by Karen Bates
(last updated July 18, 2016)
Wine, which is one of the best-known and most popular drinks around the world, is famous for its taste and luxurious qualities. Whether you have a party, are making a delicious dinner, or are giving a bottle as a gift, wine is welcomed and enjoyed by many.
Having a bottle of wine does not, however, mean you are ready to drink it. Wine requires several accessories that allow you to open, drink, enjoy, and store this beverage, and before you think about taking a drink you should have a proper wine kit or set. This set will include the items you'll need to use your wine.
First, you will need a corkscrew with your wine set. This tool allows you to pull the cork from the bottle without any trouble. Many kits also come with foil cutters and a bottle opener so that you will have the ability to open any kind of lid.
Wine sets should also come with wine pourers and stoppers. These items let you pour the wine out of the bottle without a mess and then stop the bottle again when you are done. This is a great alternative to trying to force the cork back into a partially empty bottle of wine that you are going to save for later.
Some people like to use an aerator or decanter to let the wine air out before drinking. These come with some wine kits, but are not always necessary. You might also want a thermometer with your set to help you serve your wine at just the right temperature. Wine charms are great for parties if you want to make it easier for your guests to keep track of their drink.
Once you have a wine set, you will be much better prepared to serve and drink wine. You can either buy the set altogether, or you can buy each piece of the set separately. It can help to keep all of these items together so they are easy to locate.
Of course, along with your wine set and wine bottle, you will need to pick out sets of glasses for your wine. There are different varieties for each type of wine, so if you like both red and white wine you will want to get two sets, one with each shape, to use with your wine.
Wine requires certain accessories to help you use it, and having a wine kit will let you be ready whenever you need them.
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