Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Wine Lovers

Looking for a last-minute gift to give the wine lovers in your life?  Finding something for the wine geek who has everything can be a bit stressful so we compiled a list of a few items that you should be able to get in time for Christmas!

For The Intellectual

The Essence of Wine by Alder Yarrow
The Essence of Wine by Alder Yarrow

Most wine lovers enjoy reading a great book about wine.  A couple of months ago, well-known wine blogger Alder Yarrow released a book called “The Essence of Wine“, which has received great reviews from the likes of Food & Wine Magazine and The New York Times.  The book can be hard to get your hands on (it is on backorder on Alder’s site), but you can be sure that the wine lover in your life will appreciate it (and probably doesn’t already have it).  It is an excellent coffee table book!

For The Connoisseur

Kermit Lynch
Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant

Grabbing a bottle or two of wine a wine geek will truly appreciate can be intimidating.  One place you can go to grab unique wines that almost any wine enthusiast will dig is Kermit Lynch.  Kermit imports some of the most authentic and 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?). You can be sure the wine will be both distinct and delicious.

For The Foodie

Il Fiorello is a great spot for domestic olive oil
Il Fiorello is a great spot for artisan olive oil

As a foodie and wine lover myself, there is one thing I can’t get enough of…artisan olive oil.  I love having it on hand to pair with great bread or to cook with and it’s excellent to serve when friends are over.  One great spot to order a gift from is Il Fiorello.  Il Fiorello is a family-owned, small production olive oil company based in Napa County.  I just enjoyed olive oil samples from the company and was super impressed.  They have single bottles in addition to gift sets.  This is also a great host or hostess gift to bring to a New Year’s Eve party!