Design

In The Future Beer Bottles Will Be Made Of Wood

Carlsberg planning biodegradable beer bottles
Feb 24, 2015 1:30 pm

"Clinking" beer bottles is about to become a thing of the past. Over the course of the next three years, the Copenhagen-based company plans to develop and debut is the world's first fully biodegradable wood-fiber bottle. Cap included.

Shanghai Hot Dog Shop Channels A Futuristic American West. It's Kinda Weird.

Lone Ranger sells pork and vanilla sausage, too
Feb 23, 2015 2:00 pm

This Chinese corn-dog shop is a far cry from New York's classic hot dog stands, with a fresh, modern design inspired by the American West — with a few unexpected twists. Besides being a hip Chinese corn-dog shop.  

Does Computer-Controlled Chilling Really Make Wine Taste Better?

Testing the Waring Pro Digital Wine Chiller
Feb 23, 2015 9:00 am

The Waring Pro Digital Wine Chiller and Warmer helps ensure your Riesling, champagne and Beaujolais are always at the ideal serving temperature. Featuring a single-bottle fridge with an LCD panel, computer-controlled temperature and an internal database of more than 30 varietals to choose from, the system lets you dial in the exact degree your wine requires.

Are Quart-Sized Cans Better For Beer Than Glass Growlers?

Top breweries get on board with big cans
Feb 20, 2015 10:00 am

The emergence of 32-ounce beer cans has given new meaning to the term “tallboy.” With the ability to contain not one, but two proper 16-ounce pints per can, the large-format vessels are a smart alternative to the traditional growler, a large but clunky glass jug used to take beer home from the bar or brewery. Here are a few breweries doing it very, very right. 

This Very Smart Beer Packaging Wards Off Mosquitoes When Burned

It's the most clever form of...malaria prevention
Feb 19, 2015 10:00 am

The SP Lager Mozzie Box is treated with eucalyptus, a natural deterrent that rebuffs insects when it's burned. Now the people of Papua New Guinea can drink their beers in peace, knowing that mosquitoes (and subsequently the threat of malaria) will be held at bay by the fumes. 

Plate Deconstruction: Fung Tu's Inventive Fava Bean Curd Terrine Mashup

The story behind a tofu-panisse hybrid
Feb 17, 2015 3:00 pm

With Chinese New Year on the horizon (February 19), we can't think of a better reason to savor chef and Per Se alum Jonathan Wu's nouveau take on classic tofu and French-style panisse, a cross-cultural mix of flavors, technique and presentation. Check it out after the jump.

10 Gifts For The Coffee, Cocktail And Wine Geek In Your Life

Smart buys that give the gift of...drink
Feb 10, 2015 1:00 pm

Whether he or she is more likely to be found sipping pomegranate oolong sweetened with raw honey or drooling fanatically over a four-inch-thick wine list, the way to your valentine’s heart is actually through the esophagus rather than the stomach. That might not seem terribly romantic, but trust us — the gifts on this list are bound to please the drink geek in your life.

Around The World In 12 Coffee Cups

Unique to-go vessels from around the world
Feb 10, 2015 11:00 am

"The cup is to coffee like the cover is to a book — it's part of the experience," says Henry Hargreaves, a Brooklyn-based photographer and the founder of Coffee Cups of The World. Check out his spectacular visual collection of to-go cups from around the globe. 

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