Wine appreciation has become a hobby for many people. Some people enjoy a casual glass of wine, while others are more serious about the pastime. Here are some gifts for anyone that enjoys a sip of wine or two.
Wine Pour Spout
A simple and relatively inexpensive spout can be added to any wine bottle. The spout is designed to help eliminate drips and spills that can often occur while pouring wine. Some wine spouts will assist in aeration of the wine. Prices can range from only $4.99 for a simple spout to $14.95 or more for one that will aerate the wine.
Wine tastes best when served at the correct temperature. Red wines are often consumed at a warmer temperature, while white wines are typically chilled. A wine chiller can help get a bottle of wine to the optimal drinking temperature. Many are similar in appearance to an ice bucket. Some of the more sophisticated wine chillers have a temperature gauge, such as the one pictured. There are also instant wine chillers that are attached to the neck of the wine bottle.
A dinner table looks beautiful when the wine is served in an attractive wine carafe. There are many varieties – from simple to more unique and original designs. If you choose to give someone a carafe, you can also include a wine funnel. The funnel will make it easier to pour the wine into the carafe. Some will help aerate the wine. The carafe pictured to the left will chill the wine from the inside so that the outside of the carafe will not develop moisture.
Wine quality and freshness can quickly diminish when it is exposed to the air. Unfortunately, there are times when an entire bottle of wine is not finished in one sitting. A wine saver bottle topper is used to help vacuum out excess air from the bottle, which helps preserve the freshness of the wine. They are typically simple to use. Most will have a small pump to help remove the air from inside the bottle.
Insulated Wine Sleeve
An insulated wine sleeve can keep a bottle of wine chilled for up to 12 hours. This is a great gift for someone who enjoys taking a bottle of wine on a picnic, to the beach or other event outside of the home.
Books and Guides
Wine tastes so much better when paired with the right foods. A book about wine pairing can help a wine lover judge what wines taste best with different foods. A guide like this is good to use when planning meals or when having guests. A book that helps the reader become more informed about wine vintages is also a good option. They make a nice coffee table book as well.
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