To enjoy a bottle of wine, you mainly need three things: a corkscrew, a glass, and, well, a bottle of wine. That's it. But to truly get the most out of what you (or someone else) just spent some money on, there are some amazing gadgets out there that make wine exceptionally better.
From carafes that chill to glasses that aerate, don't skimp out on how you can transform a "meh" bottle into a "wow" bottle.
The Coravin Model Two Elite sounds like a car name, but it is in fact a beautiful contraption that allows you to drink your wine without popping the cork. It works by piercing the cork with a pouring needle, which is then sealed with Argon gas to keep the wine fresh. It's a seamless way to never waste another bottle by not being able to reseal it.
Another option for keeping your wine from going bad is to get the Vacu Vin. This one removes the cork completely, but comes with bottle stoppers that are resealable with the Vacu Vin vacuum pump that tightly seals your bottle. Wine will keep tasting like it's just been opened for up to a week.
This wine chilling carafe from Rabbit is a white wine-drinker's dream. I love my white wine freezing cold, but hate adding ice and diluting it. This carafe features a stainless steel ice chamber that keeps your wine cold for 90+ minutes at a time, no dilution necessary.
Aerating your wine is an important step to releasing the true flavors of it. This simple-to-use handheld aerator can be used anywhere, and comes with its own carrying case. Turn any good bottle of wine into a great bottle of wine with one step.
If you're a one-glass-at-a-time drinker, check out this glass that will aerate your wine for you. Simply pour your vino into the center reservoir and allow it to trickle out the strategically placed holes and into the drinking portion of the glass. It's like your own indoor water feature, except wine.
And there's no enjoying wine if you can't get the bottle open. A classic corkscrew bottle opener will do the trick, but upgrade to something a little more impressive, like the Oster Electric Wine Opener that takes all the work (but none of the fun) out of popping a bottle.
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