9 Must-have Gadgets for Wine Lovers

9 Must-have Gadgets for Wine Lovers

#1
Vacu Vin Wine Saver Pump with 2 x Vacuum Bottle Stoppers
Best Christmas Gift for Wine Snobs
#2
Vinturi Deluxe Red Wine Aerator Set
  • Excellent aerator; improves flavor and texture of wines
  • Durable material, long-lasting design
  • Looks elegant and beautiful
#3
Ozeri Maestro Electric Wine Opener with Infrared Wine Thermometer and Digital LCD
#4
Haier 12-Bottle Dual Zone Curved Door with Smoked Glass Wine Cellar

There are wine drinkers, and then there are people that can't get enough of their wine. It's the latter that are changing the way the rest of the world enjoys this time-honored alcohol. And, rapid progression has been made in the recent past. What was once the domain of the elite - and royalty - has finally become a drink for any and every man. But, it's taken centuries to get to this point.

Enjoying a perfect glass of wine is a huge balance; the age of the wine, the temperature and way it's been stored, and the amount of oxygen allowed in once opened all plays a part. In the past, it was difficult to achieve this without years of experience, plenty of space and oodles of money.  Now, you'll find wine aerator glasses, mechanized corkscrew and electric wine opener devices. Incidentally, the wine bottle opener or two that you'll spot here make incredible gifts for wine lovers.  

And, that's the thing isn't it?  If you're giving wine gifts, you want the recipient to feel like a king, don't you?


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9 Must-have Gadgets for Wine Lovers

9 Must-have Gadgets for Wine Lovers

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There are wine drinkers, and then there are people that can't get enough of their wine. It's the latter that are changing the way the rest of the world enjoys this time-honored alcohol. And, rapid progression has been made in the recent past. What was once the domain of the elite - and royalty - has finally become a drink for any and every man. But, it's taken centuries to get to this point.

Enjoying a perfect glass of wine is a huge balance; the age of the wine, the temperature and way it's been stored, and the amount of oxygen allowed in once opened all plays a part. In the past, it was difficult to achieve this without years of experience, plenty of space and oodles of money.  Now, you'll find wine aerator glasses, mechanized corkscrew and electric wine opener devices. Incidentally, the wine bottle opener or two that you'll spot here make incredible gifts for wine lovers.  

And, that's the thing isn't it?  If you're giving wine gifts, you want the recipient to feel like a king, don't you?


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Score 67
$20
308 Bought | Save: $31 (61% OFF)

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You know what it's like to lose your favorite bottles if you often travel (and leave house sitters in charge of the pets) or when there are frisky teens in the house. Get this lock and problem solved. Hey, if you don't trust yourself, get your spouse to set the combination on this and make sure your wine doesn't disappear before its time. Instructions are included for use - and you may just need a few.

What Reviewers Say:

  • The device is simple and easy to operate after a quick study. It simply will keep anyone not willing to spend forever twisting and yanking and oiling this lock out of the end of whatever bottle you put it in. How it works is the black rubber or silicone? is inserted in the bottle as far as fits and the unit is turned causing the black pliable tube to expand and seal the bottle trapping the lock on top, the tumblers are skewed and lock out is achieved. The combo can be changed very easily just do not forget it or your finished there is no way to back door it if you forget it.
  • very useful and keeps my roommate from finishing all my booze. doesnt fit every bottle but, wrapping some electrical tape over the piece that expands to lock the bottle keeps the lock in place. would have given it 5 stars if it fits all bottles on its own.
  • It's easy to use and fits a standard bottle well - does NOT fit the 1/2 gallon size bottle though & I wish they'd make one for that size. Also easy to set/reset your own combination. Keeps your alcohol safe if used right.

 

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Score 82
$19
545 Bought | Save: $5 (21% OFF)

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You'll know within minutes if the temperature is correct, once you place the collar thermometer around the wine bottle. Good wine deserves to be served at the proper temperature. Make sure the wine you are serving is at its best with the help of this wine thermometer. In just minutes you ll know if the temperature of your wine is appropriate for serving.

