Wine or Liquor Accessories

Cube Jigger by Josh Owen

Look at this! I love it when someone rethinks a commonplace item and turns it into something worth a conversation.

“designed by josh owen, this aluminum jigger has different measuring pours on each side. according to the designer: ‘the design of the Aluminum Cube Jigger evolved from an experiment to compress the six most common liquid measures used to mix alcoholic drinks, into the smallest possible dispenser. the form was inspired by traditional box-shaped, Japanese sake cups, from which sake is sipped from the corners.’”

available late summer. now accepting advance orders.

Purchase Information:

Price: $20.00
Availability: Buy Cube Jigger by Josh Owen here

Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder

Yet another storage option for your wine collection…really, with the seemingly vast numbers of wall mounted wine holders, you have no excuse to not display your vino properly.

height 29″ (74 cm)
protrudes 2.75″ (7 cm) from wall

Purchase Information:

Price: $63.00
Availability: Buy Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder here

Winepocket

If you’ve ever been to a party (or supermarket) where there was a wine carrier bag thing, chances are it was horrible. I’ve seen some that have been tasseled, glue gunned and glittered; others with really disturbing miscellaneous adornment attached to a otherwise simple bag. No harm done if you think those kinds of things are acceptable, but I encourage you to consider this particular one for its nice simple design and overall pleasing color. It will protect bottles just as nicely and you run less of a risk of offending someone.

“The latest in a series from JoshJakus, this wine carrier is a single piece of wool felt with an optimally-placed hole, stitched at the top and sides. Once a bottle of wine is inserted, the hole becomes the bag’s handle.”

materials:
100% industrial wool felt, nylon stitching. (Industrial felt is made from approximately 85% factory excess wool and 15% mixed fibers.)

16.25″ long x 6.5″ wide, when flat

Purchase Information:

Price: $29.00
Availability: Buy Winepocket here

Bottle Opener by Piet Hein

Sure, there are tons of bottle openers out there, but this one also tackles screw-caps, which might bump it up on the list.

“this stainless steel opener from piet hein shows off the “super-ellipse” design in a new way. this attractive accessory makes opening either pop-tops or screw-caps a breeze. stylish, functional, and handy, all in one!”

dimensions: 3″d

Purchase Information:

Price: $30.00
Availability: Buy Bottle Opener by Piet Hein here

Stelton corkscrew & bottle opener set

Simplicity makes both (or either) of these a classic gift.

Stainless steel.

Purchase Information:

Price: $42.50
Availability: Buy Stelton corkscrew & bottle opener set here

L’Atelier du Vin Vin Jeune Wine Decanter

Don’t worry if you can’t pronounce the name correctly, all that really matters is that you appreciate the form and function. This particular decanter is preferable for young wines, and it arrives with a special pencil so you may label your decanter with the name of whatever wine you decide to enjoy.

9 in. dia. x 10 in. h

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy L’Atelier du Vin Vin Jeune Wine Decanter here

‘Party Time’ Wine Bottle Holder

This is certainly something different, and might be a novel way to define exactly which bottles are for the taking.

“Formed with an exclusive food-safe metal alloy. Each piece is sand casted and polished to a beautiful shine. Fits three bottles. ”

Measures 5″ x 13″ x 7″.

Purchase Information:

Price: $110.00
Availability: Buy ‘Party Time’ Wine Bottle Holder here

Meet People Drink Identifiers by Atypyk

Think about it, $6 to avoid the normal, boring, how-do-I-start-a-conversation-with-this-person-I-know-absolutely-nothing-about or the which-glass-is-mine feeling. Well worth it for you and your guests.

“What’s in the glass makes you talk, but what’s ON the glass is what you’ll talk about. 90 Words to stick on glasses or plastic cups. ATYPYK is the industrial design firm founded by the French designers Jean Sebastian Ides and Ivan Duval. Introducing happy ideas that are wonderful, amusing and innovative.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.00
Availability: Buy Meet People Drink Identifiers by Atypyk here

Wine Cooler

Simple and effective…

“designed by Arian Brekveld; The wine cooler is made of terra-cotta, porous
pottery. The shape is a standard bourdeaux bottle. The cooler saturates itself
in seconds when immersed in water. The water on the outside starts to
evaporate and cools the inside, an old Roman principle.”

4.7″ x 11.8″

Purchase Information:

Price: $87.00
Availability: Buy Wine Cooler here

Dripless Wine Pourer

Imagine how tidy tables would be if everyone who served wine had one of these.

“Waste not a drop with this patented dripless wine pourer, cleverly designed to prevent spills and dribbles onto tables and linens. Double lip catches every drop and returns it to the bottle, providing the perfect pour. Fits all sizes of wine bottles.”

Purchase Information:

Price: $2.95
Availability: Buy Dripless Wine Pourer here

Bob’s Your Uncle Wine-Tasting Coaster Pad

Oh, I like these so much. If you’ve ever heard someone wax poetic about wine, especially when you don’t know much about it other than it tastes kinda good, then you’ll appreciate these coasters.

Pad of disposable paper coasters featuring made-up wine tasting quotes.
48 coasters, 4 each of 12 designs in a tear-off pad.

Purchase Information:

Price: $8.00
Availability: Buy Bob’s Your Uncle Wine-Tasting Coaster Pad here

Wine Lines

For all of you holiday entertainers (the nice sort, not the naughty) that might need a decent way for guests to distinguish which glass is theirs, as well as distinguish themselves from others with labels such as “‘mellow but charming,’ ‘easily approachable,’ ‘supple,’ or ‘earthy.’” These tags are even colorful enough that people will be able to tell their own glass from another’s long after text becomes unmanagable. via design*sponge.

Purchase Information:

Price: $10.00
Availability: Buy Wine Lines here

masahiro mori bar set

Masahiro Mori has created some amazing porcelain pieces and this collection of barware is no exception. The set includes 4 small sake glasses, 4 whisky tumblers and a pitcher and ice bucket.

$40 for the sake cups
$60 for the whiskey tumblers
$205 for the entire set–including pitcher and ice bucket

Purchase Information:

Price: $205
Availability: Buy masahiro mori bar set here

Martini Goblets

Who doesn’t enjoy a martini now and then? And who wouldn’t mind a glass that is a bit easier to handle and therefore escape any sloshing that usually occurs? The colors are quite fun and give some elegance to the sturdy shape.

Sold as a set of four.

Purchase Information:

Price: $60.00
Availability: Buy Martini Goblets here

Manhattan Crystal Glassware by Ichendorf

“Am I drunk or is that decanter rolling?” The Manhattan rolling series from Ichendorf will be the hit of your next party.

Set of 6 glasses: choose from water, wine, champagne, rolling cognac, stemless water, stemless wine, long drink, whiskey

Rolling Decanter, 10.6 oz capacity
$114.00-$321.00,
Buy it here.

Purchase Information:

Price: $114.00-$321.00
Availability: Buy Manhattan Crystal Glassware by Ichendorf here