What more can we say about the Gray Kangaroo personal liquor filter that hasn't already been said? This critter has already been mentioned in magazines like Maxim and Stuff and gone on the Warped Tour. Not only that, they have an awesome mascot, and judging by the lovely lady caressing the Gray Kangaroo on the website, they know how to appeal to their target market. Based on all that, if the darned thing works we're ready to drink ourselves into a gray, furry stupor.
So what does it do to your liquor? It basically does the same thing a Brita or Pur would do for your drinking water, trickling it through a charcoal filter to remove impurities. And what's so bad about those impurities, you might ask? They, along with dehydration and bad judgment, are the things that leave you green around the gills after a night on the town. The basic premise is that you can have a high-end experience for rotgut prices. Buy a bottle from the lowest shelf (the site says it works best with vodka, but will work its magic on any pre-packaged hard liquor), run it through the filter, and voila. Fewer impurities means fewer hang overs, assuming you drink responsibly.
But does it work? The site says "Try it: you will be amazed and never go back to high priced booze. Our customers aren't customers they're fans! Even if you believe in this product you have no idea how cool it is untill you try it!"
We're convinced. We'll be getting in touch with the fine folks over at Gray Kangaroo in the next few days to get our hands on a review model and put it through its paces. If you can't wait to hear what we think, head on over to the Gray Kangaroo site and buy a personal liquor filter of your own. You can get your hands on a single Gray Kangaroo for $29.95, or buy one with a spare filter for $40.95. Plus, they'll send you Emergen-C as a free gift, and a couple copies of everyone's favorite Modern Drunkard Magazine.
Don't forget to check out the "Featured Video" on the home page, which gives you advice on what to do if you've "Got the chicks back to the house but can't seal the deal." Priceless. Plus, learn more about Modern Drunkard in the Liquor Snob archives.
Stemmed glasses have long been a mainstay of wine tastings, because wine snobs say holding the glass by the stem keeps your pesky body heat from changing the taste of your wine. According to a recent article in Time magazine, however, "the hippest new wineglasses, like the O series from Riedel, leave the stems on the vine. Stemless glasses are sturdier, can be stacked in your cupboard, and fit in a dishwasher. Purists say the stem keeps the hand from warming the wine, but most palates don't notice."
Read the full article, The Story of O
, at Time (Subscription Needed)
If you're looking to get your hands on this next generation of wine drink ware, Amazon carries a full line of the aforementioned stemless "tumblers" from the Riedel O series, with different types for various wine varietals, plus assorted colors. Prices start at around $14.95 for a set of two.
Buy Riedel stemless wine tumblers
If you're like me and you want to be on the forefront without breaking the bank, Amazon also carries a suspiciously similar line of stemless "goblets" from a company called Libbey. They only have two varieties, a narrow one for whites and a wider one for reds, but you can get sets of four glasses for $14.99.
Buy Libbey stemless goblets