 

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Score 77

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Honestly, if you're a wine lover, you've got it pretty easy.  There's no mixing required, glasses are easy to come by and these days, it's not difficult to get wine to the right temperature.  The hardest part has got to be opening the bottle. This Oster Wine Opener can handle up to 30 bottles on a single charge.  And, it works with all traditional wine bottles.  Indeed, customers rave about how well it works for the price.  It's also stylish and ergonomically designed with soft grip handle to fit the palm of your hand for a firm grip. And this set also includes a thermal stainless-steel wine chiller that keeps wine cold for hours.

What Reviewers Say:

  • I was surprised as to how well this item actually worked when we opened and started using it. I purchased this as a 'filler' gift for my wife for Christmas. Knowing that it was a gadjety gift I did not have high expecations. We used this for fun and found out how easy it is to use and how cleanly it removes the cork. It opens many bottles on one charge, although we have not yet tried to prove the box statement correct that it opens 30 bottles on one charge.
  • Not only do these two wine lovers love the opener, but every time we use it in front of someone they fall in love and want one so it's the perfect gift.
  • I love it, my wife loves it, heck even the dog loves it and he doesn't have thumbs. I don't know what else to say, "it works for me". We keep it plugged in on the counter all the time. We don't even mind the glowing light.

Best Christmas Gift for Wine Snobs

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Score 80

Why People Love it

  • Keeps wine tasting fresh; prevents oxidation
  • Easy to use—insert and pump for a few seconds
  • An inexpensive solution for better wine storage!

Keeps wine fresh by removing oxygen from the bottle, easy to use, inexpensive, compact, comes with two bottle stoppers, and suitable for all white and red wines.

Some reviewers report quality control issues.

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Why They'll Love It: This little wine preserver is the perfect gift for wine lovers! It manually pumps air out of an opened bottle of wine to help prevent oxidation, which can degrade flavor and bouquet. Simply insert into an opened bottle, secure, and pump until the vacuum clicks. The easy-to-use pump will keep wine fresher between glasses.

Price: Just $7 for this little wine preserver? Absolutely! It's easy to use, reliable, and a portable tool they can take wherever they go. Definitely a gift worth giving.

 

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Score 85
$169
206 Bought | Save: $30 (15% OFF)

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Sure, a wine cellar works wonders if you're living a chateau in France, but most people don't have the kind of space. So, you'll need something more along the lines of a smaller, independent wine fridge like this one. 

There is nothing like a fine wine at the perfect temperature. And, once you get a taste for good wines, you'll have a difficult time turning to the cheap bottles you once bought for dinner. Sure, you can pick up a few wines at a very reasonable price. But, when you start to spend, proper storage is key to enjoying your drink. Just get this wine cellar from Haier and stop dragging your feet; you'll thank yourself for it.

What Reviewers Say:

  • Bought this as a gift for my wife. Very pleased with the unit, as it looks good, runs quite, and performs well, especially for the price. We had an issue with it at first that others may need to know about. We originally set it on a counter with the back of the unit about an inch from the wall. After one week, the unit would only cool to 54 degrees, which is just a little too warm to drink chilled wine. I was going to return it to Amazon, but my wife simply moved the unit about 3/4 inch further from the wall, and within an hour or so the unit was at 47 degrees and has now stayed there for several weeks. Apparantly it could not vent properly at 1 inch ffom the wall. This was a simple fix that the instructions did not mention. We are now very pleased with this purchase.
  • This has been a great wine chiller. Great price - super quiet - and an incredibly small footprint.
  • Whisper quiet operation, looks good, and holds a constant temperature. Will update this in the future after a few months, but initial purchase and first week I have had nothing but compliments from friends, and positive experience. It has been a great addition to my bar area.

 

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Score 89

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There are wine bottles with screw caps. We'd call that table wine; it's the stuff that you have on an ordinary night because you're trying to keep your blood pressure at bay. And then there are fantastic bottles of wine that not only have corks, but also should be at a specific temperature. When you want to achieve that, you need this opener and thermometer. Seriously.

You can check that on the clever LCD screen. Plus, you can charge this baby on a handy charging station, but it will open about 80 bottles on a single charge. Now that's a party.

