There's a scene in the Steve Martin classic movie "The Jerk," where Navin Johnson, the character he plays, pours himself a glass of wine--from a 5-gallon outdoor water cooler. Wine on tap may have been a novel idea back in the '70s, but in the here and now, it is not only a reality, but also a convenient way to serve and store wine.
The n2Vin wine refrigeration and preservation system uses five dispensing taps to keep your favorite wines chilled and ready to pour. The refrigeration system keeps not only your five active bottles ready, but also an additional five reserves at a user-specified temperature of between 40 degrees and 65 degrees. Wine that has been opened for too long suffers from oxidation, which puts off the taste. To counter this, the n2Vin utilizes an inert gas system that protects the wine from degradation.
The use of nitrogen or argon gas to delay the inevitable decay of your wine may be a strong point for this appliance, but the unit also features several touches designed to allow it to be incorporated into any setting. Interior lighting showcases the labels of your wine and is available in white or blue fluorescent. The stainless steel interior and elegant black exterior, along with the ability to personalize the front with a logo means that the n2Vin can find a place in any home--provided, of course, that you could afford it. At $2,499, you may have to become an inventor like good old Navin to be able to buy one.
(Via Born Rich)