The 13 Best Wine Tools to Buy in 2017

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Whether it’s for your own home, a hostess gift, or a bridal shower, finding the perfect wine tool is important—especially for anyone who enjoys their vino. Each tool or gadget from the corkscrew to the decanter can play a role in the wine-drinking experience and how much you enjoy your wine. Below, see some of the most popular wine accessories available for purchase online.

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    A good corkscrew can make all the difference when opening a bottle of wine. A poor quality one can lead to a broken cork or worse a dropped bottle. This one is a top-seller in its category and features a strong steel spiral that will remove natural or synthetic cork within five turns. It also has a bottle opener and foil cutter. The sleek stainless steel body is accented by a stylish rosewood handle that makes it easier to grip.

    Customers highly recommend this product with many saying it’s fast...MORE and efficient at opening up wine. Critical reviews mention trouble with the foil knife not cutting properly and some rusting issues over time, but the majority of customers would recommend the product.

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    If you don't quite need an electric opener, but never seem to have luck with the corkscrews that resemble a Swiss army knife, you'll want a lever or rabbit-style corkscrew. This corkscrew works by pushing the coil into the cork with one lever and lifting it when you raise another. It is nearly foolproof to use.

    This lever corkscrew comes as a set with a foil cutter, pourer, and extra spiral for the opener. Some reviewers have cautioned that the opener has pushed the cork farther into the...MORE bottle, but these reports have been few and far between.

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    Don’t want exert yourself when opening up your wine bottle? Try an electric opener that only requires a push of a button to do all the work. This cordless model features an ergonomic design with a soft-grip handle. Bonus: it also comes with a thermal stainless steel wine cooler. Customers have said it’s really easy to use, although some have reported that it doesn’t handle synthetic corks nearly as well as real cork.

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    An aerator can enhance the flavor of the wine, and this one does a terrific job. Simply hold it over your glass and pour the wine through—it’ll speed up the breathing process quickly and effectively by forcing air through the wine. This one comes in a range of colors including red, white, and clear, and it’s dishwasher-safe. Overall, customers have been happy with the way it works and said it does help with the taste of wines. Some have had issues with the mechanics of the tool (buttons...MORE sticking, wine leaking through the air holes), however most would recommend it.

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    These colorful stoppers create an airtight seal and help you preserve your leftover wine. They’re made of rubber with a stainless steel core that won’t rust, crack, or fade, according to the manufacturer. You can buy them in sets of two, four, or eight depending on how much wine you drink. Customers have said they’ve been satisfied with these and haven’t had many issues with leaks. They also seem to fit most bottles. A few critical reviews have mentioned they can be hard to close and that they...MORE don’t work well for champagne or sparkling wine.

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    If you love wine or you’re looking for the perfect gift for a wine-drinking friend, this set includes nine pieces that will come in handy, including an electric wine opener with a charging base and power adapter, a foil cutter, a drip ring collar, an aerating pourer, a vacuum pump wine preserver, and two wine stoppers for use with the vacuum pump.

    The opener can open as many as 30 bottles on a single charge. It should be charged for 10 hours before the first use, so if you’re giving it as a gift...MORE and think it might be used right away, you might want to charge it before giving. The vacuum pump can preserve wines for up to 10 days after opening. There are other sets with fewer pieces, if you don’t want the complete set. 

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    This crystal decanter is lead-free and can hold up to a standard 750 milliliter bottle of wine while it breathes. It features a slanted spout to make pouring easier and drip free. The majority of users give it five stars, raving about the beautiful design and quality performance.

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    A foil cutter isn’t technically a necessity, but once you start using one, you’ll never go back to removing your foil with the tip of your corkscrew again. This five-star foil cutter is razor sharp and cuts foil with no effort thanks to its ergonomic design. Simply place the foil cutter over the top of the bottle, squeeze it gently, and spin it around the foil. It will slice off the top of the foil making it easy to remove.

    Customers have called this a “game changer” in terms of foil cutters and...MORE say it works very well. Some have had issues with the cutting of foil on certain types of bottles. But overall, customers seems very pleased with their purchase.

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    Can’t drink the whole bottle in one sitting? Don’t worry, this wine preserver can keep wine fresh up to 14 days. It creates an airtight vacuum seal that helps prevent the oxidation of your wine. Made of stainless steel, the pump is sturdy and strong. The preserver also comes with four bottle stoppers that will fit most types of bottles. (Just don’t use it on champagne or sparkling wines.)

    Customers have said that it’s very easy to use and that it does lock in the taste of the wine even after days...MORE of being sealed. A few reviewers have had issues with it not working over time but the majority of users would recommend it. 

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    This self-pulling corkscrew wins the runner-up prize for its sleek design and effortless bottle-opening. It works with any type of cork, including synthetic, and features an ergonomic handle that makes it easy on your hands. The corkscrew also comes with a five-year warranty.

    Many customers have said they love the simplicity of it, and praise the design. A few have had issues with it breaking (they warn that the plastic is fragile), however one reviewer said they’ve had it for more than 10 years...MORE without any problems.

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    This battery-powered electric opener features an ergonomic design and a one-touch button that controls the corkscrew with ease and precision. It also comes with a foil cutter. A top selling electric opener, this one has been given lots of praise by customers who have purchased it. Many have said it’s so easy to use and works well. One customer pointed out that it can be top heavy and can tip over if you’re not careful, but most would recommend it to others.

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    This elegantly designed aerator can make your wine taste better in seconds thanks to its aerating chamber that injects air directly into the wine. One of the bestselling wine pourers on Amazon, it’s also easy to use with its ergonomic design and gives a drip free pour. It differs from our top aerator pick in that it fits directly in the wine bottle, meaning you won’t have to hold it over your wine glass or pour so precisely. It’s a great choice for anyone with hand troubles or just those who are...MORE on the clumsy side.

    Many who have purchased it said that it makes the wine taste so much better and that they would recommend it to others. Some have said that it is fragile, so handle with care.

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    Want to make an impression with your wine gift? Here’s an adorable set that comes in a case that’s shaped like a wine bottle. It includes five pieces that will come in handy, including a stainless-steel corkscrew with foil-cutting knife, drip-stop collar, combination wine pourer/stopper, and foil cutter. And when you’re done opening the bottle, the case snaps back together with a magnetic lock and can be stored upright on your bar or counter.

    People seem to really enjoy this set and say it’s a...MORE great gift for vino-loving friends. One person said it’s also a great gift for yourself. Some have complained that the quality of the parts isn’t the best, but overall, the majority of customers say it’s a fun and inexpensive buy that’s worth it.

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