When Collecting Wine Isn't Enough
The world of antique wine accessories is wide and varied
P> If you find the thought of accessorizing your wine collection with objects as rare as the wines themselves appealing, you may want to explore the world of wine antiques. After all, who wants to decant Pétrus with a plastic funnel? Ever since the development of cork-stoppered bottles in the early 1700s, talented craftsmen have been engaged in the production of elegant wine accessories ranging from tastevins, wine wagons and decanting machines to bin labels, bottle tickets and bottle carriers.
For the full article, check out the new issue of Wine Spectator, on newsstands August 31, 2005.