If Tim "The Tool Man" Taylor was moonlighting as a sommelier, there's no doubt he would have come up with something like the Bosch IXO Vino. Combining a cordless screwdriver with a corkscrew adapter, the IXO Vino can open bottles of wine as easily as it puts together IKEA furniture, and has an integrated LED light so you don't miss the bottle when operating in darkened cellars.
Whether you're looking to improve the taste of some not-so-tasty beer or simply looking to infuse your favorite brew with a blast of added flavor, the Dogfish Head Randall Jr. ($20) can help. Based on the brewery's Randall the Enamel Animal, Randall Jr. is a single-serving gadget that lets you place whatever ingredients you like — coffee beans, jalapeños, and yes, even cooked bacon — in the canister, then pour your beer over them and let the whole thing rest in the fridge for roughly 10 minutes to create your own custom concoction, which passes through a built-in strainer as you pour. Cheers! [Scouted by Ian]
If your parties are less for close friends and more for everyone in your address book, perhaps you can make use of the Brew Cave Walk-In Beer Cooler & Kegerator ($6,350-$6,750). Available with or without a floor, the Beer Cave provides enough room to store over 30 cases of beer and four or more kegs, all in a precisely temperature-controlled room that doubles as a super-sized, single-tap kegerator. A perfect option for your 10,000 sq. ft. party pad.
High-quality draught beer in your home is the holy grail for many beer lovers, which is why Draftmark ($TBA) is so intriguing. Currently being tested by Anheuser-Busch in the St. Louis area, this ingenious gadget is powered by a rechargeable battery, and relies on gallon-sized refills that rotate into place between the rear of the system and the front tap, which you then use to dispense Budweiser, Shock Top, or Bass into your glass of choice. Here's to hoping it makes its way out of testing and onto the national stage, along with an expanded lineup of beers.
The trouble with most designer wine racks is their finite size — if your collection gets too big, your primary option is to replace your current system with something larger. WineHive ($25 and up) avoids this situation with an eco-friendly design that uses identical recycled aluminum strips to form infinitely expandable honeycomb structures that securely hold your vino while adding a bit of organic style to your kitchen or bar. Made in the USA.