The Linea Rouge Replaces Mercury with Vino To Take Temperatures

 - Feb 11, 2010
Italian designer Sono Mocci created the Linea Rouge which replaces the mercury in traditional temperature-telling devices with a popular libation. Linea Rouge is a red wine thermometer that uses the alcohol to indicate heat.

This red wine thermometer was inspired by the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Ferdinando II de’ Medici who invented the modern thermometer in 1654. A capillary glass tub is filled with red wine which tells the temperature according to a wall-mounted numerological chart.