So, the other day my mom asked me what I wanted for Christmas and being an adult and also someone who’s pursuing their intro somm test this year (A whopping $595) my first instinct was ‘All the money!’ but that’s boring. For me gift giving is just, if not more fun than receiving. So I told her “Wine and stuff”. Into a frenzy she went, about how she doesn’t know anything about wine so she wouldn’t know where to begin. In my opinion a bottle of wine is never a bad idea. You can find amazing wine at any price point from any region so why not? But if the idea of picking out a bottle for someone is uber stressful then here are some other ideas for the wine lovers in your life.
The gift that keeps on giving!
I’m currently loving Vinome. A combination of vino and genome; this company uses DNA analysis to ‘match’ you with bottles of wine you’ll enjoy. The program is a bit pricey as you need to purchase a membership for $29 and a helix DNA kit which ranges in price but will typically fall around $80. It’s a sweet concept though and could definitely be worth the splurge!
Another fan favorite: Winc (Formerly Club W) Every month, they deliver 4 hard to find and totally delicious bottles to your doorstep, with no shipping fee or membership costs!
Don’t forget the good ole’ magazine subscriptions: Wine Enthusiast & Somm Journal are two publications that any cork dork would be thrilled to find in their mailbox.
Someone who’s absolutely killing the wine art game is Elysia Myers. Elysia uses real wine to create gorgeous abstract art pieces. She’s been selling on Instagram for quite a while but just in time for the holiday’s she’s created a new website. Check it out!
Etsy is the perfect place to find wine themed gifts while supporting small business’s: I mean, look at this stuff!
One of my biggest passions outside of wine is reading. I will never get over how awesome it feels to curl up with a great book and just get completely lost in it.
Here are the one’s that I’ve recently read and loved!
Cork Dork – Bianca Bosker
WINE. All the Time – Marissa A. Ross
The Dirty Guide to Wine – Alice Feiring w/ Pascaline Lepeltier