Finding the perfect gift for a wine lover can be difficult, especially if you do not consider yourself a wine connoisseur. The good news is you don’t have to be, we did some investigating and gathered some inspiration from the top wine sommeliers and winemakers to create a list of the top ten best gifts for wine lovers this holiday season and we are actually a little envious of some of them. According to the experts who live, breathe, and drink wine for a living, the best gifts for wine lovers this year includes gifts for your friends who always BYOB, your friends who collect every cork, and one for the friends and family who love cheese just as much as they love their wine. To track down these gifts we looked to Wine.com the leading distributor of the best wines and wine accessories from around the world.
1) 90 Point Grand Gourmet Wine Gift Basket
Filled to the brim with hand picked selections that pair together incredibly, the grand basket was certainly made for gifting friends with a well-developed palate. Delicious wines, refined chocolates, impressive spreads, imported cheeses, crackers and more are all wrapped up with a gorgeous bow to make this the first pick on our top ten list. With over 20 pairings, two wine selections rated over 90 points by Wine Enthusiast, one Tasting Panel pick with a 92 point rating, and a final selection from Wine Spectator rated 91 points, this gift basket gets a 10/10 for value. Give a grand & gourmet gift today from wine.com for $219.00 or with a wine.com gift card from Gwick. See below for some of the goodies included in this basket.
- 2017 DAOU Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon
- Scharffenberger Brut Excellence
- 2017 Landmark Overlook Chardonnay
- 2017 Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel
- Kasilof Smoked Salmon
- Santa Barbara Olives 5 oz
- Omaha Steaks Italian Dry Salami 5 oz
- Made Chocolates Maple Cocoa Truffles 3 oz
2) The J. Holland Co. 3 Bottle Saddle Leather Wine Bag
For the stylish & sophisticated friend, that always brings their own bottle, The J. Holland co. 3 bottle bag is one of our favorite gifts on the list for obvious reasons. Made from premium saddle leather and a beautiful solid stitch construction, featuring a removable leather shoulder strap curved for comfort and traveling with fine wine in style. A unique and impressive gift that any wine aficionado is sure to appreciate, give one today from Wine.com for $349.99 which is $50.00 less than other retailer’s price!
3) The Spiegelau Red & White Decanter
A great gift for people with drinking preferences, this gift is more than just beautiful bar accessory, functional and stunning it has uses for both red and white wine drinkers. For friends that prefer their white wine chilled, this decanter is specially designed with a reservoir that can be filled with ice or it can be used traditionally to keep reds at cellar temperature. Dishwasher safe for easy cleaning, this is a gift any wine lover would delighted to receive. Gift The Red & White Spiegelau Decanter today from Wine.com for $149.99.
4) Wine Tasting & Trivia Board Game
A fun and affordable way to challenge your mind and palate, the Zin Zig Wine Tasting & Trivia board game is great for novice drinkers who want to learn more. The game includes everything for 2-6 players including 6 winemaker pieces, 3 bottle covers for the blind wine tasting, a wine tasting guide 9 winery deeds 250 trivia cards and 50 blind wine tasting cards. Gift one today from Wine.com For 39.99.
5) Foster & Rye Insulated Wine Backpack
A stylish and insulated backpack cooler by Foster & Rye paired with a Smoking Loon Pinot Noir as well as the Lucinda & Millie Organic Cabernet Sauvignon. A great gift for friends who enjoy outdoor adventures and wine picnics, the durable canvas and faux leather backpack is equipped with accessory pockets and enough room for personal belongings like a blanket or cheese board. Gift one today from Wine.com For 99.99.
6) 90 Point Pinot Noir & Rewined Candle Gift Set
Give the gift of unwinding while opening and pouring a glass of the 90 point Pinot Noir and lighting a rewind candle. Made from re-purposed wine bottles, the rewind candles are carefully created to mimic the aromas of Pinot Noir. A gift all wine lovers, candle lovers and wellness seekers are sure to appreciate from wine.com for $54.99.
7) Country Cottage Pig Cork Holder
This adorably cute gift for the cork collectors, this pink pig is the best way to never lose a cork and the perfect way to preserve and display all the favorites. A useful and cute decoration The Country Cottage Pig accommodates up to 120 corks. A gift any wine-o will love adding to their kitchen give one today from Wine.com for $49.99.
8) The Rabbit Automatic Electric Corkscrew
Some say opening a bottle of wine is an art, however now that the rabbit electric corkscrew exists anyone can look like a professional. It also makes a very functional gift for anyone new to wine country. It delivers a sleek and modern way to open wine without any effort and it removes any and all types of cork on contact then ejects them for collecting or discarding. Gift one today from Bed Bath & Beyond for $49.99 and for Beyond + Members $39.99.
9) The 90 Point Macrostie Duet Gift Set
Give the gift of a wine and cheese party and transport your gang to wine country with this wine and cheese gift set. Not only does it come with two choice wines both highly-rated but it also includes a rustic farmhouse cheese board set. The rustic farmhouse slate cheese board is a beautiful way to display hand-picked hors d’oeuvres and it comes with the soapstone food-safe chalk so hosts can share what each pick is. Gift today from Wine.com for $79.99.
- 2016 MacRstie Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
- 2017 MacRostie Sonoma Coast Chardonnay
- Rustic Farmhouse Slate Cheese Board
10) Insulated S’well Wine Bottle & Tumbler Set in Calacatta Gold
Part of the elements collection this giftable insulated S’well wine bottle and tumbler set is for giving friends who are adventurers, picnic-lovers, mixologists, and entertainers! Made from high-grade Stainless Steel, BPA-free and reusable, aside from the stylish look of this set it is also safe for drinking, holds an entire bottle of wine, and is guaranteed to never leave any condensation on the exterior. Additionally, the S’well tumblers stack for storing on the go and are created by S’well to be eco-friendly and give back to communities in need. Purchase this trendy and useful gift set today from Wine.com for $99.00 includes 25.4 oz insulated bottle and two 10 oz insulated tumbler.