In a country where average person earning is somewhat around $25 per month, a bottle of imported wine can cost up to half a paycheck. Some cubans make their own, by adding extra flavour from fruits & employing condom corks to show when the grape juice is ready for bottling.
In Orestes Estevez’s home winery, hundreds of condoms cap over 500 jugs, each containing about five gallons of wine. When the fruit ferments, the wine releases gas, which gets trapped in the condoms and makes them stand erect. Once the condoms become flaccid again, fermentation gets completed.
"Putting the condom on bottles is just as similar to man, it stand's up when the wine is ready" Estevez told to AP. Now this wine is sold by him to nearby homes and restaurant's.