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.

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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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Review: NOD Products Bloody Mary Tree and Sangria Spoon

By Christopher Null | March 12, 2019 |

NOD Products markets a smorgasbord of stuff for the bar, kitchen, and even the gym. Today we look at two novelties designed with specific cocktails in mind… which we’ll explain in the mini-reviews below. NOD Products Bloody Mary Tree – Ever want to recreate one of those $20 Bloody Mary cocktails, the ones with shrimp,…

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Review: Root7 Himalayan Salt Shot Glasses

By Christopher Null | January 31, 2019 |

Do you like salt? I love salt, or at least I thought I did. Then I tried drinking out of Root7’s Himalayan salt shot glasses. Whoa. A whole bunch of producers sell these gizmos, which are exactly what they claim to be: Take a big chunk of pink Himalayan salt, shape it into a cylinder…

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Review: Hopsy Home Draft Beer System

By Daniel Mallock | December 19, 2018 |

It doesn’t matter that Benjamin Franklin’s widely misquoted assertion that the existence of beer is evidence that God loves us isn’t about beer (it’s about wine). What does matter is that beer has a long history in the United States that began prior to the founding of the country. Jefferson famously loved his wines, his…

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Review: Bibo Barmaid Cocktail System

By Christopher Null | October 13, 2018 |

Let’s say you want to make a quick-and-dirty margarita. You might take a bottle of margarita mix out of the fridge, dump some into a glass with ice, pour in tequila, stir, and drink. Wow, that sounds like a lot of work, you might say. What if I could instead make that drink with a…

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Review: 1571F Beer Caramelizer

By Christopher Null | September 17, 2018 |

Ever wanted to combine your love of beer with your love of burning things? Now you can, with the strangest booze-related product to hit the market all year: The 1571F Beer Caramelizer. Think of the Beer Caramelizer as a cattle brand for your IPA. You place the collapsible/extensible brand in a hot fire — preferably…

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