As we wrap up 2020 (thank goodness), we’re taking this time to set ourselves up for greatness in the new year. We’re making sure we step into 2021 with shiny new gadgets to bring our wine experiences at home to the next level.
Here are five things every wine lover should have to take their wine drinking to the next level.
UNIVERSAL WINE GLASSES – FOR THE UTILITARIAN
Sure, we all wish we could drink out of every somm’s favorite glassware, but just because we can’t shell out for it doesn’t mean we have to drink our Chardonnay out of a coffee mug. These Crystal Universal Wine Glasses are the best set for the average wine drinker. Their modern design is sleek and is great for red, white, rosé, and even sparkling wines. Plus, they are certified dishwasher safe, which means easy cleanup every time.
HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPAGNE STOPPER – FOR THE CHAMPAGNE OBSESSED
This Heavyweight Champagne Stopper is a gadget we often describe as life-changing. We love drinking bubbles but can’t stand it when they go flat. This restaurant-quality stopper keeps all types of sparkling wine fresh for longer.
CERAMIC WINE BOTTLE COASTER – FOR THE FASHIONABLE ENTERTAINER
Made in New York by one of our favorite potters, this ceramic wine bottle coaster is one of those items that once you have it, you can never live without one. Each piece is hand-thrown and hand-glazed, meaning each coaster will have its unique finish.
THE AFICIONADO’S WINE THERMOMETER – FOR THE SERIOUS TASTER
Unless you have a fancy, temperature-controlled cellar, you’re likely serving your white and red wines at the incorrect temperature. When wine is too warm or too cold, it masks and distorts the aromas in your glass. The easiest way to manage this is a reliable wine thermometer. This is a tiny gadget on the surface, but we tested it against an extremely expensive digital thermometer, and it was just as accurate. Plus, this doesn’t require batteries, so it’s always ready when you are.
GEOMETRIC CRYSTAL DECANTER – FOR THE MODERN OENOPHILE
Every wine lover should have a decanter. While there are plenty of decanters on the market, we’ve found that this Geometric Crystal Decanter is one of the most beautiful and creative ways to decant your wine. Its faceted sides help aerate the wine faster. Plus, the angles of the lead-free crystal refract light, creating a glistening effect on your table.