Today, I'm not going to write about the wine in the photo, but I'm going to write about the accessories you see in the box. We bought this box around $ 20 from Metro market. It includes a bottle ring, a wine stopper, a wine pourer with stopper, a thermometer, and a corkscrew. I'm going to write about all of them except the corkscrew. (I'll be writing about the corkscrew in another post.)
|Bottle ring / neckless|
Let's start with the bottle ring first. It is a metal ring with a pice of sponge in the innter surface. When you put it on the neck of the wine bottle, you may serve the wine without the risk of having wine drops flowing down on the outer side of the bottle. The ring basically catches the drops. I found it very useful. Without this, you would have to have a tissue around the bottle because wine drops always flow on the outer side of the bottle.
This is a thermometer with which you may measure the temparature of your wine. The top of the thermometer (left end in the picture) is a little ticker than a normal bottle's neck. So, you can put the other end of it into the bottle and measure the temparature of the wine that you are about serving. Most of the time, the ideal temparature for serving a wine is written on the back side of the bottle. Usually, white wines are served around 6-8 and red wines are served around 16-18 degrees (Celcius).
|Pourer with Stopper|