With the holidays fast approaching, some of you will already be thinking about gift ideas for your friends or family. While gifting is by no means an essential part of the season, many of you take great pleasure in finding the perfect gift for a loved one. So with that in mind, I wanted to share a small selection of gifts that I think are perfect for the wine lover in your life.
In addition to this post, I will also be sharing an article with lots of fun wine related experiences should you prefer that option.
Eto wine preservation system / ~ £129
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Simply decant the bottle, serve a glass or two, then push down on the neck. eto’s ingenious patented design prevents oxidation, to preserve your wine’s full flavour until you’re ready for another glass.
I personally love my eto and if you follow me on Instagram, you will see that I use it all of the time. eto now offer an engraving service also should you wish to add that extra especial touch.
SOMM TV / £39.83 - Annual subscription
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From James Beard Award nominated competition shows to feature length documentaries and in-depth series, there’s a world of wine and food waiting for you on SOMM TV.
With over 400 hours of original content, SOMM TV offers the untold stories of wineries, visionary chefs, and restaurateurs who are changing the face of food, wine, and hospitality.
Riedel Veloce Glassware / Two Pieces from £62.50
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RIEDEL CRYSTAL (established 1756) has been producing glass in the heart of Europe for over 265 years and eleven generations. Family owned and operated by GEORG J. RIEDEL (10th generation) and MAXIMILIAN J. RIEDEL (11th generation). RIEDEL is recognised worldwide for designing and producing the highest quality glasses and decanters for wine and spirit enjoyment.
Top-rated wineries and restaurants throughout the world use RIEDEL. RIEDEL produces collections for every lifestyle and price range, whether for critical wine evaluation, a picnic or dinner. There is a series for every wine lover.
Check out my Instagram to see me using my Riedel Veloce glassware!
The World Atlas of Wine 8th Edition / £44.39
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A new revised edition to bring readers up to date with the world of wine, having already sold 4.7 million copies worldwide.
Few wine books can be called classic, but the first edition of The World Atlas of Wine made publishing history when it appeared in 1971. It is recognized by critics as the essential and most authoritative wine reference work available. This eighth edition will bring readers, both old and new, up to date with the world of wine.
With beautiful photography throughout, Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson, the world's most respected wine-writing duo, have once again joined forces to create a classic that no wine lover can afford to be without.
This is by far my most read wine book and there's nothing I love more than opening a bottle of wine and exploring the maps and information of the region in which it was produced.
Coravin Wine Preservation System / £129.99 - £549.99
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Drink what you want, without compromise. Coravin gives you the freedom to pour the wine you desire, and save the rest of the bottle for weeks, months, or even years.
Drink a glass of red wine while your companion drinks white. Pair your wine with your dinner courses rather than limiting to the same bottle. Without the pressure to finish a bottle or waste it, you have the freedom to choose the wines you want without compromise.
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The Le Nez du Vin wine aroma kits are the World’s ultimate wine education kit! Used by winery staff and merchants around the World, you’ll learn to distinguish the type of wine, its age, components, and even the type of soil in which the grapes were grown! They’re great for hosting a wine tasting party, and they’ll also help develop the users sense of smell and ability to recognise and describe the aroma of different wines.