Buying gifts for adults is hard
Buying gifts for other adults is challenging. Our tastes become more nuanced, complex and expensive. And when you’re a wine lover, these aforementioned traits become compounded: more nuanced, more complex and more expensive.
Let it be known, that it’s actually quite difficult to buy wine for wine lovers. It still takes me an hour of humming and hawing up and down the aisle to select a wine for a peer. Why? It’s very simple: we wine lovers are super picky. It’s a terrible habit, we know, but we can’t help ourselves.
So how do you buy something awesome for a finicky wino? Fortunately for you, there are many amazing wine gifts that even haughty sommeliers will appreciate getting. This guide focuses on the greatest, most functional, beautiful wine gifts of 2013. There’s also a short list of exceptional wines. The wines aren’t just top scoring blockbusters; they have deeper relevance through their storied histories. A lot of what makes wine great is the story and these wines have amazing things to say. You’ll want to pass the story along to your giftee.
Fail-Safe Wine Related Gifts
$4 Smoked Chardonnay Salt
$10 Wine Thermometer
$12 Billionaire’s Vinegar
A narrative and a true story about one of the biggest wine scams. It’s a great winter warmer-upper that every wine lover should read – especially if you curl up with a cup of glogg. found on amazon.com
$16 Ninja Sword Champagne Saber
$33 Hipster Bicycle Wine Holder
For the hipster who plans to arrive prepared. by oopsmark
$36 Glass Wine Pourer/Decanter
Somewhere in the Sierra Nevada foothills is a guy named Victor making one of the most interesting wine decanter/pourers. The only way to get them is to fill out an old school order form. A true relic.
found on gallicchioglass.com/
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