Wine & Wine Gear

Introducing the Corkcicle x Poketo Series of Tumblers

If you’ve been searching for a great way to transport your favorite beverage, be it water, soda, or even a spirit, Corkcicle has always been a go-to method of making sure that your items stay cold or warm for hours. We’ve covered a few of their products in the past, but their latest Poketo series is in a class all its own.

6 Technologies for Wine Lovers

Every wine aficionado waits patiently to drink that glass of Cabernet they’ve been saving for years, or takes longer perusing the wine menu than the food menu at dinner. Drinking a delightful glass of wine is a whole experience that involves multiple senses.

Cameron Hughes Wine: Ready for Holiday Entertaining

Whether you’re serving wine at your holiday get-togethers or bringing a hostess gift to the friends throwing a party, you’re going to want to have a wine that tastes good yet doesn’t break the bank. I recently discovered Cameron Hughes — a vintor that makes small batch lots; these wines are fab, and when they are gone, they are gone.

Look to Cognitive Surplus Science Barware for Out of This World Gifts

If your idea of relaxation is to sip a glass of your favorite beverage at the end of the day, and if you are a bit of a science geek (which I’m betting you are), then you’ll love these Cognitive Surplus science-themed barware items. Wine glasses with the constellations? Yes, please. Chemistry-themed barware? Oh, yes.

Lifefactory Offers a Twist on Water Bottles and Wine Glasses

The initial appearance of Lifefactory’s water bottles and wine glasses make them look like they were made for kids. They weren’t. Yes, the raised grip sleeves make them look “youthful” but these products aren’t kid’s stuff. They are well-designed products that will help keep a grip on your hydration or your favorite glass of wine. Let’s take a look.

Coravin Help You Preserve That Fine WIne

If you’re a wine drinker that occasionally can’t quite finish that great bottle, you’ve probably been confronted by the problem of vino that just isn’t so keeno the next day. Luckily, Coravin is here with a novel new solution. Thanks to the manufacturer’s ingenious invention, it’s argon to the rescue! I recently got a note from a p/r agency that read, in part, “Don’t you hate it when you just can’t drink all of that bottle of great wine and worry that it will go bad before you can finish it?” Wait, what? “Can’t drink all the bottle?” I am…

Wacky Wine Bottle Wine Glass from Gadgets and Gear

Gadgets and Gear’s Wine Bottle Wine Glass in action If you are a sophisticated oenophile, or at least pretend you are, avert your eyes! If you don’t give a rat’s posterior about the niceties of wine drinking decorum and want a super-sized libation serving, have I got the glass for you. Gadgets and Gear now offers for the non-discriminating wine drinker the Wine Bottle Wine Glass, a wine glass fused to a standard-sized 750ml bottle.  Such a utilitarian design is doubtless causing the 18th century founders of Riedel glassware to spin in their graves. Top-tier wine glasses, and let’s face…

Just Chill Out with Bottle on Ice Wine Cooler

Contrary to popular belief, you’re not supposed to drink red wine at room temperature or white wine straight out of the refrigerator. Most whites taste best after being allowed to warm up about twenty minutes after being removed from the fridge, and your better Chardonnays and White Burgundies really shine at cellar temperature, which is about 55°. Red wines generally drink best at close to 65°, which unless you live in my grandparents’ old house, probably is a bit colder than room temperature. So the easy rule of thumb is to take white wine out of the refrigerator twenty minutes…

Starbucks Asks: Venti, Grande, Tall, or Cabernet Sauvignon?

Sure, you hit your local Starbucks for coffee, morning after bleary-eyed morning. And maybe on weekends, you sit with the paper and a nice latte, people watching and catching up on the news. Pretty soon you’ll be able to add happy hour to the list! Starbucks is adding alcohol to several stores as a test run, which in theory sounds like an intriguing idea. After dinner drinks like “Irish coffee” would be a great fit for a cafe. But according to Bloomberg, Starbucks is apparently aiming for the after-work drinkers: Jan. 23 (Bloomberg) — Starbucks Corp., the world’s largest coffee-shop…

Put Down the Pinot – Turns Out the ‘Red Wine is Good for You’ Report Was Falsified!

I have been a red wine lover since … well, forever it seems. I have always known that moderation in all things is key, that too much of a good thing is never a good thing. I never assumed that any amount of alcohol was beneficial, so when the study came out a while ago about the possible benefits of moderate red wine consumption … well I was thrilled. Turns out the victory dances were premature, as the researcher behind the study has just been found guilty of “145 counts of fabrication and falsification of data”.

VinniBag Review

I am not a wine connoisseur at all.  However, back in the day I was into drinking good beers.  I remember one trip where I visited a Rock Bottom Brewery restaurant where I had some of the best beer I have ever tasted.  They had beer that I could have taken home in bottles, but because I flew into Denver and was flying out the next day, I could not take any home with me.  If I had the VinniBag it would have been a piece of cake! VinniBag is a wine bottle-shaped bag that has a few interesting features.  First, it…