The Goon Bag
A bag o’ goon (or box wine if you’re feeling fancy) is one way to guarantee a good Friday night and a horrid Saturday morning. If you’re 16. We’re not sure Thomas Angove - a winemaker from South Australia and the goon bag’s inventor - realised its potential to double as a pillow when crashing on a mate’s floor, but if he did, he deserves credit as one of Australia’s greatest minds.
Angrove’s company - imaginatively named Angrove’s - patented this unique process for packaging wine on April 20, 1965. The original design left it to the consumer to cut the bladder’s corner and reseal it with a special peg. We’re not sure whether we should be praising or cursing him.