Musical Wine Glasses

26 May

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musical wine glassesIf music be the food of love, play on. That’s how Shakespeare used to define music in The Twelfth Night and I couldn’t agree more being an amateur musician. I’ve tried to use music as a weapon of seduction, but my skills simply were not there; so I tried with my cooking skills, but there are just not many burnt-flavoured food lovers out there; so I decided to rely on my ability to tell anecdotes on those failed attempts.

If you’re looking for an idea to hit the right note for an at-home dinner date, musical glasses may just be your cup of tea. They’re basically wine glasses with light gradations on the side indicating the level to which it should be filled with wine to hit the desired note. Just rub gently the rim of the glass with your wet fingertip in a repeating circular motion and notes will ring out; or alternatively you could gently knock the glass with a knife like you would a xylophone.

In a nutshell, with an expense of £39 you can have a set of two musical glasses designed by Douglas Potts and Jasmine Lau of Nostalgics design studio and turn each sip of wine into a symphony. Yes, I know what you’re thinking: it’d make a lovely Christmas present, but hurry up, it’s already been selling like hotcakes on Luna & Curious!

So, if you want to make sure you strike a chord with your very special guest at your next soiree, try with a pair of musical glasses. If nothing else, you’ll have an excuse to keep filling up his/her glass!

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Idioms

Abbiamo già parlato dell’uso delle espressioni idiomatiche in inglese e di come spesso siano collegate in modo metaforico a cibi e bevande. L’argomento del post di oggi si presta a qualche esempio di idioms collegati alla musica, ad esempio:

to hit the right note = toccare il tasto giusto

to strike a chord = toccare le corde giuste

Ma anche:

to sell like hotcakes = andare a ruba

(not) to be my cup of tea = (non) fare al caso mio

In a nutshell = per farla breve

Attenzione!! Così come in italiano, le espressioni idiomatiche sono tipiche del linguaggio parlato, ma è bene usarle con moderazione per evitare un effetto un po’ posticcio e falso.

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