12 Things Every Wine-Drinking Gal Needs in Her Life

12 Things Every Wine-Drinking Gal Needs in Her Life

Because showing love for your favorite Cab is never a bad idea.

By Dina El Nabli

Ahh, wine. Whether you’re drinking your favorite Cab while deep in dinner convo or during girls’ night out, it’s pretty much the greatest liquid asset there is, amirite? Besides being the ultimate companion to life’s best meals, it’s also a comforting go-to after a stressful day—like those times you soak in the tub with your wine and book club reading once the kids are asleep. Not that that ever actually happens but a girl can dream.

Seriously, though, is there anything better than a glass of Chianti with bolognese or a lemony, buttery shrimp with a rich Chardonnay? The answer is 1,000% no. If you love good food, you obvs love good wine, too. Not to mention it’s like therapy in a bottle because, well, wine understands. In honor of your heartfelt love of vino, we’ve rounded up some awesome stuff to celebrate everyone’s favorite nightcap. So pour a glass and start shopping.


The Opener

There are wine openers and then there’s the Aperto. This auto sensing opener is legit the fastest route to pouring your favorite bottle—as in it’s really quick and really easy. After removing the foil (a magnetic foil cutter comes with), place the opener over the cork and push down to open the bottle. Then turn the Aperto upside down and it’ll automatically eject the cork. No buttons. No corkscrew futzing. And it gets bonus points for a polished design you’ll want to show off on your counter.

Aperto Auto-Sensing Wine Bottle Opener

BUY FROM: Brookstone, $49.99


The Watch

News flash: This pretty timekeeper from Kate Spade is half-price! The watch is made with a leather strap (choose from merlot or blush) and a cream dial that shows off a glass of your favorite red at the eight o’clock mark—not that we have anything against happy hour though. Wear it and never forget that it’s always wine o’clock somewhere.

Kate Spade Metro Merlot Watch

BUY FROM: Macy’s, $99.99 (Orig $195, 49% Off!)


The Fine Wine Lifesaver


Of all the wine gadgets I’ve bought over the years, this one is hands-down the most life changing. You know those nights when you’re craving a good Cab but you don’t want to open the bottle because you just want one teeny little glass? This genius gadget solves that—as in you can have your glass without actually opening the bottle.

I used to feel guilty about opening an $80 bottle of Caymus only to have it sit untouched for the rest of the workweek. Coravin lets you pour wine without pulling the cork so whatever you drink is preserved. It works by injecting a needle through the cork that lets you siphon wine out of the bottle, allowing it to continue to age naturally. Here’s where the science comes in: Argon gas, an inert gas used in the wine-making process, protects the wine that’s left in the bottle from oxidation.

Coravin Elite Wine Pouring System
BUY FROM: Amazon, $349.95


The Art


I love a good wine quote as art as much as the next girl (Everything happens for a Riesling, guys) but if you’re looking for something more modern, this piece will do the trick. This beauty showcases your love of vino with vivid geometric prints. The print looks especially sharp on postcard-quality paper, making it easy to wear your love for wine on your living room wall.

Wine Bottle and Glass Group Geometric Print

BUY FROM: Art.com, on sale for $20.99 (originally $29.99, 30% Off!)


The Rack as Art


File this under art that’s equal parts pretty and functional and all around genius. Mount on your kitchen or dining room wall to up the modern cred of your home design. The rack looks like a work of contemporary sculptural art complete with hand-painted geometric panels that pop against a sleek black frame. Made of durable metal, it holds eight bottles.

Southern Enterprises Wine Storage Wall Sculpture

BUY FROM: Hayneedle, $71.50 (Originally $95.99, 26% Off!)


The Aerator


We all love good wine and a wine aerator makes your wine taste SO. Much. Better. The Aero works its magic on your vino by oxidizing the wine as it passes through the aerator, which helps open up its flavors and aromas. It’s like helping every bottle you buy (especially helpful with a lower-priced wine) reach its full potential.

The best part? This baby works fast so there’s no more waiting 30 minutes for your wine to breathe in a decanter. It aerates a whole bottle in less than a minute—just place the stem inside your bottle, press the aeration button and wait 30 seconds. Press once for older, lighter wines or twice for younger, darker vintages. Not planning to drink a whole bottle in one night? (Hey, it happens.) There’s an extra stem for aerating a single glass. A stand holds the Aero and a built-in LED light lets you see the aeration at work.

Aero Wine Aerator

BUY FROM: Brookstone, $49.99


The Wine Charms


Skip the kitschy wine charms and go modern with these rad drinking buddies.  The set comes with six wine charms—each a different color so you can easily keep track of your glass—and a bottle topper. The pieces are extra durable and easy to clean with soap and water.

Umbra Buddy Wine Charms & Bottle Topper

BUY FROM: All Modern, $12.59



The Caddy


Your wine will look fab in this vintage-looking caddy that holds three bottles and has a durable lightweight metal handle that’s easy to grip. Personalize it with a name and year—the year you got hitched, moved into your home or any milestone you choose. And if you love a good tablescape, turn the caddy into a centerpiece by filling it with a few empty wine bottles. Throw some foraged sprigs of greenery into each one and you’ll have the beginnings of a botanical tablescape, too.

Vineyard Wine Caddy

BUY FROM: Personal Creations, $39.99


The Modern Chillers


You’re never too old for a magic wand or two. These wine-chilling wands cool a single glass up to 20 times faster than your refrigerator can chill a full bottle. Simple to use and super pretty, keep them in your freezer (for at least 3 hours) so they’re always at the ready. Then place each pre-chilled stainless-steel drop into your Sauvignon blanc and wait a few minutes before sipping.

Skybar Wine Chill Drops

BUY FROM: Amazon, $10.95 for a set of 2


The Hand Towel


This hand towel is the truth because yoga pants and wine are pretty much our go-to pairing. It’s also super practical for the kitchen or gym since its got microfiber on one side and terry cloth on the other, making it ideal for drying dishes, hands and faces.

3DRose Funny Hand Towel

BUY FROM: Amazon, $8.99 (Originally $10.99, 18% Off)


The Summer Tee


Don’t listen to the wine snobs of the world who roll their eyes at all things pink. Rosé makes everything better. Not only is it budget-friendly, it’s also the perfect summer wine since it holds its flavor when chilled. Show your love for Rosé with this adorable white tee that will pair perfectly with jeans or skirts this summer. Made with super soft cotton, it’s extra long which also makes it super flattering (#YesWayRosé).

Rosé All Day Curved Hem Tee

BUY FROM: Old Navy, SALE $12 (Regularly $16.94, 30% Off!)


The Unbreakable Glasses


You’ll soon be drinking that chilled Rosé poolside which is why it’s time to ditch the wine glasses in favor of something, well, not so easily breakable. Enter these silicone wine glasses, which are flexible, reusable, and totally shatterproof. Your kids will love how bendable they are and want to steal them from you. They come in fun summery colors that make it easy to remember who’s drinking out of which cup.

JYPC Unbreakable Silicone Stemless Wine Glasses

BUY FROM: Amazon, $13.59 for a set of 4

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