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No Whining About Wine Gifts
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Finding the right wine gift can be a challenge regardless of who's actually been naughty or nice. There are different price ranges for everyone you need to buy gifts for, never mind that everyone on your list might have a different level of wine knowledge or appreciation.
With that, The Daily Sip brings you holiday gift suggestions for all the important wine drinkers on your shopping list:
The Wine Newbie: Wine for Dummies
target=0Updated in 2009 yet intelligently written on its first run, this book is as good as it gets for anyone with no--or even a decent amount of--wine knowledge. It's perhaps the only book in the entire Dummies series that's worth admitting you bought--and keeping on hand. Buy it here.
Parents: A pretty decanter
No gift shows respect for your elders like an object that's shiny and fragile. Add practicality to the mix, and you get some serious brownie points. A beautiful decanter is the perfect purchase for any wine-loving parent. Find one here.
The iBanker Who Has Everything: A limited-edition Champagne
If money's no object when you're buying for someone who makes it in his or her sleep, go with a limited-edition Champagne. All the big-name, recognizable producers make special labels that, when gifted, show you put some extra effort into the purchase. Our pick: The Andy Warhol edition of Dom Perignon 2002. Find it here.
Mother-In-Law: Something that'll keep her busy
The best thing you can get to keep someone off your back is a big, fat, captivating book. No wine book is more thorough than Jancis Robinson's Oxford Companion to Wine. Sure, it's mostly for reference, but it's written in an approachable manner that makes you want to jump around its 800 pages, constantly absorbing wine knowledge. Any wine-loving mother-in-law would be lost in this book for weeks. Find it here.
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