Holiday Gift Giving Guide
Let’s face it. Some people are just hard to shop for. Wine connoisseurs are no exception. In fact, they can be some of the trickiest as many are just as picky about their wine accessories as they are about the wine they drink.
Luckily, Great Wine News is here to help with a list of unique, luxurious wine gifts that wine lovers will be speechless over.
For the tailgating aficionado
Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer –
Tailgating will never be the same with the Bulleit Woody Tailgate Trailer. Designed by interior designer Brad Ford, it’s impressive on the outside, but what’s on the inside truly astounds: sleek leather furnishings and details from Moore & Giles, rich wood finishings (handcrafted from reclaimed Bulleit Bourbon casks), elegant glassware, and a top-notch entertainment system, including a flat-screen TV, Blu-ray Disc™ player, and a state-of-the-art sound system, plus a one-year supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye.
For the gadget guru
In 2002, Enomatic developed and patented a highly technological system that allows wine to be drawn from bottle to glass while maintaining the characteristics of the wine still in the bottle unchanged for up to a month. Enomatic revolutionized many crucial aspects of the sector: the tap that allows the pouring of the wine, for example, is an Enomatic patent; there is also temperature control, the technique by which the nitrogen pumped into the bottle pumps the wine into the glass, hygiene thanks to a further “puff” of nitrogen that keeps the tube perfectly clean, and finally the option — yet another innovation — to specify exactly how much wine one wants.
For the host/hostess of tastings
L’Atelier du Vin’s Wine Partner –
How many glasses of wine do you drink? L’Atelier du Vin creates Wine Partner®, which is the first individual meter for wine or spirits consumed when you are tasting wine or during meal-times, within a given lapse of time, be it a meal, a day, a week. With Wine Partner®, L’Atelier du Vin plays its part in the new quest for “better drinking.”
Wine Partner® can measure your alcohol consumption:
– in number of drinks (GLASS),
– in centilitres (CL),
– in kilocalories (KC).
User’s guide, batteries and hard cover protection case included.
For the DIYer
iXO Vivo Power Corkscrew –
The iXO Vivo™ Power Corkscrew is a unique twist on the popular SKIL iXO Cordless Screwdriver. The iXO Vivo combines the versatility and reliability that SKIL users have come to expect of the iXO, with a unique corkscrew attachment that works to safely and securely remove the cork from a wine bottle in under 10 seconds. The SKIL iXO Vivo kit includes a 4V max palm-size screwdriver, corkscrew attachment, foil cutter, wine stopper, 5-piece bit set, charger and storage box.
For the ladies
L’Atelier du Vin’s Chic Lady –
Full of sensual curves, the Chic Lady® will uncork wine bottles gently and in true style. It’s Swing System (patent) handle fits with the gesture of a person’s hand: it is characterized by curling forms with a delicate firmness around the neck. The cork will slip out with no effort at all, making a graceful presentation.
For the “perfect pour” individual
TWIST Aerator –
The new TWIST Adjustable Wine Aerator by HOST is different from other aerators available because it uses six different settings to allow a controlled rate of aeration to a wine poured through it. This breakthrough allows any bottle of red wine – from young, highly tannic blends to more refined vintages that just need a little extra finesse – to reach its full potential in seconds, with a simple twist.
For the name brand connoisseur
Tiffany and Co. William Yeoward Margot magnum wine decanter –
The William Yeoward Margot magnum wine decanter is an antique-inspired wine decanter with fluid, modern lines. It’s made of glass and holds up to 67 ounces. Available exclusively at Tiffany.com, the New York flagship and select Tiffany stores.
For the meticulous note taker
Harrods Leather Wine Journal –
Harrods leather wine journal is finished with glossy crocodile print cover. Inside the book contains pages of tasting notes, allowing connoisseurs to record and remember all their favorite wines and liqueurs as they try them.
For the globe trotter
Louis Vuitton 2013 City Guides –
Louis Vuitton 2013 City Guides are perfect for the classiest of vacationer. Louis Vuitton’s team of dedicated, street-smart writers and journalists travel to cities across the globe, uncovering the best of fashion, architecture, the arts and food; truly discovering the soul of each city. This year Louis Vuitton is offering an insider’s guide to luxury locations in 40 of the world’s most beautiful cities. With each city guide, travelers are presented with a combination of well-known – as well as lesser-known – boutiques, gourmet restaurants, street markets, art galleries, museums and luxury hotels, making these portable paperback guides the perfect travel companion.
For the foodie
Artisanal Cheese of the Month Membership –
Cheese experts share their passion for and knowledge of cheese by composing a thoughtful collection of artisanal cheeses (approximately 2 pounds total) matured to optimal ripeness and peak flavor, delivered to the doorstep each month. Membership includes: monthly deliveries of four specially-selected cheeses at peak ripeness, one cheese from each quarter of the Artisanal CheeseClock™ – Mild, Medium, Bold and Strong; cheeses selected to explore a country or region, such as France and Italy, or theme, such as “award-winning cheeses from American artisans;” fromager’s notes describing each cheese as well as wine and beer pairing suggestions from Artisanal Cheese’s own maître fromager, Max McCalman.