Champagne Sabres: The Legend
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Leather Bound Cellar Book
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Are you looking for a handy gift for someone who is into wine? There are quite a few accessories and items that come in handy for those who hold a collection of wine. Check out this leather-bound Wine Log Cellar Book, for instance. This journal is perfect for keeping a detailed record of your collection with neatly organised sections for entries.
Section 1 consists of the Wine Tasting Basics. For those new to wines, there is a simple guide for accessing wine. It includes the following:
· A glossary of over 300 tasting terms
· Wine cellar guide
· Wine temperature serving information
Wine Gift Set for Christmas
Thursday, October 22, 2020
If you are looking for a special gift for a wine-loving loved one, we have quite a few options in store for you.
So what all are the options that make great gifts? Wine glasses and champagne flutes always make the classiest of the gifts for all occasions, and we have a complete range of elegant and classy glassware. For wine connoisseurs, we have wine tasting glasses, decanting cradles, and wine ageing tools like the Clef du Vin etc.
Corkscrew with a Wood and Pewter Handle and Brush
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
The very first corkscrew patent was in England was bagged by Reverend Samuel Henshall in 1795. His corkscrew was designed in a T-shape with a steel worm attached to the centre of a handle which was made of wood or bone and brush bristles extended from one end of the handle. The purpose of the brush was to clean the dust and sealing wax from the cork before using it to open the bottle.
Red Wine Warmer
Friday, August 21, 2020
Drinks and Wine Trades
Tuesday, July 21, 2020
Who are our clients?
Marketing and Promotional Companies
Wine and other Drink related Businesses
Friday, June 19, 2020
Wine Bottle Tags
Thursday, April 23, 2020
A collection of wine bottles usually includes bottles from all over the world and from different years. A tagged collection makes it much easier to navigate through your wines in the cellar. Even with a smaller home collection, bottle tags come in handy. Labelled bottles mean less time spent searching!
Hip Flask Pewter
Monday, March 23, 2020
Besides, these are also used for those who want to make a style statement. After all, this is one traditional accessory that is classic! Did you know that hip flasks in various forms have been used since the Middle ages? Carrying pouches of concealed alcoholic gutted fruit, ladies smuggling gin on board ships in their petticoats, to the sleek stainless steel examples of today!
Champagne Bowls - Keeping Your Bottle Temperature Maintained
Monday, February 24, 2020
Wine Master - Combined Corkscrew
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Including an easy to use conventional corkscrew, this set is also designed to help remove the wine corks of older bottles too. The cork retriever slips around the sides of the cork with the neck of the bottle holding it in place while it pulls out the cork from the bottle. You can also collect the unwanted debris out of the bottle without ruining the wine.
Friday, December 20, 2019
Winemakers traditionally used a tastevin for judging the maturity, quality, clarity and taste of a wine. These are often used during wine tasting sessions by connoisseurs even today. Classic and ornate, they make an unusual, ornate and decorative wine accessory - perfect for a gift. A tastevin is typically 7 to 8 cms in diameter.
Stylish Pewter Candle Holder
Thursday, November 21, 2019
What options are there for wine preservers?
Friday, October 18, 2019
What are the kinds available?
A good wine preserver will ensure that the wine does not turn acidic and unfit for consumption. There are different kinds of wine preservers available that help preserve your open wine bottle well.
Vacu Vin: Vacu Vin Wine Saver helps prevent the deterioration by pumping out the air and creating vacuum.
Top Tips for Great Home Bar Glass Styles
Monday, September 30, 2019
Use a carafe for pouring your wine in style!
Monday, August 26, 2019
Pouring wine from a carafe brings it into contact with the air, which oxygenises and aerates it well. With an elegant and often decorative appearance, a carafe, used during a dinner party to serve wine can make the entire process appear all the more stylish. These days, using a carafe is more common than using a traditional decanter.
Stainless Steel Wine Spirit Measures for Pubs, Restaurants and at Home
Tuesday, July 30, 2019
Whether you are in the pub and restaurant business or pouring cocktails at home, they always need to look and taste fantastic. But it can be equally as important to know the exact quantity of alcohol that’s going in to each drink. Are you serving textbook measures or not?
That’s why you need the right equipment to hand, to ensure you aren’t pouring short measures or going over the top! Amongst our vast variety of wine and cocktail accessories, Fine Wine Accessories has a superb range of spirit measures – catering for every professional or domestic situation. What’s more, many of our spirit measures are available in top quality stainless steel.
Looking for a left handed corkscrew - we have four to choose from!
Monday, June 24, 2019
For a 'lefty', opening a corked bottle with a conventional corkscrew can often become awkward as the corkscrew has to be turned the other way around as compared to the more comfortable rotation you would typically do.
Keep your Wine Decanter sparkling clean with our cleaning accessories
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Decanter glass itself can often get stained, however, due to the natural tannins and pigments present in wine. Hence, a decanter needs to be thoroughly cleaned to ensure that it doesn’t hamper the aroma of the wine over time. So how do you go about cleaning your decanter, ensuring it ends up sparkling clean?
Wine Ageing Tool: The perfect gift for wine lovers
Tuesday, April 23, 2019
As tannins and acids soften, your wine becomes more enjoyable, and the aroma and the flavours also get enhanced which would typically happen only after ageing your wine the traditional way for a longer time.
