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Six wine gadgets that wine drinkers will love

By Gia Liu

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Different studies have shown the health benefits of drinking a small glass of wine every day. Millennials seem to be catching on, as this generation is drinking more winethan even the baby-boomer generation. We’re pretty sure products like this cool glass,this wine-recommending algorithm,and the fact that even HelloFresh is delivering wine to doorsteps, are helping increase interest in wine among the younger generation.

Now, wine enthusiasts can take their appreciation for vino even further with these awesome tech gadgets. We’ve rounded up the best tech gadgets wine lovers need in their lives. They’ll take your pouring, sipping, and swirling a few steps closer to sommelier status.

Oster Rechargeable Cordless Wine Opener with Chiller ($30)

Ever broken a cork and gotten it stuck in a bottle of wine while trying to open it? You’re not alone. Luckily, there’s a solution that eliminates the need for you to uncork bottles by hand. This tech gadget for wine from Oster removes corks with the push of a button. Its ergonomically designed so that the handle fits comfortable in your hand and allows for a firm grip.

On a single charge, this device can open up to 30 bottles. When it needs a recharge, simply put it on the charging base, no cords required. This increases the mobility of the product, so you’re not looking for an outlet in the middle of your wine-tasting party. As an added bonus, the opener comes with a stainless-steel chiller that will keep your wine cold for hours on end.

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Cooper Cooler Rapid Wine Chiller ($80)

Having an outdoor barbecue or throwing a dinner party? Keep all the drinks cool in one convenient spot, so you can set it and forget it. This chiller will get your wine from 77 degrees to 43 degrees within a matter of minutes. How does it work? Add ice and water to the machine, and it will rotate the beverage while spraying the bottle with cold water.

To stop the process, simply press the “no-spin” button. You can also get drinks even colder using the extra chill setting, which will bring the bottle to 34 degrees. The chiller also doubles as a warmer for baby bottles; all you have to do is fill the machine up with hot tap water.

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BlizeTec Stainless Steel Wine Bottle Cooler Stick ($15)

If you buy just one tool to take your enjoyment of wine to the next level, let it be this one. This BPA-free wine chiller stick is a three-in-one solution that acts as a cooler, pourer, and aerator all in a single tool. The cooling function of the stick helps keep wine cold from the inside of the bottle. The aerator will help the bottle breathe before the wine is consumed.

The pourer gives you a mess-free spout that doesn’t waste a single drop of that grape-y goodness. Whether you’re throwing a wine-tasting gathering, going on an outdoor picnic, or searching for the perfect gift for the wine enthusiast in your life, this product has you covered.

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Vacu Vin Wine Saver ($10+)

We all know that a bottle of wine is meant to be consumed shortly after it’s opened. Let it sit out for too long, and the unpleasant taste of old wine starts to emerge. The culprit? Good old oxygen. The Vacu Vin Wine Saver is a game-changer, as it will keep your wine tasting fresh for as long as a week by removing air from the wine bottle, be it white or red. Simply insert the stopper into the bottle and pump until you hear a click. The click means your seal is airtight, and you have up to a week to finish the bottle.

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Coravin One Wine System ($182)

Ah, the famous dilemma that many wine enthusiasts often face. Should you sneak a taste of that bottle of wine, or let it age a little longer? Now, you can have your cake and eat it, too. With this system, you get a needle that allows access to the wine bottle without damaging the cork. Give the trigger a push to pressurize the bottle, and release it to pour out some of the wine.

When the needle is removed, the cork reseals and continues to protect the wine, letting it age naturally. The ergonomic handle makes this device easy to use and ensures you have a secure grasp of the bottle. Hey, no one needs to know you couldn’t wait to sneak a taste of that aging Merlot!

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ZOS Halo Wine Saver ($55)

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If you’ve left an opened bottle of wine in the fridge in a few days, you know how quickly the taste can go from pleasant to sour. What causes wine to spoil so quickly is the presence of oxygen, which enters the bottle once you open it. If you’re looking for a wine-saving solution that claims to remove 100% of the oxygen from an opened bottle of wine, try the ZOS Halo Wine Saver.

According to the company, it can extend the drinkability of an open bottle for weeks or even months. All you have to do is insert the device into the bottle, and the cartridge will work to absorb the oxygen within a few minutes. This gives you the ability to enjoy a glass of wine without worrying that if you don’t finish the bottle, it’ll all go to waste.

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