Five Gift Ideas for a Wine Lover’s Secret Santa

Art and Culture

16/12/2016

Secret Santas can't go through life giving people the same seasonally-inspired scarf every year. A secret Santa should pride him or herself on originality and attention to detail. This is why we've put together a list of five original gifts that will delight your wine-loving friends.

Wine aerator

When it comes to enjoying a good wine, this is an absolute must. A wine aerator saves you that half-an-hour wait while the wine breathes. Not only does it speed up aeration, but it brings out the wine's color and helps it adjust and settle. Wine aerators come in all shapes, sizes and prices. Some are more original, others more sophisticated, but they're all perfect for wine lovers, whether they're seasoned sommeliers or not.

Customized corkscrews

A classic among classics: a lovely detail to go with a great bottle of wine. You can customize and decorate the corkscrew any way you want, from a meaningful image to your friend's initials. This is the corkscrew your friend will show off every time she opens a bottle.

Wine bottle tote

Usually made out of neoprene, the tote is perfect for transporting a bottle of wine from point A to B and keeping it at the ideal temperature. Your friend will arrive at dinner parties with his wine in perfect condition, temperature included. In fact, the tote not only insulates the bottle, but protects it from rain and damage (and the resulting loss of the precious wine) during transport.

Carriers come in all sorts of styles, but we prefer those that don't take up too much room or get in the way once their job is done. The pictured tote is ideal, because it is foldable. You can find it at Built NY.

Wine cooler sleeve

A very useful gift for people who like drinking their wine, particularly whites and rosés, at the perfect temperature to appreciate its full potential. In contrast to the wine bottle tote, the cooler sleeve is only used at the table and always stored in the freezer.

A bit of literature

The world of literature is full of wine-themed gems. If your friend is both a wine and literature buff then you can kill two birds with one stone by giving him or her one of these wonderful books:

  • Wine for Dummies. Ed McCarthy and Mary Ewing-Mulligan
  • The Wine Bible. Karen MacNeil
  • Wine Folly: The Essential Guide to Wine. Madeleine Puckette and Justin Hammack.
  • Windows on the World Complete Wine Course. Kevin Zraly
  • How to Fake Your Way Through a Wine List. Katherine Cole.

And as an end note... A visit to our winery (in Penedès) is an unforgettable wine tourism experience and a great opportunity to stop in at our shop where you'll find many original wine gadgets including corkscrews, wine bottle totes, ice buckets, decanters and a whole lot more. Wherever you buy them, they'll be a guaranteed hit!

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