To some, there are just two types of wine: red wines and white wines. To others, there are endless combinations of varietals, locations, and vintages that produce continuously unique bottles of wine made for sipping and savoring. If you identify with the latter camp of wine drinkers and feel that the label wine aficionado isn't too far of a stretch, you likely have a bar cart full of wine accessories already stocked at home. If not, it's time to elevate your accessories.
Yes, a classic set of wine glasses is a good place to start, but there are so many other accessories that every oenophile should have at their disposal. For instance, a decanter to allow your red wine to taste as full-bodied as it's meant to be or a beautiful (and functional) wine rack to show off your favorite bottles. Not to mention wine coolers, stoppers, coasters, carriers, and the perfect opener.
Here, the best wine accessories to take your wine Wednesday up a notch.
Williams Sonoma Wine Chiling Wands
Rather than watering down a glass of white or rosé with ice cubes to get it cool in a hurry, just add one of these chilling wands to any glass of wine. They make for a quick and easy way to bring your beverage to the ideal drinking temperature.
Vera Wang Wedgewood Metropolitan Wine Glasses
Every wine collection needs a few high-quality glasses. We love this pair from Vera Wang.
Kate Aspen Geod Waterbottle
For when you just want to enjoy a single glass of wine with dinner, a chic stopper to keep your bottle fresh for another time.
Menu Wine Breather Decanter
This decanter adds 10 times more oxygen to any bottle of wine in just two minutes. The best part is, once the wine has had time to breathe, you can serve it straight from the stylish carafe.
Vinglacé Wine Bottle Chiller
This genius wine accessory fits any standard bottle of wine and will keep it chilled at just the right temperature. It's ideal for picnics in the park or at the beach.
Vinturi Vertical Wine Opener
A simple corkscrew will do the trick, but if you're looking to elevate your wine opener, turn to this vertical one. It's as stylish as it is easy to use.
Williams Sonoma Marble Wine Chiller
Instead of hiding a bottle of white away in the fridge before opening at a dinner party, display the beverage is this sophisticated, hand-carved marble wine chiller.
Food 52 Vintage Shop Moroccan Spanish-Style Wine Glasses
These Spanish-style wine glasses would make a fine addition to any wine-lovers collection. Just add Rioja.
Pedal Happy Leather-Handled Wine Carrier
For the committed wine drinker, leather-handled wine carriers to carefully transport a bottle of your finest one from one location to another.
L'Atelier Du Vin Gard’vin Modern Classic Wine Keeper
Protect an unfinished bottle of wine from going sour with this beautiful wine stopper that actually removes oxygen from the bottle.
Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking
Almost as important as the wine itself is the food you pair it with. This book will help you plan your food and wine pairings to perfection.
West Elm Marble Wine Coaster
Another striking way to display a bottle of wine out in the open is with a wine coaster. We love the look of this gold and marble one.
Waterford Elegance Stemless Wine Glass
Change things up with a pair of stemless wine glasses for a more modern look.
West Elm 5-Piece Wine Bottle Accessory Set
This clever wine accessory set has everything you could need to enjoy a glass of vino all stored away in a playful wine bottle-shaped case.
S'well Vacuum-Insulated Stainless Steel Water Bottle, 17-Ounce
Those in the know are keen to the fact that S'well bottles are an under-the-radar way to transport wine with you just about anywhere. The insulated bottles are perfect for maintaining temperatures and will fit a whole bottle of vino.
Uashmama Wine Bag & Cooler
For a less secretive way to bring a bottle of wine with you to an event, invest in one of these wine bags that double as coolers.