23 Splendid Gifts for the Wine Enthusiast in Your Life
Finding the perfect gift for a wine lover can be intimidating, especially if you don’t know much about it (other than it tastes delightful with cheese). But chances are, if your friend or family member is a wine and spirit enthusiast, they’ll never get tired of collecting new bottles and accessories.
With endless wine goods, gadgets, and cocktail accoutrements on the market, it’s tough to know what’s actually useful and what will just sit in a drawer (or on a bar cart) collecting dust. That’s why we’ve rounded up the best items to give your favorite wine and spirit lover. From a chic contemporary decanter to a wine travel bag, endless bottles of bubbly, and a cooler sleeve that actually works, these products are guaranteed to be toast-worthy.
Zalto Universal Wine Glasses
Known for making the most luxe, high-quality wine glasses in the world, Zalto will give the oenophile in your life an otherworldly wine-sipping experience. Form meets function with these Universal Wine Glasses, which are made for balanced, full-bodied red and white wines. Expect the glass to accentuate the complexity and finesse of the wine, especially Rieslings, Chardonnays, Rosés, and Chiantis.
Mionetto Prosecco Party Pack
While New Year's Eve this year won't exactly involve the packed parties that it has in the past, that doesn't mean you can't say farewell to 2020 in style. With its fashion-forward Italian-inspired design, the Mionetto Party Pack’s embossed lid and mock seam stitching evoke that leather purse feel. Perfect to bring over to a loved one's house for a cozy movie night, or present it as an eye-catching gift under the tree.
Hisense 54-Bottle Capacity Wine Chiller
Why bother collecting (and aging) pricey bottles of wine if you're storing them incorrectly? This top-notch wine cooler is the perfect luxe gift for vinophiles—it holds up to 54 bottles and will keep them at the perfect temperature for long-term preservation. Plus, its sleek stainless steel design, low-E and anti-UV glass doors, and 6 soft-close shelves (that allow quiet, smooth handling and keep vibrations to a minimum) will make it a seamless addition to any home.
Macallan Double Cask 15 Years Old
Loved ones who pride themselves on having a refined palette know what we're talking about when we say that this stuff is liquid gold. Macallan Double Cask 15 single malt whisky is aged in Sherry seasoned American oak, which adds delicate vanilla, butterscotch, and citrus flavor to the subtle spice of European oak. The result? A perfectly smooth whisky with a sweet, warm flavor (and finish). Enjoy it neat or over ice.
Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve
Drinking perfectly chilled wine has never been easier, thanks to this Le Creuset Wine Cooler Sleeve. Most portable wine chillers are hefty and come with detachable ice packs, but this nifty sleeve is designed with an innovative cooling gel—all you have to do is pop it in the freezer to activate it. Whether your wine-loving friend is at the beach, on a picnic, or just sipping on some vino in the backyard, this will undoubtedly become their most used wine gadget.
Patz & Hall Perfect Pair Gift Set
This aptly-named set is the greatest gift you can give any Sonoma wine fan. It includes a bottle of Patz & Hall's 2017 Sonoma Coast Chardonnay—with vibrant, aromatic notes of apricot, green apple, and roasted hazelnuts—plus its popular 2017 Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir, bursting with bright, smooth red fruit flavors. The pair comes packaged in a beautiful blue gift box.
Nambé Vie Decanter
Practical yet refined, this contemporary wine decanter by Nambé will serve as a piece of art on any table or bar. Nambé is known for its high-quality, uniquely designed pieces and this glass decanter with a wooden stopper makes a great wedding, engagement, or housewarming gift, and will be cherished for years to come.
High West Distillery Barrel-Finished Manhattan
The difference between other pre-batched cocktails on the market and this one? High West's Barrel-Finished Manhattan is delicious. Unlike most other ready-to-drink whiskey libations, High West’s cocktails are mixed with a balanced blend of bourbon and rye for added complexity, then matured in rye barrels. The result is a rich, smooth, and well-rounded cocktail that tastes exactly as it should. Enjoy it on ice and garnish with a Luxardo Cherry.
The Vice Wine 12 Bottle Napa Delivered Bouquet
While wine lovers might not be able to go to Napa this year, you can still give them the gift of experiencing what it has to offer from the comfort of their own home. Enter the Vice Wine's new “Napa Delivered” case of 12 wines that take you through the different appellations of the region. Because wine tasting is half the fun of Napa, anyway.
Mumm Napa Brut Rosé
Who says rosé season has to be reserved for the summertime? This rosé sparkling wine from Mumm Napa, a wine brand established in California in the late 1970s, is anything but ordinary. It's aromatic fruit flavors—think strawberries, cherries, and red currants—will pair perfectly with holiday charcuterie boards, seafood dishes, and spicy entrees (or desserts).
