I can’t believe it’s almost Thanksgiving! Where has the year gone? Well, it’s not too late to get your table and wine ready for the holidays. Let’s take a look at some ways to dress up your table and serve your wine in style.
Cylindrical Suberin Helical Extractors
Sorry, I geeked out for a sec. They’re better known as corkscrews, and they come in a variety of styles and prices, but here’s a few that are perfect for the holidays.
This reproduction of an ingenious 19th century opener will accommodate both standard and flanged bottles. It clamps directly onto a table or can be displayed on a handsome table stand. With one swing of the handle, the cork is penetrated and removed. To re-cork, simply reverse the motion. Opening wine has never been so easy…and so elegant.
If you’ve never used one of Metrokane’s Rabbit corkscrews, you have to try it to understand just how easy it is to use. I have the original Rabbit corkscrew and think it’s great but the new Vertical Rabbit has given me corkscrew envy. Just like the original Rabbit, the Vertical Rabbit can extract a cork in 3 seconds and automatically ejects the cork. But this one is sleeker and beautiful to look at too.
Waiter’s Corkscrew – Rosewood Corkscrew with Pouch
Perhaps you’re a little more traditional and like the feel of wood and leather. This Rosewood Corkscrew with a Mulholland Brothers leather pouch is the one for you. Flawlessly crafted and beautifully finished, this waiter’s corkscrew will last a lifetime worth of wine.
With all the new gadgets out there now to aerate wines, are decanters really necessary? Absolutely. Decanters will never go out of style and it’s still the best way to present your finest wines allowing them to breathe while showcasing the wine in an elegant way. And what better time to add a little elegance to a meal than when family and friends gather for Thanksgiving?
Eisch Dripless Silhouette Decanter
What make this decanter different from the rest? The surface of the glass on this decanter is specially treated keeping those pesky final drops of wine inside the decanter and off your dinner table. A perfect pour every time!
Ravenscroft Spiral Decanter
The unique spiral design of this lead-free decanter allows for better gripping while the 7″ wide base allows for maximum aeration of your wine. Perfect for not only the holidays but also for everyday use.
Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter
For the ultimate in elegance, the Riedel Amadeo Lyra Decanter can’t be surpassed for a combination of form with function. Created to commemorate both the 250th anniversary of Riedel Crystal, as well as the 250th birthday of Amadeus Mozart. Handmade, mouthblown 24% lead crystal crafted in Austria.
You’ve had those wine glasses since college. You know the ones I’m talking about: dinky little bowls with a big thick rolled rim. They’ve served you well, but isn’t it about time you kicked it up a notch and invest in a nice set of wine glasses. If you’ve looked at your stemware lately and said to yourself, “We need to get some better wine glasses,” then don’t put it off any longer. Here are some wine stems in which you’ll be proud to serve wine to your family and friends.
The One by Andrea Robinson
Andrea Robinson’s The One Glass eliminates the guesswork and complexity from stemware selection, and rivals the finest European stemware for both grace and performance. No need to fill you cabinets with different glasses for each varietal; all you’ll need is The One for Red and The One for White. These glasses optimize the aroma and taste of any wine, old or young, steal or splurge. Go ahead and put them in your dishwasher The One glasses will continue to shine like a diamond!
Ultima Stemware is the greatest innovation in glassware since the invention of the stem. They are brighter, stronger and more durable than other glasses on the market. Lead-free and machine-made these glasses are extremely resistant to chipping and breaking. They’re dishwasher safe and won’t dull or become clouded.
Riedel Sommelier Stemware
The Sommeliers Series is Riedel’s top of the line. Each varietal specific stem is individually mouth-blown and hand-finished to a level of perfection unparalleled by machine-made stemware. This 24% lead crystal glass is unsurpassed in its ability to enhance your fine wine experience. “The best wine glasses ever made.” Robert M. Parker Jr., The Wine Advocate