When you don’t want to polish off an entire bottle, the Coravin 1000 Wine Access System allows you to sample wine from a bottle without ever popping the cork. It uses a medical grade needle that makes its way through the cork to the wine for extraction. The remaining wine is saved from oxidation by argon, an inert gas that protects the wine without adding any unwanted flavor. The process takes just 20 seconds.
It’s fun to pop the tops off beers with random stuff like the edge of your iPhone or car seatbelt or your teeth but this beer opener has a really cool name. In one quick motion it savagely rips the top off your beer without the risk of messing up those nice teeth you just whitened.
The Beer Peen Hammer is a multi-tool that performs two crucial household tasks: hammering stuff and opening beers. It’s modeled after an antique ball peen hammer and features forged steel construction and a black oxidized finish.
Yeah, the seatbelt buckle in your car is a really good beer opener but not when you’re drinking in the house. For those beers, you could use something like this brass bottle opener from New York-based Fort Standard. Four styles available, all made of solid cast bronze.
The holidays are for drinking so tell them you have enough sweaters and you want this: The Whiskey Wedge. It’s a silicone mold that lets you make a mini glacier in your glass to create a perfect 50-50 mix of ice and whiskey that looks almost as good as it tastes.
This pocket-sized cocktail kit includes everything needed to mix up a proper Old-Fashioned on your next flight. The compact carry-on tin contains a recipe card, spoon / muddler , aromatic bitters, cane sugar, and a linen coaster. Just hit that call button and order some nips.
Seattle-based American Blown makes artisan-crafted hand-blown glassware using traditional methods and processes that elevate their simple, everyday drinking glasses to works of art.
If regular old, plebian, run-of-the-mill, humdrum, stock, boring, standard ice cubes are cramping the style of your classic craft cocktails, The Neat Ice system will make you thirsty. Instead of cube trays or fridge ice-maker chunks, this thing makes big clear blocks of ice you chop up & smash like a bartender from 1898. The kit includes an ice mold, chisel, mallet/muddler, and a canvas Lewis bag used for crushing.
If the thought of sobriety makes you ill, this unique stainless steel flask in the shape of a hospital blood bag will make you better, but only if you fill it with the proper life-giving fluids. Available in November.
Unless you happen to really like Lederhosen, this is all you need to gear up for Oktoberfest. The Das Can-In-Stein looks like a classic pewter tankard with its hinged lid & thumb lever but it’s just a holster that fits any 12oz. can. Prost!