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My New Wine Rack for Millennials

by Paul Saulnier
November 30, 2018

My kids rag on me all the time about how far behind I am in this electronic world. Well this product will put me squarely in the 21st Century.

Admittedly I’m a little behind the curve what with a flip phone and AOL as my link to the Internet. When I was introduced to computers, while in college back in the 60s, typing codes onto punch cards (and then dropping a box of a thousand cards),  I would have laughed if told that computers would some day drive my car for me.  I would have checked to see what he was drinking. So my new wine rack may not be as ridiculous as it first appears.

I’ve seen enough episodes of Shark Tank and commercials to know what sells and what Millennials want today. Clutter, homey and antiques are out. In are large open rooms with nothing sitting on the counters or hanging on the walls, except for a few huge flat TVs, and in the driveway a BMW SUV for her and a Porsche for him.

With the ever in-hand Iphone Millennials call ahead for dinner on the way home. A check of the wine fridge and – forgot to stop at the Wine House (for 2018, the top rated bottle is only $425 a bottle). I understand that the new Iphones are waterproof so the Alfredo sauce won’t hurt them and the kids won’t be admonished for soaking their thousand dollar phones (Emily Post says the proper place for the phone when not is use is on the right side of the dinner plate with the dinner ware to the right of the phone).

And now it’s the cloud. That’s all I hear about. I try to save a letter on my computer and it tells me that I should save it in the cloud along with my pictures and my retirement fund. And that’s when it hit me. I’ll be a billionaire by this time next year.

I have invented the Millenial Wine Rack. I can’t show it to you because I don’t have a patent on it yet so I will describe it. It only holds one bottle of wine at a time. It has a USB port to connect it to your computer and of course it has a place to plug in and charge your Iphone. Here’s how it works. Put a bottle of your $425 wine in the rack, check to make sure your computer is on and hit the SEND button. Your wine is now safely stored in the Cloud with your other selections at the perfect temperature and humidity. So far so good.

I need financing to work out the details. I’ll go on Shark Tank and ask for ten million dollars for 2%. All five might sign up for a total of 10% if they’re smart. Mr. wonderful will probably complain that I’m too early for him since I don’t have a lot sold. When they ask what I will do with the money I’ll tell them "Its for R&D. The hard part is the RETURN button".

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Back in 2014 I made a similar leap into the 21st Century when I was forced to go to the grocery store for the first time in 40 years: http://hollistonreporter.com/article/8998/the-stick.html

 

 

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