Articles Tagged: glassware

Essential Glassware – Snifter

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If you enjoy drinking brandy or whiskey neat, then a snifter is essential glassware for your home bar.

This type of stemware is wide at the bottom with a narrower top. The shape allows you to swirl the spirit to coat the glass and directs the spirit’s aroma to your nose, heightening the aromatic experience of sipping cognac, scotch, bourbon or another aged, brown liquor you like.

Though they hold about six ounces, it’s best … Read more

Essential Glassware – Beer

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Beer glasses come in all shapes and sizes. Many styles of beer glasses are unique to style of beer and even to the brewery (this is common of Belgian beers). Each type of glass is crafted to help form ans sustain a nice head of foam on the beer. A nice head helps keep all that flavor from escaping before you have a chance to enjoy it.

While there are many different types of beer … Read more

Holiday Gift Pick: Sommelier Wine Glass

Here’s something different for the stylish wine lover in your life. These handblown wine glasses by design hotshot Maxim Velcovsky are crafted to look like a disposable cup.

Enjoy your Cabernet while enjoying the irony of an item lovingly handcrafted to mock something mass-produced. Aside from looking cool, the shape and weight of the glasses make them fun to drink from.

Sommelier Wine Glasses @ A +R Store … Read more

The Glass Makes the Drink

At the recent Nightclub & Bar Conference in Las Vegas, I had the pleasure to attend a seminar lead by Georg Riedel. What a treat, not only did I learn firsthand from a master about fine glassware and how it enhances all types of spirits but I learned how the Reidel family figured it all out. Said Greog to my question, “We’ve been doing this a long time.” And they have the family-run Austrian company … Read more

Sophisticated ‘Tilt’ Barware

On the lookout for cool barware, I found the Nambe Tilt collection. This unique glassware will add flare to any home bar.

Nambe Tilt Barware … Read more

Host in Style With the Apothecary Beverage Dispenser

Punches and sangria are a great way to serve a party full of holiday guests. This fantastic Apothecary Beverage Dispenser is a stylish way to serve the thirsty masses.

Not only does it take up less space than a traditional punch bowl, but it keeps the punch safe inside a closed container. Attractive and practical!

And, you know, it would make a pretty good gift. As of posting date, it’s on sale for $40.

Apothecary … Read more

Decanter Picks Inspired by Mad Men

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Now that you have to wait patiently (or not-so-patiently) for the next season of “Mad Men,” why not bring a little bit of the Sterling Cooper booze scene into your life with a stylish decanter for your liquor?

Ranging from about $20 to nearly $2,000, there’s a decanter for every budget from switchboard operator to creative director.

I imagine that Joan Holloway would have the fun blue vodka decanter and glass set, while Don Draper … Read more

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