12 Starter Wine Accessories for Newbies
Are you at the beginning of your love affair with wine? We totally feel that, and we're here with 12 fun, useful accessories to help you kick off this new relationship.
This fun ice bucket is going to bring a smile to your face every time you pop a bottle inside. With bright stripes and matching pink ice tongs, this is the perfect addition to a warm-weather cocktail party or even a Sunday brunch. This would also make a fab gift for any new white or rosé wine lovers in your life.
Buy It: ModCloth, $34.00
To-Go Wine Tumbler
Enjoy your wine at a picnic or backyard soiree with this handy tumbler (it even comes with a lid!). The cup is double-wall insulated, so it will even work with cold wines or drinks. When you're not having a cocktail party, it will also become a go-to when you need to bring iced coffees or smoothies on the go.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $9.60
With all the bottles of wine you'll be opening after discovering this newfound love of yours, you're going to need a proper corkscrew that's up to the task. Simply press a button and within seconds, your bottle of wine is open and ready to go with no mess and no fuss.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $30.49
Marble Wine Bottle Coaster
We all know to use coasters with our drinks, but what about our wine bottles? This cool marble wine bottle coaster is the perfect fix for avoiding messy puddles that always seem to come from chilled bottles of wine. It's also a big plus when trying to avoid unexpected spills, as it will keep your wine bottles steady in one spot.
Buy It: West Elm, $19.00
Shower Wineglass Holder
Sometimes we need to take the edge off in the shower, and with this little gadget, you will never have to make the choice between Happy Hour or getting clean.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $16
All-in-One Wine Aerator, Pourer + Decanter
You'll want to stay on top of how much oxygen gets into your wine bottle, and this aerator spout will do all the heavy lifting for you while also making it easy to pour your wine. There's also a rubber stopper on there, so you can eliminate any unwanted spills, too.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $12.69
These floaties make the perfect addition to your must-have summer kit if you have a lot of pool days on your calendar. Two come in a pack, and you can use them with both stemmed and stemless wineglasses.
Buy It: Urban Outfitters, $14.00
These nifty wineglasses can be personalized for every guest at your soiree, and you can even write on them. Use non-toxic ink markers to write down names or cute messages on each of the three glasses in the set, then easily wash them off later with warm, soapy water. If you're serving white wine or rosé that's chilled, you can write on the base of the wineglass instead to avoid the condensation.
Buy It: Overstock.com, $9.95
Geometric Wine Rack
You'll want a beautiful way to display all of your beautiful bottles of wine, and we think this metal wine rack is the perfect way to do it. Made of iron, it will store up to eight bottles of wine. The rack is so pretty you won't mind leaving it out on your counter.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $88.00
Monogrammed Wine Trough
If you love to throw fun outdoor parties at home, then you'll love this rustic wine trough. And best of all, you can get your initials monogrammed on the front. This is the perfect solution if you like to serve white wines, champagne or prosecco and need to keep things cool and icy while you're out in the sun.
Buy It: Nordstrom, $119.00
Wine + Food Pairing Book
This fab book includes more than 75 recipes for brunches, picnics and dinner parties, and every single one of them is paired with a suggested wine. The authors made sure to focus on affordable wines that are easy to find at your local wine shop. There are also loads of gorgeous pictures and watercolor illustrations, so this one is pretty enough to be a coffee table book, too.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $25.00
Wall-Mounted Wine Rack
This gorgeous wine shelf will help you feel like you're sipping rosé in a French brasserie in Paris while the sun sets. You can store your wine glasses underneath the shelf and put a few of your favorite bottles on top. There's even enough room for accessories like a corkscrew or a wine stopper. This is a fantastic option if you're short on space and want to set up a bar area at home in an empty corner or on some unused wall space.
Buy It: Anthropologie, $158.00