Stop Wining! Custom Bottle Stoppers
Equal parts performance, presentation, and drama (or comedy), uncorking a bottle of wine for the first time is a special occasion in itself, whether you’re about to make a toast at a large gathering or just having a quiet dinner at home. It’s difficult to match the magic of the first time, but custom bottle stoppers, from the whimsical to the elegant, will help you make a little statement and enjoy a stylistic flourish anytime you open a wine bottle. These clever and practical items also make affordable gifts or additions to your own custom kitchen accessories or wine room décor.
Do you have special items you’d like to turn into bottle stoppers? Beauty of Wood can cast them in epoxy and mount them on wine bottle stoppers. You can also choose the wood, finish, and button for a custom stopper made to your specifications. Check out the photos of the various stoppers made by James Biffle on the project gallery page. For more information and customization options, contact the artisan.
“Drink your wine fast, or shift it down low.” The gear shift bottle stopper by Innovative Wood LLC is for “palate gears,” says artisan Paul Fussell, and would be perfect for car or wine enthusiasts. Contact Paul and commission your own unique bottle stopper.
This elegant Argentinean lignum vitae bottle stopper by Quantum Woodworking features stainless steel and lignum vitae, the “wood of life.” This dense, oily wood is smooth to the touch, and this piece with its beautiful green shade was finished using just mineral oil. You can read more about the wine stoppers created by artisans Matt Wolboldt and Shane Brogan on their blog. Contact the artisans if you have any questions about this visually and texturally stunning stopper or want a custom order.
Looking for something to cap a particularly sharp wine? Maybe something for when Cthulhu rises from R’lyeh? This humorous wine stopper by Cooperman Jewelry could do the trick (and it’s fully functional). Artisan Andy Cooperman specializes in one-of-a-kind small objects and jewelry pieces. Take a look at the other funny items and jewelry pieces on the project gallery page. If you don’t have a vintage that will go with cooked goose, dead duck, or rubber chicken, discuss your dilemma with Andy, and perhaps he’ll create the wine stopper that’s just right for your wine selection.