Wine Accessories: 5 accessories that all wine lovers must have
Discover the accessories that you can have at home to enjoy the best of this drink that is a true art.
The wine carries with it a whole historical and cultural load, reflecting characteristics in the aromas and flavors that it provides for those who taste it.
The connection between art and wine is no coincidence, winemakers work with dedication and sensitivity in their vintages.
The process of artisanal creation and production of the drink is compared to the work of sculptors, painters; oenologists are involved with the liquid and also with the bottles and corks, all delicately elaborated.
Special wines are the result of a greater sensitivity of the wineries, so being careful with them should also be special. For this, there are several instruments that make you take the best advantage of the art drink.
If you think this sophistication does not fit inside your home, make no mistake about it. To exalt aromas and flavors of this liquid, here are five instrument tips you can have at home to take good care of your wines.
To decant is to rid of impurities, to separate the sediments. For many it is also to be exalted. The maturation of wine takes place in amphorae and the liquid is not filtered to preserve its nature, which may leave some residue.
Even with the current great quality control, wines with more years closed may end up accumulating sediment in the bottom of the bottle. In addition, less contact with oxygen also deprives the drink of exhaling its aroma.
The decanter has the function of exalting aroma and flavor. Contact with the air leaves the same breath and develops before serving. Another function is to separate the sludge from the drink so that it remains pure.
Decanter or decanter, it is usually made of glass or glass. Pouring the liquid into the container and letting it rest for the necessary time the sediments are separated and the wine aerated, then only serve with care and taste.
2- Short capsule
The bottleneck of the bottles comes wrapped in plastic packaging that can be a bit laborious to remove. Some corkscrews come with a blade that cuts this plastic, but we do not always get the desired effect.
The capsule cutter is developed exactly for the function of the perfect withdrawal of the packaging. With small blades you fit the accessory on the tip of the bottle and make an exact cut. No knives!
A very valid recommendation: after opening the capsule, wipe with a napkin. Thus, any residue that may be accumulated in the place is removed and will not come into contact with your wine.
This is an indispensable accessory to have at your disposal. There are variations, from the most classic to the most modern. The function is the same always, what can vary is the occasion to use each type of object.
The most common to have at home is the corkscrew lever. This is what has a spiral tip to pierce the cork, in this way the lateral arms are rising. By lowering both arms simultaneously, the stopper is withdrawn.
Much used by sommeliers, what we usually see in restaurants is the two-stage corkscrew. The fulcrum is set at two points and the stopper is removed without too much effort. It can be great for a picnic, because it fits in your pocket, like a pocketknife.
There is also the electric opener. For those who do not want to take risk with sharp objects at the time of drinking can resort to this very practical object, where you simply push a button. Many are still accompanied by short capsules.
Last but not least, we have the corkscrew. Ideal for wine collectors, it is more delicate and has a design so there is the minimum risk of corks breaking.
Wines kept for many years tend to have more fragile corks, which may even crumble in the process of opening. With the type clamp you fit two rods that open the bottle with ease without the risk of falling residues in the liquid.
For the perfectionists there is great care with the temperature of the wine. One degree more or less can make the difference for who appreciates the exact point that, according to studies, the drink will have a better use.
Recommended temperatures vary according to the type of wine. The basic guide is as follows:
|Sparkling wines||6 ° C|
|Whites||between 6 ° C and 12 ° C|
|Sweet whites||6 ° C|
|Rosés||8 ° C|
|Light reds||between 14 ° C and 16 ° C|
|Full bodied reds||between 16 ° C and 18 ° C|
|Fortifications||between 16 ° C and 18 ° C|
That is, the ideal temperature is often not the environment, especially in Brazil. Thinking that your case might not necessitate a cellar, having your thermometer is a good option.
5- Cut drops
You open the wine, it serves, and when you put it back that drop drips, it dirties the table, it gets your hands dirty. It does not look very nice and hygienic, and it is not. For the less skilled at the time of serving this simple object can avoid wastage.
One easy option to find is the acetate sheet. Placing at the tip of the bottle, fold the circle in the shape of straw and so is made the cheapest way to cut drops.
The non-disposable option is the metal ring. On the outside it is made of steel and inside there is an absorbent material that prevents the liquid from flowing. No smeared labels for the photos.
Did you like these tips?
Now that you know the functions of each accessory and how they can make your life easier when it comes to serving your wine, it's time to have yours. Who knew there were so many different types of corkscrews, right?
Stores of wines online are a good option to look for what you want. Thus you will have the assistance of professionals who understand what your need at the moment and will have a great variety with the ease of receiving everything in the comfort of home. Cheers!
Contributed by: Carolina Peres