Don’t know what to give your wine aficionado family member or don’t know what to put on this year’s Christmas wish list?
The Wine Junkies did the work for you and have listed the most desirable Christmas gifts for wine enthusiasts. There’s gifts in all price categories, so Santa doesn’t have to break the bank to get something nice that fits everyone’s budget.
You’re a wine lover and you’re proud to show it! Steal the show this Christmas by wearing one of the uniquely designed Wine Junkies t-shirts (m/f)
The t-shirts have been carefully designed and thoroughly tested by The Wine Junkies themselves and we believe these t-shirts should be in every wine lover’s wardrobe 😉 😉
Prices start at $29.95 including worldwide shipping.
An amazing book of over 300 pages in full colour covering everything you need to know about wine.
Wine Folly is known for their easy-to-understand graphics of everything wine-related. They have some of the most incredible posters and maps of which many can be found in this book as well.
This edition was released only in September 2018 so all the information is up-to-date. It includes a complete reference guide covering hundreds of profiles as well as wine-tasting techniques and exercises. At only $35 this is the wine book that gives you most bang for your buck.
Tip: Buy the Gift Box, it comes with lot’s of great wine accessories.
Do you remember how excited you were as a kid when every day you could open one of the doors on the advent calendar? Well, that excitement is back and it got better, way better! Instead of a chocolate or small gift, this calendar offers 24 wines from across the world. Whites, rosé, reds and even Port and Champagne. We can’t think of any better way to start the day with. Not only do you get to taste a different wine every day, they have also prepared some nice add-ons such as winemaker videos and food-pairing tips.
Be quick to order as the calendar was sold out in the previous two years.
Available from Virgin Wines UK priced at £79.99
We are still amazed to come across restaurants that serve several fine wines (some even offer several by the glass) but having subpar wine glasses. Often with double rim, and unnecessarily heavy and thick, these glasses can spoil the experience, no matter how good the wine is.
The true wine connoisseurs know that the glass is equally important as the serving temperature. We are strong advocates for all fine-dining restaurant owners to try tasting the same wine from different types of wine glasses and they will be amazed by the result. The same wine simply tastes different from different glasses. Legendary glassware maker Riedel knows this for years and even have grape-varietal specific wine glasses. Their top range is called the Sommeliers selection, beautifully handcrafted crystal glasses, pretty much the best glass available in the market. The Sommeliers selection comes at a price tag, but Riedel also has other ranges that come at a more affordable price point.
Glasses from the Riedel Sommeliers selection start around $125, that is per glass in case you were wondering.
We devoted a post last year about the importance of decanting wine. Besides the fact that decanting wine serves a purpose it also looks cool and that alone is reason enough to buy a funky decanter for your wine-loving family member. Decanters come in all sizes and shapes we recommend this crystal Art Series decanter. Even if you don’t use it, you’ll still impress visiting friends and family members.
Not sure how to decant wine? Make sure you check out this amazing video.
The Wine Enthusiast is selling this decanter at $99.95
A decanter alone is not enough to impress your wine friends. Attract even more attention by using this silver-plated aerator. A nice tool that work much like a shower, giving the wine an additional boost of oxygen.
Available online from £21.90
Experts say that 70-80% of the wine is tasted through your nose. But what is it you’re smelling? That’s often the hard part and separates the men from the boys during wine tasting events. These aroma boxes are great to identify and recognize aromas found in wine. Each time you take a sniffy sniff from a glass of wine you’ll be able to exactly describe what you smell.
Boxes start at just under €60
We’d like to know what your best wine-related Christmas gifts were you ever received. Let us know in the comments below.
Let us conclude with a quote in a good Christmas fashion;
Wine is best shared with family and friends.
Albert & Willem