Ruinart Golden Thread Wine Stopper by Patricia Urquiola
Ruinart, one of the oldest champagne houses in the world (since 1729), has released a special wine stopper called The Golden Thread, designed by Spanish architect and designer Patricia Urquiola (pictured above).
The Fil d'Or or Golden Thread was created to encapsulate the same twisting motion used in the opening of ordinary wire cork cages; the part of the bottle top you have to untwist before opening your champagne. What does it do? Nothing. But it looks very pretty and comes attached to a bottle of delicious Blanc de Blanc. This makes a sophisticated and unusual gift now, or at any point up to and including the holidays. We've never seen anything like it, and imitations are sure to follow.
The Ruinart Golden Thread bottle stopper is available from Sherry-Lehmann for $69.95 (bottle included). It's beautiful enough to keep on display when you're not using and reusing it.