love.
An ideal gift for a girl who’s always on the go!
These must-haves are essential for every step of your hair care routine. Cleanse with normcore signature shampoo, moisturize with the nourishing mask, and refresh your style with perk up dry shampoo.
This lash enhancing liquid eyeliner and serum promote the appearance of longer looking lashes.
A great stocking stuffer and always an everyday must-have.
You can never go wrong with a good pair of earrings, let alone at this price!
At $9, This Silly Plush Turkey Hat Is A Must-Own
In 2022, Santa hats are out. Silly turkey hats are in.
I was on Amazon looking for things to do over Thanksgiving with relatives (eventually landing on the brand new game Christmas Categories) when I came across this:
My first thought was that it creates the perfect opportunity for someone in the family to recreate the classic Monica turkey head scene from Friends:
Then I realized that there are many ways you can have fun with the turkey hat Thanksgiving. When you play games, you can decide in advance that the loser has to wear the turkey hat. Or perhaps you can start a tradition that whoever carves the turkey each year gets to wear the turkey hat. The possibilities are endless!
No matter how you are spending the holiday this year (with funny turkey hat, or sans funny turkey hat), the We Know Products team wishes you a very happy Thanksgiving!
Keep Comfort Within Arm’s Reach With NAIPO’s New Handheld Massager
If you go on Amazon and search for “handheld massager,” you will find dozens and dozens of clones of the same $100 massage gun. My immediate reaction upon seeing this was that there is no longer any innovation in the massager industry. Instead of actually investing in R&D to come up with more advanced ways to help customers, massager companies seem content to copy one another and compete on price.
One company gives me hope. That company is NAIPO, a well-known massager brand whose stated mission is to help people all over the world “Find Well-being.” NAIPO’s latest handheld massager features a brand new design that provides added value for the user. While it is still a percussion massager, its sleek comfort-grip handle grants access to otherwise inaccessible areas of the body. It also features 5 interchangeable massager heads so that you are able to treat each acupuncture point with the best possible massage.
This attention to detail creates a truly customizable experience. After a workout or just a long day at work, you can choose from 5 different speed levels and 5 different working modes, from gentle relaxation to vigorous, deep-tissue massage. By virtue of the extended front grip, you can give exactly the right type of massage to previously neglected muscles all over your body.
A common complaint about percussion massagers is the noise level that can make it awkward or even impossible to use in public. The new NAIPO handheld massager is different. Unlike its competitors, it provides amazing results with only a single massage head. This has the twin effect of reducing noise levels and making it lighter and therefore less unwieldy, a huge plus especially for older users.
The NAIPO XF-5120 handheld massager will be available for purchase soon, and at $52.99 it is inarguably cheaper than similar products on the market. You get your very own either at NAIPO’s own storefront on naipocare.com or on Walmart.com. Stay tuned for more updates!