3 Bar Accessories Every Home Needs

Whether you’re an introvert or just like taking your time to explore the world of spirits in unique ways from the comfort of your own home, home bars are a thing and they’re pretty darn cool. Yes, you’ve stocked your drinks trolley full of your favorite alcohol, but here’s how you can take your home bar experience to a whole new level: bar accessories.

Not only do you have your favorite, premium spirits stocked, but now you have the correct apparatus to pour and enjoy it the way it should be enjoyed. Here are 4 of our favorite bar accessories we think every home bar needs! 

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Aerating wine is a way to quickly soften tannins, reduce sulfites, and release the wine’s full bouquet. Your wine is formed from a mix of both flavorful and undesirable compounds, and with aeration, you’re eliminating the unwanted ones while keeping the aromatic compounds to enjoy.

Benefits Of Wine Aeration

✔ It just makes your wine taste so much better. The oxidation that occurs as the wine passes through the aerator helps soften flavors and releases aromas in the wine, thereby bringing it to its full potential.

✔ It’s a much faster and efficient way of letting your wines breathe. Instead of pouring your bottle into a decanter and letting it sit, you can enjoy wine from an aerator immediately. The best part is that it will often have the same positive impact on the flavor of wine as letting it breathe for 30 minutes in a decanter.

✔ It’s the ultimate wedding gift or gift for a wine lover. Who wouldn’t love a wine aerator?

✔ You’ll end up making the most of every single drop. Instead of pouring out the entire bottle into a decanter and potentially having to later throw away the wine that you can’t finish (which I admit this is a rare occurrence), a wine aerator allows you to aerate your wine by the glass. Simply pop the cork back onto the bottle after you’ve had enough, and you can save the rest for tomorrow.

✔ You’ll more than earn your money back after two bottles. Using a wine aerator can make a wine taste twice as expensive. You’ll get twice the flavor for exactly the same price. Be warned though, that it may be difficult to go back to un-aerated wine after.

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These reusable ice cubes are small, stainless steel stones, which you can keep in your freezer, and put in your whiskey or other drinks instead of using ice. The biggest advantage to using reusable ice cubes or whiskey stones is to have your drink not diluted by the traditional ice cubes.

Benefits of Reusable Ice Cubes

✔ Prevents your drink from becoming diluted
✔ Reusable
✔ Easy to store and freeze


This Electric Wine Opener has a stainless steel body case which ensures no tarnishing through use after use! You can easily open 60 bottles of wine with full power and impress your guests by pulling out the cork in 6 to 8 seconds flat! It’s also super easy to charge with any Type-C cable.

✔ Easily removes the cork in a few seconds
 ✔Smooth handling with fine finishing
✔ Fits most standard wine bottle sizes
✔ Foil cutter included in the package

Impress your friends and impress yourself with these handy bar tools that make enjoying your night cap such a pleasure! Shop ‘em all today at The Olio Store.


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