Wine Bottle Holder : The Perfect Wedding Anniversary Gift for Wine Lovers
Tuesday, March 26, 2019
Find the perfect collection of wine bottle racks
Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Factors such as temperature, humidity, lighting conditions and movement are all important. But these all work more effectively with the right kind of storage. So it is paramount that you invest in good storage if you are an avid collector of wine.
Choose an attractive Wine bottle coaster
Thursday, January 24, 2019
With stylish accessories in place, you can sip away while taking good care of your tabletops too. We have a varied selection of coasters, all attractive, elegant and handy. These are unique and make the most amazing gifts as well.
Find Christmas offers on Champagne Accessories and Champagne Glasses
Saturday, December 15, 2018
At Fine Wine Accessories we have a fabulous range of wine and champagne accessories for you to add to your collection or to gift a loved one! You name it, and we have it!
Master Your Wine Recognition Skills With Le Nez Du Vin
Wednesday, November 28, 2018
The guide book included in the set is very informative with its rich illustrations and practical exercises to teach you how to taste the different wines. Le Nez du Vin makes one of the best wine education tools and will give you an in depth knowledge about the different wines out there. So whether you are studying wines or are just an enthusiast who would like to know more, this is the perfect set for you.
Browse through our website for more information about the Le Nez du Vin.
What is the Importance of a Wine cellar Hygrometer & Thermometer
Friday, September 14, 2018
The temperature should be kept at a constant level so as to ensure that the quality of your wine collection remains intact. The humidity levels should also be right to keep the corks moist but help prevent damp and mildew forming. Fluctuations in the temperature and relative humidity can spoil the wine and hence a hygrometer and thermometer is one of the most important accessories required in a wine cellar.
Why You Need Tulip Champagne Glasses
Wednesday, September 05, 2018
Bringing out the best in your champagne is all about the movement of the bubbles in the drink. These aren’t just there to look nice, they have an important role to play. And the right flute ensures that they do their job well!
Wine Decanting Accessories
Wednesday, July 11, 2018
What are Whiskey Stones?
Saturday, May 26, 2018
Range of wine measures and spirit measures
Thursday, April 26, 2018
Corporate Wine Accessory Gifts - Tips to Ensure a Great Selection
Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Accessories are best suited for different gifting purposes such as incentive gifts or performance appreciation gifts or even festive gifts for any wine novice or enthusiasts!
In case you are unsure about your choice of gifts, Wine Gift Vouchers also make a great option and here at Fine Wine Accessories, we provide such gift vouchers.
With our unique range of wine related gift items you can ensure your associates and employees get the recognition they deserve.
Find maps of French wine regions
Thursday, February 15, 2018
Wine Ice Buckets - Best option to keep your wine Cool
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Choose Your Wine & Champagne Glasses Wisely to Enjoy Your Favourite Drinks
Thursday, December 28, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
How to choose the right Wine Decanter
Thursday, October 12, 2017
Why should you Buy Champagne Glasses
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Announcing The Electric Corkscrew
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Importance of Wine Decanters Aerators
Monday, July 17, 2017
Wine Coolers - How to Choose the Right One for Your Needs and Budget
Monday, July 03, 2017
Ascertain your storage needs first. Depending on the size of your collection you can choose your refrigeration options.
Looking for Wine Racks? Here are some Great Tips
Sunday, June 04, 2017
The first consideration in that case should be storage and a storage option which is a good one since wine bottles are special. If you are just starting off, wine racks are the best place to start if your collection isn’t way too big. These make the easiest storage solution for wines and are quite hassle free.
A Pewter Hip Flasks makes a great gift
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Buy Cocktail Accessories Gifts
Thursday, March 09, 2017
Our corporate gifts include business presents or promotional items from low value giveaways to high value presentation gifts. Personalised gifts and promotional corporate wine related gifts are also available. You are sure to find a lasting gift as a parting present for an employee too.
Do not miss our ‘Special Offers’ section for the latest ongoing offers and the Star Buy for the week. You can buy and send your gifts online and for a little extra we can also Gift Wrap your selection and put in a personal message too for your loved one.
Browse our wine accessories website.
Champagne Flutes for a Touch of Elegance
Monday, February 13, 2017
Champagne flutes are the perfect mix of class and function. These are elegantly designed and their shapes ensure that the movement of the bubbles is just right to help bring out the best in the drink. These beautifully crafted long-stemmed glasses are the perfect accessory to add a touch of elegance to any occasion. Choose from the wide variety of classic champagne flute designs that we have in our repertoire and raise a toast in style to mark your special occasion.
Guide to Choosing Champagne Bowls
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Champagne is the best from amongst the world of sparkling wines. Nothing puts the ultimate seal on a special occasion like the sound of the pop of a cork from a champagne bottle. However to make the most of your bottle of Champagne, it needs to be served at the right temperature. The ideal temperature at which champagne is consumed is between 45ºF and 48ºF i.e. 7ºC-9ºC. Ideally champagne is refrigerated to bring it to this temperature so as to enhance its taste before serving.
