Wine is more than just a drink. With its rich history and devout following, wine is part of a lifestyle. Wine clubs can introduce you to fine wines. But fully enjoying that wine typically requires more than just a great bottle. Consider the following accessories to help you increase your enjoyment of the hugely popular beverage:
Wine racks and coolers: If wine drinkers are part of wine clubs or otherwise acquire a steady supply of wine, having a high-quality wine rack is a must. Wine racks can range from a small rack that holds a few bottles to a larger rack that can store more than 40 bottles. Many wine lovers opt to invest in a wine refrigerator or climate-controlled cabinet, allowing them to store wine at optimal conditions.
Wine glass charms: Wine glass charms create a stylistic way for guests to tell their wine glass apart from others. Perfect for parties, wine glass charms are small charms that hook on the stem of a wine glass. Consider tailoring your charms to your party: Use Christmas-themed charms for a Christmas party, for example.
Wine glasses: The elegance of wine demands a specialty glass to do it justice. Many wine connoisseurs select a glass to match the type of wine they serve. The red wine glass is wider, allowing more room for swirling and aerating the wine. Sparkling wine is best enjoyed using champagne flutes: Tall thin glasses keep bubbles from escaping too rapidly and negatively affecting the taste of the wine. Consider stocking a variety of glasses to enhance your enjoyment of the wines you drink.
Bottle opener: A corkscrew or corkpull is one accessory every wine drinker must have. After all, if you can’t open the bottle, you can’t drink the wine (unless its a screw-top). Many wine drinkers also purchase wine spouts and wine vacuums, which assist in serving and preserving the wine.
As the old saying goes, “Life is too short to drink bad wine.” Investing in a few quality accessories can help make your good wine taste even better.