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Wine Tools Every Self-Made Sommelier Craves

1) The Corkscrew

Most decadent wines are opened by removing the cork (we accept some are screw top- therefore will only need the mark one fist to open) and a corkscrew is the best way to draw that out. They can come in many different styles and shapes, that is why we are here to help guide you to the best one for your budget.

Low cost option:

This simple operating corkscrew is efficient and easy to use. Its 2-in-1 feature means that it also doubles up to be a bottle opener. making it suitable for opening beers as well. The black grip wings increases the comfort whilst using this device. All in all it is a great buy, and a perfect addition to your utensils drawer.

Buy it now: £7.99

High end option:

JosephJoseph compact wine opener has a very impressed sleek design. making it very practical for storing. Unlike the traditional wing-bar corkscrew (as mentioned above) this design uses a lever mechanism to open the wine of your choice. This product does not have any beer bottle opening properties, but it does have an integrated foil cutter for the top of the bottle.

Buy it now: £44.99

Techy Option:

Nanami has changed the game by introducing an electric bottle opener that will revolutionise your Friday nights. This simple mechanism, allows you to open a bottle of wine with just one hand, in 5 seconds. Less time faffing, more time entertaining and drinking. This Nanami product comes as part of a set, making it suitable for gifting.

Buy it now: £21.99

2) The Aerator

Aerating the wine improves the taste and smell especially in the younger wines. By exposing the wine to air, the undesirable volatile components such as the sulphites and carbon dioxide, therefore leaving the most flavoursome aromas and tastes.

Low cost option:

Hotders' Aerator is currently reduced and priced below £10, making it one of the most stylish affordable aerators around. Its stylish good looks, accompanied with its very own stand is what makes it a must have. You will notice the difference within a min.

Buy it now: £9.85

High end option:

If aerating you wine is the centrepiece that you have been searching for, this product is most definitely on for you. This six piece set has a dramatic appearance but is incredibly practical, changing the flavour of the wine in minutes. The stand makes it even easier for you to use, and reduces likely spillages throughout the night.