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French Company WineSide to Release Test Tube Trial Wine

Try-Before-You-Buy Wine

Wish you could try wines before you buy them? Sounds ridiculous, but a French company called WineSide is hoping to do just that. According to Springwise, WineSide will offer sweet and classic wines in patented, flat-bottomed glass tubes. Currently they're only available at a Parisian shop called Colette. However, the product does bring up an interesting concept. What if you could try any wine before buying? Do you think this is something wineries would be interested in? And would it even taste the same as a vintage that was bottled? What do you guys think about this try-before-you-buy wine?


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Spiky31000 Spiky31000 9 years
Hi everybody!!! My name is Emmanuel and I'm working for Wineside. I've got some (good) news for those who are interested in our products: Two retail outlets: In Toulouse : Cave Chai Vincent : 38, rue d’Astorg 31000 Toulouse In Montpellier: Caves Insensé : Maison Cairel 42, avenue Saint Lazare 34000 Montpellier And our website, where you will be able to buy our product,is about to be online! I keep you posted as soon as it is done. Have a nice tasting ! Emmanuel (& Laura, thanks for her precious help)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
I love this idea because I'm super picky about wine.
dpbluiz13 dpbluiz13 9 years
What a terrific idea. It's the same as going to a wine tasting anyway. I would much rather taste a wine before I buy it. Good example, a friend suggested her favorite wine. She went on and on about it being the perfect party wine. Taking her word for it, I went out and bought two bottles. Let me tell you, it was one of the worst wines I've ever had. If I would have had the opportunity to try it first, I never would have wasted the money.
mlen mlen 9 years
i think this is a great idea- even if it doesn't have the exact taste of the whole bottle, its still enough of an idea to know if you are absolutely going to hate it or not
KathleenxCouture KathleenxCouture 9 years
I could've used this a few months back when I was exploring new wines and decided, what the hell, I'll just buy a $30.00 bottle of Zinfandel and then when I got to tasting it I realize that I actually hated it and had to get rid of it because it sat on our counter for nearly 6 months. I'm a cabernet girl, i should've stuck to it.
brittanyk brittanyk 9 years
I love the idea. It's a bummer when you buy a bottle of wine and it's just "meh".
linds1019 linds1019 9 years
This is an awesome idea.
lickety-split lickety-split 9 years
whole foods does this. at least ours does :)
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
It is a good idea! And dang, I am a sucker for packaging haha. It's so pretty!
rb24 rb24 9 years
I think is a great idea. A way to really try some wines before you buy!
Jude-C Jude-C 9 years
I like it! Even if it's not the same as a properly bottled wine, at least you could weed out those wines that you end up finding irredeemably disgusting...after you've already paid for the bottle.
iamangiepooh iamangiepooh 9 years
I think this is a great idea!!
verily verily 9 years
I like this idea. One of the liquor/wine stores near me does Saturday tastings of about 5 or 6 different wines. I usually pick up the one I like from the group.
Hannah426 Hannah426 9 years
I think this is great! That way, you don't end up spending a whole lot of money on a bottle on wine you dont even like.
LaLa0428 LaLa0428 9 years
I think this is an awesome idea!!!
sonnabobble sonnabobble 9 years
i like this idea!
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