[ SEEDLINGS ] WHAT ’S NEW TO BUY, TRY, OR DO Summer is here and it’s time to take sheltering-in outdoors. To help you get into the spirit, we rounded up a couple of essentials to lighten up the season.
FIND FUN IN FUNCTION Put a little whimsy back on your bar with these colorful little foil cutters from CorkPops that double as refrigerator magnets when they’re not in use. Available in four grippable shapes, each has a built-in metal cutter that works effortlessly to rid a bottle of its stubborn foil cap. Priced at only $6, this is one affordable accessory that will put a smile on your face even before you pop the cork. Available at corkpops.com
TAP INTO WINE AT HOME Create wine on tap, anytime, anywhere, with Boxxle, a sleek countertop appliance that dispenses wine with just one touch. Made of high-quality plastic and stainless steel, the threeliter dispenser uses new technology to keep wine safely flowing from above the glass, so there’s no contact with the rim. No need to pass the bottle—the premium dispenser comes with three reuseable Wine Preserve Bags that can hold up to four 750ml bottles of your favorite wine or juice. The bags squeeze out air as the contents are dispensed, so leftover wine will stay fresh longer in the Boxxle, too. Available on Amazon or boxxle.com
SUMMER WITHOUT SPILLS Sipping in place just got safer! Keep your glass firmly clamped within arm’s reach with the WineGrasp, a neat little gadget with a patented clamping system and rubber grips that keep it in place. Clamp one to a chair, table, tailgate, porch railing, or any other surface up to one inch thick, and relax knowing your beverage-filled stemmed glass is upright, and nearby. Order at winegraspco.com
Escape to wine country or plan a foodie road trip. Find reviews at hvwinemag.com/blog. EASY WEEKEND GETAWAYS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY & CATSKILLS
Award-winning author Carly Fisher handpicks your DIY excursions to the region’s best destinations, restaurants and attractions, so you don’t have to.
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THE WINES OF LONG ISLAND 3rd Edition
If you’ve ever wanted to dive into Long Island wines, here’s your chance. José Moreno-Lacalle takes you on a journey inside the wine scene around the Forks.
THE WORLD ATLAS OF WINE
Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson will inspire your next big wine adventure or just make you thirsty for travel again. Winner of the 2020 James Beard Award for Best Beverage Book without Recipes.