April 7, 2008
We don't cover a lot of wine accessories here, leaving that to our compatriots over at Cheap Fun Wines, but we saw this gadget and just had to write about it. You always hear people talking about letting wine breathe, to improve the flavor and open up the bouquet. But seriously, who has time for all that? That's why we like the Vinturi wine aerator, which is basically scuba gear for your wine. Just put it over the glass, pour the wine through, and it pumps the air right in. No muss, no fuss, no waiting. We likes.
Simply hold the aerator oven a glass or decanter and pour the wine through. The Vinturi draws in and mixes the proper amount of air for the right amount of time, allowing your wine to breathe instantly. You?ll notice a better bouquet, enhanced flavors and smoother finish. It?s that fast and simple. The Vinturi is made in the USA of FDA approved plastic and is dishwasher safe. It comes in a beautiful gift box and includes a stand and travel pouch.
Vinturi Wine Aerator
April 2, 2008
Wow, this is a cool looking shaker. You could put this on your bar or a bookshelf and no one would have any idea what it was until you started shaking it up and pouring cocktails out of it. It's like a ninja cocktail shaker. Hmm...apparently we've just come up with our new obsession. As Jeebus is our witness, we will find a ninja-themed cocktail shaker.
Nambe Twist 10-Inch Cocktail Shaker
March 26, 2008
We're always on the prowl for cool new wine racks, considering our current wine storage method is buying it by the case and leaving it in the box it comes in. Definitely functional, but maybe not the most stylish way to present our bottles. We've found a cool-looking and eco-friendly wine rack in the form of The Grape.
...is made of a very strongly, super-light material. There can be stored wine bottles, but also most champagne bottles will fit. There are many ways to pile up the Grape and can be made to a beautiful 'wall'. The Grape is packed in a nice carry trunk.Greener Grass Design
[via Intoxicated Zodiac
March 24, 2008
We're on a regular Fred kick after our Frozen Smiles post from last week, but how can we turn these down? We tried out these "Pick Your Nose" cups at a recent party, and goofy as they were, they added a whole layer of fun to our drinking. When you drink out of them, it makes you look like you have a goofy nose and/or mustache. That's all. We were pissing ourselves laughing over them, but that might have had something to do with the punch we were drinking.
24 cups, endless ironic laughs, from Fred Pick Your Nose
March 21, 2008
Call them gag gifts if you will, but there are some situations when you absolutely need a set of ice cubes shaped like false teeth. Whether it's grandpa's retirement party or a hockey player's birthday, face it - the situation's gonna come up. Luckily, the folks at Fred have you covered.
Fred Frozen Smiles Ice Tray via Worldwide Fred
Find other products from Fred at Amazon.
March 11, 2008
OK, so this isn't strictly liquor-related, but it does fall in line with all the booze-related 'bots we've covered in the past. This crazy mofo got sick of seeing the bad seeds sprouting around his bar, so he built a frickin' robot to chase them off. Awesome.
In downtown Atlanta, Rufus Terrill didn't like some of the folk who were hanging around his bar, O'Terrills, so he built himself a simplified robocop which he controls by remote. Consisting of an old meat smoker that he says still smells like chicken, a spotlight, an IR cam, a water cannon and a loudspeaker, the bot stands 4 feet tall and weighs 300 lbs.
at Gear Live
February 26, 2008
To be honest, we can't really remember ever lying awake nights, hoping someone would make a candle that smelled like beer as it burned. We can only imagine what our tossing and turning will be like now that we know it exists - from wishing we had a few. The company is dedicated to capturing the smells that mean the most to men, so you can install them in your man cave, your bathroom, or your dashboard (not recommended).
The other scents, you ask? Currently, they offer Beer, Campfire, Coffee, Grass (fresh-mown, not THC), Hippie (this is the one that'll make your place smell like a 1970s tour bus), Pigskin, Stripper, and...drum roll please...urinal cake.
Hotwicks via Thrillist
January 10, 2008
While contemplating buying the home shot chiller machine we coveted...errr, covered...a while back, we've stumbled across this interesting home kegerator system. You can plug it in, fill it up, and have 6 liters of chilled "draught" beer at your beck and call. We were really excited about the party applications of the 6 liter capacity until we did the math and realized it was only about twelve 16 ounce beers...or sixteen 12 ounce beers, we suppose.
That's enough for one or two of the interns, but not enough for a whole party, unless everyone brought their own, of course...
Icy Cold 6-Liter Kegerator
December 17, 2007
Our favorite thing about the Manhattan Traveling Bar set is that you no longer have to spend your time, looking around for a party. No more evites, no more calling friends to see what they're doing. All you have to do is pack up your traveling bar set and damn party is wherever you say it is. Hot damn.
Contains: 2 Martini glasses,1 Shaker,1 Jigger,1 Tongs, 1 Strainer,2 Bottle Stoppers, 2 Napkins,1 Corkscrew,1 Fork/Spoon Stirrer,1 Premium Carrying Case, and room for two bottles.
Manhattan Traveling Bar Set
December 13, 2007
This may be our favorite stocking stuffer idea of the holiday season.
It looks like someone spilled a bunch of red goop on your bottle opener, but NO! It IS the bottle opener, and a coaster too! What won't they think of next?
OOPS! Bottle Opener & Coaster - Red