“Connected” Glasses and Bottles Will Track Your Alcohol Consumption

Long lines at the bar, iffy brand loyalty, and out-of-touch leadership are among the woes of the liquor business—and issues that brands are looking to solve for their consumers. With “connected” cocktail glasses and liquor bottles, brands will be able to track consenting party’s habits, preferences, take their orders, and provide them with real-time discounts and recipes. The question is: it unnecessary intrusion or considerate …

Cocktail Kingdom: Copper Collection

Stand-apart bar tools inspired by the copper stills that make the very spirits they mix

It’s rare that a set of bar tools is as eye-catching at the new Copper Collection from NYC-based purveyor of professional barware Cocktail Kingdom. Inspired by the copper stills that produce the spirits they’re intended to mix, the copper-plated collection injects a bit of character into the sometimes homogenous product category. Intended for both professional and home use, the range comprises every tool a barman …

DQM + Cliché Corkscrew

Pop bottles with help from NYC's famed boutique and the French skateboard maker

As part of the recent collaboration launched earlier this month between NYC’s famed skate boutique DQM and French skateboard company Cliché, this old-fashioned corkscrew comes just in time to help celebrate the holidays. To give the basic tool its distinct layered look, the handle is made of maple veneers from skateboard decks pressed in the same production technique used to make Cliché boards, and branded …