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Accessories for entertaining oenophiles

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Ring around the rosé - Dress up a wine bottle with Temptress wine jewelry, $18.99, or keep - your vino from running with a silver grape-and-leaves drip ring, - $19.99, from Boutique Du Vampyre (712 Orleans Ave., 561-8267; - www.feelthebite.com).
  • Ring around the rosé

    Dress up a wine bottle with Temptress wine jewelry, $18.99, or keep your vino from running with a silver grape-and-leaves drip ring, $19.99, from Boutique Du Vampyre (712 Orleans Ave., 561-8267; www.feelthebite.com).

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Not the same old bag - A must for every well-stocked bar, this mini ice bag with retro - fabric cover is a conversation piece that just might come in handy, $15 - at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
  • Not the same old bag

    A must for every well-stocked bar, this mini ice bag with retro fabric cover is a conversation piece that just might come in handy, $15 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).

Air it up - You never have to decant wines that need to breathe before they're - served if you have a Vinturi wine aerator, which automatically mixes - the right amount of air for the proper time so you can drink it - immediately, $40 at Partysist (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, - 836-6939; www.partysist.com).
  • Air it up

    You never have to decant wines that need to breathe before they're served if you have a Vinturi wine aerator, which automatically mixes the right amount of air for the proper time so you can drink it immediately, $40 at Partysist (200 Metairie Road, Metairie, 836-6939; www.partysist.com).

Twist and out - OXO's Good Grips corkscrew fits any size wine bottle and includes a - foil cutter, a comfortable nonslip grip and a window that allows you to - see when you're ready to pop the cork, $21.99 at Whole Foods - Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 - Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com).
  • Twist and out

    OXO's Good Grips corkscrew fits any size wine bottle and includes a foil cutter, a comfortable nonslip grip and a window that allows you to see when you're ready to pop the cork, $21.99 at Whole Foods Market (3420 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 888-8225; 5600 Magazine St., 899-9119; www.wholefoodsmarket.com).

Get the party started - A wine bottle puzzle is a great conversation starter, and the lovely - grained wood pieces give it a sculptural look when it's finished, - $16.50 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).
  • Get the party started

    A wine bottle puzzle is a great conversation starter, and the lovely grained wood pieces give it a sculptural look when it's finished, $16.50 at Gentry (6047 Magazine St., 899-4223).

Pump it up - You can enjoy every drop of wine in a bottle when you use the Wine - Savor Preservation System by Epic. Just insert a stopper and use the - pump to remove any air; to reopen the bottle, just push a button on the - top of the stopper, $6.99 at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Memorial - Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com).
  • Pump it up

    You can enjoy every drop of wine in a bottle when you use the Wine Savor Preservation System by Epic. Just insert a stopper and use the pump to remove any air; to reopen the bottle, just push a button on the top of the stopper, $6.99 at Dorignac's (710 Veterans Memorial Blvd., Metairie, 834-8216; www.dorignacs.com).

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