Shopping For Champagne Flutes and Glasses
Monday, December 12, 2016
Bar Accessories and Equipment Special Christmas Offers
Monday, November 21, 2016
Do not leave the shopping till the last moment since these are our fast moving items and we would be hate to disappoint you because of stock shortages. As Christmas is falling on a Sunday this year we will try our very best to dispatch items up to and including midday on Thursday 22nd December for your convenience. We will try to do our best to ensure that the items are delivered before Christmas unless there are any adverse weather conditions.
Nearly all Wine Accessories make great Christmas presents and we have one of the largest ranges available. Please remember that if you still can’t decide what to buy for near and dear ones, there’s always the option of giving our Gift Vouchers that can be redeemed with us.
Have a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Summer has now given way to Autumn and Summer activities such as Tennis and Cricket have given way to other outdoor pursuits such as Shooting and Hunting (think Hip Flasks!) and watching Football or other Winter Sports (again think Hip Flasks!). The focus for wine accessories has also moved away from wine and champagne coolers - ice buckets and even acrylic wine glasses suitable for outdoor entertaining and picnics. Although Champagne white and rose wines still need to be chilled, for indoor entertaining more elegant items more suited for Dinner Parties are required – Claret Jugs and Decanters are a must when entertaining your guests and are sure to impress! as would our magnificent Champagne 4 hole cooler with foot.
Wine Chillers For the Outdoors
Thursday, August 18, 2016
Check out this Vacu Vin wine cooler for instance. Just put it in the freezer for some time and place it over the bottle later to keep it cool. Your bottle will be chilled within 5 minutes and will stay that way for 2/3 hours at least. Vacu-vin Rapid Ice Champagne Cooler jacket is also a great accessory and works in the similar manner as the previous one.
The oval clear Plastic Wine Cooler comes with a double insulated wall providing you with an effortless way keep wines chilled. Our double walled Wine Cooler looks really elegant on the table. This insulated Bottle Cooler with Table Clamp looks very elegant and is virtually unbreakable.
Browse our site to see our full range of wine chilling equipment
Our Wine related Gift Recommendations
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
We have a complete range of glassware that is classy and elegant. Also wine glasses, wine tasting glasses, champagne flutes and more that will make great gift options. The decanting cradle that we have in our collection is of exceptional value with its good looks and functionality. For those you know who love to increase their knowledge about the different flavours and aromas of wine, Le Nez Du Vin is something that you can go for.
Also see our range champagne sabres which are classy and elegant and allow you to open the bottles with absolute flair and style. Then there is our range of wine pouring arcs, bottle holders and cradles than can also make great gift options.
Amongst everyone's favourites wedding presents are wine decanters and we have lots of them .... some quirky, some ornate and some very classic examples. The decanter is an essential accessory and will be a useful gift for the wine lovers.
Browse our section full of wedding gift recommendations. Here we have listed some great accessories that make fabulous gifts. Head there to have a look at the complete range.
Friday, June 17, 2016
At Fine Wine Accessories we have two new Thermometers/Hygrometers in our collection. These nifty gadgets monitor and display information on its digital screen. The Digital Thermometer/Hygrometer with Maximum and Minimum Function can be either mounted on the wall or can stand freely if necessary. The more advanced version amongst these shows the maximum/minimum temperatures over the past 24 hours since your last automatic reset. Both these items are perfect for Cellars and Wine Stores as well as for general use around the Home or Office. Check out our ‘Wine Thermometers and Wine Hygrometers’ section for more details.
Le Nez du Vin
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
So what exactly is Le Nez du Vin?
It is basically an organized tool for increasing your knowledge about identifying the flavours and aromas of wines. Le Nez Du Vin is a kit containing Wine Aroma Vials along with Illustrated Explanatory Cards and an Instructional Book which is an easy guide to help you master your wine recognition skills and vocabulary. This will in turn help you find the perfect words to describe a particular type of wine. Let’s say for example you have some fruity wine that you want to identify or describe. All you have to do is pick up the illustrated card which is usually bifurcated as per the family such as “fruity,” “floral,” etc and read under the heading fruity to find out information about the particular aroma that you are looking for.
There are different kinds of kits available such as Le Nez du Vin Duo 12 Red Wines and 12 White Wines kit. This comes complete with tasting notes and full instructions. The Master Kit, includes 54 vials of scents along with an illustrated book and 54 Explanatory Cards. Le Nez du Vin is a kit widely used by educators to for classroom training. It is a very useful gift option for wine lovers too. Get your Le Nez du Vin and develop your knowledge of wines so you feel like a like a true connoisseur when you understand, describe and enjoy your wine.
Cork Retriever to remove those stubborn wine corks
Saturday, April 09, 2016
This makes pouring the wine almost impossible.
A very simple solution to this awkward situation is our Cork Retriever at Fine Wine Accessories.
This is one ingenious accessory that will save you the embarrassment of struggling with the cork and rescuing your wine bottle with ease.
The cork retriever can be slid into the bottle enabling you to grab and extract the cork.
Simplest solution to a frequent problem!
Browse our site for details and other ingenious wine accessories!
Wine bottle stacks
Thursday, March 10, 2016
AntiOx Wine Preserver
Tuesday, February 23, 2016
There are a few options available. One is that you have the Vacu Vin Wine Saver that helps prevent the deterioration of wine once opened. This wine saver can simply be placed in the neck of the wine which later pumps out the air. There are variants available that are suitable for sparkling wines as well. There are Original Inert Gas Aerosol Wine Preservers as well.
