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6 Accessories you need as a wine lover

Corkscrew

This one is a must-have. Because how else do you open that bottle you have your eye on? The trickiest bit could be using them. Once you get the hang of it though, you will be glad you have this wine accessory in your home. Plus it is also a trick you can teach your guests. Not everyone can open a wine bottle with a cork closure. Teach your friends before they get tipsy.

Wine aerator

This handy device is designed to allow the wine to breathe. Enhancing the aroma and flavor immediately after you’ve poured it into your glass. Wine aerators can be used for both red and white wines. Some of them even have a filter.  The filter is meant to catch sediment that might otherwise end up in your glass.

To use an aerator, you simply pour your wine through the tube into the decanter or straight into your glass. As wine passes through the aerator, oxygen enters the stream and is mixed with the liquid as it comes out.

Wine stoppers

Wine stoppers are designed to help keep oxygen from getting into the wine, preventing it from oxidizing. They come in a variety of styles and some can even be decorative, making them nice pieces for the dining room table. However, it’s important to keep in mind that wine stoppers are meant only for short-term storage; they’re not suited for keeping wine fresh over an extended period of time. If you want to store an open bottle of wine for more than a couple days, it’s better to transfer the contents into a separate container that completely seals out air.

If you’re looking to pick up a few good wine accessories, your best bet is probably your local liquor or supermarket (if there’s one nearby).

Wine preserver

Preserving your wine is an essential part of opening a bottle. Wine simply isn’t the same after it’s oxidized, and even if you think you’ll finish a bottle in one evening, it’s always good to have the security of knowing that you won’t wake up with sour ale instead of red wine. You can preserve wine for up to a week using a vacuum pump to remove air from the bottle and then using either a vacuum sealer or re-usable stopper (not a cork!) to keep the air out. There are also devices that automatically use this process for you, so there’s no need to worry about getting any more complicated than pressing a button.

Wine decanter

Wine decanters are essential for any wine lover. They’re typically used to aerate wine because the more surface area a wine has, the more it can breathe. Decanters come in different shapes, such as hourglass or triangles, and opening up the bottle to oxygen will help it taste better. The best way to get started using a decanter is by pouring your red or full-bodied white into it without splashing. Then let it sit for about 15 minutes before drinking.

Wine chiller

You might ask, why would I need a special device to chill my wine? Won’t the fridge do the trick? Well, yes and no. The refrigerator is a great spot for most of your vino-storing needs, but you’ve also got to realize that it’s not so great at chilling room temperature beverages in a hurry. A dedicated wine chiller is therefore a must if you want to dash off and buy a bottle on the way home from work, or after your best friend calls you in tears at 2am and asks you to come over.

Best case scenario: they have some wine open already when you get there (no shame in that), but worst case scenario—they don’t have any at all! Don’t be caught unprepared like this; having an effective wine chiller ready to go will make all the difference when it comes to being able to comfort friends appropriately with chilled vino. Plus it’ll help keep your own collection of bottles at their ideal temperatures!

you may not always use all these wine accessories each time you open a bottle. They are however a great possession to have. They will make your wine experience seamless, comfortable, and accident-free in the long run. They are small items that will not take up too much of your space. They are also a great gift item for your friends or colleagues who love wine as much as you do.

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