Annual Wine Lovers Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Rural Mom Wine Lovers Holiday Gift Guide

Chances are you don’t have to scroll far down your holiday shopping list to find a wine lover you’ll be shopping for.  The tough part is not figuring out who the wine enthusiasts are, but find them the perfect gift that’s sure to delight and put an extra sparkle in their holiday celebrations.

You can settle for picking up a deluxe cork opener or a set of coasters, but if you really want to up the wow-factor, we’ve found some of the best wine-related gifts that beginners, enthusiasts and experts will all love to receive!

Harvest Crush Syrah Wine Bar Organic Soap

Harvest Crush Syrah Wine Bar Organic Soap

Wine lovers and eco-friendly folks will both love the amazing scent and natural style of the Harvest Crush Syrah Wine Bar Organic Soap.

Swirls of scrumptious almond aromas are delicately layered with lavender, berries & crushed grapes. Antioxidant rich white tea, grapes and organic local wine cleanse and infuse the skin with 100% pure, natural grapeseed goodness.

Kodak Alaris

Kodak Alaris

Every holiday party suffers from glass confusion!  To avoid the challenge of remembering who each wine glass belongs to, create a set of personalized wine charms for each guest with Kodak Alaris.

You can print photos directly from your smartphones, but also design special and affordable gifts for family and friends. With a few clicks and swipes from the Kodak Alaris suit of mobile apps, it’s easy to transform your favorite photos into gift with a personal touch, including these personalized wine charms, which make a great hostess gift, stocking stuffer or special keepsake for part-goers to take home!

Savino

Savino

You may hesitate to open a bottle of wine as perhaps you only wish to have a glass and are afraid by the time you return, the vintage will lose its original luster.

Savino has developed the solution to your wine bottle woes with an easy-to-use wine preservation system that allows you to enjoy your favorite wines anytime without waiting for an occasion. Open any bottle with confidence, knowing that you can enjoy the full original flavor of Tuesday’s wine on Saturday.

Unlike other wine preservation solutions on the market, Savino does not try to control the environment of an opened bottle of wine. Instead, it creates a new, beautiful environment designed to preserve and serve wine.  Your gift recipient will love the sleek design and the ability to keep their wine fresh!

Carlin de Paolo Terre Alfieri Arneis

Carlin de Paolo Terre Alfieri Arneis 

One of Curious Cork Import’s valued brands, Carlin de Paolo is a fourth-generation family-owned winery with exclusively estate-produced wines from viticultural region Langhe, Roero and Monferrato, each recognized by UNESCO as a Wolrd Heritage Site.

With a winemaking tradition started by the Ponte family four generations ago, the winery’s name Carlin de Paolo comes from two of the family’s great patriarchs: Carlin and Paolo, Grandfather and great-grandfather, respectively. Paolo was an indefatigable worker, bent from the hard work carried out in the vineyards for many years. But he was always joyful; with his fist clenched as a sign of determination he was always striding forward.

Carlin de Paolo Terre Alfieri Arneis is a rich wine gift selection with prevailing floral aromas of white flowers reminiscent of springtime, yet a delicate with perceptible soft fruit notes of apple and pineapple.  Perfect as an aperitif, it’s also a fabulous match for all fish and white meats (think turkey breast!)  The taste experience is sure to brighten up any wine lover’s holiday!

Wine Storage Wall Sculpture

Wine Storage Wall Sculpture

BrylaneHome.com is well known for luxurious home goods at affordable prices.  Their fantastic selection includes the Wine Storage Wall Sculpture which brilliantly pairs modern art with wine storage.

Create an art gallery in your own home and enhance it with function. This abstract wine storage wall sculpture is hand painted and can hold up to 8 bottles of wine! Rarely is there opportunity to combine two of your favorite things in such an enchanting way.  This home decor will quickly become a beloved focal point in any wine lover’s home.

Woodwork Wines

Woodwork Wines

Each bottle of Woodwork Wine reflects Winemaker Monica Belavic’s passions and pursuit, through continuous experimentation and refinement, to arrive at the very best batch of wine. With great care and attention to detail, high quality oak staves (a barrel alternative) have been selected to bring the influence of oak into each varietal’s distinct taste profile, creating a delicious wines with distinct personalities.

By adjusting the level of oak influence, Woodwork has developed three varietals, each rich with character. The use of oak staves, a barrel alternative, permits the winemaker to introduce the oak flavors to the wine in a measurable and repeatable way allowing for experimentation through a variety of distinct blends.

The use of oak staves provides robust flavors, but is low impact on the environment due to being more efficient in performance than traditional wine barrels.

The finest grapes were selected to create three Central Coast grown varietals delivering prominent oak influence including a 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Pinot Noir and 2013 Chardonnay.  Any one of the selection will be a unique treat for everyone on your list!

Just The Wine

Just The Wine

Many people avoid wine drinking during the holidays due to the dreaded red wine headache.  The belief it that wine causes a headache reaction due to the sulfites in it, so people simply give up taking a sip of their favorite beverages.

Thanks to Just the Wine, now anyone can drink wine and remain headache free. Just the Wine reduces 80% of the sulfites in wine with three simple drops of its flavorless solution. Just the Wine binds to thefree sulfites in wine, which are the type that cause issues for people, and neutralizes them.

