So you’ve set up your wine cellar, you have your wine cooling system working well, you’ve got your wine storage display racks in one corner and everything seems to be in place. But hold on, you’re not done yet.
There are several wine accessories that any serious wine collector should have in order to really enjoy every wine tasting experience in your Chicago custom wine cellar. What are these? I’ll give you a rundown of 4 must-have wine accessories.
Wine Accessories for Maximum Enjoyment of Wine
You can’t enjoy your wine plugged with a cork if you don’t have a corkscrew to open it with. Screw pulls are the best kind and they are simple and easy to use. There are two kinds of these — the table model and a more portable version. These models don’t come with a knife though, so be sure to have a foil cutter handy as well.
There’s also a variety of corkscrew called the Ah-So. This type does not have the -worm-shaped prong that is inserted into the wine cork. Instead, it has two thick prongs, one longer than the other. The key to using the Ah So corkscrew is to know its design and work from there.
The next step after opening your wine is of course to have something to pour it into. The wine glass is an important wine accessory in your wine cellar. The standard wine glass is clear and not a frosted or colored variety to allow you to see the wine clearly.
There are different types of wine glasses for each type of wine. According to many wine experts, the wine glass’s shape, size, and material contribute a lot to how the drinker will appreciate the wine.
Decanters are glass vessels that help separate the liquid wine from the sediment or precipitate that may have gathered. This is especially useful for older wines that have accumulated more sediment. It introduces air to the wine, opening up its aromas.
This accessory is an alternative to the wine decanter. It is propped on the neck of the bottle and provides both filtration and aeration. It also functions as a pouring spout, so just by pouring the wine through the nuance finer, you are able to decant the wine as well.
The wine accessories mentioned above affect the drinking experience of wine lovers, so why not have one or more of them in your Chicago wine cellar? Don’t have a wine cellar yet? Contact Wine Cellar Specialists at 866-646-7089. They design and install custom wine cellars that meet their clients’ wine storage requirements, space, and budget.