I'm a big fan of any piece of furniture that serves my drinking habit . . . and I don't mean a Tower of Power. I'm speaking more along the lines of a bar cart, but something about them sort of screams bachelor pad to me. So, when I came across a handsome credenza that doubled discreetly as a wine rack, I really had a reason to pop the cork. The Modern Cellar Skylight Wine Credenza (inquire for price) stores wine, stemware, plateware, and serving accessories: nearly all the necessities for a sophisticated dinner party (add friends and food, and blend). Hand rubbed with a walnut oil finish, made of one-pieced sides and top, it's truly beautiful, and will take on a wonderful patina as it ages. And, its sliver of glass on the top reveals your beloved wine collection. Just make sure to store your two buck Chuck on its lower level . . .
A friend asked me to find her a handsome wine rack for her bedroom because her recent grad roommates consistently drink any "booze" she leaves in the kitchen. Natch, I agreed. There are plenty of stylish wine racks, so I knew it wouldn't be a difficult task. There are lots of interesting modern ones these days, like the Harry Allen Pile Wine Rack ($65), Dennis Lin Cru Wine Rack ($150), and Crate & Barrel Shesham Wine Rack ($30), but when it comes to my own vino, I'm partial to simple, functional storage. To hear my picks for the good, better, and best wine racks, read more
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If you've got several bottles of wine cluttering your house, or if you've just wished you had a place to store the ones you're planning to get, then a Wine Knot ($105) might be just the thing you need. It was recently featured as one of our January Must Haves, and you'll be happy to hear that we're actually giving one away! And, if that wasn't enough, we're also going to pair it with a year's subscription to Wine Spectator Magazine.
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The holidays have come and gone, and January means a new year and possibly, a new you! Whether you're hoping to build new eating habits, or are trying to figure out what to do with your holiday gifts, one of our must haves will likely fit your needs.
- Michael Pollan, author of the Omnivore's Dilemma returns with his new book In Defense of Food: An Eater's Manifesto ($13.17). In it Pollan offers advice on how to eat in a healthy way.
- If you're hoping to bring your lunch to work on a regular basis, you may want to invest in a Mr. Bento Stainless Lunch Jar ($40-$60). You'll be able to pack your lunch and tote it around too!
- If you're looking for great thank you cards, try these adorable Scratch n' Sniff Cards ($8). They come in ice cream, gumball, chocolate and mint.
- If you've got a few bottles of wine sitting around in your kitchen, invest in a fun wine rack like this Wine Knot ($98). It's decorative and useful too.
- Eating yogurt is good for you, and if you already love eating it, then you'll enjoying making your own with this Automatic Yogurt Maker ($50).
Lately I've been looking for an alternative wine holder. A few weeks ago I featured a wine bug holder, but I think this gravity bottle holder is a thousand times cooler. Artistic and modern, wine can be displayed creatively and originally with this piece. I really want to get my hands on this rack to see how it works. It's hard to believe the bottle will actually stay in place. Doesn't it look like the wine is floating? The only thing I don't really like is the red color, I wish it was in deep purple or turquoise. How do you feel about it?
I'm not a fan of bugs in any way, shape, or form, and even less so when it involves wine. I despise this single-bottle, bug-shaped wine rack. It's ugly, scary and completely geeky. Yet, as much as I hate it, I have to admit that I admire the design. Lift the bug's tail and the wine pours itself. Now that you know my opinion, I want to know yours. Do you love or hate the Wine Bug?
Source: Nerd Approved