“We are all mortal until the first kiss and the second glass of wine.” Eduardo Galeano
Valentine’s Day will soon be upon us and it’s time to find that special gift for your better half. Since the 17th Century, there have been three traditional Valentine’s Day gifts; Cards, Chocolate, and Flowers. Of course anyone would be thrilled to receive any of these gifts. If you are in search of something for the wine lover in your life however, I have a few ideas to share with you.
It is hard to argue with the statement: Wine is for Lovers. It can engage the sense, stimulate the soul, and make any day feel special. For this reason an obvious choice would be a bottle of bubbly or luscious red wine, which would make most wine lovers extremely happy if given as a Valentine’s Day gift, but let’s look at some other more creative options.
You can commit to showing the wine lover in your life how much they mean to you with a gift that will last throughout the year. Consider ordering a wine club membership from a favorite winery: it’s a gift that keeps on giving! Every bottle that they open will bring back those loving feelings of Valentine’s Day. I can recommend one of my favorite Washington Wineries, Seven Hills Winery in Walla Walla.
Seven Hills Winery offers three levels of club membership. Members are granted exclusive access to our limited production wines, receive invitations to winery events, and enjoy savings on wine purchases throughout the year. In additon, Seven Hills Winery Club members are eligible for Crimson Wine Group’s sister winery membership privileges and invitations to exclusive events at Double Canyon in West Richland, WA; Archery Summit in Dayton, OR; Pine Ridge Vineyards in Napa, CA; Seghesio Family Vineyards in Healdsburg, CA; and Chamisal Vineyards & Malene Wines in San Luis Obispo, CA.
Online there are plenty of gift baskets available already made up and ready to ship, but a homemade gift basket can include all of your special someone’s favorites and gives the basket a more personal feel. For the wine lover in your life, consider collecting their favorite cheeses, nuts, crackers, spreads, and cured meats, and arranging them in a basket with a bottle of their favorite wine, and taking them on a picnic date. Now granted it will be February and if the weather is bad, you can always consider enjoying the picnic from the comfort of your home!
Who can resist the face of a cat or dog especially if they are the bosses…I mean protectors and overseers of a Winery or Tasting Room. For a gift that is sure to light up someone’s day each time they open it, give them the perfect coffee table book. Here are two of my favorites, Wine Cats and Wine Dogs California 3.
Wine Cats by Craig McGill & Susan Elliott
Wine Dogs California 3 by Craig McGill & Susan Elliott
Chances are each month you share a number of bottles of wine with that special someone in your life. Why not have a place to put each of the corks from those bottles each year?
Wine Cork Holder – Metal Monogram Letter (Heart)
The books and cork holder from Amazon contain affiliate links, which means if you make a purchase by clicking on them, I will receive a commission, at no additional cost to you.
Awhile ago, through social media, I came across a brilliant product that has revolutionized my by the glass drink consumption. I know the concept of wine left in the bottle is not something that happens all the time, but when it does the Repour Winesaver™ , with its effective wine preservation technology, has created an easy and affordable way to save that bottle of unfinished wine for another night. Having a box of these on hand would make any winelover happy.
When hosting a party, or a casual evening with friends, multiple bottles of wine are often opened at the same time. The smart little Repour Winesaver can remove all of the oxygen from the wine bottles, keeping them fresh for days and even weeks or months.
Here’s how it Works!
This is a great little stopper, and recommended for any wine lover on your Valentine’s Day gift list. As a special for Valentine’s Day Repour Winesaver™ is offering some amazing discounts if you use the links below. Each discount code is good until 2/22/20. Also, each order includes free shipping.
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Another product that caught my attention last year was an electronic decanter that can make any wine taste 2-5 times better in just minutes. Complete honesty here, in our house when a bottle of wine is opened a small sip is tasted to test its drink-ability and if it needs some time, the statement “This wine needs to WAKE UP” is often made. We use this electronic decanter for 5, 10 or even 20 minutes to get the wine to the balance it needs to be enjoyed that evening. This is a gift any winelover would be excited to receive.
WAKE UP WINE ™ was designed to be a portable and easy-to-use electronic decanter that cuts wine decanting time from hours down to minutes with the push of a button.
How it works: Open any wine bottle, it really doesn’t matter if its white, red, expensive, or cheap. Pour into Wake Up Wine’s™ signature decanter and run for suggested time. Pour your wine into your favorite glass and enjoy. It is that easy thanks to Wake Up Wine’s™ patented process.
Using WAKE UP WINE ™ is incredibly easy with the recommended decanting time guide that is included.
This is a product that I have used weekly for over a year and I highly recommend it.
‘WAKE UP WINE ™ “PRO” this electronic decanter comes with the following: 750 ML Premium Glass Decanter – lead-free and dishwasher safe with 4, 6 and 8 oz. measuring marks Touch Control Panel – set or adjust decanting time with a push of a button Built-In Rechargeable Battery – up to 4 hours of continuous use from a full charge.’
If you are looking for the ultimate Valentine’s Day gift that a wine lover can use each time they travel to a new wine region, than you should consider a wine suitcase from VinGardeValise™ . This durable suitcase is as stylish as it is secure and versatile.
The VinGardeValise™ wine suitcase has a hard exterior shell than has been tested for durability and performance. No matter the weight from the bottles of wine, the 360 degree Hinomoto Wheels make moving the suitcase through a busy airport or to and from a winery a breeze. VinGardeValise™ has also includes a TSA-compliant lock to keep those bottle of wine where they belong.
The VinGardeValise™ Grande 05 (pictured here) is the ideal travel solution for wine lovers who want to safely transport wine, and spirits, artisanal olive oils and other treasured bottles. No more worrying if those favorite vintages will reach their final destination safely with the specially designed covered foam inserts that provide maximum safety against breakage.
VinGardeValise™ wine suitcases are available in 8-bottle and 12 bottle sizes and colors such as matte black, silver, and burgundy. The removable inserts allow for flexible and customized travel for packing wine accessories or personal clothing and travel items.
This is hands down the best wine transportation system that I have used. It is durable, easy to maneuver, and I love that it can be a suitcase just for wine, or I can use half of the suitcase for other items that find there way home with me.
A wine suitcase from VinGardeValise™ is wonderful gift and an investment in years of safe wine travel. Knowing your most recent wine purchases will travel, sometimes around the world and back, without a bottle of wine being broken adds to your travel experience.
Products were received from Repour Winesaver, WAKE UP WINE and VinGardeValise for this blog post but the opinions about these products are my own.
My hope is that this list of Valentine’s Day Gifts for Wine Lovers will help you in finding just the right present this Valentine’s Day for that unique and wonderful person that has captured your heart.
“They are not long, the days of wine and roses: Out of a misty dream
Our path emerges for a while, then closes within a dream.” Ernest Dowson
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