US company invents the ‘Champagne bong’
Source: the drinks business
by Darren Smith
12th October, 2015
A company in the US has invented the ‘Champagne bong’ – a sparkling wine receptacle that enables drinkers ‘neck’ their fizz.
Imaginatively named the Chambong, the glass combines a conventional wine flute with a traditional ‘frat party’ beer pipe, or bong.
Launched under the slogan ‘Because It’s Awesome’, the Chambong is described by its makers as “a device used for the rapid and enhanced experience of of sparkling wine/champagne consumption”.
The drinking vessel, which fits up to 4 fluid ounces (120ml) of liquid, is available online at a price of $25. It is made of borosilicate glass and is dishwasher safe.
The Chambong’s creators said the invention came about in early 2014. It was inspired by the Super Bowl and was originally intended as a device for smoking marijuana.
“We had an epiphany the week prior of the big event to create a ‘super bowl’,” they explained.
“The resulting device of our imagination harnessed an ability to hold an extraordinary amount of cannabis, however was sadly non-functional as a smoking apparatus.
“Fortune would prevail several evening later, while onlookers examining the piece remarked at how it looked like a fantastic wine ‘shooter’.
“They promptly filled it with Champagne and experienced the resulting magic. And thus was born the glory that is the Chambong.”
The Chambong has reportedly sold out its since its launch.
The company website includes the health warning: “Always Chambong responsibly”.