Thinking Outside the Bottle
Gifting wine is a pretty traditional scene. You bring a bottle to hosts, give a bottle to friends during the holidays, and keep some on-hand for when you forget to grab something. As the popularity and access to great wine grows, more people are getting interested in the world of wine. Which is great news because there are so many options now to gift wine drinkers––besides pricey bottles. Dads in particular are the perfect gift recipients to great wine accessories. Who doesn’t know a Dad that doesn’t love tinkering around with new gadgets or showing off a new item they just picked up that few others have? We’ve rounded up some great wine gift ideas that will get Dad excited about his wine collection again.
Coravin Wine Preservation System
The Coravin System allows you to access, pour, and enjoy your favourite wines by the glass whenever you like, without pulling the cork. This is the ideal gift for Dads who enjoy tasting their wines without finishing a bottle in one sitting. The innovative design keeps wine safe from oxidation, allowing it to continue to age naturally. It’s a truly unique gadget that will get any wine fan talking.
There are a number of options in the wine aerator market. Wine aerators are helpful in speeding up the process of opening wines up to breathe, which is important for flavour development. Aerating wine allows for enhanced tasting and a smoother finish, without the waiting time that traditional decanting requires. Models like the Vinturi Wine Aerator require no batteries and are compact enough to leave in the kitchen drawer. A great gift for any red fan in particular.
It can be difficult for anyone to keep up with the wines they tasted. Keeping short notes in your phone or trying to remember which bottles you loved, isn’t very comprehensive. Tasting journals are a really great way to get Dad to enjoy the wine experience more and also learn from what he has tried. There are some wonderful options out there for tasting journals. One we love is from Wine Folly, for its tasting method guide and overall quality. Getting Dad to track his wine is a really thoughtful gift he will use for years to come.
Enjoying Wine Together
With so many options available in the wine world these days, you’re sure to find something that not only gets Dad enjoying his wine, but sharing it too. We hope you’re able to take in a glass or two with the Dads in your life and talk about the great wine you’ve been enjoying lately! Happy Father’s Day!