No surprise here; I am talking all things wine for this month’s favourites. It’s always a good topic of conversation as far as I’m concerned!
For September, I’ve rounded up 10 wine-related things that make me truly happy. (Since, hey, isn’t that always the purpose of favourite things?) Keep in mind that some wine accessories are a given, while others are a preference, like the polishing cloth for example.
You should also know that I have this thing about smelling the glass that my wine is in. Honestly, some glasses just smell! This is why I have a hard time drinking wine from anything but a quality wine glass.
This is hands down my go-to book when I need to know about a varietal of wine, a region, or a food pairing. Madeline and Justin have put together a great visual tool for making the wine world fun and easy to navigate. (Family and friends, don’t be surprised if you get a copy for Christmas. It’s visual artistry!)
This Reidel decanter is a favourite because of its simple, elegant design. It’s easy to clean too.
3. Wine Coaster
This wine coaster’s sleek stainless steel and copper design will be a welcome addition to your table.
These Riedel Champagne Flutes are my favourite. I love the classy shape and the feel of the glass in my hand.
Like it when your wine glasses are all sparkly? I suggest using a flour sack polishing cloth to dry and polish them, freeing them from debris and fingerprints. (Plus, Wine Folly has a great article on how to clean your wine glasses properly.)
The purpose of a wine preserver is to extract the air from the bottle, slowing down the oxidation process. Extend your sipping pleasure!
7. Wine Opener
I love my Le Creuset wine opener set. It makes the wine bottle opening experience a dream. I like the box it comes in too.
8. Wine Rack
I love this countertop wine rack. The geometric pattern is right up my alley.
A glass of Cabernet is common in my house so Cabernet glasses are a must!
If you are into a more detailed wine decanter, then you are going to need this helpful tool to clean and dry it.