Wine is best appreciated when consumed right after it's opened. And just like your last relationship, it can turn sour in as little as 2 hours if left unattended. Now you can put those fears (and memories) behind you once and for all. Just decant an unfinished bottle into the Platypus Platy Preserve Wine Preserver ($12), seal the air-tight cap, and it will last up to several days (or weeks) with no ill effect. The Preserver makes it possible to enjoy just one glass at a time — handy now that you're drinking alone.
The Johnnie Walker Limited Edition Tasting Kit ($50) has everything you need to partake in a civilized tasting of all the company's scotch blends. The set includes four etched rocks glasses, one etched snifter, one official tasting guide, one laminated tasting mat, and one aroma wheel. Enjoy. [Thanks, Stephen]
Whether you're a collector or a kegmeister, you'll want to check out Kegworks' collection of Branded Tap Handles ($14-$60). The hard-to-find handles, available in a many different brands, are not sold in stores, and are only provided directly to bars and restaurants. So every handle you see for sale probably lived a long life of serving brews to hapless chaps like yourself, and now want nothing more than to retire to a quiet basement bar. Buy one and add the last touch of authenticity your bar's been been lacking.
Tired of replacing your tap handle every time you switch out kegs? Check out Tap Boards ($22). Made from wood with chalkboard inserts, these boards let you simply erase and re-label when it's time to check out a new brew — saving you from accumulating a bar-worthy stack of used handles.
Designed by Shunji Kurimori and made using old cedar trees, the Cedar Sake Vessel ($140) is a sure-fire way to add a touch of authenticity to your next drink. On top of its great narrow grain, the vessel's construction results in low-conductivity that keeps cold sake cold and hot sake warm. Pair with a set of Cedar Sake Cups ($85), some Wakatake Daiginjo Onikoroshi, and enjoy.