Provisions that will make you a master entertainer — even if you're only entertaining for one.
Yamazaki 18-Year Single Malt Whisky
The best of the best, it's won more medals than Michael Phelps.
$700 at cwspirits.com
Louis Vuitton cocktail case
The luxury luggage-maker creates a truly reliable traveling companion: The embossed leather case holds a martini kit, flask, tray and even a mini ice bucket.
Giacomo Conterno Barolo Riserva "Monfortino" wine
Arvid Rosengren, the world's #1 sommelier, told us it's on his shortlist of essential bottles to own: "One of the most beautiful wine experiences possible," he says.
$775 at wine.com
Krug Vintage Champagne
This is another of Rosengren's favorites: "Luxurious and impressive in youth, broad and luscious with age," he says. "Always a safe bet and very ageworthy."
$250 at wine.com
Coravin Wine Access
Taste wines without pulling the cork, and keep the remainder fresh.
$285 at amazon.com
Linley crystal and rosewood whiskey decanter
This hand-blown crystal decanter has a cap with an silver top that can be engraved. (If you etch your name, ensure you're not the person who's driving them to drink.)
$915 at mrporter.com
Lowball Machined Whiskey Tumbler
These make drinking a science as well as an art: They're made from airplane-grade aluminum, an internal hourglass shape to optimize aroma, an ergonomic grip and a faceted lip to prevent drips.
$280 at discommon.com
Edgewood Made porcelain pitcher
These angular pitchers look like a piece of art on a shelf, and they're functional enough to use every day.
$120 at edgewoodmade.com
Asprey airplane cocktail shaker
Made of sterling silver, this shaker modeled after 1930s airplanes guarantees your next cocktail hour will be mirthful.
$12,150 at mrporter.com
Saeco Molto one-touch espresso maker
Make espresso or Americanos in five strengths, grind beans and froth milk, all with the tap of a button. Tomorrow morning, it gets even easier: The memory function recalls just how you like it.
$1,495 at williams-sonoma.com