Searching for the perfect holiday gift for a wine lover? Our top gifts for Christmas are guaranteed to help you give the special person in your life a lot more joy this season, by way of stylish functionality in the kitchen. Check out our list of ideas for 2010 — handpicked accessories and gadgets for wine enthusiasts, that have already been tested for quality.
Automatic Electric Wine Opener. Who knew that cork removal could be so easy? Forget about using a troublesome manual corkscrew in the future, this item makes opening a bottle of wine a smooth process for anyone. The ideal gift for the wine aficionado on your list this year. Brookstone, $39.95.
Skybar Wine System. Bring the comfort of a chic wine bar home, with the compact accessory that offers the ability — to chill, pour and preserve. What wine enthusiast could ask for anything more? Advanced system allows you to preserve your favorite wine for a maximum of 10 days. A definite splurge item for your friend or loved one — but a quality gift for Christmas, Hanukkah or any other special occasion during the year. Wine Enthusiast, $999.00.
Ravi Instant Wine Refresher. “The fastest, smallest wine chiller on the market.” A handy gadget that allows for serving wine at the perfect temperature, without altering the taste. Brookstone, $39.95.
Vinturi Wine Aerator. Most people have experienced the lengthy wait at dinner, while the red wine rests in a decanter. Now you can minimize the wait, by pouring the wine directly through a wine aerator. According to Brookstone, “Each aerator has been specifically designed to enhance the bouquet, flavors and finish of red wine.” The included stand allows for hands-free use in the kitchen. Brookstone, $69.95.
12-Bottle Silent Wine Refrigerator. Why does this item rank as one of the best gift ideas for wine lovers this season? The eco-friendly refrigerator is designed with energy efficiency in mind for consumers. Technology used allows for a silent, CFC-free cooling system in a home or office. Features a digital display and simple to use push button control pad. Brookstone, $169.95.
Gearshift Bottle Stopper. A budget-friendly gift, ideal for the wine novice or connoisseur, who also loves cars. Cherry wood and stainless steel construction accented by a rubber seal to secure freshness. Wine Enthusiast, $14.95.
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