Editor's pick: Originally published Dec. 20.

Newsflash: It's time to leave the cardboard and plastic behind and move up the grape vine. Whether it's a new set of glasses or the gear to open a premium bottle, show you can taste with the best. Now if only you could afford the wine...

HiCoup Waiter's Corkscrew

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Without a good corkscrew, it's pretty much game over when it comes to fine wine, unless you find a screwdriver (but that's a story for another time). Made of stainless steel with a rosewood handle, the tool combines elegance with functionality, serving as a corkscrew, bottle opener and foil cutter all in one. Any sommelier would approve. 

TableCraft's Foil Cutter

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If you prefer to keep your corkscrew and cutter separate, this dishwasher safe foil cutter from TableCraft serves as a simple solution to the cruel foil that once kept you from that next glass of Merlot. 

La Tienda Porrón

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This beautiful hand-blown porrón  makes the perfect party accessory, holding over a bottle of wine. Simply tilt it and deliver a thin stream of wine straight to your mouth. Who needs glasses? 

Wine Savant Hand-Blown Crystal Borosilicate Decanter

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Yes, you're classy enough for a decanter. This elegant, yet modernly designed, decanter provides a drip-less pour with maximum aeration.

All-Purpose Wine Glasses

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As stated above, the bag days are over. This affordable set of 12 tulip-shaped glasses is a must-have when entertaining guests...or drinking alone. 

Lenox Tuscany Classics Party Pitcher

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This 80 ounce dishwasher safe pitcher will see you prepared when the sangria storm comes your way. 

Riedel Large Microfiber Polishing Cloth

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If you decide to make an investment in glassware, you're going to want to make it shine. This machine-washable microfiber cloth from Riedel helps to remove FBI-incriminating fingerprints. Hey, wine night can get crazy. 

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