January 5, 2011

Bosch IXO Vino Cordless Corkscrew

bosch_corkscrew.jpgYes, that's right - we said Bosch, like the power tool people. While this bottle-opening beauty isn't available here in the states right now, you can get your hands on it at Amazon UK if you're drooling over it as much as we are. Just think of the BPMs (Bottles Per Minute) you'll achieve with four volts of cordless power!

It's really just a 4-volt Bosch screwdriver with a funky corkscrew attachment, but we're going to ignore the fact that the tool can be used like any other screwdriver and pretend that it can only be used for opening wine bottles.

No word on whether you can get just the attachment for your existing cordless screwdriver, but we can always dream. [via the handsome gentlemen over at our sister site Tool Snob]

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December 17, 2010

Bormioli Rocco Murano Rocks Glasses

rocco_murano_rocks_glasses.jpgWe're not sure who Rocco Murano is, but we like his taste in glasses. We're always on the lookout for distinctive rocks glasses, and our eye was immediately caught by these, with their flashy streak of blue playing through the glass. These glasses come in a set of four, and have a hammered texture to give you a more secure grip after you've had a few drinks out of them.

Bormioli Rocco Murano Rocks Glasses, Gift Boxed, Set of 4, Cobalt Blue

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December 8, 2010

Shot Shells: Ammunition Shot Glasses

AmmoCrate.jpgDo shots in a literal way with these glasses shaped like shotgun shells - but expect to shell out a pretty penny if you want to get your hands on them. See what we did there? MadeByAmmo [via UberReview]

We think the UberReview guys said it best:

...yes, they look pretty cool - and the Pelican case is a nice touch, but seriously do you really need to be paying $400 for a set of 6? There are cheaper options, you can buy one for $60, two for $110 or 4 for $200. It seems kind of silly because the people that would get the most use out of them (college students) probably can't afford them.

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December 7, 2010

Blomus Stainless-Steel Liquor Flask

blomus_steel_flask.jpgEarlier this morning, we posted about an Anne Taintor flask that seemed like a nice gift for the lady in your life. We didn't want to seem sexist in our flask choices and leave out men, who are so often ignored when it comes to booze-related gifts. Actually that last part's a lie - this is just an excuse to post about a flask we'd really like to keep our own liquor in.

This roomy 7-ounce flask offers a bit more booze storage for when it's going to be a long night, as well as a stainless-steel exterior coated with a brushed matte finish, which gives it a flatter, less sparkly appearance. As you might imagine, this is good when you're drinking somewhere you maybe oughtn't, and you wouldn't want to attract attention with your bright and shiny flask.

At Blomus Stainless-Steel Flask

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Anne Taintor Flask: It's Five O'clock Somewhere

five_oclock_somewhere_flask.jpgAnne Taintor's kitschy mashups of 50's-era art and tongue in cheek sayings have been popular for a few years now on everything from magnets to greeting cards, but this is the first time we've seen them in flask form. We found 8 different styles (accessible through the link below) including the pictured "surely, it's five o'clock somewhere," as well as our other favorite - "why yes, i am that kind of girl."

These petite 4 ounce flasks have a wraparound design and come with a handy funnel to make filling them easier, which means they'll make the perfect gift for a lady in your life (or for yourself).

At Anne Taintor "Five O'Clock Somewhere" Flask

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November 30, 2010

The Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass

glencairn_whisky_glass.jpgHistorically, we didn't spend much time finding the appropriate glass for our beer and spirits - hell, we'll still drink out of a cleaned-out spaghetti sauce jar if we don't have any other options. But it isn't a myth that using the right glass can affect the flavor, aroma and overall experience of the spirit you're drinking - we love our set of Spirit Sippers and use them all the time, especially for reviews. If you're looking for a little something to enhance your next dram of Scotch, check out the Glencairn whisky glass.

Put whiskey on a pedestal with Glencairn whiskey glasses. A smooth, fluid shape echoes the traditional nosing glasses used by blenders worldwide. In luminous, lead-free crystal with a palm-friendly profile and wide bowl to best showcase your spirits.
At The Glencairn Scotch Whisky Glass

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November 15, 2010

Giant 60-Ounce Cocktail Shaker

giant_cocktail_shaker.jpgIf you're looking for just the right gift for the GIANT cocktail fan in your life (see what we did there?), look no further than this 60 ounce, three-piece shaker from OGGI. From the zebra stripes to the stainless steel finish, nothing says "You're a great big drunk" like a shaker that will hold 10-ish drinks at once.

At Oggi Zebra Jumbo Party Stainless Steel Cocktail Shaker

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November 12, 2010

Beer Catapult: Shoot A Brew Cooler

There are certain things that go great together. Chocolate and peanut butter. Shoes and socks. Ratchet and Clank. If you ask the folks at Shoot A Brew, the latest combo to go on the list is beer and catapults.

The Shoot A Brew is a cooler that holds 24 beers. It has a handle and wheel for transporting it, and a pass-through lid. But that's not the cool stuff. What makes it stand out is the fact it comes with a remote control, which controls a tiny little catapult that can shoot a beer eight feet through the air to your awaiting hand. Because in our experience, combining beer with projectiles will never end badly.

If you want to see Shoot A Brew performing the way its creators intended, watch the video below. If you want to watch guys try to hit each other in the nuts with catapulted beers, watch any group of guys use this thing after a few drinks.

More at Shoot A Brew [via Thrillist]

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October 18, 2010

Ultimate Home Bar Set-Up Kit

home-bar-setup-kit.jpgIf you're on the hunt for a full-on home bar setup, but don't feel like going through the work of building it yourself, this home bar set-up kit from KegWorks might just fit the bill. This kit would also make a great gift for that friend of yours who always insists on making drinks and then cuts your limes with a steak knife on a plate and shakes the drinks in an old spaghetti sauce jar. You know the type.

Ultimate Home Bar Set-Up Kit

Keep reading for the full contents included in this kit - after all, you can never have too many pink flamingo stirrers, are we right?

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October 5, 2010

Party Bomber Will Bomb Your Party

party_bomber.pngHi all, Jake here, Editor in Chief of Liquor Snob. I'm breaking out of our usual editorial voice because the story I am about to share really happened, and better yet, it happened to me this weekend at my birthday celebration (go me for getting older).

I arrived at the bar after my friends, and they told me they had just ordered a round of Irish Car Bombs. I don't drink them often because they don't do much for me - I'd rather go slow and steady with the stout and shoot the whiskey. But, being the agreeable, thirsty guy I am I took one. Apparently my aim was off, because the shot glass entered the pint glass at such an angle that about 40% of the drink splashed onto the table and my lap, forcing my friends to get the bar rag of shame and clean up after me (just the table, not my lap).

What's the moral of this story? Basically I wish the bar had featured The Party Bomber. It's basically a speed loader for bomber drinks, and from what I've seen it eliminates a good portion of the muss and fuss I encountered on my birthday. You put the pint glasses into the contraption, put the shot glasses in the upper half, and when you drop the plunger the shot glass drops and a seal is formed to keep spillage to a minimum.

It's probably not going to make me any better at actually taking bomb shots (I always end up with Bailey's on the bridge of my nose from the shot glass sliding up) but at least I won't have to wear a diaper while I'm taking them. Check out The Party Bomber site for models and pricing. Thank you for listening to my confession - I'll do my 20 hail marys and 3 boilermakers as penance.

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