20 Best Gifts for Wine Lovers
A simple definition of wine lovers tells us that first and foremost they are people who are always seduced by the idea of experiencing new things.
Like any passionate person, wine lovers pour their all into their interest, always purchasing different types of wine, going to wine events and tastings, and many subscribing to at least one wine publication.
But deep inside, their secret wish is for their friends or family to pleasantly surprise them with accessories from the world of wine when they least expect it.
That is why a top wine gift will always be welcome for your wine lover. Have a look at some of the top gifts we’ve chosen – you can’t go wrong with one of these.
Believe it or not, a collector or wine lover will always be excited about a new corkscrew for their private collection. An indispensable tool, corkscrews come in different shapes and sizes, but the classic Laguiole Tradition range with a double lever and oak handle, usually used for aging red wines, will ensure a satisfying opening of a bottle from their collection.
A Designer Wine Glasses Set
The Blind Tasting Glasses Set is a set of six black glasses that conceal the color of the wine, making any tasting experience unique and full of surprises, especially for those who do not know what will be in the glass. The glasses are designed for tasting white, rosé, and red wines, and their elegance will surely create an unforgettable impression.
Milessime Wine Racks
These wine racks from the Milessime collection are the ultimate gift for the wine lover with DIY artisan instincts. Once assembled, the shelves make the ‘perfect home’ for a precious wine collection that is constantly expanding, depending on the type, color, aging potential, or terroir.
Portable Wine Glasses
Beach, pool, picnic, outdoor barbeque… no problem! Portable glasses are perfect for such occasions. Made of alimentary silicone that affects neither the aroma nor taste of the wine, and coming with an inscribed message, they will be the perfect prelude for a new generation of wine consumers. Also they are a practical option for all outdoor occasions.
Recommendation: in order not to influence the temperature of the wine, it is preferable to hold the glass by the rim.
A Wine Bottle Chilling Sleeve
Designed to fit the format of any wine bottle, a wine bottle chilling sleeve is the perfect gift to ‘switch’ champagne, sparkling wine, rosé, or white wine in the middle of a hot summer day, served at the perfect temperature.
A Wine Ice Bucket
This is the perfect gift for keeping wines or other drinks best served chilled at a low temperature. It holds 4 wine bottles and plenty of ice. The classic transparent version is ideal for indoor and outdoor parties.
A Designer Wine Decanter
Founded in 1756, the famous Austrian manufacturer of glasses and accessories Riedel celebrated its first 250 years, which coincided with the same anniversary of the birth of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with a new decanter. The Amadeo decanter is shaped to represent a lyre and is a dream to use. It certainly isn’t a cheap option, but the look on your wine lover’s face when they unbox it will definitely be worth it.
A Food and Wine Pairing Book
Wine and food is a match made in heaven, and will be til the end of time. That is why a book dedicated to the mystery of the synergy of these two elements is a perfect gift for someone who wonders why champagne pairs so well with oysters or why Sauternes wine go so well with foie gras or blue cheeses.
A Horseshoe Wine Rack
Picturesque, rustic, western! In three words, a horseshoe wine rack makes a unique item that fits perfectly wines made from Zinfandel and Chardonnay grape varieties produced in California’s finest vineyards.
A Trip to Your Favorite Wine region
If you want to give the ultimate wine gift, then a ticket to embark on a wine adventure into the gorgeous realms of Napa Valley is the perfect option. Starting from Downtown Napa, you will get a unique perspective on a three-hour train journey through the famous vineyard and enjoy a gourmet lunch. Later, depending on your choice, you can visit the wineries of Raymond Vineyards, Grgich Hills Estate, or Raymond Vineyards and Charles Krug Winery. On the return journey, sit back with a glass of your new favorite wine and remember your wineries visit. Believe me, it will be a lifetime memory.
A Fun Wine T-Shirt
If you are invited to a birthday party in celebration of a wine connaisseur but don’t know what to choose, you can always go for a fun wine T-shirt. In this case, your choice will definitely be appreciated and you’ll most likely both wear one when you see each other again.
The Masterkit 54 Aromas ‘Nez du Vin’
This is the ideal gift for any enthusiast starting out on their journey into the art of wine tasting. The set contains 54 ampoules containing the most common flavors used by professionals to describe this liquid miracle. Also inside the set are 54 index cards that explain the connection between each flavor and wine, along with a booklet that describes the predominant flavors for the most popular grape varieties worldwide.
Wine Saver Stoppers with Pump
For any eventuality, this is the perfect accessory for keeping wine fresh for up to 10 days once the bottle has been opened. The probability is unlikely, but you never know…
A Crystal Wine Server
Apart from the professional corkscrew, the wine server is the most practical gift you can give – perhaps due to the incompatibility between red wine and white tablecloths. Practical, easy to use and to wash, it is a suitable gift for any lover of red wine.
A Champagne Sabrage Sword
Reminiscent of an old practice from the time of Napoleon Bonaparte, the saber-rattling of champagne symbolized a moment of triumph for the French army. Today it can be used for a unique opening of a bottle of champagne or sparkling wine. Still, don’t try this at home if you’re not a sommelier.
A Tastevin Wine Tasting Cup with Chain Set
This is considered the first tasting glass in the millennial history of wine and today is the symbol of sommeliers everywhere. Whether a wine professional or not, the person receiving this gift will always appreciate it for its unique shape and history.
A One Year Subscription to a Wine Journal
Whether it’s journals like Decanter or Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, a wine magazine will provide valuable information about wines, wineries, grape varieties, vineyards, and events. Reading such a publication for a year can be a huge step toward becoming a wine connoisseur.
Wine Movie: Sideways (Widescreen Edition) + 1 Bottle of Kendall-Jackson 2017 Grand Reserve Pinot Noir
‘Sideways’ is the movie that fundamentally changed the American consumer’s perception of Pinot Noir. The phenomenon has been described as the ‘Sideways Effect’ and has increased, in just 10 years since the premiere of the film, the production of this variety in California by… 170% (!). For sure, the movie will change your perception of wine, but also how to contemplate life after a seemingly mundane journey into the world of wine. Obviously, the film can only be enjoyed in the company of a glass of Pinot Noir.
Wine & Fiction: Peter Mayle, A Good Year
A good book is a classic gift for anyone, no matter the occasion. But when the author is Peter Mayle, the main subject is wine, and the action takes place in Provence, then everything becomes magical. And the pure magic of this book was successfully adapted into a movie by Ridley Scott in the film of the same name, starring Russell Crowe and Marion Cotillard.
Dessert: A Wine and Chocolate Pairing Kit
For an authentic wine lover, dessert is the perfect occasion (or cover-up) for a new delicious pairing. That is why this pack of six different types of chocolate that can be associated with six different types of red wine is ideal to end any gourmet dinner.
Still not decided…? The best gift suggestions for an enthusiast will be best inspired by the presence of your favorite wine. And that is a fact!
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