Finding a really great Christmas gift for a wine lover can be a bit of an intimidating task. When a bottle or two of generic wine just won’t cut it, here are a few alternatives:
Gift for the Wine Intellectual
A New California Wine by Jon Bonné is one of the coolest books about wine released this year. It takes a fresh look at the California wine industry and highlights producers that are backing away from over-manipulated, generic wines and producing wines that really express a sense of place. A really awesome read for anyone who wants to look beyond the California wine giants into a dynamic, new world of wine.
Gift for Mr. and Mrs. Wine Geek
Grabbing a couple of bottles Mr. and Mrs. Wine Geek will truly appreciate is a really thoughtful idea but sometimes it’s hard to know what to get. One place you can go to grab unique wines that almost any wine enthusiast will dig is www.KermitLynch.com. Kermit imports some of the most authentic, beautiful wines from France and Italy. This month, he is even featuring holiday sampler packages where the wine has already been picked out for you (too easy, right?). Trust me, the wine will be both distinct and delicious.
Gift for the Host or Hostess
Have friends that are always hosting a wine party? How about giving them something that will entertain their guests for years to come. Wine Wars is a really fun trivia game that covers a wide array of wine topics. It has questions for both the wine expert and the wine novice so it is fun for the whole party. Plus, the price is around $20 so it won’t break the budget.