The holiday season swings into full gear. Christmas and Hanukkah gift shopping looms. I drink more wine. Which leads me to today’s article on 5 great gift ideas for wine (& cheese) lovers.
The stem versus stemless dilemma need not confuse. [And for those of you who, like me, enjoy wading deeply into details few appreciate – know this: stemless wine glasses actually have neither a stem nor a base & are more accurately referred to as tumblers.] Stems are there so you do not hold the bowl, thereby warming the wine beyond its optimal drinking temperature. Stemless wine glasses have become synonymous with modern & casual, while stemmed glasses suggest, to some, a more formal and traditional affair. Taylor Street offers both. And rather than a colorful imprint that will not wear well over numerous cleanings, we suggest an etched personalization, with a minimal design that is beautifully etched. Two of our most popular wine glasses:
Too many wine glasses already? What about coasters. Coasters can be cool. These coasters are keepers, handmade hammered copper backed with black velvet.
For those on your list who love books and would enjoy learning as much as possible about wine from one of today’s most knowledgeable and entertaining experts, The Wine Bible by Karen MacNeil is the book for you. Spoil your loved one with the hardcover edition at $22.
If you believe, as I do, that wine tastes better when shared with friends, then why not gift a cheeseboard to linger longer? Our bamboo board has a slate strip running through it, which makes it easy to add a fun & personal chalk note to guests with each use.
There you are. Five gifts for the wine (& cheese) lover on your guest list.
And remember — the best wines are the ones we drink with friends.