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Friday

For Wine Lovers

Giving gifts can be a difficult task. Even when you know what someone’s passion is it can challenging to find something unique and thoughtful. If you know a wine lover, or are one yourself, here are a few great gifts to consider. The Nuance Wine Finer is a truly innovative product. It is a stopper, aerator, filter, a non-spill pourer and also quite elegant looking. You might want to buy more than one because all of your wine-loving friends will want one. It’s $42.95 at wineenthusiast.com.

Chances are that any wine drinker has lots of corks hanging around. Give corks a new, productive life with a corkboard kit. The kit comes with a frame, glue, mounting board and instructions. You can buy a message center kit, corkboard kit, or a trivet kit. They arrive gift boxed also. The large wine corkboard kit is $34.95 at wineenthusiast.com.

Summer is almost here and that means trying to keep wine chilled outdoors. Try this super Double Walled Iceless Wine Bottle Chiller. It keeps pre-chilled wine cold for up to 3 hours. It’s a classic look made from acrylic with a stainless steel band around the top. Perfect for a lazy summer afternoon on your patio or at the pool. It’s only $19.95 at wineenthusiast.com

Another great warm weather gift for the wine lover is the Steady Temp Chardonnay/Chablis Wine Tumblers. They are double walled hand-blown glass with a unique visual presentation. They will keep your wine cool and refreshing without leaving behind any condensation. A set of two are only $19.95 at wineenthusiast.com. They also are available in red-wine tumblers, champagne flutes, grappa glasses, and martini glasses.

Wineopoly anyone? A vineyard twist on Monopoly, this game would be an interesting diversion at any party or gathering. The tokens are a wine bottle, wine glass, cork, cheese, carafe, and grapes. The players buy wines, vineyards, and enjoy any and all activities associated with wine. It’s $24.99 at wine.com.

Inexpensive, easy to carry, and made out of sturdy neoprene, the Two Bottle BYO Tote is perfect for the summer season. It keeps wine bottles separate and chilled, and allows for easy transport. It’s only $12.99 at wine.com.

Elegant Bamboo Wine Plates have small notches cut out of the side in which to place your wine glass. Your guests never have to set down their glass. They come in sets of 4 and are available in green, red, brown or natural. They’re only $14.99 at worldmarket.com.

Wine lovers will enjoy these fun, creative gifts. Cheers!

Dune

I must not fear.
Fear is the mind-killer.
Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration.
I will face my fear.
I will permit it to pass over me and through me.

~Bene Gesserit Litany Against Fear