Wine Accessories: Corkscrews and More
Downton Abbey: Antique Corkscrew – $23.99
A most unique copperized corkscrew patterned after an eighteenth century English antique known as the King’s Corkscrew. Upon pushing the top lever down into the cork, the side lever functions to withdraw it easily from the bottle. In wood box.
Chateau: Varietal Metal Wine Charms – $9.99
Raise glasses of your favorite vintages with your guests, keeping track of the stemware with pretty golden-painted wine charms. Each denotes a unique grape varietal, from Chardonnay to Syrah.
Set of 6 assorted varietals. Crafted from zinc alloy. Painted antique gold finish.
Sommelier: Stainless Professional Corkscrew – $12.99
If you’re looking for an indestructible corkscrew worthy of your trust, you’ve found it. With a two-step spring-loaded lever, robust worm and serrated foil cutter, this sturdy opener thrives on hard work.
Colossal™: Ice Cube Tray – $8.99
No one wants watered-down cocktails. Our durable Colossal™ Ice Cube Tray provides the solution, popping out six massive cubes that melt slowly to keep your drinks cold without diluting them.
Food-safe silicone. Dishwasher safe.
La Vieille Cure, Fronsac 2004 – $33.99
Domaine Fontsainte, Corbieres “Demoiselles” 2012 – $17.99
(60% Carignan, 30% Grenache Noir, 10% Mourvèdre; Corbieres, Languedoc, southern France)
This beauty is one of importer Kermit Lynch’s favorite wines. He says, “La Demoiselle is a wine of haunting finesse, a wine that stands the test of time in the cellar (a classic KLWM starter cellar wine – look at that price!), a beautifully balanced wine with great character. It exudes the warmth and generosity of the Laboucarié family and the rolling hills of their native Boutenac, the most highly regarded terroir of the Corbières.” Bruno Laboucarié’s Demoiselle cuvée, from century-old Carignan vines, is also one of my favorites. Dark in the glass, its dark fruit aromas are fresh and inviting, exuding the smell of the garrigue–the herb and scrub brush of the Languedoc (lavender, thyme, rosemary)–that makes one think they are standing in the vineyard. I’m now enjoying a bottle a week, and resisting the urge to drink more, because I’m stocking my cellar. For as Kermit relates, “The beauty of La Demoiselle is that it does drink well young, but please be patient, because the benefits you’ll receive with five to ten years of age are enormous. In fact, that’s the best route to take with the wine—twelve or more bottles to drink over twelve or more years.”
Cocchi, Vermouth di Torino – $20.99 (750) & $13.99 (375 ml)