The 11 Best Wine Tools of 2020

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Our Top Picks

Best Corkscrew: Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup at Amazon

"A top-seller in its category and features a strong steel spiral that will remove natural or synthetic cork within five turns."

Best Lever Opener: Automatic Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew Set at Amazon

"It is nearly foolproof to use."

Best Aerator: Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator at Amazon

"Enhance the flavor of the wine."

Runner-Up, Best Aerator: Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer at Amazon

"This elegantly designed aerator can make your wine taste better in seconds."

Best Electric Opener: Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener at Amazon

"Features an ergonomic design with a soft-grip handle...also comes with a thermal stainless steel wine cooler."

Best Decanter: Le Chateau Wine Decanter at Amazon

"Beautiful design and quality performance."

Best Bottle Stopper: Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers, Set of 4 at Amazon

"Made of rubber with a stainless steel core that won’t rust, crack, or fade."

Best Wine Tool Set: Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Accessory Set at Amazon

"An adorable set that comes in a case that’s shaped like a wine bottle."

Best Wine Preserver: Proimb Wine Saver Pump Preserver with 4 Stoppers at Amazon

"Can keep wine fresh up to 14 days."

Runner-Up, Best Corkscrew: Le Creuset Table Model Wine Opener at Amazon

"Comes with a 5-year warranty."

Best Corkscrew: Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup

Waiters Corkscrew by HiCoup – Professional Grade Natural Rosewood All-in-one Corkscrew, Bottle Opener and Foil Cutter, the Favoured Choice of Sommeliers, Waiters and Bartenders Around the World
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A good corkscrew can make all the difference when opening a bottle of wine. A poor quality one can lead to a broken cork or worse a dropped bottle. This one is a top-seller in its category and features a strong steel spiral that will remove natural or synthetic cork within five turns. It also has a bottle opener and foil cutter. The sleek stainless steel body is accented by a stylish rosewood handle that makes it easier to grip.

Customers highly recommend this product with many saying it’s fast and efficient at opening up wine. Critical reviews mention trouble with the foil knife not cutting properly and some rusting issues over time, but the majority of customers would recommend the product.

Best Lever Opener: Automatic Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew Set

Best Automatic Rabbit Lever Style Corkscrew Wine Bottle Opener Set With Bonus Wine Aerator Decanter, Foil Cutter and Replacement Corkscrew
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If you don't quite need an electric opener, but never seem to have luck with the corkscrews that resemble a Swiss army knife, you'll want a lever or rabbit-style corkscrew. This corkscrew works by pushing the coil into the cork with one lever and lifting it when you raise another. It is nearly foolproof to use.

This lever corkscrew comes as a set with a foil cutter, pourer, and extra spiral for the opener. Some reviewers have cautioned that the opener has pushed the cork farther into the bottle, but these reports have been few and far between.

Best Aerator: Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator

Vinturi Essential Wine Aerator
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Excellent

An aerator can enhance the flavor of the wine, and this one does a terrific job. Simply hold it over your glass and pour the wine through—it’ll speed up the breathing process quickly and effectively by forcing air through the wine. This one comes in a range of colors including red, white, and clear, and it’s dishwasher-safe. Overall, customers have been happy with the way it works and said it does help with the taste of wines. Some have had issues with the mechanics of the tool (buttons sticking, wine leaking through the air holes), however most would recommend it.

Runner-Up, Best Aerator: Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer

Vintorio Wine Aerator Pourer - Premium Aerating Pourer and Decanter Spout (Black)
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Very Good

This elegantly designed aerator can make your wine taste better in seconds thanks to its aerating chamber that injects air directly into the wine. One of the bestselling wine pourers on Amazon, it’s also easy to use with its ergonomic design and gives a drip free pour. It differs from our top aerator pick in that it fits directly in the wine bottle, meaning you won’t have to hold it over your wine glass or pour so precisely. It’s a great choice for anyone with hand troubles or just those who are on the clumsy side.

Many who have purchased it said that it makes the wine taste so much better and that they would recommend it to others. Some have said that it is fragile, so handle with care.

Best Electric Opener: Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener

Oster Rechargeable and Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller
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Excellent

Don’t want exert yourself when opening up your wine bottle? Try an electric opener that only requires a push of a button to do all the work. This cordless model features an ergonomic design with a soft-grip handle. Bonus: it also comes with a thermal stainless steel wine cooler. Customers have said it’s really easy to use, although some have reported that it doesn’t handle synthetic corks nearly as well as real cork.

