Over the past few years we have slowly developed a strong taste for wines of all varieties. While we browsing the internet looking for gifts we noticed that there are a huge variety of beautiful and functional gifts that any wine lover would kill to have. Below are some of our favorites.
One gift we can recommend for even the most thrift shoppers is the Vacu Vin Wine Saver. Seriously if you drink wine and do not have one of these you are insane! Beware of imitations we tried two other brands of this style of stopper, they royally sucked. The Vacu Vin is the only stopper we have used that reliably seals your wine from spills, and air. It keeps wine drinkable on the counter for up to two weeks. If you don't believe us just give it a try, we do not think you will regret it.
The Second gift that we wish we had, and think other wine lovers would flip over is the Opal Wine Celler. In September Joel featured it in his article about wine coolers and its looks quickly seduced us. It is something that we would not be ashamed to shove a nice bottle into.
The next gift we think would go over well especially for the wine enthusiast that entertains is the Haier Rechargable Wine Opener. Gregory featured it in his roundup of wine bottle openers a while back and it really struck us as an elegant solution when large amounts of wine need to be opened in a night. We are also guilty of liking it due to its over engineering...
While we do not consider ourselves sommeliers, we do love to have the proper wine glass for the variety that we are consuming. Coupled with our destructive habits of breaking wine glasses, we love and recommend Libby Stemless Wine Glasses. We are not sure why the stemless last so much longer than the stemmed variety but their low price and durability have made them winners in our book.
We think that this list is a good way to keep any wine drinker happy this Christmas. Bottoms up!
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