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Put the ‘Fun’ in Functional: Items for Holiday and Beyond

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011 at 12:49:22 PM
by Danna S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Why should kids get all the fun of opening toys? Adults like gadgets, too. At least we can justify them by their function and practicality.

So from stocking stuffer prices to more expensive items to give your loved ones or yourself, here is a wish list for the wine and spirits enthusiast.

CorkcicleCorkscicle Wine Chiller
This icicle shaped chiller attached to a cork (hence the name Corkcicle) is an easy way to chill wine without having to tote an ice bucket. Simply open your pre-chilled wine bottle, pour out just a sip’s worth to avoid overflow, and insert the pre-frozen Corkcicle into the bottle.

Vinturi Spirit Aerator
From single malt whiskies to blends, an aerator opens up the taste. The Vinturi aerator has a built-in jigger with volume markers and push-button flow control lets you measure and aerate at the same time. No more wondering what amount equals a shot or a “finger.” This model includes a no-drip stand. Try the aerator with other spirits and liqueurs such as tequila, Cognac, Port, Bourbon, vodka,
gin, rum, brandy, and sake.

iSi Twist ‘n Sparkle Carbonated Beverage Maker

This has a wow factor and it gives you another option to serve non-alcoholic drinks to family and guests. It is mechanical, not electric so no plugs or batteries.
Pour a chilled beverage into the bottle, insert an iSi® soda charger, and twist. It eliminates boring sodas and wasting plastic from store-bought bottles. It works with fruit juices and iced teas; cocktails and wine coolers. It can even make fizzy desserts such as ice cream or sorbet floats. The starter kit includes: a bottle, carbonation wand, 3 C02 cartridges, and a recipe booklet. Bottles and cartridges are BPA-free and phthalate-free plastic, and stainless steel, respectively. Extra cartridges and bottles can be purchased separately.

skybar™ Wine System

The skybar™ Wine System chills, pours and preserves wine. The unit chills wine to its ideal serving temperature, while patented vacuum technology naturally preserves your favorite wines for up to 10 days. It has preset temperatures for 9 wine types/varietals, or you can use the manual controls.

The skybar™ Wine System’s three-bottle unit has digital temperature readings for each chamber.

A sleek spout smoothly pours directly into your glass without disturbing the natural sediment in the wine bottle. The chambers keep bottles free of any foreign substances, which can alter flavor and aroma. No expensive replacement cartridges are needed.

Any of these gadgets make fun gifts that any wine lover would be proud to own!

Our 2011 Gift of the Year

Thursday, November 17th, 2011 at 4:26:33 PM
by Danna S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

Announcing Wine Enthusiast’s Gift of the Year 2011: 6-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator6 Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator (2011 Gift of the Year)

Our team has chosen our 6-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator for many benefits other than its sleek design.

It is compact and meant to sit on your countertop for convenient, easy access. Thinner than a microwave and quieter than a traditional wine refrigerator, it uses state-of-the art thermoelectric cooling. The three chrome shelves pull out for easy access. It’s available in classic black, or a clean, crisp white. Both have stainless steel trim.

And the next best feature is price. We are running a special holiday offer until December 26. The introductory price is $99, and shipping is free.  Plus, for great advice on filling your new refrigerator with the best wine, we’ve included a two-year digital subscription to Wine Enthusiast Magazine with your purchase.

But don’t take it from us, we’ve won many accolades from other publications.  The Wall Street Journal gave us the number one rating for their top small wine coolers under $150 and Consumers Digest selected our 12 Bottle Wine Refrigerator as a Best Buy

If you were curious, our past recipients of our Wine Enthusiast Gift of the Year include the EuroCave SoWine Home Wine Bar and the Silent 12 Bottle Dual Zone Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator.

We could think of no better gift item than our 6-Bottle Touchscreen Wine Refrigerator to be named our Gift of the Year 2011.

What features do you look for in a wine refrigerator? For more gifting ideas, visit our newly revamped gift center.

Thoughtful Gifts for Your Wine-Loving Dad

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010 at 4:13:31 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

This Father’s Day, give Dad something more creative than a necktie. How about something he’ll really use, like a great accessory to enhance his wine enjoyment! We’ve selected our top-rated Father’s Day picks for the Dad who is a true oenophile.  They’re sure to make him feel special.

Flavor Enhancer and Decanter Set

Flavor Enhancer Aerator and Decanter Set
One of our newest aerating products, which will keep your Dad on the cutting-edge of wine technology. It maximizes flavor and aeration in three phases turning wine from good to better, to best! And it’s at a price that won’t break the bank.

35-Bottle VinoView Wine Display Refrigerator
Let Dad show off his wine collection with our popular VinoView wine refrigerator. Thanks to thermoelectric cooling, his wine will be safely stored at the proper temperature, while he displays his favorite labels in the special convex door.

‘Wine is Good’ Baseball Cap

This comfortable cotton brushed twill baseball cap is adored by customers who say it ‘adds a little bit of fun to your day.’ Dad can put his hobby on display wherever he goes, with this sporty hat!

Personalized Screwpull LM-400 Lever Corkscrew
Have Dad’s initial engraved for free, on this sleek corkscrew and he’ll be proud to use it to open his favorite bottles.

Wine Chicken GrillerWine Chicken Griller
This handy tool cooks up a juicy bird and is the perfect gift for a Dad who goes for the grill during the Summer months.