Best Decanter: Le Chateau Wine Decanter

Le Chateau Wine Decanter - 100% Hand Blown Lead-free Crystal Glass, Red Wine Carafe, Wine Gift, Wine Accessories
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Excellent

This crystal decanter is lead-free and can hold up to a standard 750 milliliter bottle of wine while it breathes. It features a slanted spout to make pouring easier and drip free. The majority of users give it 5-stars, raving about the beautiful design and quality performance.

Best Bottle Stopper: Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers, Set of 4

Rabbit Wine and Beverage Bottle Stoppers with Grip Top (Assorted Colors, Set of 4)
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These colorful stoppers create an airtight seal and help you preserve your leftover wine. They’re made of rubber with a stainless steel core that won’t rust, crack, or fade, according to the manufacturer. You can buy them in sets of two, four, or eight depending on how much wine you drink. Customers have said they’ve been satisfied with these and haven’t had many issues with leaks. They also seem to fit most bottles. A few critical reviews have mentioned they can be hard to close and that they don’t work well for champagne or sparkling wine.

Best Wine Tool Set: Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Accessory Set

Ozeri 5-Piece Wine Bottle Corkscrew & Accessory Set
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Want to make an impression with your wine gift? Here’s an adorable set that comes in a case that’s shaped like a wine bottle. It includes five pieces that will come in handy, including a stainless-steel corkscrew with foil-cutting knife, drip-stop collar, combination wine pourer/stopper, and foil cutter. And when you’re done opening the bottle, the case snaps back together with a magnetic lock and can be stored upright on your bar or counter.

People seem to really enjoy this set and say it’s a great gift for vino-loving friends. One person said it’s also a great gift for yourself. Some have complained that the quality of the parts isn’t the best, but overall, the majority of customers say it’s a fun and inexpensive buy that’s worth it.

Best Wine Preserver: Proimb Wine Saver Pump Preserver with 4 Stoppers

Proimb Wine Saver Pump Preserver with 4 Vacuum Bottle Stoppers
Courtesy of Amazon.com.

Can’t drink the whole bottle in one sitting? Don’t worry, this wine preserver can keep wine fresh up to 14 days. It creates an airtight vacuum seal that helps prevent the oxidation of your wine. Made of stainless steel, the pump is sturdy and strong. The preserver also comes with four bottle stoppers that will fit most types of bottles. (Just don’t use it on champagne or sparkling wines.)

Customers have said that it’s very easy to use and that it does lock in the taste of the wine even after days of being sealed. A few reviewers have had issues with it not working over time but the majority of users would recommend it. 

Runner-Up, Best Corkscrew: Le Creuset Table Model Wine Opener

Le Creuset Table Model Wine Opener
Courtesy of Amazon.com.

This self-pulling corkscrew wins the runner-up prize for its sleek design and effortless bottle-opening. It works with any type of cork, including synthetic, and features an ergonomic handle that makes it easy on your hands. The corkscrew also comes with a 5-year warranty.

Many customers have said they love the simplicity of it, and praise the design. A few have had issues with it breaking (they warn that the plastic is fragile), however one reviewer said they’ve had it for more than 10 years without any problems.

Runner-Up, Best Electric Opener: OxGord Electric Wine Opener

OxGord Electric Wine Opener with Automatic Corkscrew and Foil Remover for Bottles - Stainless Steel - 2016 Newly Designed Model
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This battery-powered electric opener features an ergonomic design and a one-touch button that controls the corkscrew with ease and precision. It also comes with a foil cutter. A top selling electric opener, this one has been given lots of praise by customers who have purchased it. Many have said it’s so easy to use and works well. One customer pointed out that it can be top heavy and can tip over if you’re not careful, but most would recommend it to others.

What to Look for in a Wine Tool

Type There are a variety of tools to help you drink wine, from those that assist you with opening bottles to those that are designed to make your vino taste better and store it if you don’t finish every sip. Some tools come in sets to cover all your bases, while others are sold separately. How often you drink wine, as well as your personal taste, will help determine just what type of products you may need.

Quality Do you just want a tool that can uncork a bottle from time to time, or are you a serious oenophile? Of course, you want something that works, but some wine tools are built to stand the test of time, while others are more basic. Your budget and wine-drinking habits will determine your choices.

Style If you like to display your wine tools on a bar or in another visible place, you may want to choose ones that complement your other décor. Some tools are like works of art while others are merely functional.

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