Every good home bar needs great entertainment and what better way to enjoy a cocktail than with friends playing Texas Hold’em? And for that you need a poker table, so sit back and take a read of the best poker tables for your home bar. [Read more…]
On a hot day, there are very few indulgences as welcome as a cold drink. And when you’re lounging in the back yard with your best friends, nothing can bring the party to a grinding halt like running out of ice.
Ask yourself this: how many times have you had to rip down to the gas station just to grab an overpriced bag of ice? With a portable ice maker, these trips (and the expense!) can be a thing of the past. If you enjoy keeping your beverages cool, an ice maker can pay itself off in no time. But for this to happen, you’ve got to get the right kind.
Do you need to invest in a restaurant grade? Or should you just whip down to Wal-Mart and grab the cheapest thing you can find? For most consumers, neither of these choices is true. The savvy buyer will investigate the features available and find the model that best suits their individual needs.
Have you ever wondered about the drinking habits of people, the numbers who do and how age and gender play their part? If you have or are simply curious to see where you stand then this article and infographic is for you. Using data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) we have produced an infographic that takes the comments of nearly 270,000 people aged 12 or older, and summarises the key findings.
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For the purposes of this infographic, a current drinker is someone who has consumed alcohol within the last 30 days. 50.7% of respondents come into this category. Is this figure higher or lower than your exectations? It provoked a lot of good-natured remarks here!
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Whether you’re an occasional cigar smoker or an aficionado, you need appropriate storage to ensure they stay at their best and mature well. Enter the cigar Humidor, commonly miscalled a cigar humidifier. The humidifier is actually part of the cigar humidor that keeps it dry.
Once a cigar is crafted it needs to kept at a steady humidity and temperature for the best experience. Stability is key. A good quality humidor will allow you to check the temperature and maintain relative humidity to your personal preference or to the manufacturer’s recommendation. It should be able to keep your cigars in that environment constantly and only fluctuate slightly when you open the door to take one out. [Read more…]
Designer bar stools complement the best home bars and are a highlight of the whole experience. You need a comfortable, classy seat to enjoy your cocktails and spirits in a great atmosphere. [Read more…]
The term ‘shot glass’ was coined in the 1940s but small glasses have been used for hundreds of years to serve a kick of drinkers’ favorite tipples. Today’s cool shot glasses come in a multitude of eye-catching designs and materials to suit all tastes. Read on to see our top picks of cool shot glasses. [Read more…]
What is the best corkscrew? Surely they are all much of a muchness, right? Wrong. As with most products your choice of corkscrew affects your enjoyment of the owning and drinking experience. A cheap, poor quality corkscrew can break under torsion, with repeated use or you might end up with the cork crumbling and no-one wants to fish cork chunks out of their wine. A good quality corkscrew can make the opening process a joy and can also be a talking point for your guests. [Read more…]
Setting off your home bar is the essential bar table. Whether you serve drinks to your friends from behind it or you use it as a focal point for your get-togethers, a great bar table is a must-buy. In this review article we cover budget-friendly purchases all the way up to the $500 mark – and when we say ‘budget-friendly’ we don’t mean ‘cheap’. We mean good value for money and a selection of good quality, popular tables that we love to recommend. All you have to do for the next few minutes is sit back and see which one captures your heart. [Read more…]
We all want our wines to taste their best when we serve them so it’s vital they are stored well. A good quality built-in wine fridge or wine cooler will do just that and look great in your kitchen! If you love your reds and whites then you need to look for a dual zone cooler so each can be kept at the best temperature. The second option to check out is whether the fridge is a thermoelectric or compressor-cooled model. [Read more…]
Even the most casual of oenophiles or wine drinkers know about serving white wines chilled and reds at room temperatures. The situation is a little more nuanced today with examples like sparkling red Shirazes joining the ranks of the ‘best served chilled’. What if you want to keep your wine in the best condition for longer? [Read more…]