If like most of us, you feel like the holiday gift-giving season has come way too fast, then here are some easy gift ideas for the wine lover in your life.
Carafes such as the Zalto Denk’Art Carafe No. 75 are always a thoughtful gift for a wine enthusiast. Unlike decanters, which are intended to allow the wine to breathe, carafes are more like vessels to serve your wine, and certainly, make perfect gifts for people who love to host get-togethers and parties.
Likewise, is the glassware specifically designed to maximize one’s enjoyment of wine, because the right wine glass can impact the aroma and temperature of the wine itself. One great option is The One Wine Glass by Master Sommelier Andrea Robinson available for both white and red wines.
Used in some of the most recognized wineries and restaurants in the United States, the design channels the aromas to your nose while the angles enhance aeration allowing the user the best experience. The company promotes them as:
- break resistant
- dishwasher safe
- and relatively inexpensive compared to other European lead-free crystal stems.
A Wine Lover's Bible
The recently released Wine Folly: Magnum Edition: The Master Guide is a fun and informative book for novices and wine enthusiasts alike. Whether you want to:
- learn about grape varietals
- explore wine regions
- or learn more about food and wine pairings, this truly is a master guide!
Portable Wine Carrier
For the wine lover on the go? Consider a traveling wine bag such as the Wine Check series, where you can travel with up to 12 bottles in a suitcase you can check in at the airport or take with you for tastings.
Lodi Wine Experiences
Who says gift giving has to be material? Sometimes the best gift is experiential, so consider the gift of a Lodi experience such as tickets for Lodi Wine and Chocolate Weekend coming up in February (tickets go on sale on Christmas) or gift certificates from Savor Lodi which offers two experiences – a Walking Food Tour featuring a taste of downtown Lodi's unique restaurants, breweries and dessert shops, and a Happy Hour Tour featuring cocktails, wine, and appetizers at the best Lodi breweries, tasting rooms and restaurants.
Wine Club Membership
Of course, what most wine lovers really want is more wine!
A LoCA Wine Club Membership from Lodi Wine and Visitor Center is a great gift idea! Four times each year, a shipment of carefully selected Lodi wines from a different winery will be shipped or made available at the Lodi Wine and Visitor Center.
Many of the wines are only available at the winery or through the club. They offer both “Reds Only”, and “Mixed" wine club options.
Wine Themed Merchandise
Of course, you can also get some great Lodi swag like t-shirts, golf shirts, hats, glassware and more at the Downtown Visitor Center located at 25 N. School Street!
Wishing you and yours a joyous holiday season and may your gifts to the wine enthusiast in your life be well received!