The simplest one however is this AntiOx wine preserver that simply pops onto the bottle firmly and requires no pumping. The micro filter in the top keeps opened bottles as fresh as any other preservers that have been tried and tested. This product has been tested for its efficiency and has had proven results of preserving the flavour for over 10 days and has also markedly outperformed vacuum systems. The special patented filter in the stopper and its silicone construction forms a tight hermetic seal on the bottle which helps preserve the flavour and halts oxidation too. The best feature of this stopper is however the date recording system which helps you keep track.
Decanters Are Essential and not just another wine accessory
Friday, January 08, 2016
Decanters are essential if you want to relish the wine at its best
So how does a decanter help in enhancing the wine?
- Aeration. It is a well known fact that wine is generally enhanced by exposure to air. The more it gets exposed the better! Once you pour the wine into the glass it gets aerated to an extent. But pouring wine into the decanters help in aerating the wine even more. The decanters are made in such a way that the large surface of the decanters offer greater exposure to air and thus it gets aerated thoroughly. Aerating the wine enhances it by softening it and developing the aromas further. Decanting helps even the cheaper wines to an extent
- Sedimentation. Older wines often have a degree of sedimentation that accumulates at the bottom of a wine bottle. It is best not to drink this. By decanting wine into a decanter one can avoid pouring the seddiment into the decanter and thus make it easier to avoid any seddiment entering the wine glass when pouring from the decanter
Fine Wine Accessories offers a good variety of wine decanters. Right from the simple ones to the ornate and unusually shaped decanters, the variety is stunning.
The Ships decanters for instance which were traditionally used by Royal Navy ships are characterized by a broader base as compared to the others and there are some classy options available.
If you are looking for something fun we have a whole range of unusually designed duck decanters that come in the shape of a duck. Other options include Symphony Decanter, Prestige Decanter, and Sovereign Decanter etc.
The other available decanters include the Burgundy Vendanges Decanter, Concerto Decanter, the Spiegelau Angelo Decanter, the Hoggett Decanter etc. Unique looks and stunning appearances make these decanters make exquisite gift options too!
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Tastevins and Spittoons
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
To the layman these names are a little strange sounding but Tastevins and Spittoons these are commonly used by wine tasters at the wine tastings.
Tastevins and Spittoons happen to be one of the oldest accessories used for wine tasting and date back to the 300 B.C. Even today the Tastevins haven’t lost their charm and importance when it comes to wine tasting and are used by the cellar masters, enthusiasts and wine connoisseurs alike. Tastevins are by far one of the best accessories for analysing the color and clarity of your wine.
We stock lots of different shapes of Tastevins such as the Pewter Burgundian Tastevin, an ideal accessory often used at tastings by both professionals and enthusiastic amateurs alike. The Plain Tastevin with Serpent Handle is a wine tasting dish that looks good and comes in handy for displaying the colour and nose of the wine. The wine Tastevins, Quaiches and spittoons look quite ornate and are excellent wine associated gifts for some special occasions.
Spittoons are, though it sounds a little strange, as the name suggests used for spitting wine rather than drinking it at a tasting. It is not considered rude to spit out wine at a wine tasting and generally individual spittoons are provided for the same. At fine wine accessories we have a wide variety of spittoons including spittoon buckets, stainless steel and plastic hourglass spittoons etc.
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Attention all Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants!
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
We are pleased to advise that our full range of 2016 Restaurant Diaries, Hotel Room Planners and Registers are now in stock and available to order. We have been selling the Restaurant Diary since we started in 2003 and have never heard of anything other than praise for these essential items for the smooth running of all Catering Establishments. We know full well the rough treatment that the Diaries receive in busy kitchens and restaurants but have never had an adverse comment re problems concerning the strength of the binding! Our range also includes the traditional Visitors Book – still a favourite!
All our items are available Gold Blocked with your establishment’s name on the front cover if required.
U K FATHER'S DAY - 21st JUNE 2015
Monday, June 08, 2015
To celebrate Father's day this year we are offering 15% off all orders (Except for Special Offers) received before 21st June, even if you're not buying for a Dad! Wine Accessories are prehaps the most suitable of Gifts for giving as a Father's Day present and one of the most gratefully received! We have one of the largest selections of wine related gifts available – from Claret Jugs and Decanters to Corkscrews; Wine Coolers and Wine Preservers or see our Gift Suggestions in our Miscellaneous Gift Section
Please enter FD01 Promotional Code in the Shopping Cart when ordering.
ACRYLIC AND POLYCARBONATE GLASSES
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Did you know that there is now a bye-law in place in most of London (with Birmingham and Manchester following soon) that all drinks taken outdoors (beit Gardens, Roof-gardens, Patios or Roadside tables) in Pubs, Restaurants, Cafes and Clubs etc, have to be served in Polycarbonate or Acrylic glasses? As suppliers of Polycarbonate Glasses this is probably the first time that we thoroughly approve of our friends in 'Health and Safety'!! We have a range of 3 Polycarbonate Glasses with more coming soon - 1 Wine Glass 260cl, 1 Large wine glass 530cl and 1 Champagne Flute 140cl. These glasses are also ideal for Barbecues and all outdoor catering at home, negating the ever problem of breakages and the necessary tidying up at the end of your party.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Happy St George's Day!
