Sometimes a very special occasion that has been paired with a very special wine calls for a particular form of memento: the saving of the cork. Even if you do not participate in the occasional saving of the cork, you should at least be indirectly aware of the custom. I know I've seen trivets made from wine corks, bulletin boards and a handful of other odd, unexpected uses for that little plug of cork. I even used to live near a storefront that created a two-inch thick moat around their display window, filling it with hundreds (thousands?) of corks.
The obsessive saving of wine corks can easily be tempered by saving only the very best of wine paired with only the most special of memories. Perhaps an anniversary, or other celebratory occasion. Still one thing remains certain; that cork has to go somewhere.
Cork Pets are a series of knick-knacks specifically designed to save your very special corks. The cat or dog comes in two pieces and when attached to either end of a cork--voila!--you have a cork pet. The set of two pieces are made of pewter and with a cost of $40 for each animal, you are sure to pay closer attention to which particular corks are worth saving.