ISSUE 47  |  Dining and Entertaining

Holiday Gift Guide: For the Wine Lover

November 23, 2012 2:30 PM

BY Sarah Lonsdale

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.