Wine Connoisseur Gift: Wine Decanter

by lakeerieartists

Lovely wine decanters can be purchased for a range of prices, so you can find a wine decanter to fit your budget for a gift or for yourself.

Are you close to someone, friend or relative who is a wine connoisseur? Someone you love, but don't understand because you just do not have the commitment to excellent wines that they do? All of us love people that we do not completely understand, but we want to give them gifts that they want to make them happy.

This article is the beginning of a series of articles to help you find gifts for your wine connoisseur, whether you are a wine lover yourself or not.

What is the Best Gift for a Wine Connoisseur?

For someone who is a wine lover, tasting wines is more than a hobby, collecting and learning about wines is a culture, a passion. For wine lovers, there is always the quest for the best wine, the ultimate enjoyment of wine vintages.

To help savor each sip of wine, wine needs to be stored correctly, and served properly. The proper wine accessories can help. One of the most lovely gifts for a wine lover is a beautiful wine decanter. Decanters are usually made of glass, so that you can admire the wine inside the decanter. A decanter may or may not come with a special wine stopper or wine pouring spout, but you can buy those separately.

Lovely wine decanters can be purchased for a range of prices, so you can find a wine decanter to fit your budget for a gift or for yourself.  And if you yourself are a wine lover, you may want to start a collection of vintage or antique wine decanters.

WMF Wine Decanters

WMF Basic Water Decanter 1L Height 29 cm Close-Up Stopper Glass Cromargan Stainless Steel,Silver

Basics for your household. The basic collection includes everyday items for daily use in the kitchen and also when serving at the table. Sugar dispenser, cream dispenser, honey ...

Only $35.68
WMF Basic Water Decanter and 2 Fruit Skewers, Transparent, 3-Piece

The Basic collection includes water carafes with practical CloseUp stoppers from design agency Köhler & Wilms. The tilt mechanism opens and closes automatically when pouring and...

Only $39.85

Reidel Wine Decanters

Riedel VINUM Bordeaux/Merlot/Cabernet Wine Glasses, Pay for 6 get 8 - 7416/0

The Cabernet glass is perfect for full-bodied, complex red wines that are high in tannin. The generous size of this glass allows the bouquet to develop fully, and smooths out th...

$177.00  $149.99
BTäT- Wine Decanter, Breather Wine Carafe, Wine Decanter Aerator, Hand Blown 100% Lead Free Cryst...

$48.95  $29.95

Wine Decanter Shape

Riedel Wine DecanterClaus Riedel changed the world of wine with his revolutionary concept of functional wine stemware and decanting. He was the first designer to recognize that the bouquet, taste, balance and finish of wines are affected by the shape of the decanter and glass from which they are drunk.  Reidel decanter allows sediment to settle, clarifying any older red wine. Even with a young, sediment-free wine, the decanter makes a beautiful serving vessel by displaying the wine's color.

Reidel decanters are colorless, transparent, and thin-walled.  Reidel wine decanters are top of the line, come in various shapes, and have stemware to match. Decanters are made from crystal glassware.

Antique Collectible Decanters

If the person you are buying a wine gift for is also an antique glass collector or crystal wine decanter collector, there are many choices available to collect antique wine decanters on Ebay. As I did research for this article, I found more choices of wine decanters than I imagined I would on Ebay, including the vintage ruby red glass wine decanters pictured below, and a variety of lovely antique wine decanters in several styles.

There are also some gorgeous cut crystal wine decanters in several vintage shapes in mint condition including some Reidel brand name crystal decanters.

Vintage wine decanters come in a variety of price points, making it easy to find a decanter to fit your budget.  There are several very rare antique and vintage wine decanters that would make terrific collectibles even if you never use them for wine.

Antique Wine Decanters

Rare Wine Decanters

Wine Clubs

Wine lovers often like to belong to wine clubs to allow them to try wines that they do not know about or wines that are not sold in their local wine stores. Two of the best wine clubs, Cellars Wine Club, and Uncorked Ventures are listed to the right with links to their websites.

Many wine clubs offer gift certificates and other membership opportunities that can be given as a gift to your wine connoisseur for their birthday, anniversary, or a wedding gift. This way they can choose which wines they want to purchase and you do not have to worry about getting the wrong wine for them.

Wine clubs are a fun gift for a newlywed or newly engaged couple to get because they get to discover the wines together, and get to know each other better at the same time.

Crystal Wine Decanters

Ruby Red Glass Wine Decanters

Wine Stoppers and Pourers

To avoid spilling the wine, having a wine stopper and wine pourer is a good choice.  Wine stoppers are made to fit in both wine bottles and wine decanters. 

It is really hard to have too many wine stoppers and wine pourers if you love wine, so if you are not sure what to give your wine lover as a gift, a wine stopper is a good idea.  Or you can give a wine pourer that fits in the top of the wine decanter together as a gift set.

Wine Decanter Bottle Stoppers

How to Use a Wine Decanter

Updated: 02/06/2015, lakeerieartists
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katiem2 on 03/19/2012

What beautiful wine decanters, that reminds me I need to pick up some red wine today. Great looking glass red wine would look so perfect in. A glass a day is very good for you.

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