What Reviewers Say:

  • I received this as a gift a few weeks back and so far this wine opener set has been great! I'm a big wine enthusiast, and I have a few other wine openers similar to this, but this is the only one that I use now, and the only one that I keep out for others to see. I've used this half a dozen times and it worked perfectly every time. Most wine openers are very plain and far from attractive, but this set looks very attractive. What I love the best though is the digital infrared thermometer that you can use to tell the temperature of the wine. I'd definately recommend this to any one that loves wine, and wants something that works and looks great.
  • All so Verrry Easy and Fast ! I also noticed how relatively safe this opener is. The sharp end of the screw stays flush with the lower end of the unit. This does not mean it could never cause injury but compared to other openers, it seems much less hazardous. Easy, effective, fairly lightweight. What a great device for yourself or someone else, man or woman.
  • I love this opener! Not sure how accurate the temp gauge is, but as far as a wine opener goes, this works great!

Best Christmas Gift for Wine Snobs

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Score 96

Why People Love it

  • Excellent aerator; improves flavor and texture of wines
  • Durable material, long-lasting design
  • Looks elegant and beautiful

Complete aerator set, dishwasher-safe, filters out sediment, and features a beautiful and elegant design.

Makes a mess; wine drips down the stand.

Details

Details: Allow your wine to breathe without wasting any of your time. The stylish 6-piece set includes the Vinturi red wine aerator, tower arm, tower base, no-splash grate, and sediment filter.The wine aerator mixes wine with air to enhance flavor, bouquet, and finish of any red wine.

For those who enjoy a quality vintage aerated correctly, this is the aerator for you. The aerator will mix air into your wine to unlock the subtler flavors, aromas, and finish of your red wines. It's ideal for heavy, dry red wines, though it can enhance the sweetness of a sweet red.

The tower is beautifully designed and looks elegant, though it may leak a bit more than you'd like. The filter will eliminate sediment and any cork remnants. After using it, it's easy to clean—simply pop it into the dishwasher!  The 6-piece set has everything you need to make wine as flavorful and rich as possible.

Price: $40 is a slightly pricey investment; but if he's the kind of person who likes his wine "just so", it's a fair price to pay for a quality aerator.

 

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Score 96

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If you've got people around for a few drinks, it's unlikely that you'll open a bottle and leave it.

So, you know you need to let most wines breathe - well, older wines at any rate. But once wines get too much oxygen, they begin to break down and lose their flavor dramatically. An open bottle of wine isn't good for drinking after a day or two (and you only have another day before you shouldn't use it in cooking either). The gadget vacuum seals wine bottles closed so that they retain all their goodness. This Vacu Vin bottle sealer is remarkably affordable, and it's an Amazon #1 Bestseller because it works.

What Reviewers Say:

  • This device is perfect for anyone who finds that they don't consume an entire bottle of wine at one sitting and would like to preserve the wine for as long as possible without it ruining. Wine can be an expensive luxury and there is nothing worse than having it turn to vinegar due to improper storage. This device is amazingly simple to use and works perfectly. Simply insert one of the rubber stoppers into the open bottle of wine, place the pump over the top and pump about 5 to 6 times until you hear a distinctive "clicking" sound and you are done. All of the excess oxygen in the bottle has now been removed and the wine is vacuum sealed. When ready to re-serve the wine, simply press the nib on top of the stopper to release the vacuum, remove and serve. It couldn't be any easier or simpler. Well worth the price and you may want to consider purchasing the extra stoppers if you tend to have more than a couple of bottles open at any one time.
  • This is a great product. I've also found that it can keep coffee fresh, too: just clean out and dry an empty wine bottle, put your coffee beans in the bottle, and seal the top.
  • My wife and I regularly drink wine, but usually only have a glass per day, and with some wines, if you don't finish it the next day, it's awful the 3rd day. We bought this to save a little money and see if we could extend the life of our wines. It does work quite well, and exactly as they describe. You place the stopper in the bottle, pump the pump a few times until you hear a click and you're done. I will say this, it won't get you 10 days. In our experience, we get around 4 to 5 days using this device. Still worth the money, as you don't have to have the same wine 2 nights in a row just because you opened it the previous night and didn't finish the bottle.

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