Skip to main content

The Globe and Mail

The digital revolution is coming for your liquor cabinet

TECHNOLOGY

Raising the bar

With technology invading every aspect of your life, you knew it wouldn't be long before the digital revolution came for your liquor cabinet

In the mix

Somabar, price on request through www.somabar.com.

Somabar, the first robotic bartending appliance, puts advanced mixology at your fingertips. The unit, which has over 300 drinks in its database, creates customized cocktails, dispensing them into your glass via six BPA-free pods you fill with your favourite spirits and mixes. There's even a bitters button.


Foam party

MiniBrew, €999 through www.minibrew.io.

Why buy a six-pack of your favourite ale when you can brew your own fresh batch with Minibrew, a countertop home brewing unit that produces craft beer in as few as five days? Beer conditions can be tracked via an app, and it comes with tiny kegs, so you can switch from an IPA to a pilsner mid-week.


Super soaker

Sansaire Immersion Circulator, $269.99 through www.bestbuy.ca.

Sous vide machines (small appliances that allow you to heat ingredients in sealed pouches submerged in a hot water bath) are becoming a go-to gadget for concocting craft cocktails. Pro bartenders employ them to create flavoured syrups and flash barrel age spirits, techniques that can be adopted by novice mixologists, too.

Story continues below advertisement


Visit tgam.ca/newsletters to sign up for the Globe Style e-newsletter, your weekly digital guide to the players and trends influencing fashion, design and entertaining, plus shopping tips and inspiration for living well. And follow Globe Style on Instagram @globestyle.

Report an error Editorial code of conduct
As of December 20, 2017, we have temporarily removed commenting from our articles as we switch to a new provider. We are behind schedule, but we are still working hard to bring you a new commenting system as soon as possible. If you are looking to give feedback on our new site, please send it along to feedback@globeandmail.com. If you want to write a letter to the editor, please forward to letters@globeandmail.com.