These wine gifts are great for any oenophile, including one of the best wine books, a hand-blown glass and a groundbreaking gadget that keeps wine fresh for months.
Food & Wine
Updated November 29, 2017
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If you’re going to write a definitive book about something, you might as well give it a definitive title like Champagne. Peter Liem’s long-awaited book offers an engaging introduction to Champagne’s history, in-depth studies of the region’s different terroirs, beautiful maps, and profiles of every producer you need to know.
This elegant new series of hand-made, crystal decanters from Riedel are inspired by antique Cognac bottles that Maximilian Riedel discovered in an antiques shop in London. Each is named for a venerated French wine region, and embody a trend towards beautiful minimalism.
This groundbreaking gadget, created by a medical-device inventor who's also a wine lover, extracts wine from the bottle without removing the cork. The latest edition comes with a faster pouring needle and more ergonomic design. Pour a glass today, then pour another one six months later: The wine will be just as fresh.
Coravin Model Two Elite Wine Pouring System, $350 at Amazon
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Sugarfina Champagne Bears
The perfect wine-lover stocking-stuffer? These elegant, whisper-sweet gummy bears are made with vintage Dom Perignon Champagne (but are non-alcoholic).
This guide to perfect pairings is the essential, must-have cookbook for wine lovers. With chapters arranged by the most popular wine types, this collection of outstanding recipes solves the What Do I Serve with This Wine? conundrum. You’ll find 15+ perfect dishes for each varietal—from Champagne and Chardonnay to Rosé and Cabernet Sauvignon.
The Food & Wine Guide to Perfect Pairings, $25 at Amazon
"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.