Grape Occasions Gift Guide: Wine

In the spirit of holiday giving and of Grape Occasions theme, this week we’re sharing great gift ideas for wine, spa, travel and you.  Today is WINE…

Wines of the World Wine Club

Discover new wines and regions with this gift from wine.com. I received one earlier this year as a gift and it was fantastic! The 3, 6 or 12-month subscription delivers two bottles of wine to your door each month in a box mimicking a wine crate including detailed tasting notes page with information on the region, winery and food pairings on each of the 2 wines. Wine.com’s wine experts make their selections from among hundreds of wines produced around the world from big name wineries to small boutiques. Members also get an exclusive subscription to the monthly newsletter (more details to come as I just signed up for mine) and discount on reorders.

Wine School

Treat the wine lover on your list to a true immersion in wine with classes at a local wine school. LocalWineEvents.com is a great resource to find schools in your area…click on your City then on Educators & Schools.

Wine Tasting Kit

For exploring wine at home, a wine tasting kit is perfect! Currently my favorite is L’Atelier du Vin Wine Tasting Kit. The Wine Discovery is an illustrated tasting method with 40 wine aromas and 50 tasting sheets that helps any wine lover discover the vintage, region of origin or the appellation of a wine. While focused on France its given me a fantastic education in smelling AND tasting wines!

Adopt a Vine

Any wine lover would love to own their own vine! Last year I received this neat gift… Adopt A Vine by gift republic. While your vine is in the UK, it still really cool! Check out my post for more details.

Wine Wars

This fun and educational gift is A Trivia Game for Wine Geeks and Wannabes. Its a great way to spend some time over the holidays with friends and family! 🙂