There’s only a handful of weeks left before the year 2020 will finally be coming to a close. We at Napa Technology hope through all the hardship this past year has brought to us that wine lovers can still find a way to enjoy this holiday season; even if that means seeing your loved ones virtually this year. For the wine lovers looking to make the holidays extra special, we’ve compiled a list of 10 unique wine gifts, from cheap and convenient little knick-knacks to high-end luxury items, for the enophile that already has everything. Plus, as a bonus, all of the products on this list can be found online for your safety and convenience.
With this wine gifting guide, even a virtual holiday celebration can be filled with joy.
1. Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover – $7.99 from Hate Stains Co.
Who says wine gifts can’t be practical, environmentally friendly, and low cost? This adorable red wine stain remover is a Safer Choice Certified spray proven to eliminate fresh and old wine stains from clothing, fabric, and upholstery for only $8 per 4oz bottle. Containing no chlorine or peroxide and made with 100% biodegradable surfactant, this USA based product from Hate Stains Co. can be purchased directly from the company’s website as well as from Amazon, Target, and other convenient online retailers. With Chateau Spill Red Wine remover, you can dance the night away over a glass of Pinot Noir on a white carpet without a care in the world.
2. Wine Bottle Serving Tray – $29.99 from Etsy
The COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for everyone and during these unusual times, and especially at the holidays, it’s important to remember to support small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs to help boost our middle-class business owners. When shopping online for wine gifts your wine-loving friends will appreciate; check out USA based Etsy shops to see where you can find handcrafted items and know your money is going to someone in need. For example, this serving tray for appetizers is made from recycled 750ml wine bottles molded by hand in a shop located in Polk City, Florida. Find big company quality in a unique product for a wholesale price.
3. Red Wine Lover’s Collection – $95.00 from Murray’s Cheese
Speaking of appetizers, nothing goes better with a glass of red wine than a delicious assortment of cheeses. A staple in the Greenwich Village food scene, Murray’s has been in business for over 75 years and today stands as the specialty food destination for the finest meats and cheeses. This holiday you can purchase Murray’s Red Wine Lover’s Collection which includes 4 varieties of luxury cheeses, chocolate-covered almonds, kalamata olives, and organic flatbread crackers handmade from the San Francisco Bay’s Rustic Bakery. This holiday season if you can’t join your loved ones for a party, you can still send your loved ones a party with this scrumptious cheese plate that can serve 5-7 wine lovers.
4. Monogrammed Wooden Wine Trough – $98.00 from Cathy’s Concepts
A beautiful and personalized wine gift for the holidays, this monogrammed wooden wine trough doubles as a cooler and a fancy piece of crafted home decor. Beginning as a wholesale company in 1988, Cathay’s Concepts was founded in 1988 by Cathy LaValley to design trendy, personalized accessories appropriate for travel, holidays, and all those special occasions you never want to forget. Crafted and designed by CLV’s in-house design team, Cathy’s Concepts products can be found in several online retailers like Nordstrom, Kohl’s, and Amazon.
5. Rabbit Wine Decanter – $99.95 from Williams Sonoma
Gifts for wine drinkers are best when the gift helps enhance the wine tasting experience. That’s why this sleekly designed decanter from Williams Sonoma makes the perfect gift for wine connoisseurs that enjoy hosting formal occasions. The Rabbit Wine Decanter both aerates and filters your wine, removing all impurities and sediment that otherwise might find its way into your wine glass. With this decanter, your wine is poured through a stainless steel aerating funnel that allows the liquid to flow across the glass sides. This oxygenating process beautifully enhances the flavor and body of the desired wine, making it ready to sip immediately. PLUS the sleek shape allows the host to pour the wine with only one hand, which leaves their other hand available for appetizers!
6. Subscription to Winc – $150 for 3 months from Winc
What’s a better wine gift idea than wine itself? Right now Winc is offering 15% OFF when you purchase a 3 month subscription, making this the perfect present the recipient can use all the way to Valentine’s Day. Winc is a California-based winery that offers online memberships intended to make acquiring good wine as easy as drinking good wine. The team behind Winc creates and curates wines from around the world, categorized by varietal, region, and flavor profile, for members to purchase at an affordable price.
7. Five Bottle Folding Wine Rack & Table – $159.99 from CosmoLiving
The best gifts for wine lovers should display and support your collection. This five bottle wine rack and table from CosmoLiving by Cosmopolitan is a great addition to your home thanks to the table’s multi-feature advantage. In one purchase you can give your loved one a 5-bottle wine rack, a removable top tray for easy access, and space to store stemmed glasses on the underside. PLUS the table folds for easy storage when not in use and requires zero assembly. Look for this sleek and sophisticated design at any furniture retail store like Wayfair, Overstock, or Bed, Bath, & Beyond.
8. Genesis Champagne & Wine Preserver – $249.00 from Napa Technology
Be the hero of the holiday season with Genesis, the newest and coolest product from Napa Technology which is the only single bottle preservation and dispensing system designed for both sparkling and still wine. Genesis allows you to uncork, preserve, and pour your finest wine by the glass without wasting a drop. Genesis comes with an innovative IntelliCork Technology, meaning there’s no limit to the number of bottles you can indulge in at a time. This Genesis model is just the beginning of the home wine preservation needs and will allow the owner to build and grow as their cellar and desires deem fit.
9. The Impossible Collection of Wine – $995.00 from Assouline
Nothing is wrong with a little splurge during the holidays, especially after the year everyone around the world has lived through. If you’re looking for a luxury wine gift to wow someone this holiday, look no further than The Impossible Collection of Wine, a book of images in a handcrafted wooden crate detailing the 100 most exceptional vintage wines of the twentieth century. The list was created by the world’s best sommelier, Enrico Bernardo, and describes each wine’s rarity, terroir, taste, and historical mystery. This gift will make your bookshelf stand out, expand your wine knowledge, and give your household a greater appreciation for the artistry behind vintage selections.
10. WineStation Pristine Plus – $5,250.00 from Napa Technology
Last but certainly not least, if you want to purchase a gift for the wine lover who has everything, look no further than the WineStation Pristine Plus. As you likely already know the WineStation is a sophisticated, professional quality, temperature-controlled preservation, and dispensing system that’s perfect for keeping your premium wines in pristine condition,… allowing you to enjoy the freshest wine, every time.
There’s no doubt that 2020 has been a trying year, but that doesn’t mean you can’t conclude with a holiday celebration full of great food, great wine, and great virtual visits with loved ones.
We hope this list could provide you with a few ideas on how to make your upcoming celebrations a little more special this year, and we also hope wherever you are and whoever you spend the holidays with, that you’re all safe, healthy, and hopeful for the new year.