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Agree to Disagree: Cork Cage

We're fond of our lil' Outblush Editorial family, and are usually in accord regarding product selection, but sometimes we look at an item that a fellow editor has chosen and do a double take. Which is why we bring you Agree To Disagree, a new feature that'll show you another side to all the happy-sappy product love we've got goin' on and allow you, the readers, to decide whether that item really is crave or cringe-worthy.

The idea of storing your wine corks has merit (and gives you boozehound cred, of course!), but the fact is, this Cork Cage ($34) looks like it came straight out of an early 90's kitchen. You know the one, with the grape vines hand stenciled around the ceiling and the "Live - Laugh - Love" decal over the stove, perhaps a "Bless this mess!" magnet on the fridge. The fact is, we're just too hip and youthful for this kitschy ironwork, though by all means, bring on the wine! [Disagree? Get another perspective on the Cork Cage.]

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Banne

Posted on 03.04.10 at 11:59 AM

Totally agree with the 90's kitchen comment. My husband and I saw this for sale at a local winery last weekend, and I immediately thought it was kitschy and tacky.

I am a total wine-a-holic, and I prefer to save my corks in something like this:
http://www.westelm.com/products/a750/?pkey=cvases-objects

or

these:
http://www.crateandbarrel.com/family.aspx?c=1390&f=35732

A container for corks does not have to be so literal.

Caitlin

Posted on 03.04.10 at 1:33 PM

Why on earth does anyone need to save corks in the first place? Maybe one or two just in case you need one to stop up an open bottle, but come on. And yes, that thing is ugly and a terrible waste of money.

Abraham Lincoln's Ghost

Posted on 03.04.10 at 3:50 PM

Why, I do declare. That's the finest cork cage I've seen since 1865!

misa

Posted on 03.04.10 at 5:08 PM

Wine corks can be recycled at many local co-ops and other places. I like the idea of this container, because it would remind and encourage guests (and my drunken self) to save the cork and take it to be recycled.

Katie

Posted on 03.05.10 at 6:22 AM

To answer Caitlin's question there are a lot of things you can use cork for. Starting a fire for example. You can also put one in boiling water when cooking octopus to make it less chewy...for all you aspiring chefs out there.

zemeer

Posted on 03.05.10 at 7:29 AM

Simply atrocious

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