Pssst. Here is a secret nobody will tell you: Nearly all of the holiday gift guides in magazines and online are the byproduct of a year’s worth of PR-related samples and press releases. They are less a stamp of careful editorial approval for readers and more of a year-end cleansing ritual, a high colonic for accumulated office crap.
It's that time of year: when shoppers wonder and/or fret about what to get for their favorite oenophiles. Around this time, lots of gadgets ranging from the practical to those that claim to violate the laws of physics cross our desks. Just in time for Black Friday, here are some reviews from the Palate Press editorial board.