Buy the wine lover in your life a stylish accessory to enhance their imbibement. Whether it be a practical gadget, an unusual bottle, or a glamorous luxury item, we have a rundown of the choicest gifts to add to your shopping list this year.
THE WINE & MORE – Wine Lovers Gift Box
The Wine and More‘s Wine Lovers Gift Box is the perfect present for the ardent wine enthusiast in your life. This box includes three varieties of wine: the sparkling Jagunić Three Stars Brut, the renowned organic white Uroboros from Trapan winery, and the exquisite red Sontacchi Pinot Noir. Additionally, the box features a selection of traditional Istrian sausage, aged cow‘s cheese from the artisanal producer Pagus, artisanal gourmet chocolate, handmade artisanal spicy jam made from organic tomatoes and chilli, and an orange, rosemary, and thyme–infused sea salt.
ETO WINE – Decanter In Stainless: Mirror Finish
Not just a pretty decanter, this award-winning wine preservation system by eto will ensure your wine retains its flavour for longer. The unique design effectively seals it from the oxygen in the air, extending its longevity. It’s also available in other hues and finishes.
CORAVIN – Gemstone Collection: Timeless Six+ Premium Set
Like the eto decanter, this is an excellent preservation solution. It includes an aerator, needles, screw tops, argon gas capsules and a carry case; take it with you when you travel and you’ll never need to touch a cork.
PORTA 6 – Porta 6 Bag In Box
Porta 6 Red Wine Bag in Box is a blended red wine featuring a unique label with a painting of Lisbon life. It is a blend of 50% Aragonês, 40% Castelão and 10% Touriga Nacional grapes which is complex with red and wild berries and hints of nuts, with a soft mouthfeel and a medium finish. It pairs well with meat, roasts and pastas and the ideal companion this party season.
PASQUA – Hey French You Could Have Made This But You Didn’t Multi-Vintage
Shopping for something different to take along to a drinks party or festive meal? This alternative multi-vintage contains Garganega, Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc grapes from four vintages (2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018), so is sure to serve as a talking point with your hosts.
EVA – Solo Decanter Carafe With Cool Element
If you’re buying for a white or rose drinker, consider this carafe. It has a cooling base, activated by a gel pack, which can be popped in the freezer ahead of your dinner party, ready to chill your vino for hours. And there won’t be any unsightly condensation.
BODEGAS PALACIO COSME PALACIO – Rioja Reserva
This Tempranillo wine by Cosme Palacio is made with grapes from high-altitude areas in La Rioja, resulting in a complex and balanced wine that expresses the true fruit profile of Tempranillo. It has a deep cherry red colour and a generous nose with aromas of fresh red and dark fruits. On the palate, it is powerful with a rounded mouthfeel and great freshness, ending with a long, juicy finish.
RIEDEL – Stemless Wings Cabernet Sauvignon Glasses x 4 & Decanter Gift Set
Winewings is the new collection from veteran designer Georg Riedel, inspired by the shape of aeroplane wings to provide increased exposure to oxygen and intense aromas. The glasses are easy to hold, clean and store, their shape best suited to full-bodied and tannin-heavy reds.
MOËT & CHANDON – Bottle Stopper
The finest fizz calls for a fancy bottle-stopper. This one has a timeless gold colour, embossed with the champagne maison’s insignia and accented with a diamond motif. Its push-button will keep the bubbles where they should be until you’re ready to pour and reseal them again until it’s time for a top-up.
HARVEY NICHOLS – All Is Bright Champagne & Candle Hamper
Those pining for the vibrant hues of summer will adore this brightly coloured hamper in vivid, cheerful yellow. It contains the inspired marriage of the two maisons: Veuve Clicquot (presenting its Yellow Label Brut Champagne) and Acqua di Parma (whose Luce di Colonia Candle is also in the box). Christmas will certainly be merry and bright when you purchase this.
HARRODS – The Rosé Champagne and Truffles Gift Box
An oldie but a goodie; champagne and chocolates are an evergreen gift that never fails to delight. This pretty green and pink gift box features a bottle of high-end rose fizz, alongside truffles containing delectable Marc de Champagne ganache.
FORGE DE LAGUIOLE – Sommelier Black Horn Corkscrew
If you long to open a bottle as effortlessly and suavely as a sommelier, purchase a professional-level tool for the job. Sleek and shiny, this ergonomically designed corkscrew won’t miss a beat, tackling any bottle with elan. It comes with a protective leather pouch and is built to last for generations.
L’ATELIER DU VIN – Le Globe Glass and Walnut Wine Set
A feature piece for any drinks cabinet, bar or wine cellar, this glass domed set has a walnut and steel base. A Soft Machine® Crystal corkscrew, a Gard’Vin® ON/OFF wine sealer with three stoppers, a cork opener and a stopper cork are found within.