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Accessories needed for your wine fridge

All seasoned winemakers will recommend that the wine consumer only use suitable quality wine accessories for their Best wine fridge. These accessories will impact how your wine is enjoyed and preserved in a tall slim wine fridge. You will not believe this, but the design of a wine glass plays a part in the wine-drinking experience.

Most wine glasses are made from good quality glass or crystal. The preferred wine glass needs to be slight – curved with a nice round belly and a thin rim. But good quality wine glasses can be found at lower prices.

Imagine drinking from the best wine bottle in a warm, cosy wine cellar with wooden barrels and well-preserved corks. Then look at your glass, which is made from plastic. This will impact your wine experience. But sitting on the beach or next to the pool would suffice.

Opening your bottle

Investing in a good wine opener is also a good idea. These openers are also known as corkscrew or cap openers. However, you might find that these other terms might not suit the sophisticated experience of opening your favourite and prized bottle of Merlot.

Then, after purchasing a good wine, you must consider an easy to use corkscrew, also known as a wine opener. Of course, it must be made of good quality to unfold the wine bottle cork without breaking the integrity of the wine. And we all know that if we need to struggle and use force to open a wine bottle, it can spoil an evening with friends and good conversations over the taste of good quality wine.

In addition, there are other ways to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. They might not seem as refined. But these tools are easily accessible when you forget your corkscrew at home. You can use a lighter or even your house key. There is a lot of information on the internet explaining how this “procedure” will work in words.

Firstly, take the foil around the cork off. Next, put the lighter on the neck below the bottle’s c is. And then, apply slight pressure and pull upwards.

On the other hand, the key also needs to be placed under the cork above the neck. Then, you need to use a circular mode to move the pin slowly upwards when lifting it.

The decanter and aerator

A decanter is a must for wine lovers and collectors. It plays a pivotal role in removing nasty sediment from the wine. For casual wine drinkers, this might not be a necessity.

While some wine lovers might see this as unnecessary, some fine restaurants take pride in serving their wine to customers. And this utensil will play a vital role in their integrity.

In addition, an aerator is a piece of equipment that specialises in making the ageing process happen in seconds. It works because air bubbles enter the wine whilst pouring it—an incredible modern-day invention.

Many quotes from the silver screen describe the essential role suitable accessories play in preserving the optimal wine tasting experience.

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (1988)

Michael Caine: “You can’t drink them, Freddy. They’re far too valuable.”

Steve Martin: “So you sell them?”

Caine: “I’d never sell them; they mean too much to me.”

Bottle Shock (2008)

“Wine is sunlight, held together by water.” Steven Spurrier quotes the poetic wisdom of Italian physicist, philosopher and stargazer Galileo Galilei.