Quick Chill

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Forget the ice bucket. Vacu Vin's Rapid Ice Cooler promises to chill a bottle of wine (or champagne or beer, for that matter) in just five minutes. When not in use, the space-saving ice jacket stores flat in your freezer. $10.99 at Klinq.com. [via not martha]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Jun 11, 2007 in Drink | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Built for Beer

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In collaboration with the firm of Tiax, Samuel Adams has designed a beer glass that promises a "full sensory drinking experience." According to the company, the curvaceous container is designed with features that collect and enhance aroma, sustain a foamy head, and retain proper beer temperature. $30 for four glasses at the Samuel Adams E-Store. [via Mouthing Off]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Apr 6, 2007 in Drink | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Belgian Brooklyn

Brooklynlocal1 Brooklyn Brewery's brand new Brooklyn Local 1 is a Belgian-style ale brewed from raw sugar from the island of Mauritius, Belgian yeast, and German barley malt. The bottle conditioned beer, golden in color and tasting slightly of honey, boasts a whopping nine percent alcohol level. Look for the new beer, sold in 750 ml bottles, at Fairway, Whole Foods, D'Agostino, and other New York area retailers.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Mar 6, 2007 in Drink | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Get a Grip

Glass of Truth The usual advice for holding a wine glass is to grasp the stem and keep your 98 degree paws far away from the wine. However, these counterintuitive Glass of Truth Tumblers are designed with indentations for your thumb and finger to encourage heat transfer so that "the warmth from your hand radiates throughout the wine, releasing aromas and unlocking subtle flavors." $38 for a pair at napastyle.com. [via daily olive]

Listed by Josh Friedland on Feb 12, 2007 in Drink, Tableware | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Tray Chic

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Look ma, one hand! The New York Times points to this unique self-balancing tray, made of plastic and stainless steel, which will ensure that your New Year's Eve bubbly is transported safely and stylishly. The tray is available in blue or green for $65 at MXYPLYZYK.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Dec 26, 2006 in Drink | Link | Comments (1) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post

Cold Comfort

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A robe for your romaine? How about some outerwear for your Absolut? As seen at Oh Gizmo! the Ice Jacket is a mold that will encase a bottle of liquor in a sleeve of frozen water. Just insert the bottle in the mold, add water, and place in the freezer to chill. When the device is removed, a built-in drip tray collects water as the ice melts. The Ice Jacket will be available for delivery in the U.S. starting in January 2007. For more information, visit icejacket.com.

Listed by Josh Friedland on Sep 22, 2006 in Drink, Gadgets | Link | Comments (2) | add to del.icio.us | Digg this story | Email this post