Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Put a cork in it

Or a high-heel shoe. These talons aiguilles (high heels) decorate bottle stoppers that were for sale at a winery we visited recently. Notice that the shoes on the top row are open-toed while the stoppers on the bottom row are closed-toed. Very fashion-conscious display.

A bottle fitted with one of these stoppers would never fit into the refrigerator.

We did not buy one. Ken and I have enough stoppers from years gone by to last us for the rest of our lives. And besides, how useful are they, really? I mean, who ever has leftover wine?


  1. you got THAT right! kinda ugly and so NOT practical.

  2. The bottom row also have ankle straps.

  3. There is no limit to bad taste!

  4. Oh, I have to find these stoppers. I have a niece who would go nuts for them (she adores shoes and wine)!

    1. mitch, if you're serious, maybe I could help you out...

  5. Have you ever been to Romans sur Isère? There's a shoe museum there that features real shoes like these. The girls at the Crazy Horse have to dance in them. Not for me! P.

  6. Not for me - neither on my feet, nor on my wine bottles!
    Especially since you point out that the bottle would not likely fit in the refrigerator.

    I'm thinking the producer and anyone who sells these is thinking they will attract the female buyers.
    Wrong, Wrong, WRONG (at least not this female...)

  7. we have one! But ours is a wine bottle container, not a cork top fro wine bottles.


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