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Top 10 wine gadgets

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Aside from the humble corkscrew, you’d be surprised at just how many wine gadgets are available to buy these days. Some are incredibly useful, others may seem like a novelty, but we think all of the following are deserving of a place in our top 10 wine gadgets list.

1:

CoravinCoravin

This amazing piece of technology comes at a premium, but will be top of every ardent wine enthusiast’s shopping list. The clever Coravin enables you to sample a single glass without sacrificing the whole bottle by inserting a thin, hollow needle through the cork to extract the wine. It also pressurises the bottle with argo, which makes sure the wine never comes into contact with oxygen. The cork then reseals itself when the needle is removed. Incredible.

 

2:

Wrap around thermometer

Wrap around thermometer

Serving wine at the correct temperature is crucial, but managing to get this right every time can be both tricky and time-consuming. But with this attractive wrap around thermometer, which you place on the neck of the bottle, you will receive accurate readings in Fahrenheit or Celsius.

 

3:Tempour

Tempour

This particular gadget offers superb value for money, as it is an all-in-one solution for various wine-related problems.

It might not look like anything special, but the Tempour can chill, filter, pour, and seal your wine with the greatest of ease.

 

4:Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump

Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump

Simply apply the pump to the rubber cork and it will suck the air out of the bottle, preventing it from oxidising.

Therefore, you can enjoy a glass with dinner but avoid ruining the whole bottle. Cheap yet incredibly clever, you can also use this gadget to keep sparkling wine fizzy too.

 

5:Enomatic

Enomatic

In the past, Enomatics were exclusively found in bars and restaurants as a way to taste lots of different wines.

However, its preservation and dispensing technology is now available at home with this “plug and play” two-bottle serving system.

Gas cylinders are used to keep wine fresh, but you can also monitor serving sizes and reduce waste.

 

6:Combo Liquor:Wine Bottle Lock

Combo Liquor/Wine Bottle Lock

This next gadget provides more fun than functionality, but could well come in handy for certain households.

Replace the bottle’s cap or cork with this combination lock and anyone wanting to sample the wine you’ve been saving won’t be able to gain access.

 

7:Vinturi Deluxe Red Wine Aerator Set

Vinturi Deluxe Red Wine Aerator Set

By aerating your wine, you will benefit from a better bouquet, enhanced flavours, and a smoother finish.

However, the traditional way of doing this can be a rather arduous affair.

But with this contraption from Vinturi, you can aerate your wine in the same amount of time it takes to pour a glass.

 

8:Ozeri Maestro Electric Wine Opener

Ozeri Maestro Electric Wine Opener

In addition to an advanced electric wine opener, which can uncork up to 80 bottles on a single charge, the Ozeri Maestro also features a state of the art infrared non contact thermometer.

This shows up on a digital LCD display, which also includes the battery status, to ensure you are never caught short at a dinner party or social gathering.

 

9:Big Mouth Toys Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

Big Mouth Toys Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass

Perfect for occasions when a standard-size glass simply isn’t big enough, but you don’t want to swig straight out of the bottle.

Although it might not be the most sophisticated gadget, it is bound to make friends and family members smile.

 

10:

Wine AwayWine Away

Most of these gadgets concern the pouring and preserving of wine, but what about when it finds its way onto the floor?

Well, to prevent your carpets from getting ruined, use Wine Away. Just spray this magic formula on the affected area and you’ll be left with a clean, stain-free surface.

Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies

Christopher Davies is a football loving journalist who spent six months exploring South America, which included Argentina's wine regions as well as Santiago and Valparaiso in Chile.
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