No one has invented a stocking-shaped bottle of wine yet, so for now we’ll content ourselves with these wine gadgets to fill your stockings. Whether you’re shopping for someone who just started to explore wine, someone who has fallen down the rabbit hole of Burgundian terroir, or someone who loves to throw wine parties, we’ve got you covered.
For the Novice
Wine opener and foiler : No wino should be without the basics. $5-30
Vinturi Wine Aerator: If you don’t have the time or the equipment to aerate your wine the traditional way, this quick-fix gadget can come in handy. $25
For the Wine Geek
Ah-So: This two-pronged wine opener extracts old or crumbling corks in one piece. $3
Wine bottle tags: Organize your wine cellar with tags for red and white wine. $6
Oenophilia Private Preserve : Protects your unfinished wine by replacing harmful oxygen with argon, the same gas used by wineries to protect their wine from oxidization. $10
For the Entertainer
Bouchon: Every hostess has a bottle of bubbly on hand, and every good hostess also has a bouchon, or Champagne stopper, to keep the bubbles from escaping. $6
Wine Away: A host’s secret weapon, Wine Away works magic on red wine stains. $19
Stay-on coasters: Protect your furniture during parties with these cute coasters that stay on the wine glass. $12
What’s your favorite wine gadget? Tell us below.
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