Adding ideal accessories can make the experience of drinking and collecting wine an extraordinary experience.
For the novice who only drinks wine on special occasions you only need a few items. A basic wine opener, all purpose wine glasses or champagne flutes, a bottle cooler and a small wine rack.As you explore more wines and gain more wine experience you will know it's time to start adding more accessories. Many people are becoming more adventurous when choosing their wines. One day you might try a California Cabernet and the next day a Spanish Cava. If you are exploring and building your collection your needs will change. Most important is the appropriate glassware for red and white wine and champagne flutes. Other important equipment includes a decanter, ice bucket, foil cutter, higher grade wine opener, wine carrier, vacuum pump, cleaner to remove stains, wine rack and a wine cooler refrigerator. For the more experienced connoisseur who takes wine appreciation to the next level and money is not an object, the main accessory would be to design a wine cellar. If you are at this level you most likely have all the proper tools but would like to add more equipment here are a few ideas. Cellar management software, temperature and humidity gauges, wine thermometer, label remover, champagne re-sealer, decanting carafes for a single bottle and magnums.