A Plate With A Wine Glass Holder, Talk About Genius Inventions!
Last night, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post, I was at the 7th Annual Chilean Wine & Food Festival thanks to the folks over at Notable.ca. While I was there we were walking around the massive Peter F Bronfman hall with our rating book, a pen, our wine glass, and a plate of food. How the heck were we to carry all these items all at once? It was helped quite a bit by this genius invention I took a picture of and posted above.
I have no idea what this thing is called but I think that it is one of those things that you never think of until you see in real life and you think, “Holy crap! That is so genius, so simple, and so useful! Why didn’t I think of it?” This thing would be useful for parties at home or larger ones like the 7th Annual Chilean Wine & Food Festival and they probably cost next to nothing to manufacture. The only flaw I could see in the design was that if you tried to put your plate down with the wine glass attached you were sort of screwed. But aside from that – sheer brilliance!
Does anyone know what these things are called? I know my friend Meg who was with me at the event last night really wants to get some for herself. Maybe we should just go to a wine store and show them this picture and they’ll just know…maybe a party store will have them? Hmmmm….
UPDATE – October 2, 2011:
After I posted this blog post and it got sent to my Twitter feed, @Shoe_Mom aka Kim (Brown) Gaudet showed me that there exists an even more permanent – and way classier? – solution to this problem; the plate with the embedded cup holder! I have attached her pictures below along with a direct link to the tweet where she told me about it, and direct links to the yfrog pages where she put up the pics. (I have combined them into one picture because it is easier that way but they were originally two separate images. Thanks Kim!
Kim (Brown) Gaudet’s tweet to me http://twitter.com/#!/Shoe_Mom/status/119263300000288768
Wine glass holding plate: http://yfrog.com/z/khpldnoj
Wine glass being held in plate: http://yfrog.com/z/ny6ofcj