So far we have had an excellent Spring and hopefully a glorious Summer to come! The Wedding Season has now started in earnest and if you are looking for Wedding Gifts remember that Wine Accessories make great Wedding Presents. Wine and Champagne Glasses are always acceptable and our great range of glasses from Lehmann Glassware offer exceptional Quality and Value. Claret Jugs and Decanters are still one of our biggest selling Wedding Gifts – maybe our magnificent Duck Decanter as something really special! If you happen to be the Groom don't forget gifts for the Best Man and Ushers – see our range of Wedding Gifts and Accessories and something a little more special for the Best Man? – a Champagne Sabre possibly!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
With Easter only a couple of weeks away, it's time to think of not just cards but possibly a Gift of some sort to give to a special friend or a member of your Family. Here at Fine Wine Accessories we have a huge range of wine accessories that make perfect presents for Easter – from Corkscrews and other bottle openers (not to be forgotten if going on a picnic) as well as Ice Buckets and Wine Coolers. For those who really want to spoil somebody take a look at our great range of Claret Jugs and Decanters - especially our magnificent new Duck Decanter or possibly our ever popular range of the amazing Clef du Vin which not only is a most useful wine accessory but will be sure to arouse great interest around any Dinner table.
Corkscrews still remain in demand
Friday, March 13, 2015
To meet this demand we at Fine Wine Accessories keep introducing new ones every now and then. Latest in our repertoire is this Twin Lever Black Corkscrew, European made, with an open worm. This is a top quality example and is much sturdier than many of the less expensive models. This model apart from being sturdy is also quite stylishly made to be shown off and not kept hidden at the back of some drawer.
Browse our range of corkscrews to see our full range.
Thursday, February 05, 2015
This Year surprise your Loved-One with a present that is not only a gift that they would wish for but also something truly close to their Heart! - surely anything connected with Wine will not only delight but give lasting pleasure over many years! At Fine Wine Accessories you can choose any gift from purely a thought to something really special – see our Gift Ideas or may we suggest a more practical gift such as Wine/Champagne Glasses or maybe something a bit more special like a Claret Jug or Decanter. If you wish to be a little more romantic how about our Champagne Cork Display Box or maybe a Champagne Cork Paperweight – whatever you choose we are sure you will be appreciated!
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Once again we're asking our Customers not to leave it too late when ordering this Christmas – we hate to disappoint! - see our Christmas information banner on our Home Page. Nearly all Wine Accessories make great Christmas Presents and we have one of the largest ranges available. Our selection of Claret Jugs and Decanters is well known for both quality and value as indeed are all our products which have been carefully chosen and our range added to over the last 11 years. Please remember that if you still can’t decide what to buy, there’s always the option of giving our Gift Vouchers (please phone Clive Burroughs on 01403 784852 to order).
Wine Tasting Accessories
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
All Wine Companies and Vineyards and many Hotels and Restaurants hold regular wine tastings for Customers and Staff alike – and now there are an increasing number of private wine tasting clubs and groups, all of which need wine tasting accessories. We at Fine Wine Accessories have a fully comprehensive range of tasting accessories - Wine Tasting Glasses and Tastevins as well as Spittoons and Blind Tasting Covers. For a really special occasion our magnificent Decanting Cradle will add both gravitas and professionalism. See all our wine tasting accessories as well as all our huge range of Wine Accessories at Fine Wine Accessories.
Clef du Vin
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
A scientifically-designed measuring device, Clef du Vin allows you to optimise the tasting, selection and laydown time of your wines. Effective on all wine (white, red, dry, sweet etc) Clef du Vin immediately reveals your wines’ ageing potential over the years to come.
Entertaining and Easy to use The Clef du Vin is dipped into a 10cl glass of wine. For each second that the disc is submerged, the taste and aroma of the wine will be modified, "ageing" the wine by the equivalent of one year. Commence by pouring yourself a glass of wine (10cl), taste and memorise. Dip the Clef du Vin disk into the glass for one second, taste again and compare. Dip the Clef du Vin disk into the glass for two seconds, taste again and compare. Repeat the operation until the wine deteriorates. If after several dips (or a continuous dip of a few seconds), the wine remains pleasant or improves, you can buy with confidence, it will age well. If the wine deteriorates after one or two seconds of contact, the wine has little or no ageing capacity, and should be drunk soon.
When drinking Young Wines with Clef du Vin you can appreciate the real potential of an immature wine in a matter of seconds. Red wines will see their tannins softening, and their roundness appearing. The acidity of dry white wines will be diminished, revealing the subtle flavours of the fruit while sweet white wines will become richer.
Clef du Vin allows you to enjoy today the full potential of a lay down wine, which would have otherwise waited for years. Disclaimer The Clef du Vin accelerates the natural ageing process of wines. Consequently, wines with no ageing capacity may not improve and may actually deteriorate as a result of using Clef du Vin. (It will not turn "plonk" into a fine wine!)
