Beverage

icecap-wine-cooler

If you find yourself in the unfortunate situation of wanting a glass of wine but the one you want isn't at the proper serving temperature, you don't have to resign yourself to an improperly served beverage.  You can chill and aerate a serving of wine as you pour it with the Icecap.  Keep the Icecap [...]

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cinnabird

You've probably seen pictures of coffees with the beautiful decorations on top made from the foamed milk, haven't you?  You don't get those at just any coffee shop, and if you're like me, you won't be able to make anything like that at home, either.  With the CinniBird Spice Pen, even I might be able [...]

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gifts-for-coffee-tea-drinkers

Today is Black Friday, the official beginning of the holiday shopping season.  Coming up with gift ideas for everyone can be difficult, but here are a couple of ideas for the coffee and tea lovers. The Aerobie AeroPress Coffee and Espresso Maker has everything that the coffee lover needs to make a perfect cup of [...]

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pepsi-homemade-sodastream

Well, you can make Pepsi at home if you are lucky enough to live in the test area.  Pepsi and SodaStream have announced a joint project called Pepsi Homemade.  You'll carbonate water using your SodaStream, and then you add one of the Pepsi or Sierra Mist Homemade 0.5L flavor caps create your own drink. Right [...]

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keurig-2-point-0-27

Keurig coffee brewing systems have been around for a while now.  There have been a lot of models over the years, but they remained pretty much the same.  They still only brewed a single cup at a time.  They all used the little pre-filled K-Cups available in a wide variety of flavors and brands.  If [...]

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chillsner

Is there anything worse than drinking a beverage that's less than frosty and tasty?  I think not, and the creators of the Chillsner agree, too.  The Chillsner's stainless-steel frame is filled with a proprietary non-toxic thermal gel; you keep it in the freezer until you need it.  When you're ready for a beer, just insert [...]

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bottle-caps

Once you've opened those old-fashioned soda bottles or a beer bottle, there's not usually a good way to keep a cover on your drink while you're finishing it.  These Linden Sweden Bottle Caps will snap on the open bottle and keep the fizz in.  They're also a great way to keep insects out of the drink at [...]

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Carry On Cocktail Kit

Flying these days can be a big hassle, long lines, short tempers and that's just at the security checks. But there was a time when flying and being on an airplane was a more civilized venture, with hand mixed cocktails and plenty of elbow room. You can't do anything about the elbow room, but you [...]

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soda-stream-skinit

Julie reviewed the SodaStream Fountain Jet Starter Kit a few years ago and found that it was a good way to enjoy tasty sodas without all the waste of aluminum cans and single-use plastic bottles.  SodaStream is still around, but they have introduced a variety of new carbonator machines in the past few years.  One [...]

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bottleloft.jpg

Having a full fridge is actually a good problem to have, right? It probably means we aren't going hungry. But not having enough space in your fridge can be a bit frustrating at times. Brian Conti, creator of the successfully funded Strong Like Bull Magnets Kickstarter projects, is back with a new crowdfunded---and of course, magnetically-powered---product. The [...]

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drink-ink-glass-identifiers

I've seen various "charms" that help you keep up with which glass belongs to whom at parties, but most of them only work with stemmed glasses.  What if you aren't having wine?  How do you identify your soda glass or beer stein or your coffee cup?  It won't be a problem with the Drink Ink [...]

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Vitesse-Aerator-for-wine

The Vitesse Aerator is a two-piece set that was designed with dual functions - to easily decant and aerate wine.  The set consists of a mouth-blown, lead-free crystal decanter and an adapter that fits securely onto both bottle and decanter for a stable, hands-free decanting.  The crystal decanter has a "narrow neck and wide base [...]

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magic-tap-automatic-drink-dispenser-2

If you have young children who have reached that "I can do it myself" age, you know what a time bomb a gallon jug of milk can be. Install a Magic Tap Automatic Drink Dispenser on the milk jug, and even young children can dispense milk or other beverage without even needing to lift the [...]

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balls_of_steel_02

About a year and a half ago I reviewed a set of Balls of Steel, a drink cooler with a snappy name and ties to testicular cancer research; fifteen percent of their net profits are donated towards the cause.  They recently reached out again to ask if I'd like to review their version 2.0--Balls of [...]

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das-can-in-stein-2

Your barware might not include expensive ceramic or metal beer steins, but you can simulate the look with these Das Can-In-Stein beverage can holders.  Simply slip any standard 12 ounce can into the "scaffolding", and you'll have a stein, complete with handle and thumb-opened hinged lid.  Although it looks like pewter, Das Can-In-Stein is made [...]

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Hydrapack Stash Bottle

Always on the lookout for neat travel gear, I recently stumbled upon this product from Hydrapak, the Stash Bottle a collapsible TPU walled water bottle. What makes this so interesting to me is that when not in use, the hard molded top and bottom can be collapsed together for storage. This feature is a travelers [...]

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neolid3

The Neolid Twizz is a plastic 12 ounce cup made in France of light weight, waterproof and insulating plastic. So far that sounds pretty boring right? The interesting feature of this cup is the specially designed twisting lid that opens and closes with a twist. The lid opens like an iris or camera shutter and [...]

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kitchenaid-soda-stream

Julie reviewed the SodaStream a few years ago and determined it was an economical way to make your own sodas at home.  It gives you the option to make regular, diet, and caffeine-free sodas and flavored waters, but it did look a bit utilitarian.  Big deal, you might say, but there are some people out [...]

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juice-in-the-box-1

Juice boxes are convenient for packing in a child's lunch or for taking along on trips, but what they contain probably isn't your first pick for feeding to your child.  Those juice boxes often contain beverages that are more sugar than anything else, so they aren't nutritious.  Those flimsy cardboard boxes that can seem like [...]

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Vessyl-1

Most of our appliances communicate with us now, so it was only a matter of time before our dinnerware did too. The Vessyl, created by a company called Mark One, is a 13 ounce cup that contains sensors which can determine the type of drink (including sodas, alcohol, smoothies, tea, coffee, etc.) as well as [...]

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