Best Wine Tools For Your Wallet

When it comes to enjoying a glass of wine, you need the best wine tools for the job.  Although I call them the best wine tools, I am talking about quality and ability to get the particular task done with ease.  These tools will not “break the bank”. There are a few tools that are in the “must have” category.

Wine Tools Must Haves

Foil Cutter

At the top of the wine bottle, there is a wrapping of foil. When the bottle of wine is sealed with the cork, foil is wrapped around the top. The foil protects the the cork from insects and vermin. When opening the bottle of wine, the foil must be removed. Here’s where you need a foil cutter. Be sure to cut the foil correctly so that no pieces fall into the bottle.

Openers

There are many different types of wine openers. The traditional type uses some form of human strength to pop, pull, twist or yank that cork out of the bottle. These types of openers use a corkscrew with a handle, a corkscrew with metal wings, or a corkscrew with winged handles that look like rabbit ears. These do the job but they can frustrate and exhaust the server. Now, once the electric wine opener was developed, opening a bottle of wine was amazing and fun. To open a bottle of wine, all you have to do is put the opener on top of the bottle, press the button to crank out the cork, and then release the cork. Job is done, servers and guests are happy and ready to enjoy the lovely liquid within sans cork pieces. Ahhhhhhh!

Decanter

Once your wine is opened, the contents is poured into a glass or a decanter. The purpose of the decanter is to expose the wine to more oxygen. Exposing the wine to oxygen improves the taste because the tannins are softened and the fruit and floral aromas are released. Red wine is usually decanted for approximately 30 minutes to an hour before serving in order to enhance the flavors. White wine does not need to be decanted but chilled for the best flavor.

Aerator and Pourers

When you don’t have time to decant your wine, then aerate the bottle of wine using an aerator. This is a tool that is set on top of the wine bottle opening. A pourer is usually attached to the aerator. No need to tip the bottle. With the press of a finger, you pour the wine from the bottle into a glass and serve!

Bottle Stopper

A wine bottle stopper holds in the wine and stops oxygen from changing the wine. Use a wine bottle stopper for short term storage( a few hours or the next day). If you plan to store it for a longer period of time, then you would use a wine bottle vacuum sealer. Your wine will taste great!

Glasses

There are different types of glasses for different wines. Let’s simplify this topic by categorizing them by the wine, namely, Reds, Whites, and Sparkling.

Since the Reds need to aerate, the glass should have a wide mouth so that the oxygen can mingle with the wine easily. It should hold about 16 to 24 ounces. When you serve the wine, fill the glass about a third of the way so there is enough room for swirling.

Since White wine does not have to be aerated, glasses are smaller. They can hold about 10 to 12 ounces. Be sure to fill the glass about halfway, when you serve this wine.

Sparkling wines are served in glasses called flutes. Flutes are tall, narrow glasses which can hold 8 to 12 ounces. These glasses are narrow so that the bubbles will last longer in them. For serving this type of wine, fill the glass three-quarters full.

Wine Glass Charms

Wine glass charms are an important accessory. Picture this, you have your glass of wine and you are roaming around the room socializing. You put your glass down for a short minute and when you go to pick it up, there are other glasses around it. Question: Which one is yours? Well, if you had a wine glass charm around the stem, you would be able to identify your glass because no two charms would be alike!

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