Wine Gifts for Father's Day
Bicycle Wine Rack
2008 Mount Eden Vineyards Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
This elegant, age-worthy Cabernet Sauvignon, with its layers of tobacco, mocha and cassis, is a benchmark for the Santa Cruz Mountains region—and, indeed, for the entire state of California. $55.
Wine Barrel Staves for Grilling
F&W Wine Guide 2012
2008 Château de Pez St-Estèphe
De Pez's wines—like this firm, blackberry-inflected 2008—typically sell for about half the price of the neighboring third-growth Château Calon-Ségur. But they're often of similar quality. $37.
Blind Tasting Glasses
"Tasting blind" means hiding labels—and sometimes even using paraphernalia like blindfolds and black wineglasses (like the "Palais Black" crystal glasses from Noritake)—so guests have no visual clues about a wine’s identity and have to figure it out solely by sniffing and sipping. $27 each; noritake.com.