Thermometers and Hygrometers
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Wine if too cold could mask it's complexities - if too warm, even with the most amazing of flavours it may land up taking a back seat to the alcohol. To bring out the best in your wines it is essential to serve the wine at the correct temperature. We provide a good range of wine thermometers and wine hygrometers for you to make sure that your wine is served at just the right temperature. Needless to say, serving the wine at the right temperature will surely enhance the wine drinking experience. After serving, the storing and preservation of the wine is even more important. With the right temperature, preserving and developing the wine becomes easy. Our range of top quality wine cellar thermometers and wine cellar hygrometers will make the job easier and keep your valuable contents safe and sound by helping you to maintain the right kind of temperatures for the proper preservation and development of your wine.
Attention all Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants!
Monday, August 04, 2014
We are pleased to advise that our full range of 2015 Restaurant Diaries, Hotel Room Planners and Registers are now in stock and available to order. We have been selling the Restaurant Diary since we started in 2003 and have never heard of anything other than praise for these essential items for the smooth running of all Catering Establishments. We know full well the rough treatment that the Diaries receive in busy kitchens and restaurants but have never had an adverse comment re problems concerning the strength of the binding! Our range also includes the traditional Visitors Book – still a favourite!.
All our items are available Gold Blocked with your establishment’s name on the front cover if required.
The Open Championship 2014
Monday, July 07, 2014
With Wimbledon now behind us, sports lovers' minds will now be turning to The Scottish Open Golf at The Royal Aberdeen Golf Club this week to be followed by The Open next week at Royal Liverpool when the World's top Golfers will be competing for the Famous Claret Jug. We have a great range of Claret Jugs and other Decanters which all make ideal wine related gifts – possibly as a prize for a Golf competition or as a Wedding Gift. We also have a very good range of Decanting Funnels and Aerators as well as our magnificent Wine Decanting Cradle. Please remember that all Wine Accessories make great gifts for almost all occasions.
Friday, June 20, 2014
With Summer weather now a reality and not just a promise, Outdoor Parties and Barbecues are in full swing, and what could be better than sipping a wine glass or 2 of a chilled white or rose wine. Our range of Wine and Champagne coolers and buckets is packed with products to chill and keep your glass at just the right temperature - see our huge range of Wine and Champagne Coolers and Buckets. Our range of Wine Glasses and Champagne Flutes now include 3 Polycarbonate Glasses – essential for relaxed outdoor entertaining! Our range of Acrylic Wine Buckets are great for keeping your Beers as well as your Wine perfectly chilled!
Wine Warmers and Coolers
Monday, June 16, 2014
At Fine Wine Accessories we offer a wide range of useful wine coolers as well as warmers to ensure that your wine gets served at the perfect temperature.
The Therm Au Rouge (link to) in our collection is a great wine warming device well equipped to get your wine to the ideal temperature in a matter of minutes. Its simple mechanism enables you to activate this apparatus with just a click of a button and the energizing gel contained in it works wonders when it comes to getting your wine to its right temperature.
Sunday, June 08, 2014
There are many people who like to have Wine Maps of their favourite wine regions in their own home, however they are a really useful form of decoration and information when used in Restaurants and Wine Bars – not only for visual effect but also are of considerable interest to their Customers. Possibly our most popular and informative is Vignobles d'Europe showing all the major wine growing areas of Europe. Our larger map Vins et Eaux de Vie d'appellation d'Origine de France not only gives a huge amount of interesting details but can be a most attractive feature when displayed adding considerable atmosphere.
Barbecues and Picnics
Monday, May 26, 2014
Traditionaly Bank Holidays in the UK are Wet and Cold and this year it is no exception but surely fine and warmer weather is just around the corner?? We at Fine Wine Accessories are well stocked and prepared for a rush in sales of wine accessories essential for outdoor parties. To this end we have just introduced 3 polycarbonate glasses (2 polycarbonate wine glasses and 1 polycarbonate champagne flute) to our already huge list of Glassware. These glasses are perfect for all outdoor parties and celebrations and although not unbreakable will make your entertaining that much more stress-free! Have a great Party!
Summer Living !!
Tuesday, May 13, 2014
If the weather forcasts are to be believed then better and warmer weather is just around the corner! It seems ages ago when we tried to keep cool and not dry and warm! At Fine Wine Accessories we are stocking up on seasonal wine accessories and we now have a really great range of Wine Coolers, and Champagne Chillers. One of our favourite Champagne Bowls is our 4 hole Stainless Steel Champagne Cooler with Foot – This really is a quality item which is just perfect for Summer Parties. We also stock a large range of reasonably priced Acrylic Champagne Bowls and large Wine Buckets.
The Graal Decanter
Thursday, May 01, 2014
Over the past 10 years we have sold many Claret Jugs and Decanters both traditional and modern, quirky and purely practical, inexpensive as well as top quality. Our favourite and possible our best-selling is Spiegelau's amazing Graal Decanter - not only does it look amazing (causing great admiration and comment around the Dinner table) and is beautifully made, but it acts as one of the most efficient aerators there is. One of our tips is to pour the wine straight into the middle of the Bowl from as high as you dare (without risking an accident!) and with it's huge surface it soon 'softens' your wine bring out it's full potential.
