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April 18, 2008

Pretty in Pink - Globalight Champagne Holder

globalight.jpgWell, it doesn't get much more swanky than this. Created for Rose Chamapgne, which tends to be swanky on its own, this little number is so extravagant that I am at a loss for words. Check out this bit from
Cool Hunting:

Launching [this week] as part of Milan's furniture festivities, the latest collaboration with leading designers and the second with blob lord Karim Rashid and Veuve Clicquot is this reinvention of a chandelier in the form of a glowing pink champagne holder that doubles as a cooling tote. The design, an asymmetrical sensual ellipse, was the result of Rashid's initial scribble after asked to meld the immaterial and the material like he'd done with his first project for Veuve, the loveseat. Realizing his doodle was "the idea in itself," the Globalight literally circles the champagne and adds ambient illumination that plays off the pink hue of Rose champagne, for which it was designed. Bringing lighting experts Zumtobel into the project, the lamp-cum-basket uses technology to light up without heating and in fact keeps bottles at the ideal temperature for up to two hours. Limited to a run of 500 (only 50 of those will be available for the U.S. market), the Globalight will be available on Eclicquot in May for $4,000.

Obviously only a select few can, and will, splurge on this accessory. Just don't think of it as a wine cooler. Think of it as art.
Image and excerpt from Cool Hunting

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April 11, 2008

Rapid Ice Wine Coolers - Deep Chill Wine

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Original Rapid Ice wine coolers from Vacu-Vin with a new vineyard design give the impression of drinking a glass or two at the vineyard itself. Serve chilled white wines and icy cold beer or soda at a moment's notice. You can also store Rapid Ice in your freezer, slip it over the bottle for 5 minutes, et voila! it's ready to drink. Rapid Ice keeps drinks ice cold for up to 3 hours without messy ice.

At Rapid Ice cooler Vineyard

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March 4, 2008

Pinzon Red Wine Opener with Foil Cutter and Corkscrew

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Pinzon's easy-to-use wine opener effortlessly extracts a cork from any wine bottle in three seconds with simple lever action. Comfortable handles easily clamp onto a bottle's neck; the steel lever drives the tough, Teflon-coated worm into the cork with a push and then pulls the cork out cleanly with a simple pull. Releasing the cork involves the same action, only with the handles clamped onto the cork. It comes with a squeeze-and-twist foil cutter to strip away the foil covering a cork, and a replacement worm.

At Pinzon Red Wine Opener with Foil Cutter and Corkscrew

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February 21, 2008

Chill out with the Ravi Instant Wine Chiller

Thumbnail image for P22067B.jpgIn our relentless pursuit of instant gratification, we have come across a nifty little accessory that we just have to share. For those of you who just can't wait for your wine to chill, there is a gadget that will chill it LITERALLY on the way from the bottle to your glass.

Wine goes from the shelf to the glass perfectly chilled in seconds! Simply remove the Ravi Instant Wine Chillerfrom the freezer, then fit it over your bottle and pour. Wine passes through the cold stainless steel interior tube into the glass, instantly chilling the wine to a tasty temperature. Instructions included. Size: 7-1/2"H x 2-1/4"W $49.95

It is a bit on the pricey side for something so low tech . . . but can you really put a price on instant gratification?

Check it out: Ravi Instant Wine Chiller

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February 13, 2008

SpinWine pourer aerates wine on its way to your glass

spinwinepourer.jpgDecanting is such a pain. Do you really want to wait fifteen minutes to an hour for your tannin-filled red wine to aerate? It's one thing if you have a beautiful decanter, but most of us just want to get the cork out, pour the wine, and start drinking. The SpinWIne Pourer is for people who want to reap the benefits of decanting without waiting: it aerates your wine on its way to the glass.

In fact, this little wine spinner claims to do a lot more than that. Its description claims "SpinWine performs a set of complex actions as the wine circulates around the small open cup chamber and through the double helix into your glass. The improvement in flavor and scent occurs because of the structural changes brought about by the unique process."

There are a number of aerators available in various styles and prices ranging from about $30 to upwards of $400. The SpinWine Pourer costs $58.

Check out other aerators on Amazon

via SpinWine

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February 7, 2008

Vacu Vin Wine Gift Set - Save Your Wine for Another Day

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We're big fans of saving a little of that wine for another day, and we think rounding out any household wine bar is a good thing. The set includes a corkscrew, wine server, wine saver, and two vacuum stoppers. Teflon-coated Twister corkscrew pulls corks out with minimal resistance, and a plastic and rubber Concerto wine saver preserves wine quality for up to two weeks after opening with a tight seal from one of two matching rubber stoppers. The wine server ensures pouring ease while reducing drips and spillage.

At Screwpull Table Model Corkscrew

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January 31, 2008

Screwpull Corkscrew - Old School Wine Opener

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We're not sure why people spend so much on a wine opener. We received a gift of this Screwpull just over 3 years ago, and we haven't used another wine opener since. It's very easy to use - put in the screw end and then turn turn turn. As the top gets pulled into place, the cork lifts up - then you unscrew to remove the cork. The Screwpull only costs $15, and we think saving the $100 bucks on another super wine opener will get you more wine and less wine gadget that you don't need.

At Screwpull Table Model Corkscrew

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January 28, 2008

Vinturi Wine Aerator - Aerate Wine Quickly and Easily

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Touted as the most efficient patented aerator on the market, the Vinturi can aerate a bottle of wine quickly, and with less fuss and muss than using a typical decanter. Simply hold Vinturi over a glass and pour wine through it. Vinturi draws in the proper amount of air to allow wine to breathe instantly for a smoother finish. Velvetized pullstring sack included. The Vinturi is also 5" high.

Via Popgadget at Vinturi

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January 17, 2008

Spencer Bar Cart

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Sleek stainless steel design and tremendously functional. This bar cart is the perfect addition to any kitchen. I may be stepping on some bar blog toes, but my true liquor friends won't mind too much. The fellas at Liquor Snob are particularly understanding. The wine is important, but how you store, display and keep them is equally important. This simple, elegant piece is perfect.

Spencer Kitchen Bar Cart

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January 15, 2008

Countertop Wine Opener

countertop-wine-opener.jpgOne of our biggest pet peeves when we want to open a bottle of wine is trying to find the corkscrew. We always try to keep it in the same drawer, but for some reason we always have trouble finding it. We've often thought it'd be great if we had one that'd be impossible to lose, and we think we've finally found it. The countertop wine opener is similar to ones we've seen in some commercial settings, and it looks very sturdy. Plus, it's pretty badass to be so damned committed to wine you give up precious counter space for it.

Connoisseur's Countertop Wine Opener

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