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story.lead_photo.caption Drinkmate Countertop and Wine Nook

Drinkmate Countertop

What's to love: Carbonate your own beverages at home. It works with any beverage that doesn't contain pulp. So carbonated wine anyone? Probably not so much, but grape juice is a total yes. Countertop version of the Drinkmate is fairly compact and runs on a common brand of CO2 cartridges. Cartridges are exchangeable, too, which leads us to our favorite bonus — it eliminates single use plastic bottles and aluminum cans when you fizz up your favorite drink and put it in your own reusable container.

What does it do: Put your liquid of choice in the provided bottle, snap on the detachable "Fizz Infuser" and snap into the machine. Press a button on top to infuse effervescent CO2 into the liquid. Sells for $89.99. See idrinkproducts.com for details.

— Kim Christ

Wine Nook

What's to love: A prettier way to serve boxed wine. There's no shame in serving wine from a box, but the Wine Nook makes it look a little more elegant for special occasions.

What does it do: The Wine Nook holds three liters of wine. To use, remove the bag from inside the box of wine. Slide open the front of the Nook and place the bag inside making sure spout is in place and slide down the front of the box. Use the included chalk on the front of the box to label what's inside. The Nook also comes with an ice pack to keep white wine chilled. The Nooks come in several finishes and can also be personalized in a variety of ways including logos, initials or names. Prices range from $59-$95. More information is at winenook.com.

— Cary Jenkins

HomeStyle on 09/21/2019

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