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    Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Anyone tried one of these? Awfully expensive, but really neat looking.

    http://www.hinklenosingglass.com/

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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Definitely interesting. What's the theory behind the narwal horn in the middle?
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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    From the ABOUT section on their website:

    "Our founder, a pediatric anesthesiologist, is an expert in the human sense of olfaction. After inventing the scented pediatric anesthesia face mask (U.S. Patent 4896666) he applied his expertise to techniques that could enhance the nose of wines and spirits. Using some simple but elegant principles of physics we first created the Melisse Nosing Wineglass. The logarithmic nosing spiral inside the glass increases a wine’s nose by 100-200 percent each swirl by increasing the surface area on which the wine is exposed to the air and breaking the surface tension of the wine."

    There's also an in depth explanation about the procedure of pouring and nosing with graphs and such here: http://www.hinklenosingglass.com/how.html

    Pretty neat.
    Last edited by bourbonNOOG; 10-13-2010 at 05:08.

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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Looks like a freak accident on the 11 oclock news just waiting to happen.

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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by dmarkle View Post
    Looks like a freak accident on the 11 oclock news just waiting to happen.
    My sentiments exactly. I'm not saying the doctor's design doesn't work as the manufacturer claims, but it looks ugly as sin and goes well beyond my simple needs to enjoy a glass of whiskey.
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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    I'd buy a Chinese knock off and try it.

    That's an absurd amount for a glass.
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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by DeanSheen View Post
    I'd buy a Chinese knock off and try it.

    That's an absurd amount for a glass.
    Hey, narwal horn isn't cheap.
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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Quote Originally Posted by Josh View Post
    Hey, narwal horn isn't cheap.
    I wouldn't pay that much for Miles Davis's horn!
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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    The only way this could be more ridiculous would be for them to suggest that you buy both a crystal and glass model, so you can taste the unbelievable differences each imparts on the spirit...
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    Re: Hinkle Nosing Glass

    Imagine the random ridicule friends and neighbors would subject you too after you somberly pulled that thing out to have a drink.

    "But it's a new paradigm in surface tension."
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