When holiday shopping for the wine aficionado in your life, you know that acquiring a bottle or two of their favorite wines is always much appreciated. Add one or two of these must-have wine country accoutrements and your reputation as a great gift giver is undoubtedly lock in!
Coravin Model Two
Harry Houdini would have loved the Coravin Model Two as it allows users to enjoy a glass of wine without removing the cork from the bottle. Yes, like magic, you can sample a wide variety of wines without uncorking any bottles, saving wine and money. The Coravin Model Two utilizes a thin wall needle to perform this neat little trick, then effectively re-seals the cork when done. Its futuristic design is sleek and sexy, easy-to-use, and protects the remaining wine from oxidation. The reviews are in—the Coravin Model Two delivers a great performance. Now you’ll be able to sneak sips from your favorite wines without committing to the whole bottle(good luck!).
Gabriel-Glas: Set of Two
It goes without saying, the perfect bottle of wine deserves to be paired with the perfect set of glasses. Created by glassmaker, Sigfried Seidl, and author and influential wine critic, René Gabriel, Gabriel-Glas allows all wines, whether white, red, sparkling, or dessert, to show off their best attributes. Thanks to its carefully crafted form—a broad based bowl and conical-shaped top—a wine’s top, middle and base notes smoothly blend together in the glass. According to the company, the 66 millimeters width of the mouth of the glass is the ideal size for an outstanding olfactory experience. Additionally, the lead-free Austrian crystal glasses boast a flat bottom for stability with a stem whose length was designed for the utmost comfort. The glasses score extra points for being dishwasher safe and would look great under any holiday tree or at any celebration.
Domaine Carneros, admired for its award-winning estate sparkling wine, and Napa Valley chocolatier, Anette’s Chocolates, have combined their extensive knowledge and resources to create a truly fine confectionary specialty—wine truffles. Domaine Carneros’ Avant Garde Pinot Noir and its Brut Sparkling wine, are key ingredients in Anette’s rich dark chocolate truffle, and the velvety milk chocolate truffle. A light dusting of sparkling sugar is the finishing touch on these deluxe, “to-die-for” confections. What better treat to share at holiday get togethers or present as a special hostess gift? Other Domaine Carneros’ wine products include a collection of wine-inspired coasters and decorative gold flutes, all of which will make splendid gifts for the wine lover in your life.
Wine County Cheese Board
Some things in life belong together, like love and marriage, salt and pepper, Santa and his reindeer, and wine and cheese. Oh glorious cheese. Whether headed to an afternoon picnic, an outdoor concert, or holiday soirée, bringing along some wine and cheese is always a great idea. Dry Creek Vineyard’s couldn’t agree more, hence, it has designed a classy, portable cheese board that includes everything you need to enjoy your favorite dairy delight. The petite board opens in two, revealing cleverly crafted wood and stainless steel tools for carving all types fromage. Small enough to drop into a cooler for a picnic, or in a handbag for practically any occasion, the cheese board, along with a selection of Dry Creek Vineyard’s impressive wines, also makes a fabulous, thoughtful holiday gift.
Williams-Sonoma Wine Chilling Wands
Forgot to chill the wine and friends are expected at your holiday party any minute? No problem if you have a set or two of wine chilling wands on hand! The wands, which also make a great holiday stocking stuffer, can cool a single glass of wine(with no Bibbidi Bobbidi Boo needed) in minutes, which is about twenty times faster than placing a bottle in your fridge and crossing your fingers! Easy to use, quick results—simply place a pre-chilled wand into a glass of wine and voila! cool, crisp and ready to sip in a matter of moments. The stylish, 6” long wands, available exclusively from Williams-Sonoma, fit nicely into both wine glasses and Champagne flutes.
Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator
The thermoelectric, energy-efficient, CFC-free wine cooler—Silent 21 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator—is a sleek, stylish, free-standing unit with curve appeal. The “cellar’s” flexible dual temperature zones (the top section can be set for one temperature, and the bottom for another), can be controlled without opening its doors, keeping cool air in and warm air out. The top zone temperature range is 46 to 65 F, while the bottom zone temperature range is 52 to 65 F. The unit boasts 6 removable, chrome shelves, including an upright shelf option where open bottles can be stored, preventing leakage. Perfect for any size kitchen, bar, or living room, the Silent 21 Bottle Dual Zone Wine Refrigerator, the ultimate wine lover’s gift, has a slim foot that takes up a minimum of space. Dimensions: 32 “Hx13-3/4”W x 20” D.
Acrylic Oakmont Engraved Wine Stopper
For the wine enthusiast that has everything, finding the right holiday gift can be more than a little challenging. Well, look no further and stress no more, as these engraved wine stoppers not only serve a purpose, they do it with style and sophistication, in a personal way. Constructed from thick acrylic with a stainless steel base, the Oakmont personalized, engraved wine stopper displays both the name and initial of the wine lover of your choice. The rubber stopper, which is about 2 inches in diameter, fits snuggly in any standard size wine bottle to keep wine fresh until you’re ready for your next glass. Now, this is a gift that deserves a solid plug!