This gift set will hit the spot for the Sauv B and Chard lovers on your list. It includes two tulip-shaped white wine glasses, a marble bottle chiller, a Pulltex waiter's corkscrew, and a set of metallic temporary markers for labeling glasses when sharing with friends.
While it was technically designed to transport a haul of vinyl from the used record store, this tote secretly doubles as a stylish wine carrier. The bag, which is made from sturdy Japanese selvedge denim and features a removable wood base for extra support, can easily handle up to four bottles.
Whether she’s a weekend rider who loves to picnic or a bike commuter who stops for essentials on the way home from work, the wino on your list will love this leather carrier that transports her precious cargo safely and in style.
This high-tech dispenser has a built-in camera that automatically identifies bottles from a database of more than 6 million wines and chills them to the varietals’ perfect serving temperatures. The companion smart phone app even acts as a virtual sommelier with tasting notes. And best yet? It keeps open bottles preserved and safe from oxidation for up to 90 days.
This hard-shell suitcase is a must-have companion on a wine country getaway. With a 12-bottle capacity, your giftee can taste their way through Napa, Willamette Valley, or Paso Robles, and pick up a souvenir from every winery without worrying about their state’s alcohol shipping restrictions--or wineries’ often exorbitant shipping fees. Bonus tip: Fly Alaska Airlines out of 29 West Coast airports and your wine flies free (restrictions apply).
The title of this book may be tongue in cheek, but the pages are filled with seriously useful information for budding wine lovers. Topics range from choosing the right glassware--and why--to varietal cheat sheets, and interesting explanations around questions like, “Why does wine get so expensive?”
This one-touch electric dispenser aerates one glass at a time, leaving the rest of the bottle safe from oxidation. It also prevents sediment found in the bottom of the bottle--which is common in aged wines--from finding its way into the glass.