The holidays have arrived and it’s that time of the year when you have to start thinking about gift giving. Still don’t know what to give your friend that’s a wine lover or collector? Here are some great suggestions to get you started.
A BOTTLE MATCHED PERFECTLY TO THE COLLECTOR
As a wine gift, there’s nothing like the simplest gift of them all: a beautiful bottle of wine. Vinfolio is here to recommend the ideal wine for your friends, whether they be collectors, connoisseurs, or just someone who occasionally enjoys a fine wine. This year’s wine gift guide offers suggestions for each of one of them. Give them a wine from one of our collections and you’ll make an outstanding impression at your next holiday soirée.
THE TOOL THAT HAS REVOLUTIONIZED WINE TASTING
Coravin, the world’s first and best wine-access system allows you to enjoy and savor your wine one glass at a time. Simply insert the needle into the bottle’s cork, pour your glass, and the cork will reseal itself. Simple as that and the wine can be good as new the next time you decide to partake in a glass. This is the perfect gift for any collector or connoisseur of fine wines. Buy one for a friend here.
ACCESSORIES FOR THE PERFECT FOOD PAIRING
Nothing says it’s the holiday season like an impressive display of various edible assortments to complement the wine! Impress your friends with this popular and essential wine commodity. This holiday season, give the gift of the charcuterie, the perfect tray to display meats, cheeses, and other delicious hors d’oeuvres for their next get-together!
FINE GLASSWARE FOR FINE WINE
Nothing displays love of wine like a beautiful decanter. Coming in all different shapes and sizes, decanters can hold and beautifully display any wine. If you have a friend that prefers Pinots, Cabernets, or any other wine, also consider gifting a premium set of wine glasses for tasting their treasures.
WHITE GLOVE STORAGE FOR THEIR COLLECTION
Do you know someone with a lot of wine, but not enough space? Give that friend the gift of storage in our Napa warehouse. Vinfolio’s premium wine storage service provides inventorying, storage, and expert care for the wine. Once their wine is in storage, Vinfolio’s cellar management software, VinCellar, allows the collector to view or move their wine whenever they want! Learn more here.
A HOME CELLAR TOUCHUP
Send a home cellar librarian to your friend! If you know someone who is struggling to figure out what to do with their wine and how to build some order around it, this could be the perfect gift this holiday season. With this service, the wine will be sorted, organized, catalogued, and expertly displayed! Our specialist does all the work in the collector’s home – they just relax and enjoy their wine. Contact our Cellar Services Team to learn more about helping a friend organize their collection.
CELLAR ART AS AMAZING AS THE WINE
Everybody needs to spice up the walls of their cellar. Why not give a friend some art to help personalize their space? People often display paintings and pictures of wine, grapes, cheeses, view, wineries, etc. Whether it be on a stone mural, a simple painting, or mosaic tile art, give a friend the art they need to make their cellars an even more beautiful space.
THE WINE COUNTRY TOUR OF A LIFETIME
Verve creates personalized experiences of wine country. They go beyond a simple tasting tour and host one-of-a-kind experiences customized to the collector’s curiosities, style and preferences. They cater to the crowd, whether it is for business or pleasure, they can give their customers an exceptional Napa Valley getaway. Check out their website: http://vervenapavalley.com
THE GIFT OF LEARNING
Did you know many cellars may have small libraries? The Essence of Wine by wine blogger, Alder Yarrow, is a great read for any winer lover. You could also give them subscriptions to Wine Spectator, Vinous, Wine Advocate, and any more online hubs for wine lovers. Check out our previous post http://blog.vinfolio.com/2014/10/10/essential-reading-books-for-new-wine-geeks/ for some more ideas.
GIVE THE (NEARLY) IMPOSSIBLE
Domaine de la Romanée Conti Direct Mailing List – Here at Vinfolio, we know this is near impossible, but it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Help your friends gain access to some of the most exquisite wines in the world and while you’re at it, please get us on the list too!