Many of us probably have a friend who enjoys drinking a glass or two of wine a day. Maybe a family member who always has their wine rack with bottles of different varieties and origins. But if this Christmas you are looking for a gift for a true wine lover and you don’t want to give a bottle, pay attention to this gift guide. From books, to accessories and subscriptions, these ideas will not leave your secret Santa friend indifferent.Take note.
Descorchados Guide 2022
This wonderful wine guide produced by the specialized journalist, Patricio Tapia, is an excellent gift for any wine lover. In its 600 pages, this new edition presents a selection of 2,600 wines from 260 vineyards, offering the reader the most complete panorama of the Chilean wine scene. Also, it choose the revelations of the year, talk about the different terroirs of the country and includes the ranking of the 10 Best Whites and the 10 Best Reds of the year. In this version, Concha y Toro stood out with more than 30 labels, among them Carmín de Peumo 2019 with 96 points as Best Carmenère and Best Cachapoal Andes; Terrunyo Sauvignon Blanc 2021 with 96 points, elected Best Sauvignon Blanc and Best Casablanca; and Casillero del Diablo Pinot Noir 2021 as Revelation Wine.
$ 18,500. Available at www.guiadescorchados.cl
Subscription to LA CAV
A subscription to Club Amantes del Vino introduces wine drinkers to Chilean regions and terroirs by sending bottles of wine according to their personalized preferences. The wines arrive in a box at your door, along with the monthly edition of the food and wine magazine, LA CAV, which brings several articles about the wines you receive. In addition, by being part of the club, you can access special activities such as guided wine tastings or visits to wine cellars.
From $ 18,990. More information at www.lacav.cl/suscrpciones
If you’re looking for a gift for a wine drinker who’s on the go, this is a great idea. Aervana is a luxury wine aerator and dispenser, very easy to use as all you need is to press a button with your finger to serve and aerate the wine instantly. The good news is that they have just released a new design for travellers, which is more compact, portable and cheaper. It comes in a practical carrying case to carry it in a hand bag, to a picnic or wherever you go. It comes in white or black colour.
USD 79.95. Available in Aervana
Riedel’s O Glass
While they look like cups, these stemless glasses were designed by expert wine glass brand Riedel to drink complex, full-bodied and high-tannin red wines like Gravas del Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon. The large size of the glass helps to soften the tannins in the wine, emphasizing the fruit and helping it to achieve balance. Thanks to its size, the O Glass fits perfectly in the dishwasher.
Two glasses for $ 18,900. Available in The World of Wine
If there’s one thing wine experts insist on, it’s temperature. Drinking it at the correct temperature is probably one of the basic concerns that can bring the most success to a wine experience. But you may be wondering, how do I do it? The Vacuvin thermometer is a simple and inexpensive accessory that will help you control the temperature by simply placing the thermometer around the bottle. An especially interesting gift for those who like white or red wines that are best enjoyed chilled, such as Amelia Pinot Noir.
$ 9,990. Available at Sodimac.cl