With the right balance, achieved by following the simple instructions, just the Wine has no effect the taste of the wine, so the result is pure enjoyment.  This is a fun stocking stuffer and also a great product to have on hand for all your holiday gatherings!

Bottega del Vino Crystal

Bottega del Vino Crystal

As any wine lover knows, the glass truly can make the difference.  When the wine is matched to a glass that enhances it’s natural properties, the result is vino nirvana!

Inspired by a life in wine and created by Severino Barzan, Bottega del Vino Crystal wine glasses are first and foremost, wine-driven in design and creation. Each piece is painstakingly mouth blown and hand finished to the highest world standards for balance, weight, shape and the tactile pleasure of holding the stem and drinking from it.

Each piece features a superbly crafted bowl with single pull stem for the best possible feel in hand and mouth. Their crystal is unique in the world because it is not fragile, indeed it is suitable for even restaurant use.  Their most popular stem (pictured,) the Rosso Amarone is designed for medium bodied red wines such as Amarone, Merlot, Brunello de Montalcino and Shiraz.  This is truly a luxury gift every wine lover would love to possess!

The World Atlas of Wine

The World Atlas of Wine

If your gift recipient has ever been curious about exploring the world of win, The World Atlas of Wine is the go-to book!

Now in it’s seventh edition, The World Atlas of Wine is considered to be the most essential and authoritative wine reference work. Reflecting the changing nature of the wine scene, the Atlas details developments in climate, technique and fashion as well as new regulations made over the last six years.

Gift alone or pair this book with any of the other gifts suggested in our guide for a present that will continue to bring the recipient joy long after the holiday season!


The Wine Glass Bottle

The Wine Glass Bottle

Looking for a last minute gift for the wine lover in your life? BigMouth has a wide variety of fun and functional wine gifts guaranteed to deliver a smile, and often a chuckle, to any wine lover!

One of our favorite picks, The Wine Glass Bottle (pictured) is both bottle and glass in one!  Holding one full bottle of wine, this glass is both decorative and practical, that’s easily sealed with a standard cord or decorative bottle stopper.

Also available is The World’s Biggest Wine Glass that holds three bottles of wine and the “How Was Your Day?” Wine Glass with measurements reading progressively read “Don’t Ask,” “Bad Day,” and “Good Day” as the wine in the glass is consumed.  This is a great gift idea for the hard-to-buy-for wine lover on your list and “secret Santa” or “white elephant” exchange parties, too.

Nambé Spiral Wine Server

Nambé Spiral Wine Server

If you are looking for a practical gift of distinction, Nambé is a fashionable choice.

The design duo of Lisa Smith and Linda Celentano based the unique form of the Nambé  Spiral Wine Server on the ancient spiral symbol. With its distinct cut-away rim, a bottle of sauvignon blanc or prosecco stays chilled in this thick-walled server considerably longer than it would in a similar ceramic container. That’s because Nambé’s special metal alloy retains both cold and heat remarkably well, and is so durable it won’t lose its mirror shine if heated in an oven (perfect for keeping sake hot) or chilled in a freezer before use.

Nambé was founded in 1951 in a village of the same name in scenic northern New Mexico. From the beginning, the company focused on hand-producing high-quality, functional items such as metal bowls and trays with great attention to timeless, modern design. Still made in the USA, Nambé’s signature metal alloy is liquified, poured into a hand-made sand cast, and the resulting piece repeatedly polished and smoothed by hand. Exceptional gifts for the most special of occasions!

Christina Milian Viva Diva Moscato Wines

Christina Milian Viva Diva Moscato Wines

What happens when a multi-talented phenomenon whose resume includes film, television, theater and music decides she wants to get into the wine business?  Magical things ensue including the delightful, fruity flavors of Christina Milian Viva Diva Moscoto Wines!

Available in Peach, Colada, Strawberry, Mango, Pomegranate, and Raspberry, Viva Diva Moscotos are designed to be celebrated and to enhance your celebrations!  A fabulous before, during and after dinner drink, the Moscotos pair well with a wide variety of appetizers, entrees and desserts.  Our favorite match up is Christina Milian Viva Diva Pomegranate Moscato with dark chocolate cheesecake.

Recognized for taste, quality and price point, Christina Milian Viva Diva wines will add sparkle and fun flavor profiles to any festivity and will certainly be a coveted gift under the holiday tree!

Annual Wine Lovers Holiday Gift Guide 2014

Disclosure: We receive sample products for review for our holiday guides, many of which are donated to local charities after gently testing and inspecting. If it’s not a gift we wouldn’t love to see under our own trees or personally gift to a loved one, you will not find it in any RuralMom.com holiday guide. We do not accept payment for placement of items in our guides. If it made it to our top holiday gift pick list, it’s earned a spot based on its high quality, reasonable price point, and overall excellence in durability and/or functionality.

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Barb Webb. Founder and Editor of Rural Mom, is an author and sustainable living expert nesting in Appalachian Kentucky. When she’s not chasing chickens around the farm or engaging in mock Jedi battles, she’s writing about country living and artisan culture.
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