Drink up! It's National Wine Day—celebrate the grape with these eight essentials

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Rosé all day? Go for it. (Photo: Getty Images)

It’s not just Memorial Day...it’s also National Wine Day! Whether you’re a true oenophile or a novice sommelier, summer is the perfect time to upgrade your sipping accessories. Having been an editor at a leading wine magazine, I fancy myself an expert in the grape world—I’ve tried and tested pretty much every wine accessory on the market.

Below, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy wine— from the smoothest way to open a bottle to the best way to save leftover wine until it’s time to imbibe again. So update your collection and have a well-deserved drink on this very special holiday. Cheers to you.

True 2212 Chill Modern Ice Bucket

True 2212 Chill Modern Ice Bucket (Photo: Amazon)

In my humble opinion, this is the ideal ice bucket. It’s made of lightweight acrylic and the handles allow it to be carried with ease. The bucket holds four bottles so it’s great for parties. Since it’s clear, you won’t have to lift that bottle of Sauvignon Blanc to see how much is left. And what a cool shape!

Shop it: True 2212 Chill Modern Ice Bucket, $36.50, amazon.com

Tossware 14oz Vino - Recyclable Wine Plastic Cup

Tossware 14oz Vino - Recyclable Wine Plastic Cup (Photo: Amazon)

These Amazon bestselling cups are made of BPA-free plastic but you’d never know it by looking at them. They’re chic, stackable, and unbreakable. Recycle them after use or hand wash.

Shop it: Tossware 14oz Vino cups, set of 12, $12 (was $13), amazon.com

Rabbit Wine Opener Box Set

Rabbit Wine Opener Box Set (Photo: Amazon)

I’ve used the Rabbit wine opener for years and it’s still hopping. It makes opening a bottle effortless. Just squeeze it around the neck of the bottle, lift the handle and the cork pops right out. This set comes with a foil cutter, wine pourer, wine stopper, and extra spiral. It’s an incredible piece of machinery for the price.

Shop it: Rabbit Wine Opener Box Set, $27, amazon.com

Sorbus 3-Tier Stackable Wine Rack

Sorbus 3-Tier Stackable Wine Rack (Photo: Amazon)

This golden rack is so stylish and simple—it really lets the bottles shine. And it holds an entire case of wine. You can stack the tiers or place them side by side, and add rows as your collection grows.

Shop it: Sorbus 3-Tier Stackable Wine Rack, $18 (was $22), amazon.com

Lead-Free Premium Crystal Glass Red Wine Decanter

The wine aerates as you pour it in the bottle. (Photo: Amazon)

The look of this decanter is perfection, but it also performs. The curvy body aerates the wine well, it feels sturdy in the hand, and pours without dripping. I like that it’s made of crystal and that the circular opening offers a nice firm grip.

Shop it: Lead-Free Premium Crystal Glass Red Wine Decanter, $33 (was $56), amazon.com

Insulated Wine Carrier Tote

Insulated Wine Carrier Tote (Photo: Amazon)

Nothing ruins a picnic more than a warm bottle of Chardonnay. Make sure your wine stays chill with this cute insulated tote. Its interior dividers separate bottles so they won’t break. I adore the stripy style of this bag—and love that you wouldn’t necessarily know it’s for wine. Sneaky.

Shop it: Insulated Wine Carrier Tote, $25, amazon.com

Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Pure Stemware Collection

Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glass Pure Stemware Collection (Photo: Amazon)

Made in Germany, these gorgeous geometric glasses are actually dishwasher safe. They’re ideal for soft body red wines and full body whites. The titanium and zirconium oxide beauties are designed to resist chips, scratches, and breakage, too.

Shop it: Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Red Wine Glasses, set of 6, $70, amazon.com

OXO SteeL Vacuum Wine Saver and Preserver with Two Stoppers

OXO SteeL Vacuum Wine Saver and Preserver with Two Stoppers (Photo: Amazon)

Annoying situation: You open a bottle of wine only to drink one glass...and then the wine goes bad. Wasting good wine is a sin. This gadget uses a rubber stopper and a pump to extract air from the bottle (air causes oxidation, which flattens the taste), to keep the goods fresher longer than a cork.

Shop it: OXO Steel Vacuum Wine Saver and Preserver with Two Stoppers, $17, amazon.com

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