Wine enthusiasts can be passionate and hard to please when it comes to their ever-so-sophisticated imbibing. But that doesn't mean it's impossible to match their tastes. Here are a few gifts sure to impress even the most critical connoisseurs.


1. BICYCLE WINE RACK; $34

This leather bike bottle holder will come in handy for the wine lover who’s often cruising around from one dinner party to the next or on their way to a picnic in the park. Handmade in Montreal with antique brass fasteners and olive oil-treated vegetable-tanned leather, the adjustable accessory hangs from the bike frame with ease. Your always-on-the-go wine lover will wonder why they didn’t own one already.

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2. THE ESSENTIAL SCRATCH AND SNIFF GUIDE TO BECOMING A WINE EXPERT: TAKE A WHIFF OF THAT; $13

The true wine buff knows more than just what variety they prefer, they know how to verbalize it. This illustrated scratch and sniff guide breaks down the components of a wine and in doing so, helps your aspiring sommelier better differentiate between scents and their favorite blends.

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3. VINAERA ELECTRONIC WINE & SPIRIT AERATOR/DISPENSER; $110

Red wines in particular are best when they get a chance to breathe, and this aerator is sure to delight the wine fan who just can't wait to enjoy their drink. The electronic device sits atop the bottle and pumps the wine through a long straw, aerating it as you pour. It’s also faster and more effective than other aerators, and has a look that any tastemaker will appreciate.

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4. VINO MARKER METALLIC WINE GLASS PENS; $16 FOR 4

Your giftee is probably known to host a vino party from time to time. But when the bottles start popping and people start socializing, it can be hard to keep track of a glass. With these markers, guests can sign or doodle on the glassware and in three to five minutes, the ink is set for the rest of the night. The non-toxic, food grade markers wash off easily with soap and warm water and can also be used on glazed ceramic surfaces.

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5. YES WAY ROSE TOTE; $22

For the friend who can never have enough rosé, there’s this to-the-point bag that’s roomy enough to be totally practical, and also lets the world in on your wine allegiance. The canvas tote is soft, but durable enough to carry a few bottles of the pink stuff (or anything else your friend or loved one might say “yes way” to). It’s cute, fun, and practical, which is just the kind of item a rosé fan can appreciate.

Find it: Yes Way Rosé


6. YOU HAD ME AT MERLOT SHIRT; $25

Because honestly, you need a good pun for every variety of wine. This handmade, off the shoulder slouchy sweatshirt comes in three colors (grey, pink, and white) and is made to order. It's made from soft and lightweight French terry and is just the kind of comfy-cute top that one might wear while binge watching and sipping a good bottle of vino.

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7. WINE AROMA TASTING SET, $40

Help your beloved wino develop their distinguished sense of smell. This kit contains the six most common aromas in both red and white wines—grapefruit, pear, raspberry, blackcurrant, violet, and toast—along with a booklet explaining each of them. Great as a gift or an activity to share with your wine-loving friend. Once you become better acquainted with each aroma, pour a glass of your preferred wine, and try to identify them.

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8. CHATEAU SPILL PROFESSIONAL GRADE RED WINE STAIN REMOVER; $9

Accidents happen, and they happen even more often than usual when alcohol is involved. This stain remover is the perfect thoughtful gift for the red wine lover who might also be a little accident prone. The formula starts breaking down pigment at a cellular level and works on a variety of tough stains—from Bordeaux to berries. Whether it’s for the carpet or their favorite scarf, this no peroxide, no chlorine, no phosphate, and 100 percent biodegradable product will safely clean surfaces and ensure no one ever regrets a glass of red.  

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9. SUNSET WINE TOTE; $40

A tumbler of good wine can be enjoyed just about anywhere, but this gift will encourage the wine fan in your life to enjoy little nature with their next Cabernet. The compact tote is easy to carry, insulated, and comes with everything you need to enjoy a good bottle—two glasses, checkered napkins, and a corkscrew. It’s also easy to wipe clean if any spills occur, and makes for a pretty classy-looking companion for a romantic wine and cheese picnic.

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10. KOLDFRONT 18 BOTTLE FREE-STANDING DUAL ZONE WINE COOLER - BLACK AND STAINLESS STEEL; $200


For a gift that will impress a wine lover, there’s this thermoelectric cooler with two zones for keeping bottles at just the right temperature. An LCD display system makes it easy to see and regulate the climate (from 44 to 66 degrees Fahrenheit), and the free-standing unit means it can fit just about anywhere. The glass door allows for easy viewing (plus it lets your recipient show off their stash) and comes with a lock for safekeeping.

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11. WINE CHILLER: BLIZETEC 3-IN-1 STAINLESS STEEL WINE BOTTLE COOLER STICK WITH AERATOR AND POURER; $19

You might not be able to splurge on a large cooler for your wine fan, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help them maintain their chill. After spending some time in the freezer (at least two hours), this slender gadget can be dunked in a bottle to keep it cool, aerate, and pour. It also features a drip fee stopper to prevent leaks. It’s FDA-approved and BPA-free, has a sleek stainless steel design to fit in any bottle, is portable, easy to use, and easy to clean. It also comes with a lifetime warranty, which means your gift will last your wine lover for as long as he or she is sipping.

Find it: Amazon