The reusable plastic covers seal tightly around the neck of the bottle, much like the bottle’s foil does. The seal is then spill-proof, and the bottle could be stored horizontally. Wine condoms are also reusable.


A mother-son duo (!) from Dallas are behind the Wine Condoms, which cost $15 for a box of six. Yes, they’re packaged in individual foil packets, and yes, they’ll freak your family out when you give them as stocking stuffers.

In wine packaging news not related to contraception, a Portuguese cork manufacturing company has introduced Helix, a sort of hybrid twist-off cork. The selling point is that it doesn’t require a corkscrew but still creates that familiar “pop,”—and that you couldn’t mistake it for a Trojan.