12 Best Gifts For Guys Who Love Wine
I love wine. I don’t discriminate between a 1982 Chateau Cheval Blank or a bottle of two buck chuck. Sure, I differentiate the two wines on a million different levels but I’ll happily drink them both because I really do love wine. That’s why I’m going to share ideas on some of the best wine gifts for men, gifts for guys who love wine as much as I do.
I’d like to go ahead and say that I own 9 of the 11 items below but have either purchased them all myself or have been gifted them by relatives. None of the items below that I’m suggesting are product placements. These are 100% gifts for guys who love wine because I love wine and, well, I’m a guy. They range from gifts for the entry-level wine lover to guys who have everything. As always, if you want individual gift suggestions or want to suggest a product idea of your own you can hit me up on Twitter at @casspa or email me at Cass@BroBible.com.
12 Best Wine Gifts For Men
Best Gift For The Wine Lover Who Has Everything: The Coravin
The Coravin is an absolutely genius invention. I’d never heard of this until a recent trip to Portugal’s wine country where I ordered a 75-year-old Tawny Port by the glass and they brought out the sealed bottle and used the Coravin to extract the wine. The Coravin allows you to drink from a bottle of wine without opening it. If that sounds crazy it’s because it is.
There is a tiny needle on the Coravin which you feed through the wine bottle’s cork, small enough to extract wine but not large enough to let in air. It uses gas cartridges to pull the wine out of the bottle while pouring it into your glass and then it replaces the air in the bottle with gas to keep the wine fresh. Because the wine in the bottle never comes in contact with oxygen it’s as if it is never opened. So, if you have a really nice bottle of wine you only want to taste to see if it’s ready to open then you can use the Coravin. Or, if you’ve got an old bottle of Port (or any wine) you can pull individual glasses of wine without opening the bottle. It truly is a brilliant invention and it’s a perfect gift for the wine lover who has everything. There’s an entry-level model and more expensive models to choose from, the choice is yours.
The Best Portable/Simple Aerator: Vinturi Essential Aerator
The Vinturi Essential Aerator is a handheld wine aerator that’s easily portable. When pouring a glass of wine you just pour it through the Vinturi and it injects much-needed oxygen into your wine and unlocks the truest flavors that you paid for. This is an expensive purchase and a great gift for anyone who likes to drink wine.
The Best Wine Glasses: Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glasses
Life’s too short to drink out of cheap wine glasses. Sure, Reidel wine glasses are great. I still have a set that I purchased years ago using points from a Bank of America credit card. But I haven’t drunk from those glasses in several years, not since I acquired multiple sets of Schott Zwiesel Tritan Crystal Glasses.
I’ve got 2x sets for Red (Cabernet), 1x for White (Sauvignon Blanc), and 2x for champagne (flutes). Schott Zwiesel glasses aren’t cheap but they are, in my humble opinion, the best wine glasses on the market. If you plan on drinking at home, hosting guests, and uncorking fine bottles of wine then these are the glasses you want to own.
The Best Overall Aerator: Aervana One-Touch Luxury Wine Aerator
The Aervana One-Touch Luxury Wine Aerator is the best wine aerator that you’ll find. It sits on the counter and aerates your wine while pouring a glass. You just press the button and let the Aervana do all of the work for you. It looks classy and can easily sit on your bar counter as a decoration when it’s not in use. This is another excellent gift for that guy who loves wine but also owns every gadget already.
The Best High-End Wine Decanter: Riedel Ultra Decanter
Full disclosure, I’ve owned this for several years so I’m a bit partial to this decanter over others. It was a gift from relatives and it’s been nothing but spectacular. This hand-made crystal decanter is the perfect way to let your wine open up and to serve that wine once it’s ready to drink. It has a 4.8 out of 5-star rating on Amazon because, like me, everyone recognizes this as one of the best products around.
Best Wine Decanter + Aerator Combination: Ecooe Glass
The Ecooe Glass is a wine decanter which comes with an aerator attachment on the top. This gives you the maximum amount of oxygen to open up your wine and, if we’re being honest, it just looks pretty cool. There’s an internal filter which also makes this sediment-free and drip-free. This is a perfect combination gift for any guy who loves wine.
Best Wine Decanter Add-On: Wine Enthusiast Decanter Drying Stand
The only problem I have with wine decanters are they can be a pain in the butt to clean. Well, it’s not the cleaning that’s so much of a pain as the drying part. Until I picked up this wine decanter drying stand I always had water marks running down the sides or on the bottom/top of my wine decanter. The stand is built to let all of the water flow out evenly so you dry streak free.
Best Electric Wine Bottle Opener: Secura SWO-3N
Some people love the ceremony of opening a wine bottle. The slow process of cutting the foil, screwing out the cork, smelling it, and tasting the wine. Sure, there are times when I appreciate that but there are also times when I want an electric wine opener that gets that cork out of there as quickly as possible so I can get to the drinking. This electric wine opener is only twenty bucks and it’s awesome. For people who rarely drink wine, this is a cool addition to their home bar and it’s a very affordable gift for any wine lover.
Best Cheap Wine Accessory: Rabbit Wine Bottle Stoppers With Grip Top
Sometimes we don’t finish the bottle. Maybe we want to save or it maybe we just want to put it in the fridge to cool down for a bit. Whatever the case might be, these wine bottle stoppers from Rabbit have a Grip Top to seal the bottle and work with every wine bottle around. They’re super affordable at only $8 (for a set of 4) and make a perfect gift for anyone that loves wine.
Best Books About Wine: ‘The Wine Bible’
The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil is widely considered to be one of the best books ever written about wine. It’s perfect for beginners to seasoned wine lovers. Danny Meyer says it’s the ‘most informative’ book he’s ever seen written about wine.
Best Books About Wine ‘Wine For Dummies’
There was a time in America when every topic under the sun had one of these ‘For Dummies’ books written about it. What separates Wine For Dummies apart is the fact that sommeliers actually praise this book as a must-read. It’s perfect for newbies and wine enthusiasts alike. In fact, most serious wine drinkers consider this required reading.
Best Travel Accessory For Guys Who Love Wine: 3-Pack Travel Bags
I just came back from wine country in Portugal and brought home a ton of Porto wine and a few other bottles. I didn’t have any good way to transport them other than wrapping the bottles in my luggage using the packaging from the wineries and my t-shirts as cushioning. In hindsight, these cushioned travel bags are PERFECT for anyone making a trip to wine country. They’ll protect the bottles and make theme asy to transport. These are a must-have for any guy who loves wine enough to travel and drink in places like Napa, the Douro Valley, Italy, France, Spain, etc.
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