Dreaming of a Wine Christmas? Shop These Gifts
There are people who drink wine. Then there are Wine People. You know, people whose collections no longer fit on shelves, who boast sommelier-like skills for pairing, who remind you that Malbec originated in Southwestern France like it's common knowledge. (Is it, though?) We've curated 20 gifts with Wine People in mind so that you're never debating which bottle to gift them again. Or, at least not this year.
Made from wicker and canvas, this durable, insulated wine basket from Picnic Time holds two bottles and comes with a corkscrew, wooden cutting board, and cheese knife. It won our vote for "Best Wine Basket" in our roundup of The 10 Best Picnic Baskets.
Signed and Sealed
Your gift recipient's wine collection reflects their personality, and these marble and mango wood wine stoppers from Pottery Barn will add another personal touch.
Know Your Merlot
With 400 multiple-choice questions about winemaking, grape varieties, tasting, food pairing, and more, Helvetiq's WineIQ trivia game pairs well with gatherings and, of course, vino.
Vino and Go
W&P's Porter Glass comes coated in matte silicone (in gorgeous pastel and charcoal shades, no less) so your gift recipient can bring their favorite wine wherever they go.
Made from ash wood, Crate & Barrels's Chalkboard Cheese Markers will become a staple at wine nights as long as cheese flights make an appearance.
A wine subscription service, Winc asks a few questions to pin down a person's tastes then ships four bottles a month to their door. All you have to do? Purchase a gift card for a one-month, two-month, or three-month subscription, and voila.
Read Between the Wines
Published in 2020, The Essential Wine Book covers winemaking's ever-evolving landscape, from the world's best-known wine regions to up-and-coming areas. Complete with an overview of terroir and tasting, this beginner-friendly book isn't just for sommeliers.
Canned wine can tag along on picnics and outdoor gatherings, making it the unsung hero of social gatherings in 2020. Underwood's Variety Pack includes pinot noir, rosé, pinot gris, and a sparkling white.
Spice of Life
Sangria tastes super refreshing in the summer, but warming spices — like this blend of cinnamon sticks, cloves, allspice, and star anise — make it just as suitable for winter weather.
This 28-bottle wine rack has an industrial feel thanks to pine wood and galvanized steel.
Keep Calm and Carry On
This well-made linen/cotton bag will come in handy for toting bottles to holiday dinners, restocking their collection at the wine shop, and everywhere in between.
Wine and Dine
Made in Oregon's Rouge Valley, these wine-infused herb salts will convince occasional cooks to get in the kitchen more. Use them to enhance roasted potatoes, sauteed Brussels sprouts, goat cheese, or even bread and butter.
The Vinglacé Wine Chiller, a stainless-steel, vacuum-sealed wine bottle holder, comes in both metallic and matte finishes so it's as stylish as it is functional.
Vinturi's easy-to-use aerator lets wine breathe in the time it takes to pour a glass, providing the same flavor and finish of an hours-long decanting process.
Consider the Chateau Acacia Wood Cheese Boards the perfect vessels for at-home tastings.
It's a Wonderful Knife
Sur La Table's handsome olive wood and stainless steel set this cheese knife set apart — as does a container that doubles as a cheese board.
The Pour the Merrier
Pouring wine into the Rabbit Pura Decanting System lets it breathe in extra oxygen, which boosts its flavor and aroma. Pouring wine out of the decanter's ultra-fine sediment screen filters it.
Made from copper-colored wrought iron, Anthropologie's Geometric Wine Rack holds up to eight wine bottles. It could easily double as a sculpture.
This set of two wine chilling wands from Williams Sonoma will reduce the temperature of a single glass so fast that no one will want to wait for wine to chill in the fridge ever again.
Open wine bottles like a pro with this waiter-approved Vinturi corkscrew. Its two-hinge lever prevents corks from breaking.
Play It Cool
Black marble gives this column-shaped cooler a sleek, modern edge.
Set for Life
With a vertical cork extractor, champagne cork opener, bubble cork, and leaf pourer, this top-notch toolset from L'Atelier du Vin will take anyone's wine game to the next level.
Wine Food: New Adventures in Drinking and Cooking pairs 75 wine styles with 75 recipes for all kinds of meals with commentary on how different bottles complement the taste and texture of the recipes.