Choosing a gift for the wine lover in your family or friendship group can be a tough job.
That’s why we’ve compiled a list of the Top 10 Best Wine Accessories 2018.
So you can have a look at the best wine accessories available and make the perfect gift choice, or even better spoil yourself!
Buying wine accessories can be very confusing because there is just so much choice out there, but it’s okay, we’ve figured it out for you below!
Best Wine Accessories 2018 [Review Updated: May 2018]
Choosing a wine accessory gift is hard.
The first thing you will need to determine when buying a wine accessory for another person is what their drink of choice is.
Do they drink red wine, white wine, champagne or port wine?
Once you have determined the drink type, just like a good cheese with red wine, you need to match with the correct wine accessory.
Below is the table which shows the top 10 best wine accessories 2018.
Each and every wine accessory was chosen by our wine specialists and has been matched to the drink it can be used with.
You can read our full detailed reviews in the sections below the table.
Well, now without wasting any more wine drinking time, let’s jump on to our top 10 best wine accessories list.
1.Legacy Corkpops Bottle Opener
Our first and most popular wine accessory is the Legacy Corkpops.
An absolute must have gadget for the red and white wine lover who has a collection of nice old wines from the days of cork bottles.
The Legacy Corkpops bottle opener is by far the most popular automatic cork screw bottle opener on the market and with good reason - it’s easy to use and you get fantastic results every time.
It has a long needle in the centre which is there to puncture the cork wine bottle you wish to open.
It actually removes the cork by pushing pressurised gas.
Eliminating the risk of broken cork ending up in your next expensive bottle of wine!
You can get around 50 - 80 bottles opened (depends on gas usage) Legacy comes with one cartridge and you can buy refills online.
The Corkpop Legacy also comes with a four blade cutter to help cut through the foil.
Drinks: Red, White
Easy to use
Impress your friends
Reduces corks breaking in your expensive wine
One refill cartridge will open 50 - 80 bottles of wine
Needs refills (very affordable - see #8)
2. Descorjet Champagne Opener
Avoid making a scene with the loud pop of a champagne bottle with the Descorjet Champagne Opener.
The product is relatively simple in construction, a levered trigger with a funnel and stopper.
Using the Descorjet champagne opener is as easy as:
- Removing the foil and wire
- Slip the champagne opener over the exposed cork top
- Squeezing the trigger
- Slide off the cork
The main benefit of using the Descorjet Champagne Opener is the silence.
No loud pops to startle dinner guests or ruin important function speeches!
Easy to use
Safe champagne cork removal
Silent champagne cork removal (for the party animals that like their champagne to go off with a bang!)
3. Nicholas VinOair Aerator
There’s nothing worse than wasting good wine by having it drip down the side of your glass or the bottle that it came from.
The Nicholas VinOair Aerator is a clever wine gadget which allows you not not only eliminate drips but also aerates your wine for maximum quality and flavour!
It features a dual air chamber, rubber stopper and return air valve which allows a non-drip wine pour!
The VinOair Aerator is super easy to use. Once you’ve removed your cork, simply insert the VinOair Aerator directly into the bottle.
Then all you have to do is smoothly pour yourself a glass of your favourite drop.
Basically you’ve decanted your wine but it only takes seconds.
You’ll notice that there will be a number of bubbles in your wine once you’ve poured it from the aerator, this is just proof that you wine has aerated!
Drinks: White wine, Red wine
Easy to operate
Reduces wine drips (on bottle, glass, table, clothes)
Aerates wine to improve flavour
No filter included but is available as an accessory or look at the VinOair Premier which includes the filter
4. Nicholas Collection VinOice - Wine Chiller
Don’t let hot weather ruined your chilled white wine again with the VinOice Wine Chiller.
The VinOice stainless steel rod is placed in the freezer at least two hours before serving.
Place your wine in the fridge for chilling.
When the wine is chilled and your ready to drink the wine with friends, pour everyone a glass and then place the stainless steel rod in the bottle.
The Wine Chiller keeps the wine chilled without affecting the bouquet of the wine and eliminates the need for messy ice buckets to keep your wine cool.
No more dripping water on the table or floor and no more wine labels coming off their bottle.
