If you’re here then that means you, just like us, are passionate about wine and love learning more about it. We believe that no matter if you are a beginner or a veteran wine drinker, there are a number of accessories that should indispensable in your household – do you have all of them?
A good set of wine glasses
First things first, every wine lover should have their very own set of wine glasses. Their design is specifically made so that you don’t heat up the wine with your hand by holding the bowl, and also so that you can get a clear look at the wine itself. You should look for glasses with thin walls and a straight, cut lip that allows the wine to flow better while tasting it (cheaper ones will tend to have a rounded lip which is not as effective)
Of course, you don’t need to go overboard and buy the most expensive set of glasses, but don’t settle for the cheapest ones either. An average-priced one will contain multiple shapes of glasses as well, suited for various types of wine.
Another essential in every wine connoisseur’s household is a good-quality wine decanter. Decanters are glass carafes in which you pour the wine and let it sit for a certain amount of time before consumption (this time will differ from wine to wine so make sure to check best practice here). This is done so that any sediments formed in the bottle can be removed from the wine, and also so that the exposure to air can enhance some of the closed-off flavours and fragrances.
Decanting is not a must for every single wine, but no wine will be hurt by doing this, so don’t shy away from using it whenever you like.
Wine bottle stoppers
Usually, you can just screw the original cork back into the bottle, but wine bottle stoppers are much more fun to use. Some can have fun designs and work well as decorations, giving your wine bottles a more regal feel.
Not only that, but by using a wine bottle stopper you can rest assured that your wine is kept in good condition and no air is coming in, so if you can’t finish your bottle of wine in one night there is no need to stress over possible waste.
This one is going to be a bit more of an investment, but we believe it’s worth it. A wine fridge will keep all your Pet Nat wines and Chardonnays at the perfect temperature, so you don’t need to worry about drinking them as soon as possible. The shelves are designed to perfectly hold every bottle in a horizontal position, which is also good for preserving the cork.
This is the perfect accessory even if you are not a big wine drinker, since you can use it to preserve the wine you buy or receive as gift for a long time.
A wine guide
Last but not least, every wine lover should have access to knowledge about wines in general. Nowadays, you can find guides both in physical and online format, so it’s really easy to research the topics you are particularly interested in.
These guides can include information about various types of wines and where they come from, what they are best paired with in terms of food, tips on how to serve and store them properly and many more – if you want to become a true wine connoisseur, these guides will be your best friend throughout the journey.