The wine world can take itself pretty seriously at times (or maybe I've lived in the Napa Valley too long). Here are five design savvy gifts for the design-savvy drinker that will pass muster with even the most discriminating oenophile.
N.B.: To make sure we've got everyone on your list covered, see all of our gift guides to date in our House Gifts section.
Above: Send a bottle in a French Wine Basket, a mini-hamper of sorts. $16 from Bell'ochio.
Above: Good ice buckets are hard to come by; this one hits the mark. White Resin Ice Bucket with leather handles by Tina Frey; $140 from Horne.
Above: Bring your host a bottle in one of these hand knitted bottle carriers. The Wrap It All is $24 from Alder & Co.
Above: Forget fancy contraptions, even the most seasoned sommeliers stick to a simple cork screw opener. We like this Italian-made Corkscrew; $8 at Brook Farm General Store.
Above: If you are looking for a quaffable gift, Swanson Vineyards' bold and witty labels pack a visual punch:Modern House Wines: $25 each.