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Wine Gifts: Accessories

The topic of wine is one which is quite popular with many individuals. Not only do people love to drink this spectacular beverage but they also like to learn about wine and purchase different types of accessories. For enthusiasts, accessories are almost as important as the wine itself. There are many different accessories options for enthusiasts. Some of the more popular accessories will be discussed below.

Glasses

Wine glasses are an extremely important accessory. There are many different types of glasses available. From flutes to balloon glasses, clear to colored, there are so many varieties of wine glasses which one can choose from when adding to their wine glass collection. It is best to purchase a few different types which allow the purchaser to have a glass style for each type of wine. For Champagne, flutes are the preferred style whereas red wine drinkers should have balloon glasses, or Bordeaux glasses, within their wine glass collection. Those who drink white wines frequently should choose a glass which is narrower than the Bordeaux glass yet not as straight as a flute style of glass.

Bottle Opener

Another important addition for one’s wine accessory collection is one or more bottle openers. There are a few different types of bottle openers to choose from when looking to purchase this type of accessory. Some of these include a basic wine bottle opener, wine key and a corkscrew. The basic variety of bottle opener is one which is frequently used by individuals in their homes as it is easy to maneuver and does the job perfectly. As for wine keys and corkscrews, these too are used by individuals in their homes yet may often be seen in a restaurant or bar type setting as they take a little more practice in order to use them correctly.

Charms

Charms are a wonderful accessory. Charms are available in many different varieties and these days one can find a wine charm relating to almost any type of topic. Different types of popular charms include grape charms, patriotic charms, animal charms and charms with bottles of wine on them. These are used to decorate the stem of the glass and allow individuals to keep track of their glass when at dinner parties or other events where one’s glass could be mistaken for another’s glass.

Foil Cutter

Foil cutters are another type of accessory enjoyed quite often by wine drinkers, both novice and advanced. This is the easiest way to cut the foil wrapping from around the top of the bottle. This is a great item for enthusiasts to have in their possession.