Tuesday, 27 November 2018

20 Gift Ideas for the Wine Lover in your Life - The Wine Lover’s Gift Guide 2018

How many people do you know who enjoy a glass of wine.  Maybe now and then, maybe every day.  Maybe at home, maybe in a Michelin 3 Star.  Whatever, most people enjoy wine.

There are those who know very little but know what they like.  Others who know quite a bit and some who think they know a lot but don’t, and love to bore you with a sniff and then ‘mmmmmm tobacco, liquorice, earth, detergent’. 

Having only recently become more interested in wine and researching most of the wines I drink to learn more, I know one thing for certain; you’re unlikely to go wrong when buying gifts for wine lovers.  Unless you know them really well, or you’re proffering a bottle of Chateau d’Yquem, Latour or Margaux – right vintage, of course – I would stay away from wines themselves as you may give something that languishes on a shelf that may be given on.  Horrors.

Here are 20 of this years great gifts for wine lovers, from stocking fillers to decanters.

Pewter Wine Bottle StopperWilliam Yeoward Ships DecanterThe Wine Dine DictionaryRed Setter Dog au Vin Cushion (various designs)Hammered Copper Wine Cooler
Coravin EliteLe Creuset Sparkling Wine StopperHugh Johnson Pocket Wine ShopZalto Axium DecanterLe Creuset Winged Corkscrew
Just a few words.  Don’t give wine glasses unless you’re giving a set – however beautiful and expensive if they don’t match what’s already being used they may sit on a shelf.

Coravin is such a great gift for anyone who just wants to have a glass out of a good bottle.  This system is now tried and tested, expensive? Yes, but worth it for people who like to do at home wine tastings and don’t necessarily want to finish the bottle.
Schott Zweisel DecanterLe Creuset Geo Lever CorkscrewStainless Steel Wine Bottle ThermometerGeorg Jensen CorkscrewCheese and Wine Pretty Useful Tools Multi ToolCast Iron Wine Bottle HolderContemporary wine ladderJoseph Joseph Winding Action CorkscrewJancis Robinson the 24 Hour Wine ExpertLeather Wine Cooler