Drinks: White wine, Red wine (chilled only)
Easy to use
No need to buy ice
No embarrassing condensation dripping
Needs to be placed in the freezer 2 hours prior to drinking
5. Vin Bouquet Champagne Stopper/Pourer
Who doesn’t love a 2 in 1 wine accessory!
The Vin Bouquet Champagne Stopper and Pourer helps prevent that annoying situation that you often getting when pouring champagne where the bubbles overflow out of your bottle.
You just need to place the sleek designed stopper into your champagne bottle and it’s ready to pour when you are.
Not more having to screw off the stopper anytime you want to have another glass of champagne.
Drinks: Champagne (or sparkling white wine)
Easy to use
Built in stopper
No need to take lids on and off
Will not save the champagne over night, but then again why would there be any champagne left.
6. Argyle Port Sippers
The incredible hand blown glass port sippers are designed to improve the experience of drinking your favourite port, liqueurs and fortified wines!
The port sippers are pretty easy to use.
Just top up the sipper with your favourite port or fortified wine and start sipping the liquid goodness through the stem.
Some people say they are like wine cups with a built in straw!
Now although these port sippers don’t look very sturdy, they can actually be washed in the dishwasher and are much stronger than they look.
Another added benefit of sipping port through the built in glass straws of the Argile Port Sippers is it reduces the chance of getting stained teeth!
Drink: Port, Liqueur, Fortified Wines
Easy to use
Reduces teeth stain
7. Wine Opoly Wine Game!
What could be better than enjoying a nice glass of wine and cheese with friends and family, than doing it playing a friendly game of WineOpoly!
Wine lovers have now got their own version of Monopoly.
This game cleverly combines Wine and Monopoly to please even the fussiest wine lover.
The game play is a little different to the standard monopoly as players have to acquire good wines and a stronger knowledge of them.
Unlike in traditional Monopoly, players buy their favourite wines, acquire bunches of grapes and exchange them in for larger decanters of wine!
But players need to be careful as they need to budget to pay for wine serving mistakes and import taxes.
This is a fun game for the wine lovers of your family as it forces you to learn about wine making as well.
The game is for 2 to 6 players and the playing tokens include a carafe, cheese, grapes, cork, wine bottle and a wine glass.
Without trying to give too much away, instead of advancing to GO you instead get to scream CHEERS!
Fun for the wine enthusiast
Easy to play
Known to cause family fights
8. Corkpop Refills
When you love using your Cork Pops Legacy (see #1 above) to open all your bottles of wine, you come to a point where you need to replace the canisters.
That’s where the Corkpop refills come in.
Typically you can get between 50 and 80 bottle open with a canister, so this handy canister refill two-pack should keep in bottle opening business for a while!
Drinks: Red, White
Simple to install
You don’t know when they will run out, so keep some spares.
9. Nicholas Vacuum Wine Saver
Are you sick of pouring good wines down the sink because they go off in the fridge after a couple of days?
Well stop, you can increase the fridge life of your favourite wines with a wine saver!
These inexpensive gadgets are in two parts:
- Stoppers (2); and
- A Pump.
The stopper is inserted in the wine bottle and the pump is used to suck the remaining air out of the bottle, which helps preserve your favourite bottle of leftover wine that little bit longer.
By using the Nicholas Vacuum Wine Saver you can extend the drinkable life of your refrigerated wine to 4-5 days.
Drink: Red or white wine
Easy to use
Preserves the life of your wine by another couple of days.
10. Vino 911 Red Wine Stain Remover Spray
Nothing can ruin a fun night drinking red wine like a red wine stain!
This is what makes the Vino 911 red wine stain remover a must have for the serious red wine drinker in your family.
The Vino 911 can remove almost any red wine stain with ease, simply spray on the red wine stain, blot the excess clean with a clean cloth and then leave to dry.
The spray starts working instantly and most stains will be removed within just a few minutes.
The small spray bottle is the perfect size to fit in handbags and take on a winery tour.
The stain remover spray is made from all natural ingredients and is perfect for your next red wine emergency!
Drink: Red wine
Compact spray bottle which is easy to carry in bags
No smelly chemicals
Won’t remove all red wine stains.