As the world of wine rapidly expands, no one can complain that there is a shortage of new gadgets or timeless accessories for the wine lovers in our lives. Any quick search will provide you with lists upon lists of the latest and greatest at just about any price point. In our search for the perfect accessories, we found everything from simple markers for writing on wine glasses to super high end wine refrigerators, and preservation systems alongside a plethora of kitschy sayings etched on stemless wine glasses with socks to match! Narrowing down a list of 5 must have accessories was quite the challenge, but we hope you find our list as fun and intriguing as we did. We tried to have a little something for everyone, keeping in mind the red wine lovers as well as the white and including different price points but keeping each selection over 4 stars so that although our list isn’t long, there is a must have for just about everyone!
Starting off the list with the white wine lovers in mind, are the Wine Pearls. These little stainless steel gems are perfect for a lazy summer afternoon when keeping the wine in your glass cool can be a problem. If you don’t want to keep your wine bottle in an ice bucket, or heaven forbid, put ice IN your wine, but prefer that crisp cold enjoyment, the wine pearls will sit pretty in the bottom of your glass and keep your whites at the perfect temp. Sold in a set of 4 for $25, the oval shaped orbs work similarly to ice cubes in that the more you drop in your glass, the colder your drink will become.
On to the red wine lover in the crowd. We’ve found an aerator to replace all others. The Vinluxe PRO Wine Aerator, Diffuser, Pourer, Decanter – Black – With Gift Carrying Pouch is an incredibly economical way to pour the perfect glass every time, it makes wine taste extraordinary in just seconds. At under $18 this #1 rated wine aerator is easy to use and easy to clean and will make the perfect addition to your wine gadget collection or will make a wonderful hostess gift or stocking stuffer during this holiday season.
Next is a stunning piece to adorn any wine barrel, home bar or hostess counter. The Legacy Corkscrew with Black Marble Stand is a beautiful and simple way to not only to cork your favorite bottle, but re-cork if needed. With the corkscrew and stand together this piece is 23” high so it will fit nicely on most kitchen countertops. The inner workings and grapevine-relief casing are made of lasting zinc alloy with a beautiful pewter finish. And the stand and handle are a handsome black marble. Purchase for yourself or as a gift, at just around $100 you can’t go wrong!
You want red and your partner wants white? No problem! The Savino Wine Preserver has you covered. At one of the best price points for this type of item, the Savino Wine Preserver may also be the most simple for home use. This stunning, wine saving carafe comes in glass or plastic for both indoor and outdoor use. According to their website, “Unlike other wine preservation solutions on the market, Savino does not try to control the environment of an opened bottle of wine. Instead, it creates a new, beautiful environment designed to preserve and serve wine.” With this wine preserver, you’ll never again have to worry about enjoying one quick glass after the kids are in bed and wasting the rest of the bottle. It will be as delicious tomorrow night as it was tonight! And for just under $50 it will pay for itself after just a few saved bottles.
We’re not gonna lie, this last accessory is our very favorite on the list! The PortoVino Wine Tote has been mentioned in People, Cosmopolitan and Food and Wine Magazine, and has also been featured on several morning talk shows. These stylish shoulder bags discreetly hold and pour 2 bottles of Wine (or 1.5L of your favorite beverage) from a removable, easy to use, bpa-free beverage pouch. Each bag has a secret zippered insulated pocket inside to keep your beverage cold for hours with a handy spicket on the outside of the bag for ease of pouring. There are several styles to choose from, including messenger bag and backpack styles for the man in your life. From poolside to mountainside, picnics to playgrounds (hey, we aren’t here to judge) you will never again have to be without your beloved vino.