Wine Enthusiast Silent 28-Bottle Cellar
Pin-drop quiet performance and a stainless steel-trim door make this stylish wine refrigerator the perfect Father’s Day gift for a new wine collector.

Glencairn Whisky Glasses (Set of 4)
If your Dad is more of a Scotch man, the Glencairn “official whisky glass of the experts” is the perfect treat. He can sip his favorite libation like royalty, while knowing how much you care. Also, check out our new Wide-Bowl version!

Vinturi Wine Aerator
Dad will love showing off the enhanced flavor, bouquet, and finish that this aerator provides his wine. It’s the perfect gadget to complement his wine collection.

‘Wine Gets Better with Age’ Tee Shirt
This tee shirt is about as cute as it gets for Father’s Day. Your Dad will be turning heads on the street when he sports it around town! Wine Gets Better with Age Tee Shirt

Cherry Wood Thermometer & Hygrometer
For the Father who is already a proud cellar owner, this handsome thermometer takes it to new heights. Cherry Thermometer

What are you getting Dad this year? Leave a comment and let us know!

Our Favorite ‘Winey’ Wedding Gifts

Tuesday, May 25th, 2010 at 4:30:46 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

The weather is warming up and Summer months are beckoning us. For many the months of June, July and August mean something aside from beach vacation time: wedding season. While many couples have every bowl, blender and pickle plate pre-selected in a registry,  some may allow you to get creative with gifting. And there’s plenty of room for creative gifts amongst the engagement parties, bridal showers and bachelorette weekends that often come with the territory.

Toast for Two Wine and Picnic TableA friend of mine was recently looking for something more thoughtful for a bridal shower. She perused our site and found the Toast-for-Two Wine Table; a handy bamboo picnic table with slots for two glasses. What a perfect gift for a couple! Her friend will have a jealousy-inducing picnic accessory for her Summer plans. To top it off, I recommended a set of PolyCarb glasses which are so gorgeous, she’ll  fool anyone into thinking they’re real glasses.

We have a lot more beyond the Toast for Two. Here are our favorite ‘Winey Wedding Gifts’ that are sure to impress and delight any betrothed wine lover:

The Break-Free Polycarb glasses I mentioned come in various shapes and sizes and can even be personalized. Worry-free entertaining outdoors no longer means skimping on elegance. The engaged couple will appreciate you thinking outside-the-box!

Bordeaux Lazy Susan

One of our most popular new products is the Bordeaux Indoor and Outdoor Lazy Susan
A fleur-de-lys design is featured in the center with famous grape varietals lining the outside. It will look gorgeous in the new couple’s kitchen or outdoor patio!

Light reds are the perfect thirst-quenching wines for Summer so we are excited about the beautiful Beaujolais Carafe. It has a special ice pocket that keeps reds at the perfect level of cool, without watering them down. At $39.95 it makes an economical and elegant wedding gift.

If your friend is into gadgets, the Vinpodium Rapid Wine Chiller fits the bill. It has sophisticated technology that allows a proud owner to chill red or white wine in a matter of minutes while wowing guests.

Juicy birds will be a Summer essential with our Wine Chicken Griller, whether the bride and groom are great chefs or not. They simply fill the seasoning well with wine, beer or any other beverage of choice and let the liquid infuse as the chicken cooks on the grill.Wine Chicken Griller

The Screwpull Lm-400 Lever Corkscrew is a classic and supremely popular gift, plus the perfect complement to a new kitchen. It can even be personalized.

If a traditional gift is on the list, go for the strong and elegant Fusion Infinity Champagne Flutes. The new couple will be proud to toast their exciting future!SangriaPitcher

The newlyweds’ favorite refreshing beverage will be artfully displayed in this Hand-Made Sangria Pitcher, crafted in the artisan village of El Puente del Arzobispo. Its pinched spout will hold in fruit and ice perfectly during Summer parties.


Our gorgeous Hummingbird Feeder is an absolutely one-of-a-kind gift for the wine and nature lover. It’s crafted from recycled wine bottles with a hummingbird scene etched into it. It also comes complete with instructions for making nectar to attract birds.

For the couple at the beginning stage of wine collecting, our 12 Bottle Silent Wine Refrigerator will send them on their way. Ship it directly to their door and they’ll have a creative gift to congratulate them!

For more great gift ideas for any occasion, visit our gift center.

Top-Rated Wine Gifts for Dad

Friday, May 23rd, 2008 at 4:42:05 PM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

This Father’s Day, give Dad something more creative than a necktie. How about something he’ll really use, like a great accessory to enhance his wine enjoyment! We’ve selected our top-rated Father’s Day picks for the Dad who is a true oenophile. These are the gifts that our customers love the most, voted by you! They’re sure to make him feel special.

Mother’s Day Wine Gifts: Our Top Favorites for All Moms

Wednesday, April 30th, 2008 at 10:11:19 AM
by Erika S., Wine Enthusiast Companies

A bouquet of roses? Pedicure? Jewelry? Yawn. I’m tired of that stuff and I bet my Mom is as well. Most Moms just want to relax on Mother’s Day and if your Mom is anything like mine, a little wine can go a long way toward relaxation.

Whether your Mom is elegant, crafty, unique, or indulgent you can enhance her wine drinking pleasure with these gorgeous gifts. There’s no need to search for something creative this year, we have it all right here. No matter what Mom’s personality is, we have the gift to suit her. Without further ado, our top ten favorite Mother’s Day gifts!