Barware

Does what you drink your beverage from matter? After more than a decade of tasting, we can categorically tell you that your barware or glassware is a key component of any drinking experience. In this section we review glasses, decanters, dispensing equipment, aerators, and even bar knives.

Top Barware Posts:

Does Glass Shape Affect the Way a Whiskey Tastes?
Hopsy Home Draft Beer System
Experimenting with Beyond Barrels Bottle Aging Staves
Coravin Model One Wine Preservation System

Review: Dragon Martini Glass

By Christopher Null | May 6, 2020 |

Recently featured on Westworld, thanks to its futuristic look, Dragon Glassware’s double-walled martini glass is indeed a showpiece. The cocktail glass holds a respectable 7 ounces, and the double-wall design is, in theory, of practical benefit, insulating the fingertips from the cold cocktail inside, without requiring an awkward stem. I tested the glasses with ice-cold cosmopolitans…

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Review: Moscow Muled Copper Mugs

By Christopher Null | March 29, 2020 |

The copper Moscow mule mug is arguably the most iconic piece of barware there is, but are all copper mugs equal? According to Moscow Muled, an artisan mug-maker, copper can be problematic: “Copper is a heavy metal that reacts with acidic fluids such as cocktail ingredients. If you use a copper mug that is not…

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Review: Crew Bottle Co. Bottles

By Christopher Null | March 20, 2020 |

If you want to make your own bottled cocktail, the conventional method has been to simply upcycle an empty 750ml bottle by washing it out and filling it with your own ingredients. Crew Bottle Co. offers an upscale take on the idea, taking a standard 750ml bottle and outfitting it with a rubberized, removable base.…

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Review: EraVino Premium Horn Wine Decanter

By Christopher Null | November 25, 2019 |

Riedel makes some dramatic, eye-catching decanters, like its iconic Amadeo Decanter, a swooping horn that takes the wine in on one end and dispenses it from the other. The catch: It’s $349… and that’s on sale from the $499 list price. What if you could have a decanter that was almost as pretty, and it…

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Review: Well Told City-Themed Glassware

By Christopher Null | November 20, 2019 |

Got local pride? Show it off with your selection of drinking vessels, thanks to Well Told’s new etched glassware, featuring maps of top U.S. and global cities. It’s a simple idea but it makes for a really cool highball or pint glass. (Though I’m less enamored with the idea of putting this kind of treatment…

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Gift Idea and Giveaway: Globe Decanter by Prestige Decanters

By Drew Beard | November 20, 2019 |

Where did 2019 go? We’ll probably never know, but one thing is for sure, it’s time to get shopping. Since you’re reading this, there’s a greater than zero chance that you’ll be gifting or unwrapping a shiny new decanter this holiday season. Decanters are the one thing every whiskey lover should own, but most can…

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Review: Gabriel-Glas StandArt and Gold Edition Wine Glasses

By Christopher Null | October 30, 2019 |

Gabriel-Glas may not roll off the tongue the way Riedel does, but if you’re not familiar with this brand, you’re missing out on some exception glassware. The brand is the brainchild of Rene Gabriel, a former wine critic who developed this glass to be a uniform — yet ideal — glass for tastings. He spent…

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Gift Idea: Door58 Decanter Set

By Drew Beard | June 6, 2019 |

Ahead of Father’s Day, we received for review a decanter set from Door58, a new brand of whiskey decanter “inspired by the speakeasies of 58th Street in Manhattan… reflecting authentic designs with a hip aesthetic appeal reminiscent of 1920s Art Deco.” The large wooden, presentation box with snap closures is some of the nicer packaging…

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Review: Hopsy SUB Compact Home Draft System

By Stephen Allison | May 1, 2019 |

Back in December of last year Drinkhacker covered the Hopsy Home Draft system, earning a respectable B+. The conclusion was that the machine was of high quality and succeeded in its mission of providing a beer-bar draft experience at home, however it was not without flaws. Now, only months later, Hopsy is proud to introduce its…

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Review: Ullo Florence Decanter and Wine Purifier

By Christopher Null | April 22, 2019 |

I’ve written at length about why you should not be afraid of sulfites in your wine, but that hasn’t stopped people from taking measures to remove them. Ullo is a new brand that combines sulfite removal with an aeration system and a nice-looking decanter. It’s everything in a single product. Let’s look at each piece…

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