Bandleader and inventor Fred Waring introduced the
first blender in 1936; more than 60 years later the Waring
blender remains the standard for the field. With this
stainless-steel, black bar blender, the company has captured
perfectly the sleek, modern look of its first models.
The perfect cocktail party appliance, it doesn't just
look good but has a strong, efficient (though slightly
noisy) motor that zips through ice and frozen strawberries.
The metal keeps drinks cold longer, too. The blade is
nondetachable, so you never need to worry about the seal
deteriorating. The stainless-steel container is also perfect
for a classic diner-style milkshake.
There are hundreds of different corkscrews, but none matches
the extraordinary Rabbit. With 31 different moving parts,
this modern, black wine opener is an engineering feat built
for speed. But ordinary enophiles don't need to understand
the mechanics to appreciate the pulling power of this little
bunny. It overpowers the most stubborn, dried-out natural
corks and synthetic closures with a user-friendly design.
Close the "ears" over the neck of the bottle, and then raise
and lower the lever just once. Lickety-split, the opener removes
and ejects the cork without any effort on your part. This
high-tech tool comes with a handy foilcutter and comes in
an attractive padded gift case.
Wine should breathe a little, but not overnight. Putting
an end to the oxidation process, which turns a favorite Merlot
into vinegar, is easy with the Vacu Vin Wine Saver. Made from
high-quality rubber, which will not affect the taste of the
wine, the Wine Saver uses a vacuum-style pump to release air
to keep a wine fresh. And it's easy to use--just place a stopper
in a bottle's neck, place the pump over the stopper, and pump
air out until some resistance is felt. This process is suitable
for preserving all but sparkling wines, and will save Chiantis,
Syrahs, and others for up to two weeks.
Shaken, not stirred. As if sipping a martini weren't hip
enough, Furio presents the 9-1/4-oz. Z-stem Martini glass.
The top of the glass has a classic and traditional design,
but halfway down the stem, a "Z" pattern gives the glass a
unique twist. Set of 4. Dishwasher safe. Made in USA.
Sturdy, handsome, and many times worth its weight in Burgundy,
this wine-saver set preserves opened bottles of wine for up
to two weeks. (It won't work with sparkling wines or soft
drinks, however.) A simple and ingenious pump fits onto one
of the two bottle stoppers that come with the set and pumps
the air from a bottle through the stopper, which then seals
the resulting vacuum. For precision, the pump clicks when
the correct vacuum level has been attained. With no oxygen
inside the bottle to turn wine vinegary it stays fresh until
the stopper is removed. The matte-black pump and gray stoppers
fit onto a stable, shiny black storage base and look elegant
as a top hat on the bar. The pump is 6 inches high and the
base is 4-1/2 inches wide.
Made in Austria by the world's most renowned wine-glass maker
Riedel Crystal, founded in 1756, the four large glasses in
this set are ideal for Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and full-bodied
red Bordeaux wines like Cabernet Franc. The glasses are from
Riedel's Vinum Extreme series, which are distinguished by
their bowls' dramatically flared diamond shape. The glasses
provide an exceptionally wide evaporation surface, thereby
intensifying wines' bouquet and silky texture. The glasses
are machine-blown of 24 percent lead crystal and conform to
Riedel's exacting standards: colorless, transparent, and thin-walled,
with lips cut and polished so wine flows smoothly onto the
tongue. These glasses are 9-3/4 inches high and hold 30-3/8
A martini wouldn't be a martini without an olive garnish--and
what better way to pick the olive than with an acrylic pick
that sports a mini martini glass with its own olive! The little
plastic cocktail sits atop the pick, giving the stick both
balance and aesthetic appeal. The pick is just the right length
for stirring and rests neatly in the glass for all to see.
And for those who don't care for olives, there's finally a