Stock up on fun, quirky and useful wine accessories with our pick of stoppers, chillers, racks and everything in between
A wine cabinet repurposed from antique furniture, an intricate bottle stopper and an ingenious contraption that helps preserve your vino for much longer — we round up some of the most interesting finds designed to appeal to every wine lover. Read on to know more.
If funky and kitschy is what you’re looking for, this range of bottle stoppers from Romero Britto is sure to appeal. The designs come in vibrant shades that catch the eye, with motifs ranging from hearts and fish to cats and clowns. `990 on eazelly.com
Give your bar area a modern edge with
the Nambe Mills Curvo Wine Rack, which can hold up to four bottles. Made from acacia wood, it comes with an alloy base and can be placed vertically or horizontally for two different effects. `12,620 on
Functional yet offbeat, this ‘air cork’ is a great way to preserve your wine for much longer. The cork has a grape-shaped pump at one end and an inflatable wine-friendly balloon at the other. Protect your wine from making contact with air by dropping the balloon end into the bottle until it just grazes the surface of the wine. Then use the pump to inflate it until it touches the sides of the bottle and squeezes out
any remaining air. `2,055 on
This sophisticated wine chiller from Collage Shop India is made of brass and finished with plated silver. We love the engraved design detailing on the body, which gives a vintage look to an otherwise simple, tapered bucket. `7,000. At Wood Street. Details: 25566818
Birds of a feather
With a touch of countryside
chic, this decanter is a work of
art by designer Jan Barboglio. The handcrafted piece is made with hand-blown glass, that bears hand-etched botanical motifs, while the cork, shaped like a bird, is crafted from forged
iron. `17,450 approximately
Designer Michael Aram’s
handcrafted Olive branch
wine coaster and stopper set is sure to be the cynosure of all eyes at your dinner party. The intricate set, symbolising peace, is handmade in India from a mixture of oxidised bronze and stainless steel. `7,933 on macys.com
From Xanadu comes this
modern cabinet, which has been repurposed from a vintage mahogany LP record holder. Features include extensive wine glass and wine bottle racks, and ample storage space for all your accessories. Adding to its appeal is the handpainted detailing by Bengaluru-based artist, Prasanna Kumar. `50,000.
At Lavelle Road. Details: 22210387
Raise a toast
Add to your wine cabinet with renowned sommelier, Magandeep Singh’s suggestions of trending wines. “I recommend the Weingut Knoll Gruner Veltliner from Wachau Austria. It’s an aromatic white wine. An Austrian rose, Schilcher by Weingut Langmann, is doing well too,” says Singh. Wine expert Alok Chandra picks The Wolftrap Red (a blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, and Viognier grapes) and the SDU Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon, while The Oberoi, Gurgaon’s resident sommelier, Rakesh Awaghade, recommends the Salus Chardonnay from California.
Text: Rashmi Rajagopal Lobo