Casting about for an out-of-the ordinary gift for your favorite wine lover? No worries. From informative books to great gadgets, here are just some of the many selections available out there that are ideal for any wine aficionado in your life.
ONEHOPE Wine's Wooden Wine Gift Sets consist of a single bottle or combos. We even collaborate with notable music and sports stars to produce autographed, limited-edition Signature Series boxes that give back to our celebrity partner's cause of choice. Among them: a Napa Valley Red Blend that provides a day of meals for a homeless family of five through LA Dodger pitcher Clayton Kershaw's Kershaw's Challenge foundation with every two bottles sold ($60).
ONEHOPE also offers Wine Gift Boxes featuring an array of wines and other items. Some of the many finds include curated wine collections paired with everything from ties to scented candles ($39-$119).
The World Atlas of Wine has been updated this year, with the seventh edition including new maps and content about rising wine regions. One of the most essential and authoritative wine references available, it's also available as an iPad eBook ($33 at amazon.com).
Have a friend who saves corks? Give them the Wine Enthusiast's Wine Cork Board Kit. Filling the mahogany frame with their keepsake corks is the perfect way to repurpose corks and preserve memories, while creating a beautiful piece of handmade artwork at the same time ($24.95 at www.wineenthusiast.com/wine-cork-board-kit.asp).
Crafted by industrial designer Giulio Iacchetti, Alessi's Noe Modular Wine Rack Bottle Holder offers a stylish way to display bottles on the kitchen counter, while keeping the cork moist and prolonging wine life. Resembling an upside down bunch of grapes, the rack comes in burgundy, black, or white and stores six bottles horizontally ($90 at stardust.com).
Coravin's Model Eight Wine System lets you access, pour, and enjoy wine from a bottle—without ever pulling the cork. Groundbreaking technology protects wine from oxidation, leaving the cork in place while the wine flows ($299 at coravin.com).
Once it's frozen, the Corkcicle Classic Wine Chiller/Cork can be placed in a bottle to chill and conserve wine. Made of BPA-free plastic and non-toxic gel, the icicle-shaped cork is easy to clean and eliminates the need for an ice bucket ($16.41at amazon.com).
Still don't know what to give? When in doubt, a gift card always is a great solution. ONEHOPE's gift cards can be used to browse and purchase from all of the winery's bestselling wines and gifts (available for $10-$100).