Friday, December 12, 2008

Five Wine Gifts: For The Juice Lovers

Before Red Cook and I bestow our final post next week, I thought it fitting to share some of my gift ideas for the wine lovers in your life. This way, there's still enough time to shop and enjoy Redcook's recipe for red cooked lamb with Vin de la Table wine recommendations before Christmas.

The list is packed full of wine related things that I either own and love or items that I covet. If you haven't done your Christmas shopping this year and still have plans to do so, here are ten things I would bet a true vinophile wouldn't mind getting in their stocking. Most products can be found on my amazon store.

The Home Creamery Book, so they could join the Vin de la Table Home Creamery event that will officially begin in January, make cheese at home, and then pair their creations to wine.

The World Atlas of Wine, Sixth Edition by Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. The holy duo just released this edition, and I couldn't think of another book that better explains who does what where.

Riedel Wine Decanter
Good for separating sediment from juice in an old bottle of wine and highlighting the flavors in an ordinary bottle, a Riedel decanter is a gem to have around. Especially when your other one breaks.

Wine Books by Jay McInerney
He's decadent, he's got high standards and old-fashioned tastes, and he could very well be the funniest wine writer typing keys on the keyboard to date.

Solano Cellar'sWine Club Membership
Okay, this may seem a little self-serving, since I'm kinda affiliated with this place, but let me tell you, these wine clubs rock. There are two ways to go (on the right hand side of the linked page). Make someone a sampler case member, and they'll receive 12 bottles of fun, hand-picked (yes, I'm involved) everyday table wines monthly, or make them a pick a two-bottle club member, and they'll receive two of our favorite wines that month from the choosen category (Zin, Pinot, Red, White, Red & White or Fringe Drinking).

What will you be giving to good little wine lovers this year? Corkscrew reindeer heads? A vineyard? Nothing (naughty wine drinker!)? A glass or two of wine and some good converstaion?

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Anonymous said...

Well, i've been a bit naughty this year. Does that mean i'm getting nothing? :-)

Thanks for the gift recommendations Kirstin. Always comes in handy this time of the year.

Kirstin said...

Zen Chef-
Naughty ones always get presents too, but naughty presents, like Riedel champagne flutes, but no champagne.

Marc @ NoRecipes said...

Nice list. That decanter is gorgeous.

Cynthia said...

Happy New Year!

Antonio said...

Thanks for the information about these wine gifts...

Wine Clocks said...

Hi all,

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