by Joe Henry | April 24, 2018
It's not uncommon to award high-ranking employees with a bottle of fine whiskey or wine. But why not take it a step further? Instead of handing out a single bottle, give them the furniture and apparatuses that can take the sommelier experience to the next level.

For instance, help your employee find a more efficient place to store their immense wine collection. Wine Enthusiast has a number of coolers that are big enough to store numerous bottles of wine but compact enough to not take up space. Think of it as the middle ground between storing wine in a kitchen cabinet versus splurging for a full-on wine cellar.

First, there's the 48 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Cooler with glass and wood shelves, available from Rymax Marketing Services. This refrigerator has silent cooling technology and houses red and white wines in separate compartments -- each capable of holding 24 bottles. It's sturdy and stylish and, most importantly, will keep your wine at precisely the right temperature, with easy-to-use exterior controls.

A slightly larger alternative is the 52 Bottle Evolution Series wine refrigerator from Wine Enthusiast, available through Harco Incentives. Trimmed with smudge-proof stainless steel, the 52 bottle refrigerator is just as stylish as its 48-bottle counterpart, though there are some differences, besides capacity.

For one, it's designed to run especially quietly - so quiet that users won't even know it's there. It also has a security lock, to keep the children at bay. Finally, it's a single zone refrigerator -- meaning all the wines within it will be kept at the same temperature.

Of course, what fun is there in storing wine? The true joy comes from uncorking a bottle and enjoying it with friends, spouses, or all by your lonesome. So if you're looking to enhance the wine sipping experience, look no further than the Model Two Wine System from Coravin, also available through Rymax.

Basically, if you're sick of the indignities wrestling with foil wrappers and cork then the Model Two Wine System is the perfect gadget for ensuring you can enjoy your wine directly from the bottle.

It's super simple to use: Simply mount it on the bottle, pierce the cork and wrapper with the Coravin needle and pour the wine directly from bottle straight to your glass. The bottle is refilled with neutral Argon gas, so when the needle is withdrawn and the cork reseals, there is no oxidation.