Top 10 Christmas gifts for wine lovers
It’s the final run-up to Christmas, but if you haven’t bought the perfect gift for the wine lover in your life, don’t worry: our last-minute guide is full of oenological inspiration.
Whether it’s upcycled bottle candles or wine-based furniture, bottle racks or books, we’ve got you covered and help take the “panic” out of panic buying.
Click through for our pick of the best…
You can now stuff your favourite wine lover’s stocking with bottles of it thanks to this stocking-shaped flask.
It has a tap at the bottom, much like boxed wine, and can hold the volume of up to three bottles.
First launched in 2015, it also comes with a ring so that you can hang it next to more conventional stockings.
Where to buy: santasflasks.com
After the festive season is over and all of the wine has been drunk, turn the bottles you would have thrown away into booze-based art.
Whether they are kept in the garden or used as table decorations, these rechargeable USB corks make a great stocking filler.
Where to buy: findmeagift.co.uk
Adopt a grape vine
If you know somebody that loves wine and would like to understand more about it, adopting a grape vine is the ideal gift.
Three Choirs Vineyard was the first in Britain to launch a vine adoption programme, and when you adopt a vine you get to name it, visit the Gloucestershire estate and have a guided tour of the winery.
Price: from £39.50
Where to buy: three-choirs-vineyard.co.uk
Wine Turn decanter
This hand-blown glass decanter is shaped like a spinning top, which you can gently roll to speed up wine’s breathing by exposing more of its surface area to air.
The one litre decanter also includes a stopper and a silver-plated base, perfect for impressing friends at dinner parties.
Where to buy: wineware.co.uk
Champagne cork stool
Looking like it’s freshly popped from a bottle of Champagne, this stool has featured in TV shows and magazine photo shoots and is equivalent to the weight of 1,300 regular corks and 110 times as big.
Made from sustainable Portuguese cork, it is also available in Prosecco and Cava editions.
Where to buy: xlcork.com
Dry ice cooler
This tabletop wine bottle cooler keeps water and ice separate from bottles, meaning you can save the label and pour without drips falling everywhere.
With its elegant gold and stainless steel finish and room for four bottles, it is an ideal centrepiece for dinner parties.
Where to buy: winegiftcentre.com
Hugh Johnson, On Wine
The latest book from the revered wine writer is a must-have for wine enthusiasts and collectors alike.
This collection of stories from his near six decades of wine writing is the perfect blend of authoritative and entertaining, and is sure to be a Christmas hit.
We have also rounded up some of the most critically acclaimed drinks books from the past year here.
Where to buy: amazon.co.uk
Handcrafted in Charleston, South Carolina, these scented candles mimic the notes and aromas of your favourite wines, with a range of varieties including Riesling, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.
Each soy wax candle is housed in a recycled wine bottle, meaning each one is unique and perfect for eco-conscious wine lovers.
Where to buy: rewinedcandles.co.uk
Perfect for the wine connoisseur that likes to show off their collection, this innovative wall-mounted wine rack also helps save space.
The eye-catching acrylic and stainless steel rack holds up to 12 standard sized wine bottles, as well as Champagne bottles.
Where to buy: wineware.co.uk
The innovative wine dispensing system allows users to pour wine from a bottle through a specially designed needle without the need to remove the cork.
Its technology allows you to serve wine by the glass without exposing it to its archenemy oxygen, and promises to transform wine cellars into personal wine bars.
Price: from £199
Where to buy: coravin.co.uk