This is an example of one of the handblown borosilicate glass octopus wine decanters crafted by Josh DeWall of Chicago-based Ignite Glass Studios. You can get a 500mL version for $600, or a 750mL version (which holds a full bottle of wine) for $950. So, you know, not as cheap as just buying a box of wine and emptying it into a punch bowl, but certainly cooler looking. Honestly, after a couple glasses of wine I’d be afraid to even touch the thing for fear of breaking it. Unless it’s not mine — if it’s not mine I’ll pick it up and try to spin it on a finger like a basketball. Truth be told, my girlfriend and I don’t get invited over for dinner and drinks a lot anymore. I’m starting to worry if our friends think she’s a stick-in-the-mud. “And it couldn’t possibly have anything to do with you setting Caroline and Dave’s living room curtains on fire?” I thought I saw a spider!