Cakebread Cellars Napa Chardonnay
Known for its Chardonnay, Cakebread Cellars’ wine is the perfect winter varietal for white wine lovers. This wine has a pretty, floral nose with fresh citrus, orange blossom, and white peach. This is a versatile food-pairing wine, enjoyable with fresh salads, grilled scallops, and nearly any selection of cheeses.
Bollinger Special Edition James Bond "No Time to Die" Champagne
What better gift to give the Bond and bubbly lover in your life? The new limited-edition packaging is a nod to Bollinger’s long-standing partnership with the James Bond franchise (the bubbly has been featured in 14 Bond films to date). Made from 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and the rest Pinot Meunier, this Champagne has rich notes of sweet citrus, crème brûlée, and caramelized stone fruits.
Castello Banfi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG
Made from grapes grown in vineyards on the southern hills of Montalcino, this Brunello wine from Castello Banfi has a delicious full-bodied flavor bursting with ripe red fruit, vanilla, and spices. It pairs perfectly with all your loved one's favorite holidays foods: think red meat, wild game, and aged cheeses.
Canvas Wine Bag
The best part of collecting wine is sharing it with friends and loved ones. And with this sleek and sophisticated travel bag, your friends can safely transport up to 6 bottles to a party, event, or anywhere they please. Designed with durable cushions and insulation, wine bottles will remain at the ideal temperature and never break or clank together.
Avaline Red Wine
This brand new release from clean wine brand Avaline's cofounders, Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power, is light- to medium-bodied and bursting with bright red fruit flavor and delicate aromas that are balanced by a hint of spice. Made in Rhône, France, Avaline Red is a blend of Grenache and Syrah, which makes it a bold-but-delicate wine that pairs perfectly with cheesy pasta, marathons of your friend's favorite holiday movie, and salty dark chocolate Christmas cookies.
Tito's Ugly Sweater
Honestly, what else would dream of gifting the Tito's superfan in your life other than an ugly sweater that matches their favorite bottle? They'll be the star of the show at their virtual ugly Christmas sweater party.
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Holiday Gift
If Cabernet is your loved one's wine of choice, they'll really appreciate the superior quality of Silver Oak's 2016 Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It comes joyfully encased in their iconic red box, perfect for holiday gifting. BTW, Silver Oak is the greenest winery in the world and a favorite of Matthew McConaughey, Kacey Musgraves, Oprah, and LeBron James—what's not to love?
Ayala Les Blanc de Blancs 2013 Champagne
The end of 2020 is certainly something to celebrate. Enter this top-quality bottle of bubbly. Produced only in exceptional years, the 100% Chardonnay wine offers delicious minerality and a velvety texture; the complex flavors of passion fruit, citrus, ripe white peaches, and honey build as it sits in your glass. What better way to ring in 2021?
Wine Folly Art Print
With so many varieties of wine, it can be tricky to remember the characteristics of each type. This fun and funky Wine Folly print will not only help to differentiate each category of wine, but it will also look super cute hanging in a kitchen or over a bar cart. If you really want to make this gift extra special, put it in a nice frame before giving it to your friend.
Williams-Sonoma Wine Club
Some would argue that the best thing to gift a wine lover is... wine. Skip the trip to the liquor store and enroll your bestie in the Williams-Sonoma Wine Club. Each month, they’ll receive 6 bottles of the world’s best wines, hand-selected by a team of chefs and sommeliers. Some other exclusive member benefits include tasting notes, perfectly paired recipes, and 10% off wine store purchases. Sign up for 1, 2 or 3 months.
Cork Dork By Bianca Bosker
Every wine enthusiast remembers how their love of wine first began—and amateur wine drinker Bianca Bosker’s story is a must-read. Whether your friend is a weekly wine drinker or a sommelier, they’ll love reading about Bosker’s adventure of underground tastings, exclusive New York City restaurants, and California mass-market wine factories. Cork Dork is an authentic and humorous quest for understanding why wine is such a big deal to so many.
Veuve Clicquot La Grande Dame 2012 X Yayoi Kusama Limited Edition Champagne
Veuve Clicquot just launched a collaboration with world-renowned Japanese contemporary artist Yayoi Kusama, highlighting the portfolio’s prestige Cuvée, La Grande Dame 2012. The partnership includes a special limited-edition Kusama-designed gift box of La Grande Dame Champagne and a select number of Kusama floral sculptures that can fit a magnum bottle of La Grande Dame. Each magnum piece was hand painted (and took over 250 hours of work, FYI).
Les Lunes Wine Club
Send six bottles of California wine made from sustainably grown, minimally processed grapes.