Monday, April 21, 2014
As we head towards late Spring and hopefully a glorious Summer! the Wedding Season really gets into full swing and Wine Accessories make great Wedding presents. Wine and Champagne Glasses are always acceptable and our new range of glasses from Lehmann Glassware offer exceptional Quality and Value. Claret Jugs and Decanters are still one of our biggest selling Wedding Gifts – maybe a Ships Decanter as something a little different!
It's not just for the Bride and Groom that wine accessories are so ideal, they also make great Gifts for the Best Man and Ushers – Hip Flasks are a great favourite for Ushers and how about something a little more special for the Best Man – a Champagne Sabre possibly!
Wednesday, April 09, 2014
Please remember to order in plenty of time for delivery in time for Easter, we would hate to disappoint! We thought it a good idea to mention some unusual wine accessories which make great gifts for any occasion – not just Easter. Our Butlers Thief corkscrew has been one of our best selling wine accessories since we started over 10 years ago and creates plenty of amusement and comments when used! Other slightly different items include our Champagne Pliers to remove those stubborn corks, or a Champagne Star equally useful! What about a Left-handed Corkscrew ? Or possibly a Whisky Quaich – particularly popular in Scotland ? With gifts like these you won't be accused of being unoriginal!
Wednesday, April 02, 2014
We know that Easter Eggs and Chocolate Bunnies are the most popular gifts at Easter, however many People like to treat their friends and families to a small gift as well. We have a huge range of wine accessories that make perfect gifts for Easter – from Bottle pourers and Drip rings, Corkscrews and other bottle openers as well as Wine Coolers and even a Wine Warmer! For those who really want to spoil somebody take a look at our range of Claret Jugs and Decanters or possibly our ever popular range of Clef du Vin which not only is a most amazing and useful wine accessory but will be sure to arouse great interest around any Dinner table.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Wine Accessories are possibly not the first type of present that comes to mind for Mums on Mothering Sunday. Alas we are unable to sell Champagne or Wine which would possibly make one of the most acceptable gifts, we can suggest however some great Champagne Accessories to make the occasion even more memorable! Any Mum would be delighted to receive this amazing Champagne Flute and be really touched by the thought behind the Gift! A silver plated Champagne cork key ring or maybe a Champagne Cork paperweight would also be greatly appreciated. We only hope that Mum is not tee-total!
Lehmann Wine Glasses
Thursday, March 20, 2014
At Fine Wine Accessories, the latest in stock is this beautiful Lehmann Excellence White Wine Glass. These wine glasses are all machine-blown and offer qualities of having a brilliant transparency, high breakage resistance, high sonority and high elasticity. These beautiful glasses are a perfect mélange of the modern day technology and the traditional designs.
Lehmann Excellence Tumbler (6 x 390ml)
Facelift for Fine Wine Accessories
Friday, March 14, 2014
Lehmann Glass – 2
Thursday, March 06, 2014
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Claret Jugs and Decanters
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Monday, February 10, 2014
Valentine Wine Gifts for Men
Monday, February 03, 2014
Gifting a girl is easy. There plenty of things available for her that will make her day. From jewellery to clothes to the cute and lovely goodies…the options are endless. The difficult part is finding the right gift for him. Gifts for him are difficult to find as there are not many options that will make the perfect gifts for him. A girl has to really hunt for the right kind of gift that will make the perfect romantic gesture.
Clef du Vin
Monday, January 27, 2014
Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Happy New Year / January Sale
Thursday, January 02, 2014
Last Minute Orders for Christmas
Wednesday, December 18, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Tuesday, December 10, 2013
Every year with Christmas approaching comes the herculean task of finding the right gift for the right person. To make your job a little bit easier we at Fine Wine Accessories have selected and displayed a wide range of wine and champagne related items as gifting options for this Christmas.
Visit our Christmas Gift Ideas to see our selection of gift ideas….. or browse our whole site to see the full range of gifts for Christmas and other occasions.
Monday, November 25, 2013
New Claret Jug
Friday, November 22, 2013
Another New Decanter
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Gift vouchers introduced …. a great idea for Christmas!
Monday, November 11, 2013
The Amazing Boom in Cocktails
Monday, November 04, 2013
Thursday, October 31, 2013
2013 Vintage in France update
Monday, October 21, 2013
Wednesday, October 09, 2013
Wine Accessories also make excellent Leaving or Retirement presents as well as Staff Incentives or rewards/prizes – Our range of Decanters and Claret Jugs are particularly popular in this field.
For details of all the above please contact us to discuss your requirements and we shall do our best to help you.
New Hip Flasks
Thursday, September 26, 2013
A great gift for someone who loves boozing in style. Why just for the loved ones? It is a good gift for yourself too. Get one for yourself and be ‘happy high’ when you are on the move. And apart from these latest inclusions we also have an exceptional and wide range of Hip Flasks in our huge range of Accessories.
Monday, September 23, 2013
2013 Vintage in France – Not all gloom
Monday, September 09, 2013
The long,wet winter helped replenish the soil with water, which allowed the vines to withstand the scorching temperatures of July well. Unfortunately, the end of July and the first days of August saw violent hailstorms in the French vineyards which will reduce yields considerably.
The weather in late August suggests a degree of optimism, especially the hot days which have been offset by cool nights and a light wind which is able to ward off fungal diseases and promote slow maturity.
