13 Unique Wine Gifts They’ll Love
Still looking for that last-minute gift for the wine lover on your list? We’ve compiled a list of unique gifts that will suit anyone from connoisseurs to newly-minted winos! You might snag a little something for yourself, too…
1) A Coravin
Though these sets fall on the pricier side, this awesome little tool will change the recipient’s wine game. By poking a needle through the cork of a wine bottle, it releases inert gas back into the bottle to prevent oxygenation after wine is syphoned out. Never worry about drinking a bottle in one sitting ever again! That is…unless you want to.
2) A bottle of Rosewood Mead
A time-honoured tradition, mead, or honey-wine, is sure to bring a unique tastes and flavours. Rosewood Estates produces “a local and modern take on one of the world’s oldest beverages”.
Find it here or at LCBO stores
Read more about Rosewood and the history of mead here: Mead- the drink of myth, legend, and the ancients.
3) Wine socks
Perfect for cozying up over the holidays, this sassy accessory make a unique stocking stuffer. Bonus: this classic design comes in two colours and can be customized as you see fit!
4) Stratus Red or White
Sent on diplomatic visits to the UK, these two noble blends are some of the most highly regarded wines in Canada. A bottle of this would please any wine lover on Christmas morning! Annual and seasonal wine clubs memberships are also sure to thrill.
5) Orange wine
What’s old is new again, and a bottle of ancient-styled orange wine is perfect for that wine lover that’s always on trend. These white wines are fermented with extended skin contact and often slightly oxidized, bringing out tannins, orange hues, phenolic bitterness, and boosted aromatics. With some nutty and salty aromas, orange wines pair well to a charcuterie and cheese board with roasted nuts, or perhaps charred veggies once the summer rolls back around.
Try Niagara’s own Southbrook Vineyards Skin Fermented Vidal
6) Wine maps
Where in the world do your favourite wines come from? Wine Folly maps it all out for you with sleek and colourful prints of famous wine regions from around the globe!
7) Gift baskets from Ravine Vineyards
After 150 years, Ravine Estate Vineyards passion for organic wines and culinary excellence shines in all they produce – and who can resist their rustic packaging, gourmet pairings, and adorable ornaments? There’s basket for every budget to be put under your tree.
8) World Atlas of Wine
The 7th edition of this book details the classic regions you know and love, while highlighting dynamic regions such as Croatia and China. Discover the impacts of climate change and the ever-changing wine scene in what is sure to be a permanent fixture on someone’s coffee table.
9) Wine Education at Sommelier Factory
If you’re interested in gifting experiences over things, there’s no better place to start than at Sommelier Factory. Founded by master sommelier Bruce Wallner, programs are geared towards beginners through to advanced sommeliers.
10) Port sippers
For the person who has it all, sometimes a little frivolity goes a long way! These playful drinking pipes are sure to please your nerdiest wine or spirits lover. These pipes act like a little straw for you to sip from as you cozy up with the drink.
12) Cork Cufflinks
Looking for a subtle nod to their wine-geek ways? These fashionable cufflinks add a bit of charm to any arm.
13) Wine bottle platter
You’ll make a great Secret Santa by helping them serve up their best charcuterie on this classic glass platter. It’s also an eco-friendly alternative, using simple, recycled wine bottles as tableware.