May 15, 2012
Wine may be the drink of the gods, but there’s certainly more to serving wine than pouring it from a bottle into a glass. Selecting a suitable decanter, choosing appropriate glasses for the wine being served, be it red or white, adding intrigue with an unusual corkscrew and making sure the wine is sufficiently chilled, thanks to your chosen cooler, all contribute to the enjoyment of entertaining with wine.
Choose wine accessories with care to add style and sophistication to any occasion, adding elegance to the event, be it a gathering of wine connoisseurs, family entertaining or just relaxing with friends.
There’s more to wine than a full bodied glass full! Having selected your wine, complete the image and serve in complimentary quality glassware. Whilst Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc can be shown to the best advantage served in selected clear glassware, Bordeaux and Cabernet will look stunning in matching red coloured glasses. Be adventurous and serve your wine in black or cobalt blue goblet glasses. Add a dash of mystique and surprise your guests at the same time.
For the ultimate enjoyment of wine tasting with a difference add some distinctive wine glass charms. Simple and reusable, choose from a wide range including clear coloured glass beads or pewter wine charms. A small accessory that makes a big impression.
A necessity in assisting with aeration, deciding on a decanter is determined in part by the drink it stores. There’s the chalice claret jug, the round bottomed silver-mounted port decanter, the lead crystal hand made and mouth blown design, the Connoisseur decanter for sherry lovers or the Highlander and the Quadro square for whisky worshippers. The choice seems endless with a shape to suit all tastes.
Add an usual cork screw for an instant talking topic, choosing from a vast array including the rabbit’s cork screw, the waiter’s friend or play safe with an antique reproduction in pewter casting. All guaranteed to add interest to a vital task.
There’s no doubt about it. Wine is best served chilled. To assist you in serving the best chilled wine ever there is the traditional Stirling Silver Wine Cooler with it’s slightly tapering body or, in complete contrast with a modern take, there is the Vacuvin rapid ice wine cooler. Best kept in the freezer, just slip the bottle inside for instant chilled perfection.
Before you crack open a bottle, give a thought to storage. Storage comes in all shapes and sizes, with traditional racks or irregular shaped racks, designed to hold standard and halves, with the vinrack being ideal for small bottles. For the coolest inspiration in cellar living there is the large, all metal wine rack designed to fit any shape and height. For DIY fans there is the modularack and the pine cellar cube, both versatile and easy to assemble thus making them great gift ideas.
Make broken glasses a thing of the past with a glass storage box with a strong, sturdy and durable glass storage box, complete with lid for easy stacking.
Cleaning glasses and decanters just got easier with magical metallic pellets. Add with a little water into the soiled item and swish. A simple, stylish cleaning solution.
Clearly wine lovers need to consider contents insurance ramifications if amassing a significant collection and indeed if collecting valuable wine accessories. Whatever your tastes, you can enhance wine experience with these alluring accessories. It’s not only wine that becomes the soul of good living, but the accessories to compliment it too. Cheers!
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