5 Gifts That Will Impress Every Wine Lover

published Dec 7, 2021
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I grew up in the heart of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, surrounded by winemakers and lovers who taught me everything I know about vino. The area is home to more than 700 wineries, some of which are owned by my lifelong family friends. So if you’re gift shopping for an amateur sommelier this holiday season, you’ve come to the right gal. 

There are so many wine services and accessories on the market that can help introduce wine lovers to new favorites and make a huge difference in their sipping experience. As an outsider, or even as an experienced wine drinker, it can be difficult to distinguish between what’s legit and what’s a gimmick. So we’ve made your choices easy by rounding up five of the best gifts for viticulture enthusiasts. Whether they’re a Zinfandel zealot or a Rosé all day kind of person, any of these wine-related gifts are sure to please. The best present of all is your presence at their table, but these gifts will really elevate the flavors, presentation, and discovery process, whether you’re there to partake or not. 

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was $86.00

Most wines taste better after they’ve been allowed the chance to breathe outside of the bottle, so this Lenox decanter is an absolute must-gift for any serious wine drinker. The classic, curved shape is ideal for unlocking the full flavor profile of their favorite Pinot, Cabernets, and more, and it’s made from high-quality crystal glass with a sturdy lid. It’s a thoughtful gift for those who love to entertain, as well as for folks who seem to have everything they could possibly want.

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From our partner
Naked Wine
was $179.99

In a traditional retail setting, customers pay a significant upcharge on wine thanks to all the middlemen involved in the process. Naked Wines bypasses that method, working with independent winemakers directly to ship diverse global wines directly to wine lovers across the country, whom they call "Angels." Pack a case of 6 to 12 wines as a gift for your favorite wine lover: They’ve got everything from California Chardonnays to Argentine Malbecs, and their internal rating system makes it easy to see which wines Angels love, what they paired them with, and if they would purchase again. Even better? Right now, you can receive $100 off of a Holiday 15-Pack for $79.99 using code KITCHN15, and $100 off of a Holiday 9-Pack for $49.99 using code KITCHN9, both valid through December 31. Cheers to that!

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was $149.00

There’s nothing worse than uncorking a great wine with no way to keep the rest of the bottle fresh for the next night. This wine preservation system steps in to save the day: It contains two pivot stoppers and a special device to seal them to the mouth of the bottle, delaying oxidation and extending the life of the wine for up to four weeks. They’re designed to be poured without removing the cork, keeping the wine tasting like new for its entire life, and you can re-use the stoppers over and over once you’ve finished the bottle. Make sure to snag one now and take advantage of that $30 discount!

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This boozy advent calendar is perfect for adults who’ve outgrown the candies and chocolates in the advent calendars of their youth. The box contains 12 glasses of red and white wines, all made by female winemakers and expertly handpicked by a certified sommelier. Vinebox expects this advent calendar to go fast. In fact, the wonderland design is already sold out, but if you hurry you can still get the abstract box just in time to kick off your holiday countdown.

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West Elm
was $60.00

The modern wine drinker in your life more than deserves this honeycomb wine rack from West Elm. It offers sleek, open storage for up to six bottles of wine, and looks damn good doing it. The minimalist design works well for smaller spaces without designated wine storage, as well as a countertop supplement to those with a large wine collection. Choose between a polished brass or matte black finish to match their decor, and make sure to place your order ASAP to ensure holiday delivery.

This post originally appeared on Apartment Therapy. See it here: 5 Gifts That Will Wow Every Wine Lover