A Guide to Wine Bottle Stoppers
From funky and elegant to sleek and modern, there’s a wide range of wine bottle stoppers that help preserve an open bottle of vino overnight. The best ones are easy to use, create an airtight seal and offer a bit of character, whether with a monogram or some other whimsical design element. Some are designed to work with a specific type of wine or sparkling beverage.
Do bottle stoppers work for wine?
For example, Fred’s “Coq au Vin” is a silicone wine stopper that looks like two chicken feet with a tapered torso. To use it, simply plop the head-first end into an open bottle, creating an airtight seal with flexible silicone ribs that fit most bottles. The flat bottom keeps it upright, while the whole thing is free of lead and cadmium. It’s also dishwasher safe.
Alternatively, try a stainless steel wine stopper that doubles as a pour spout for drip-free drinking. The reversible lever can be set to either side of the bottle for a convenient pouring experience, while the vacuum seal prevents unwanted air from entering the bottle. Several different sizes are available to accommodate various bottle diameters.
If you’re looking to make a truly personal gift for wine lovers and newlyweds, consider one of these engraved monogrammed bottle stoppers. The sleek metal pieces have a gold finish with your choice of letter, making them both stylish and functional. The pewter heart-shaped wine stopper from Miicol is a particularly thoughtful option, since it can be engraved on both sides to commemorate a wedding, anniversary or engagement.