8 Straight Benefits of Red Wine.

by Chris Gardner

"Wine is one of the oldest alcoholic beverages on the planet. Its history spans thousands of years and while heavy drinking of any alcoholic beverage rather brings lots of health-related troubles instead of benefits, current research suggests that a glass of red wine each day may be providing you with more than just a little relaxation. "

8 Straight Benefits of Red Wine.
  •  Reduced risk of death from nearly all causes: European researchers suggest that moderate daily...

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Store your wine in sewer pipes.

by DIY Maven

Store your wine in sewer pipes.

Don’t get me wrong, I think this wine rack is kinda cool, but it does look like a bunch of waste pipe. Nice waste pipe, to be sure, but waste pipe none-the-less. Instead of spending the 158 bucks, I just might visit the plumbing department at my local hardware store and attempt a DIY. But how to attach them all in that wonky way? Epoxy? Not sure...but something to think about.

Oh, and by the way, it IS suggested that you store your wine in sewer...

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How to Make Wineglass Stem Markers

by DIY Maven

How to Make Wineglass Stem Markers

Wineglass stem markers are an easy and fast little item to fabricate. Supplies are minimal, which means they’re inexpensive. Great for gift giving as well as wedding favors, you might want to make a bunch.

Supplies

Memory wire (This is the secret of making stem markers. You can find memory wire at your favorite craft store in the beading aisle. It comes in coils as well as split rings. I found, since I was going to make several dozen markers, the split rings were the most economical way to go. I used rings with a 3/4"diameter.)

Beads (I used a couple different sizes. Seed beads were used as spacers for the larger beads.)

Charms (I bogarted several dozen ‘love’ charms from a family wedding several weeks ago!)

Small split rings (You can attach these to your charms so they ‘dangle’.)

A needle-nose pliers

Proceedure

Using the wire cutter on your needle-nose pliers, cut your split rings in half. (This is just another reason why small, split rings are so economical: you can make two markers out of ONE ring.)

Using the needle-nose plier, bend one end of the cut wire ring backward. You might even want to crimp this down completely to eliminate the pointy wire end. (This step prevents the beads from sliding off your marker. Craft stores also sell memory wire end caps that prevent your beads from slipping off, but if you’re going to make A LOT of markers, using end caps will add significantly to your cost.)

From the other end of your ring, start threading on your beads. When about half the wire is full, slip on your charm and then more beads.

When you’re satisfied with your beads and their placement, simply bend and crimp the un-crimped end of the wire.

And you’re done. Cheers!

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Attention All Winos: Start Saving Your Corks

by DIY Maven

Attention All Winos: Start Saving Your Corks

By my calculations, you’d have to drain 256 bottles of wine to accumulate enough corks to make this funky bulletin board (kit on sale for $19.95) available at Wine Enthusiast.

However, you could easily skip the kit, find (or, better yet, make) an appropriate frame, attach a thin plywood or MDF back and there ya go.

Also available are kits to make a trivet, serving tray and message center.

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