The 13 Best Wine Tools to Buy in 2017

Shop for the best wine openers, preservers, and more

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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    Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers, Set of 4
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Wine Gift Set, 9-Piece from Everything Wine
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    If you want to pick up all the wine accessories you could need in one set, this is the one to choose. The nine tool set features a wine aerator, wine stopper, bottle opener, a lever-operated corkscrew, two extra screws, a wine thermometer, drip ring, foil cutter, pourer, and stopper all in a rosewood box.

    The majority of customers would recommend it and many have praised how sophisticated it looks on their home bars. One gave the heads up that the thermometer is in Celsius and that the corkscrew...MORE sometimes has trouble with synthetic corks, but overall, customers have been generally pleased.

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    Le Chateau Wine Decanter
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Proimb Wine Saver Pump Preserver with 4 Stoppers
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    EDGY Wine Foil Cutter
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Le Creuset Table Model Wine Opener
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    OxGord Electric Wine Opener
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    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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    Oxgord 5-in-1 Wine Gift Set
    Courtesy of Amazon.com.

    If you’re looking for a fun host gift, this wine tool set is a great choice. It's a bit smaller than our top pick, but it comes with everything you need—a foil cutter, corkscrew, bottle collar, wine stopper, and pourer. Plus, everything is housed in a wine bottle-shaped case, which means it will blend in seamlessly on your bar or wine rack.

    Customers love it, and one even recommended getting two—one for your friend and one for yourself. People have also said the tools work well and are...MORE impressed with the quality and value of the gift.