There’s nothing like March Madness. Legends emerge, moments shine, and upsets bring entire campuses to their knees. Whether it’s a conference tourney, the NIT, or the top 65, our selection committee highlights Grommets for the bartender to keep the madness on the court and out of your living room as you watch your team play this March. Sorry, Syracuse.
To open things up we’ve got the GrabOpener. Snag a bottle, crack it open, and catch the cap all with one hand using this ergonomically-crafted bottle opener. Designed by photographer, artist, and inventor Mark Manger, the GrabOpener is made entirely in the USA and is the perfect assist for every brew.
Perhaps you’re celebrating a buzzer beater for the win or angrily cursing your TV because the ref needs to take off the blindfold, that was clearly a foul. Whatever the case, BarLuxe unbreakable drinkware could not be recommended enough. Made of Eastman Tritan copolyester, these BPA-free glasses survived a car running over them so it can certainly withstand an aggressive victory dance.
Corkcircle comes off the bench with two Grommets for anyone who wants to keep things chill. With The Whiskey Wedge, you get an artfully designed tumbler split by a diagonal ice wedge keeping your drink cool without diluting it. In the same vein, they also offer the Chillsner; a thermal coolant surrounded by stainless steel to keep your beer cold until triple overtime.
The only thing threatening sweet victory or worsening heartbreaking defeat is a hangover the next day. Not with Ficks. These cocktail fortifiers blend vitamins, electrolytes, and antioxidants while combatting dehydration, promoting liver health, and detoxifying your body. They even prevent nausea— from the alcohol, not that pitiful excuse for defense you just witnessed.
Maybe the game is done but your bottle of wine isn’t. No problem. CapaBunga is an airtight, silicone cap designed to keep your wine as fresh as when you opened it— even if it was before the madness began. Once it’s sealed, pass it along to the RackPack, the wooden wine rack for three, six, or even 12 bottles in an elegant birdhouse-like design.
You don’t have to be a Texas or TCU fan to grab a party by the horns during the tournament. The eco-friendly, BPA-free Das Horn takes you back to the Middle Ages with this ceremonial drinking vessel. Best of all, it includes a strap for your neck, keeping your hands free for all of the high fives and fist bumps. Fist bumps. Please don’t chest bump with these. That will end terribly for everyone.
Any coach will tell you the key to success is preparation. For a bartender, it's no different. The Bar10der is the kitchen point guard and lives up to its name, with ten bartending tools perfect for readying any drink. It’s got a stirrer, strainer, corkscrew, bottle opener, muddler, reamer, jigger, and zester. It even comes with two types of knives so you yourself can cut down the nets in victory.