Bar Tools, Glassware, Corkscrews (cont'd)

Le Creuset waiter's lever
The waiter's lever is still popular with bartenders and restaurant staffs. It is compact and folds up like a pocket knife. Its handle is hinged and one end has a fulcrum which rests on the bottle lip. Newer models like this one uses a 2-step lifter that improves leverage. read more
Glass wine decanter
If you are a wine enthusiast then owning a well designed wine decanter is a must, but that doesn't have to mean the most expensive one. You want a wine decanter with a wide mouth, large capacity, steady base, and a good pouring lip. They can be used to aerate young wines or for pouring off sediment that forms with age. read more
All purpose wine glass
When it comes to selecting the right wine glasses, simple all-purposes glasses are just fine. All you truly need is an opening wide enough so your nose fits in when you sip and dishwasher safe with a stem that fits. I know the wine snobs will cringe, but I never bought into the need for a broad array of glasses. read more
Oxo Cocktail Strainer
A cocktail strainer is a valuable addition to any bar and the Hawthorn-style cocktail strainer from OXO is a great choice. It fits over the top of a cocktail shaker, keeping ice and seeds out of your drink. It has a short handle for storing, and a slightly raised lip to make pouring easier with less spillage. read more
Screwpull type corkscrew
The finest corkscrew ever designed is a gadget called the Screwpull. Actually there are three excellent models of Screwpull and there are some Screwpull imitators that work pretty well. At the center of the concept is an extra-long, wire helix with an extra wide spiral and an extra sharp tip for piercing corks. read more
Oxo Measuring Shot Glass
The best cocktails are accurately measured and mixed and that means owning a quality measuring shot glass. Sadly, the numbers wash off many of the glass measures so the tried and true metal two sided jigger from reliable Oxo with measurement etched into the stainless steel and a non-slip grip is the best choice. read more
Pint beer glass
No bar would be complete without quality glassware including beer glasses, mugs, tankards, and steins. Here is as assortment of some of our favorite choices for your bar glassware collection including where to purchase them. read more
Book cover of DIY Cocktails
A quality cocktail recipe book is a must for any home bar and one of our favorites is "DIY Cocktails: A Simple Guide to Creating Your Own Signature Drinks" by Marcia Simmons and Jonas Halpren. DIY Cocktails is based on categories and ratios so we can understand the concepts of what the elements of a balanced mix. read more
Foil Mohel
Perfectly remove the foil from wine bottles with a foil cutter. Screwpull makes one of these handy tool to cut the foil off the bottle so you can clean the top nice and neat. read more
Bar Glasses
You've stocked your bar with all of the right liquors and bar tools but now you need the right glassware including two of the most important pieces of a collection -- Collins glasses and rocks glasses. Here is our favorite 16 piece collection. They're heavy and clunky, but hard to break, and I love the cool retro look. read more


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