My 7 essentials for serious at home wine-drinking


It’s obviously no secret I love to drink wine. I just feel deep down in my heart that wine is seriously just the perfect solution to every situation.

Best friend gets engaged?…giggle and drink wine.

Break up with your boyfriend?….cry and drink wine.

Date night?…look hot and drink wine.

Night alone?…wear sweatpants and drink wine.

See, every situation. I have perfected the art of polishing off a good bottle, I’ve been doing my ‘No BullSh*t wine reviews’ for a while now and feel like I’m in a place where I am comfortable spilling my most deepest and darkest wine-drinking secrets with you all. wine-essentials

| 1. Corkcicle |

 Truth, I actually don’t own one of these because I’m a habitual red drinker so I don’t often find myself needing to keep anything chilled, BUT it makes a great gift for any wine drinker, especially in these hot summer months. On the rare occasion I do want to keep my wine chilly, I always keep some frozen green or red grapes handy! They’ll keep your wine cold without watering it down!

| 2. Vinturi Aerator |

 This is probably the best christmas gift I’ve ever received from my brother! I never really gave much thought to aerating my wine before, but now that I have this, Wowza!! What a difference it makes! It’s perfect for when I don’t want to use my decanter and It also just makes the whole pouring experience more fun! Bubbles!

| 3. A Stylish Decanter |

Another big girl purchase I made a while back was a good looking decanter. You can find them pretty much everywhere. Crate and Barrel’s swoon decanter is a beautiful choice and they always have them at places like Home Goods or Marshalls. They just add a bit of elegance at the dinner table. Perfect for a date night or when you want to trick your parents into thinking you have your shit together during family dinner at your place! (and here’s a quick read ‘Why Decant’ so you don’t look like an idiot when they ask why you’re using it!) You’re welcome.

| 4. Club W |

Where do I start? Personally, I’m not a fan of the subscription box model, just because most of the time they are cheap samples, repetitive and I just can’t see the value in them (except Dollar Shave club, thumbs up to them) BUT Club W is my jam! I think they hit the nail on the head. It’s like a wine of the month club for the cool kids. You fill out a taste profile and they curate a box of 3 or more wines for you each month! It’s no frills, cancel anytime you want or edit your box whenever. I also love that they put so much work in making their whole site a really awesome experience. They make a video for every wine and even recommend dishes to accompany them! 

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If you love wine and have trouble making decisions, let someone else do it for you! The best part is I get it delivered to the office, a wine win! If you do give it a go, use this referral code 9864735121 and you get a FREE bottle! Bam, a double wine win!

|  5. Houdini Wine Preserver |

Don’t you hate when you grab that half bottle of wine, snuggle up and get all comfy just to discover your wine has gone bad? Well I do. Skunked wine is not sexy so this super affordable wine preserver helps keep that wine fresh and tasty!

| 6. A Fab Bottle Stopper |

For those times when you know you won’t be needing the houdini (aka you’ll be finishing the bottle) a cute bottle stopper is paramount to successful wine drinking. I could probably do a whole post on them (so I probably will now) Like this little gnome with a perfect gold cap! He’s perfection!

 | 7. A simple set of wine glasses |

I found these Riedel wine glasses at Target and I think they look really sharp without a crazy price tag. They have a lot of affordable and quality wine glass sets. I’m in love with the look of stemless, but I recently bought a set of Marquis by Waterford tall-stemmed red wine glasses and I really love them too. My point is you just can never have too many wine glasses.


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2 Comments on My 7 essentials for serious at home wine-drinking

  1. Anne Marie
    July 11, 2014 at 11:37 am (5 months ago)

    I love my Vinturi Aerator!

    • LaurenJade
      July 11, 2014 at 10:42 pm (5 months ago)

      It really is the best!!


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