Wine tastings are great fun. Meeting other vino lovers is always an enjoyable experience, and depending on how many bottles we're talking about, it can get messy. Wine glasses by definition are unstable, so to cut down on the "Cabernet-all-over-the-white-carpet" problem, Riedel has introduced the O Series Wine Tumblers. Available in different styles for different wines, these are a great call when you have clumsy house guests, or if you're worried about a So-Cal quake spilling that glass of Opus One you just poured.
For those of you who have graduated from buying your wine in a box, the next step is a decanter — it allows your wine to "breathe" and restore its true flavor and bouquet. This Wine Decanter with Developer from the Museum of Modern Art takes decanting to the next level with a special stopper. Called the Developer, it causes the wine to run slowly down the sides of the decanter, maximizing its exposure to the air, which will help make that bottle of Far Niente that much better.