What do you get the wine lover in your life? If you’re looking for New Year’s wine gift ideas, then you’ve come to the right blog. The team at Ideal Wine Company has come up with 10 of the most unusual New Year’s wine gift ideas. From mulled wine to vineyard visits, there’s something for everyone.
If it’s a fine wine collector or a serious wine aficionado you’re buying for, head straight to the Ideal Wine Company website, and pick up something super special. We’d recommend Dom Perignon Rose 1996, which is ideal to toast the start of 2020.
But if you’re looking for a more practical wine-related gift or to take advantage of the recent popularity of wine tourism, read on.
1. Vineyard tour of Chilford Hall in Cambridgeshire
Chilford Hall is one of the oldest vineyards in the country. A voucher costing £59 from Prezzybox can secure you two tickets to tour the vineyard, find out about the wine-making process and, of course, try some of the wine. More details can be found here. The voucher is valid for ten months, so you should be able to find a time to suit your recipient in 2020.
2. Stool made from a giant champagne cork
Wine gifts don’t get much quirkier than this! And it’s perfect for sparkling wine lovers. If you have a bubbly fan on your present list, nab them this champagne cork shaped stool. It’s made from 100% sustainable cork from Portugal, and measures 50cm high and 34 com wide.
3. Conundrum wine decanter
This wine gift is stylish and practical. It will look great on anyone’s sideboard, but also works to oxygenate and aerate wine poured into it due to its wide surface area. It holds a standard sized bottle of wine and measures 29 cm high. Get one from thepresentfinder.com.
4. Handmade wine rack to give a rustic touch to your cellar
A wine rack so beautiful, you’ll want to buy one for yourself. The Dkua wine rack is handmade from thick plywood. The wood has been oiled to give it a luxuriously rustic effect, and the rack holds up to eight bottles of wine. It’s super stylish and practical. What more could you want?
5. Mulled Wine flavour lip balm
If you’re looking for a stocking filler or a quirky New Year’s Eve gift for the party hostess, grab this mulled wine lip balm. Made by coconutgrass, it costs less than a tenner and is available from notonthehighstreet.com. Packed with cinnamon and clove, it contains shea butter and will keep chapped lips silky smooth.
6. Red Wine Tea
A wine gift for the teetotaller, or for someone who wants the flavour of wine without the alcohol. This flavoured tea has hints of currants, hibiscus and elderberries. Carefully blended in small batches by the manufacturer in Canada, it’s a delicious treat with a full-bodied red wine flavour.
7. Vino2Go Portable Wine Glass
Possibly one of the finest inventions ever, this portable wine glass ensures you won’t spill a drop. Buy it for the friend who likes to drink wine everywhere. Ideal for a concert, picnic, party or just a long walk, it means not a drop will be spilled. Works well with chilled and mulled wine and is much classier than the alternative.
8. Portable wine chiller
The ideal companion for summer days, this portable wine chiller will keep it cool for up to eight hours. It even has a super handy corkscrew to make it simple to open. The carry case is shaped like a bottle and includes cooling gel that will keep the wine chilled. Made by CellarDine, the CaddyO chiller is available at Lakeland.
9. Mulled wine marmalade
Tis the season for mulled wine to creep into all kinds of products and this Spreadable Mulled Wine marmalade is just the thing for wine lovers. It’s made with real fruit and every kind of festive spice you’d normally find in a glass of mulled wine. Delicious.
10. Laguiole en Aubrac corkscrew
This oak barrel handled corkscrew is definitely not cheap (£124.95), but it is the best wine opening tool you can find. Handmade by a French artisan, it features a polished stainless-steel corkscrew, bottle cap opener and built-in foil bottle cutter. It comes in a fancy display case and is a beautiful gift for the serious fine wine collector in your life.