Are you scrambling to find a few last-minute gifts? Whether you’re shopping for a seasoned oenophile or someone who’s just discovering wine, we’ve got some ideas to help you cross off those last few names on your list.
A gift of wine is always appreciated, even more so when it’s accompanied by thoughtful wine accessories. Glassware is a nice addition, especially for a friend who may be new to wine. Bonus points for matching the type of glass with the wine you’re gifting.
If you’re giving a bottle of Chardonnay, include glasses with a wide, shallow bowl, which will allow the wine’s complex aromas to open up. For a nice bottle of Pinot Noir, look for a wide bowl and tapered top, which regulates the wine’s acidity, alcohol and sweetness.
Whether you opt for stemless glasses or fine crystal goblets, enjoying wine in the appropriate glassware will enhance the experience.
Is there someone on your list who does a lot of entertaining? Give a serving gift that will be thoroughly enjoyed this holiday season. A wine decanter is a nice companion to a gift of red wine. Available in everything from crystal to hand-blown glass, elegant decanters do double duty, offering a lovely presentation while aerating the wine.
For those who prefer white, make a statement by presenting a bottle in a classy wine chiller. From iceless varieties to marble coolers and statement-making wine buckets, you can find a style to suit any preference and price range.
Looking for something a little more whimsical? Help your favorite wine enthusiast turn their favorite empty bottles into flickering tabletop centerpieces. Options include everything from simple ceramic wicks that you place in the top of empty wine bottles to complete oil lamp kits with elegant glass hoods to surround the flame.
Select a bottle of wine from your favorite vintner then personalize your gift with the perfect accessories for anyone on your list. Now all that’s left to do is sit back, uncork a bottle for yourself and toast your gifting triumphs.