For the novice wine enthusiast the sheer amount of wine accessories available on the market may be a little overwhelming. Do you really need all of those accessories in order to enjoy a quality of glass of wine? Of course not but some are essential while others just make it easier to consume your favorites while the rest are cute knick knacks that only cost money and take up space.
A quality corkscrew is not optional for enjoying a good bottle of wine. Fine wines are carefully corked to ensure that the flavor is at its best when you go to open the bottle. Corkscrews that are too short will not get a good grip on the cork and may not effectively remove it. Waiter corkscrews are built for opening wine quickly and efficiently and have everything you need right at hand.
A quality wine decanter is also an important wine accessory to keep in your home bar. By decanting your wine you can not only remove sediments that may have built up in the aging process as well as aerate the wine to improve flavor.
There are so many other wine accessories available but these two are the absolute essentials. Over time a wine enthusiast will find others they find useful and will want to add to their home bar to enjoy their favorite wines.