Whether you’re enjoying a glass of wine solo after a long day or cooking a savory wine-based recipe, it’s not always possible to finish an entire bottle. Wine stoppers offer an easy solution to resealing a bottle and reducing waste—and these stylish options are not only functional but also beautiful to boot.
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The most popular materials for wine stoppers are silicone and metal, which both provide a strong and durable seal. Silicone is an especially attractive choice because it can create an airtight seal, while being soft enough to avoid damage to the bottle and cork. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe. Metal wine stoppers are also extremely durable, with clean lines and a sleek metal finish that looks great on bar carts and in kitchen cabinets.
If you’re looking for a more decorative option, there are plenty of ornamental wine stoppers with fun shapes and themes. Many are even engraved with initials, names and other words for a personalized touch. And while they’re not the most practical or inexpensive, these decorative stoppers make a unique gift for wine lovers and are a great way to show off your personal style.
Alternatively, you can choose a vacuum-sealing wine stopper to remove all of the oxygen inside the bottle and delay oxidation. But these stoppers are often very expensive and aren’t as effective as their more affordable counterparts.