World’s largest wine flute record about to be broken in Niagara Falls
Guinness World Records attempts are decidedly bizarre affairs. But for those who have a fascination with that kind of thing, the Wine Council of Ontario will attempt to break the record for the world’s largest wine flute this afternoon. The gargantuan glass, which stands around four feet tall, has already been constructed (it’s modelled after Riedel’s icewine glass). But in order to be officially recorded in the Guinness annals, the flute has to hold more wine than the previous contender (the record was set in Italy in 2008, with a wine flute that held 16.5 litres).
Barring some kind of catastrophe, the record should be broken today at 4 p.m. (it will be streamed live here). More than 30 winemakers and proprietors plan to fill the flute with around 26 litres of Ontario icewine. An adjudicator from New York City will come to witness it all at the Fallsview Casino Resort. There will also be a security guard present, presumably to deter would-be Italian saboteurs. As for the icewine itself, once it’s poured, nobody’s really sure what’s going to happen to it. Frugality, apparently, is so 2009.