Bree Wellons of Dilwyne Designs has a couple favorites when it comes to the accoutrements of the beverage center. One is glassware from Simon Pearce, and though we mourn the recent closing of the store in Lenape, Pa., beautiful accessories such as the Stratton and Hartland decanters and the Addison carafe can still be found at The Enchanted Owl in Greenville.
Another favorite: Sherry-Lehmann Wine & Spirits in New York. Visit the Web site to find the following essentials.
This stainless steel funnel cascades wine down the sides of the decanter to bring out flavors far faster than traditional decanting can. $19.95
L’Atelier du Vin digital cellar gauge This big-screened instrument measures the temperature and humidity of your wine storage area so you can keep your precious bottles perfect. $27.95
Velvet Champagne pliers These polished chrome pliers are designed to remove Champagne bottle corks easily and safely. $19.95
Iceless chiller This clear acrylic chiller will keep a bottle of wine at the perfect temperature until you finish it. $19.95
Vinturi wine aerator This clever device snugs the lip of an open bottle to force air inside via a pressure gradient and gravity. With no moving parts, there’s nothing to fail. There’s one version for reds, one for whites for fast aeration. $39.95