Overall, 2013 should be a very interesting vintage year with the daytime heat offset by cool nights in August for a slow and good-quality phenolic maturity. However, no definitive conclusions about this later-than-usual harvest may be drawn until the grapes have been picked. Storms could still change things.
Although we do not supply wine itself remember us for all your Wine Accessory requirements.
Attention all Hotels, Pubs and Restaurants!
Tuesday, August 27, 2013
All our items are available Gold Blocked with your establishment’s name on the front cover if required.
Champagne Flutes and Champagne Glasses
Monday, August 19, 2013
The Champagne Flute is without doubt the most popular champagne glass and we offer a huge range of these. The House of Spiegelau in Bavaria in Germany is without doubt one of the premier glassware manufacturers in the world and we are proud to have a large range of their Champagne Glasses and Flutes on our website. Champagne Saucers which were so much a part of the ‘Roaring Twenties’ during the last Century are once again proving popular – particularly with the ‘in’ set! in London.
Good quality glassware is essential in enhancing the enjoyment of drinking wine (particularly Champagne) and our range of fine and everyday Champagne Flutes and Glasses offer both quality and excellent value and choice.
New Oeno Spittoon
Thursday, August 15, 2013
New Zealand 2013 Vintage
Monday, August 12, 2013
The North Island (Gisborne,Hawkes Bay,Martinborough etc) had frost problems in spring which reduced yields in some areas, however the rest of the summer was good enough to produce some really great wines see Craggy Range.
The South Island (Marlborough etc) again, like in the Northern Hemisphere had a cold Spring but that gave way to a good Summer that produced some very good quality wines with moderate yields (Pinot Noir especially with Sauvignon Blanc looking promising).
Our latest Decanter – The Cetra – certainly would compliment the serving of any New Zealand Pinot Noir!
Home Bar Equipment for Home Drinking
Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Maybe it is time to give your bartending talents a try by setting up your own personal bar at home. Having a bar at home provides a friendly place to entertain on a low budget.
A variety of wines and others drinks and some basic tools for bartending will prove to be a more than adequate start to your bar.
We provide a wide assortment of home bar equipment to provide a well equipped bar at home with an added touch of elegance.
A little bit of research will lead you to all sorts of equipment and accessories for opening wine and beer bottles, serving and preserving as well as displaying your wine accessory equipment. There are accessories to keep the bottles chilled, cocktail shakers and champagne flutes and a host of other equipment.
Drinking alfresco in the Summer Sunshine
Monday, August 05, 2013
1) Vacu-vin Rapid Ice Wine Cooler - £7.95
2) Coutale Prestige Corkscrew Stainless Steel - £15.95
3) 3 Seal Bottle Stopper (Chromed Brass) - £10.55
4) Ice Tongs - Stainless Steel - £5.95
5) Ice Bucket - Insulated Aluminium – Small - £46.60
New Wine Bottle Foil Cutters
Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Wine – France and the rest of Europe
Monday, July 29, 2013
Although we don’t supply wine itself we can certainly offer a great range of Wine Accessories from Corkscrews and Champagne Sabres to Wine Coolers, Wine Preservers and Wine Tasting Accessories – all of which make great Wine related gifts.
Spiegelau Wine Glasses
Thursday, July 25, 2013
Wine – English Vineyards
Monday, July 22, 2013
‘’ The dry warm conditions over the last few weeks have coincided with the flowering and pollination of this year’s crop which is the best possible weather for good pollination and fruit set. The crop looks to be significantly up on previous years. This is the first year that Denbies will make a Sauvignon Blanc from vines grown on their own estate and this very late ripening variety is also flowering and looks like setting a good crop. ‘’
Remember our great range of Wine Glasses and Champagne Flutes will compliment English Wine perfectly!
New Claret Jug
Thursday, July 18, 2013
New Wine Buckets for this Sizzling Summer
Thursday, July 18, 2013
Monday, July 15, 2013
Monday, July 08, 2013
New Champagne Bowl
Friday, July 05, 2013
New Product - Champagne Pliers
Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Monday, July 01, 2013
Our new Champagne Cooler
Friday, June 28, 2013
Champagne Saucers (Yes they're back!)
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
As a result of this startling news we have just added 2 Spiegelau Champagne Saucers to our list of Champagne Glasses, Flutes and Saucers - firstly the Spiegelau Grandissimo champagne saucer and secondly the beautiful Spiegelau Adina champagne saucer (see picture).
Monday, June 24, 2013
Monday, June 17, 2013
New Champagne Sabres for Fine Wine Accessories
Friday, June 14, 2013
Fine Wine Accessories - New Product
Tuesday, June 11, 2013
Father's Day Reminder
Monday, June 10, 2013
Father's Day Gifts
Monday, June 03, 2013
The Queen's Diamond Anniversary
Friday, May 17, 2013
Saturday, May 11, 2013
Now it's Warmer get that wine or champagne cooler
Monday, May 06, 2013
Our range of Wine and Champagne coolers and buckets is packed with products to chill and keep your glass at just the right temperature .
We have Vacu-vin Wine coolers including the Rapid ice Prestige wine cooler ( in black plastic as well as stainless steel), a Vacu-vin Champagne cooler, wine buckets, champagne bowls and ice buckets.