Wine Accessories For The Wine Enthusiast

Wine Accessories For The Wine Enthusiast

For the wine enthusiast, wine is more than a beverage, it's almost a way of life! There is more to wine than just drinking it.

 

  Wine accessories can be divided into two groups:

  1.   The necessities like corkscrews and wine glasses and..

  2.   The not so necessary but entertaining accessories like decanters, ice buckets, wine aerators and wine stoppers.

 Corkscrews, Wine Openers & Wine Keys

 Whether you call them corkscrews or wine keys, they all work in basically the same fashion.  You screw one end directly into the center of the wine's cork, and use a handle to life the  cork out of the bottle in order to a glass of wine.

 You can find many styles of wine openers, including some that use cartridges or are battery  operated to pop the cork out of the bottle. Although these tend to be a bit more expensive,  a specialty opener may be just the extra wine accessory you need when 'image' is    important for your dinner party atmosphere.

Wine Decanters, Carafes & Wine Aerators For The Wine Connoisseur

To infuse your wine with the OPTIMAL amount of oxygen, wine aerators, decanters or carafes are the way to go. Decanters are glass bottles with special shapes designed to encourage the heightening of wine flavors when you store your opened wine in them. They also make for a nice presentation when you place the decanter on the table.

Wine decanters come in countless different shapes and styles. Certain wines should be placed in specific shapes of wine decanters in order to enhance the flavor of the wine to the fullest extent. Others can be stored in any fancy decanter.

 

Some decanters come with glass ball stoppers to be placed in the opening of the bottle in order to keep the freshness in, when the wine is stored. Air can have damaging effects to the properties of wine, so it's usually best to keep open wine in an airtight container.

Additionally, some decanters are able to remove sediments from older wine and aerate younger wines to further enhance their flavors.

Decanters are certainly not necessary to drinking wine (you can place the cork back in the bottle of wine to keep the air out when you're not pouring the wine) but they certainly make for a nicer presentation and can actually help the overall flavor of the wine.

The latest wine aerator pourers have been referred to as fast decanters, without waiting. They could also be included in your collection of wine accessories.

Wine Racks - Wine Storage

Where do you store your wine bottles? If you're like most people, you keep them in one of your kitchen cabinets until you're ready to use them, or maybe in the basement. If you drink wine often, however, you would probably enjoy having an elegant and functional wine rack in the kitchen or dining room, designed to display and hold your wine bottles, glasses, and accessories.

If your kitchen simply doesn't have the space on the counter top or under the overhead cabinets for these styles, you can enjoy a wine rack that stands alone. These often have small base units, sometimes refrigerated, as well as space for glasses and accessories. They take up more floor space, but can really dress up a dining area.

Types Of Wine Glasses

Many wine experts say that wine must be served in the best crystal wine glasses to get its full blessing. Although not necessary, there are a few basic principles to keep in mind when selecting wine glasses that will help you get the most from your favorite bottle of wine. It is however true, that the aroma, appearance, and even the taste of the wine is enhanced through using a proper crystal wine glass.

Keep in mind that regardless the type of wine served, the right wine glass will enhance the features of the wine and will provide a more enjoyable wine drinking.

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