Written By Guest Writer Libations / Wine Dec 22, 2014 10 Gifts for Wine Geeks SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter PinterestWith hundreds of wine gadgets around, it’s easy to shop for the wine geek in your life. Here are 10 of the best. Wine not included.SaberFor the geek who loves the limelight. There’s nothing quite as flamboyant as opening a bottle of champers with a saber. Practicing before the big night can be fun too.Drop StopsThere’s always a bottle that, no matter what you do, drips. Drop stops mean no more red wine dribbles on your perfect white linens. I love these.Wine WipesSometimes all it takes is a single glass of red wine to make you look like Dracula’s evil sibling. Wine wipes make your pearlies white again.Wine Aromas – Le Nez du Vin“Black cherries with underpinnings of leather, black pepper and violets”. Every wondered what that actually means? For the curious and more serious student, wine aroma kits come with single phials of common aromas and help you hone your tasting skills.Inert Gas Wine PreserverOccasionally, even a geek may not finish the whole bottle of wine. Squirt inert gas into the bottle and it blankets the leftover wine, protecting the wine from oxygen until you’re ready to imbibe again.Filter and FunnelIt happens to us all at some point; a cork that just won’t come out gracefully and you end up with cork bits in the wine. A fast filter and life is good again.Champagne StopperAfter all the effort that goes into getting the bubbles into the wine, keep them there until you’re ready for your next glass.Wine SuitcaseEvery wine geek brings back wine from a trip. A custom wine suitcase comes with a hard shell, temperature-regulating padding and is designed to meet airline checked-baggage weight limits. Beats wrapping precious bottles in sweaters and praying they arrive safely.Bicycle Wine RackFor more local transportation, the leather bicycle wine rack is perfect. Just strap it to any bike frame and away you go. Very west coast.Waiters’ FriendYes, of course your geek has a corkscrew. Probably several. But the dedicated wine geek will have donated a few to airport security over the course of the year. Time to replenish stocks.—By Sharon McLean SHARE VIA: Facebook Twitter Pinterest Written By: Guest Writer We get many people writing guest articles for us, as well as past contributors. This is the Guest ... Read More You may also like Food Events / Food News September 18, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-Island & Tofino September|October 2019 The Buzz Up-Island It’s high time for festival season! I anticipate this time of the year all year long when fresh produce is in abundance, ... Read More Food Events / Food News July 3, 2019 EAT Buzz Up-island & Tofino July|August 2019 The Buzz Up-island July 2019 “First we EAT, then we do everything else”(M.K.Fisher) – at least I do anyway. Never short of ... Read More Events / Food News / Places June 27, 2019 City EATS July|August 2019 Summertime means eating al fresco, whether on one of our city’s many lovely outdoor patios or packing a picnic and heading to a park or ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 City EATS May 2019 Summer is on the way! This seems like a good time to remind you about Victoria’s incredible small batch ice cream and frozen treat makers, just in ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Tofino May 2019 16th Tofino Food & Wine Festival — 20 top chefs, 75 wineries and 21 breweries to indulge on June 7th – 9th. Friday kicks off The Cocktail ... Read More Events / Food News / Places May 3, 2019 The Buzz Up-island May 2019 Living on Vancouver Island is like living in paradise; however, I think Mother Nature is possibly going to test our resilience this season with ... Read More Comments are closed.