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Essential Gifts for the Wine Lover

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Wine is often my go-to gift for any and all occasions. Don’t know a person very well? Bring them your favorite wine. Going to a housewarming party? Bring the wine. Running late to a birthday party? Grab wine on the way. However, if you’re hesitant to be the person that brings a bottle of wine to a party with no indication of whether you’re walking into a cabernet or chardonnay crowd, then check out the wine-themed accessories below that are just as foolproof. Cheers!

 

Copper Wine Opener

Copper (or “rose gold” as the kids call it these days) kitchen accessories are having a moment in the spotlight. A trendy wine bottle opener is not just a nice gift – it’s a necessity. And anything with a Williams Sonoma tag attached to it is bound to earn you extra brownie points with food or wine connoisseurs.

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Wine Decanter

Truth bomb: I am not a wine expert, and I don’t really know what a decanter does scientifically speaking (something about exposing your wine to air…but not too much air), but I do know that I have gifted decanters to many a wine lover in my day and each time has been a hands-down success. Seriously…every time it’s been a revelatory experience, and I get major kudos from the wine-loving recipient. So from experience I can say that this truly is a foolproof gift.

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Electric Wine Opener

Cordless electric wine openers – because grandmas like wine too. Just kidding; you don’t need to have arthritis to appreciate this gift. But it certainly is helpful for wine lovers who struggle with weak hands due to arthritis, carpal tunnel, etc. This battery powered opener with built-in foil cutter is a great gift for anyone, because the sooner the wine is open, the sooner the party can start.

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Coravin Model Two Wine Preservation System

I am not a “techy” person, but this gift is blowing my mind. Imagine gifting this to a friend or family member (I’d keep this one in the family) who loves gadgets and a good red wine…you’d be the star of the show. The main thing here is that your wine will stay fresher longer after being opened, so you can savor each sip while eliminating the need to toss a bottle of half-drunk wine that’s lost its delicious notes because you couldn’t finish the whole thing.

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Corkcicle 12 oz Triple-Insulated Stemless Glass

Now you can take your glass of wine with you wherever you go with this durable, sustainable, insulated stemless glass. Perfect for friends who love camping, traveling, or just barbequing out on the patio. It’s also great for kids, just don’t fill it with wine!

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“If You Can Read This Bring Me Wine” Novelty Socks

Husbands, rejoice – these socks leave no room for excuses when it comes to the age old question, “But what does my wife really want?” The non-slip, rubberized text means that in the event that your husband/partner/boyfriend/girlfriend/dog is not around and you’re forced to get up and get your own glass of wine, you’ll get there and back safely.

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Wine Fridge

The only kitchen appliance or accessory more necessary than your coffee maker is a wine fridge. It can store up to 18 bottles of wine in a climate-controlled, dark environment. It’s as close to a wine cellar as you can get (unless you live in a wine cellar, in which case, bravo). When your snobbiest wine friend needs a gift, this is your ace.

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Wine Cork Holder – Metal Monogram Letter

I think we all have that one Pinterest-savvy friend who collects wine corks with the expectation that she’ll create some exquisite craft out of them when she collects enough. But from experience I know that those corks more often than not end up sitting in a drawer and collecting dust. With this monogram Wine Cork Holder, you can finally encourage that friend to do something with her corks. Like stack them inside an aesthetically pleasing letter and put it on display. Finally! A simple solution.

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Vinturi Red Wine Aerator

If a Williams Sonoma Wine Decanter is slightly out of your budget, or simply too bulky a gift for your taste, this Aerator is the perfect alternative. The idea is similar: pour red wine through the aerator to allow air into it (enhancing the flavor or tannins or something) and enjoy a more flavorful glass of wine.

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Marble Wine Chiller

Like rose gold (err, I mean, copper), marble is having a moment as a stylish material to incorporate into any and all aspects of home and kitchen décor. I’d say that simply owning a wine chiller, let alone one made of polished marble, makes you look instantly more sophisticated and probably boosts your social status too. Not that we care about those things around here! What we really care about it serving wine at the optimal temperature for easier drinking, with no drippy mess, which is really what this wine chiller does.

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At the end of the day, we love wine because it’s a unifier. It brings us together during celebrations like holidays, birthdays, weddings, etc. It even gives us something to look forward to after a long, not-so-celebratory day at work. You can’t go wrong with gifting any of the accessories above to someone who appreciates life’s little celebrations. So pop a bottle and enjoy, friends!

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Drinking · Gadgets · Gift Guru Lists · Kitchen · Wine

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