Looking for more gift ideas for your favorite wine lover? Here are some suggestions:
Wine drinkers can never have too many glasses. For a red-wine drinker, consider a set of four over-sized, exquisitely thin balloon glasses. Champagne drinkers would enjoy flutes, either new or a lucky discovery at your local antique store or arts festival. Petite dessert-wine glasses, with bowls the size of hens' eggs, are lovely gifts, especially when presented with a half-bottle of late harvest Riesling.
Purchase a stainless steel Champagne bucket and have it engraved to commemorate a wedding, anniversary, promotion or retirement.
Decorative bottle stoppers are useful gifts that are always welcome. These range from the whimsical (animals, seashells, travel motifs) to the serious (silver-plated and monogrammed).
An insulated wine carrier is a practical gift that will be used for picnics and to carry chilled wine to dinner parties. Carriers range in style from sporty, soft-sided pouches to old-fashioned wicker cases to futuristic aluminum totes. There are even fine leather cases, as well as hard-sided cases designed to work on a motorcycle.
If you've ever set your wine glass down at a party and couldn't find it again, then you'll understand the appeal of wine charms. These tiny charms—think of a charm bracelet—are designed to be slipped onto the stem of a wine glass and come in many themes. They're usually sold in sets of six or eight and make a great hostess gift.