Got a wine lover in your life and need an original wine gift this year? Of course, you could buy another bottle of wine, but if your wine lover is anything like our wine lovers, it's like coals to Newcastle...
So what can we do for that wine obsessed geek (love 'em!) this year? Today we're picking out five gifts that we think will smash it out the park and ensure a loved up, peaceful, possibly even fruity, Valentines day for all. The below recommendation come with CoolerSomm member discounts so don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to get them (you don't need to tell them that bit!).
These mouth-blown, cult-status, in demand Champagne glasses from Lehmann are the ultimate gift for any serious Champagne/Sparkling wine lover.
The Champagne glass of the Champagne lover, the Jamesse Prestige Grand Champagne glasses have received rave reviews from sommeliers the world over and in London these glasses are frequently used at Champagne events, including the recent growers event at Lords. These are the ultralight, mouth-blown 45cl glasses, not to be confused with the machine made 41cl glasses of the same name. This is one of the most exciting new glassware products to hit the market in recent years and a must for a Champagne lover. Each pack contains six glasses.
Le Nez du Vin Aroma Kits - £67-£395
There's a Le Nez du Vin kit for all budgets and various levels of geekdom, from the £67 white or red, oak or faults mini-kits to the mega masterkit at £270 or even, our very own Ultimate Somm Kit containing the masterkit, oak and wine faults to train the nose of a master sommeliere.
The Le Nez du Vin kits are popular for organised wine tastings, those in wine education as well as a great party game. The aromas last for up to 5 years and help to train and guide the nose of even the most experienced wine aficionado.
Strip wine card game anyone? Although I'm sure the creators of Somm Blinders never intended that use, it could be a way to inject some wine fun into Valentine's day! Joking aside, Somm Blinders is a dinner party game that will test the blind tasting skills of even the most crack wine snob.
From the makers of the Somm films, this engaging, strategic and dangerously addictive wine game is sure to improve your blind tasting skills. The Somm Blinders Original Deck helps improve your blind tasting skills with characteristics cards that you match to the wines you're tasting.
The Somm Blinders Original Deck is a great game for a dinner party or simply to play with your wine friends on any occasion or even to cram for WSET or CMS exams. This original deck started the Somm blinders craze and is fast becoming coming a classic.
Expand your loved one's drinking horizons beyond wine and onto the hard stuff with this classic Double Old Fashioned Tumbler.
The Richard Brendon Fluted Double Old Fashioned Tumbler was created specifically for the American bar at Gleneagles and is ideal for Whisky on the Rocks as well as a range of cocktails.
Mouth blown and hand cut in Slovenia these classically styled tumblers offer Art-Deco elegance.
Buy your Richard Brendon glassware with CoolerSomm and you can also enjoy a free polishing cloth with every order worth £9.00.
La Sommeliere SLS102DZ - £995
Nothing says 'I love you' like a dual zone, 100 bottle premium quality wine cooler. In fact your other half may wonder what on earth they've done to deserve such a fabulous gift!
The La Sommeliere SLS102DZ is our recommendation for the best buy wine fridge under £1000. With the ability to store 102 bottles in dual temperature zones with the upper programmable between 5-12°C and the lower 12-18°C, it's ideal for a variety of wine from the storage of finest Burgundy to the service of Champagne. Alternatively you can use the whole wine fridge at a universal 12°C and use the unit wholly for storage. This flexible, premium, quiet and attractive wine cooler has all the functionality necessary to support your wine lover's collection as it changes through the years.
So there you have it! You can use your CoolerSomm member discounts on most items on our website so feel free to peruse at your leisure and find that ideal wine gift for your beau this year.