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    18 Things For Anyone Who Loves Wine, But Is Broke AF

    Ah yes, I can taste the red in this.

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    1. First things first, this scratch-and-sniff guide will help you determine which cheap wines are worth your time or (small amount of) money.

    Sommelier Richard Betts introduces readers to the elements of wine so they can differentiate between types with ease. Plus, it's illustrated!

    Promising review: "This book is a delight! It has lovely illustrations, the scents are cool, and it does a good job of presenting basic facts to help readers understand the wine jargon you hear all the time but never understand. The best part, however, is the foldout 'map of the wine world.' It's separates wines out into categories like type of fruit, oakiness, earthiness, etc. If you know one wine you really like, you can use this map to find others you might like and learn some of the terminology of why you like that wine, for help in picking out similar wines. Great resource!" --Peggy

    Get it from Amazon for $13.82.

    2. This universal wine rack clips onto your fridge shelf as the perfect place for your white wine to chill -- which is a must -- and camp out for a while because the longer it's chilled, the smoother it'll taste.

    Promising review: "I love this rack! It makes my fridge look so much better and frees up room on the top shelf. We had company this weekend and when they opened the fridge the first thing they commented on was the wine rack and how "cool" it is. Very simple to install and very sturdy." --Amazon Customer

    Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

    3. Chill (bigger) cheap champagne bottles overnight on this fridge monkey mat for tastier bubbly tomorrow.

    It securely stacks as many as five wine bottles at a time.

    Promising review: "This is one of the coolest things I've seen in wine rack technology. It's cheap, easy, and very stealthy on the shelf. It's hard to see what's keeping the bottles propped up!" --chaseman

    Get it from Amazon for $11.70 (available in three colors).

    4. Maintain a white wine's chilled temp -- or cool down a room-temp red -- with this 4-in-1 chiller that won't destroy the label like placing the bottle in ice would.

    Promising review: "My son and his wife love it! They entertain a lot so this is a great option instead of putting the bottles on ice, which leaves a big mess and destroys labels. I have to buy another for myself and maybe some Christmas gifts." --Michelle W.

    Get it from Amazon for $39.95.

    5. Or, obscure a bad wine label and bring down the temp ASAP with this rapid ice wine cooler that slips right over the bottle.

    Leave the cooler in the freezer for six hours and then slide it over your bottle for a chilled drink in about five minutes.

    Promising review: "I'm constantly bringing my own white wine to restaurants and needed a way to keep it chilled on the drive. This is perfect for that! It also works great on the back patio during a hot summer day to keep your rosé and sauvy blanc nice and crisp. I will be buying these again as Christmas gift for my friends!" --jjs04

    Get it from Amazon for $10.79+ (available in 12 colors, patterns).

    6. Give your reds room to breathe with an aerator that attaches to the bottle.,

    Promising review: "Made my cheap wine taste better, made my expensive wine taste amazing. Great product." --Randy G.

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95 (available in silver or black).

    7. Take the time to put on a show with this aerating carafe that has a waterfall effect made for Boomerangs.

    Promising review: "I thought I liked wine and then I got this bad boy, now even a cheap bottle of wine tastes amazing. It's so hard to explain, but the flavors become soooo much better." --merlin696

    Get it from Amazon for $24.55.

    8. Or, get straight to biznass with a guzzle buddy glass that fits onto your personal bottle bc *not* sharing/caring makes any wine taste better.

    Promising review: "I took mine to a restaurant/bar just to see the what people would say when I ordered a bottle of wine and put my guzzle buddy in the bottle. Everyone busted out laughing, wished I had brought more with me. I had people wanting to try it and buy it. ALL WINE DRINKERS NEED A GUZZLE BUDDY." --tina edgerton

    Get it from Amazon for $21.99.

    9. Decanter a larger jug of wine in a bottle glass that's just the right size for your thirst.

    Promising review: "This wine bottle glass always gets a laugh out of my guests. It holds precisely one whole bottle of wine and is super convenient on those nights when you need a little more lubrication and don't want to have to keep getting up to refill. You can always put a wine stopper in the bottom of the glass part if you don't finish all of your wine in one sitting." --Queen Vee

    Get it from Amazon for $17.99 (available in six varieties).

    10. Take a spin with this cheese-pairing wheel because cheese + wine = perfection.

    Promising review: "Sooo easy to read. I like that it offers three wine choices for each cheese. It's cheesy in a good way." --Joanne Milton

    Get it from Amazon for $5.61.

    Also check out these pairing charts.

    11. Figure out something else to eat with your bev thanks to these useful wine pairing towels that can ~conveniently~ mask a cheap bottle for company.

    Get the pair from Uncommon Goods for $28.

    12. Set up the perfect 'gram with some rosé gummies that just happen to be delicious.

    Promising review: "The packaging is very attractive and worthy of display. I am a sucker for attractive packaging *BUT* NOT if the product inside isn't just as good. These taste good! These gummies were a real treat for the eyes and for the palate." --Kayi

    Get them from Nordstrom for $20.

    13. Contain it in a wine sippy cup so that cheap red'll only stain your teeth instead of your clothes or furniture.

    Promising review: "These are the greatest parent sippy cups ever! Whether I'm using them poolside or when we're camping, I know there's no chance of glass breaking or bugs getting into my wine!" --madeline hummel

    Get a set of eight from Amazon for $29.99.

    14. Or keep it steady-ish in the beach with this sand-friendly wine glass. After all, some spilled wine at the beach is a sacrifice to Poseidon, or whatever.

    They also float in case you'd like to enjoy them in the water.

    Promising review: "So fun and works wonderfully! I even tried it in the jacuzzi tub." --ktquig

    Get it from Amazon for $14.99 each.

    15. Sip with ease thanks to these dishwasher-safe, unbreakable glasses so you can chill tf out because your garbage friends won't break them and you won't have to drunkenly hand wash them later.

    Promising review: "These are PERFECT for fun time, whether skiing or beaching! For skiing, they roll up tight to fit in a jacket pocket -- enabling a little happy hour time on those long lift rides and/or apres-ski by the fire. And for the beach they pass muster with the 'No Glass on the Beach' enforcement officials. Once properly washed 'before first use' (using the instructions provided), they do not affect the taste of anything we've tried so far (red wine, beer, Fireball, etc.) TWO THUMBS UP!" --Joseph Walter

    Get a set of four from Amazon for $18.98.

    16. Keep the party going with this set of wine chillers that'll remind you or your mortality and the importance to drink wine when you want.

    Promising review: "Convenient way of keeping drinks cold but not watered down... just pop them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes and your drink will stay cold for as long as it takes you to babysit it 😏" --Amazon Customer

    Get them from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in five varieties).

    17. Wind down in the tub — or make speedy work of a shower and a beer — with this portable suction caddy that acts like a third hand.

    Promising review: "Nothing like soaking in a warm bubble bath with soft music, candles, and a glass of wine within easy reach. Sticks to smooth surfaces very securely. It has never fallen off. Great little gift for wine lovers." --ladyrs

    Get it from Amazon for $13.95 (available in six colors).

    18. Make the great outdoors even greater with this padded carrier for taking to the park, beach, or your engagement photo shoot.

    Promising review: "This is the best wine bottle satchel I have ever owned. I have had several of types of these things, the fancy leather one, the less-fancy pleather, some plastic ones, cloth ones, but this one is the best. It is well-insulated, has a very strong handle, and solid craftsmanship when it comes to the outer material stitching. I don't know how else to say I love this inanimate object, but I do. Her name is Sharlene." --Dr. Loomis

    Get it from Amazon for $8.99 (also available for two bottles).

    Drink up!

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