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 Victoria / Wine Events October 5, 2017 Crush ~ A Fine Wine Affair, Sunday, October 22, 2017 “A Benefit for The Belfry Theatre at the Inn at Laurel Point” The Belfry Theatre’s annual fine wine auction returns to the Inn ... Read More Wine Events May 17, 2017 Coast to Coast – Ontario & Nova Scotia Wines Shined at the Vancouver Wine Festival. At the Vancouver Wine Festival 2017 only six attendees at a standing room only Coast to Coast media and trade seminar who, when asked if anyone had ... Read More Fortified Wine April 28, 2017 Madeira: intense, indestructible… and overlooked What comes to mind when you hear “Madeira wine “? If anything, it’s likely to be a dusty bottle sitting alongside the Marsala, balsamic vinegar ... Read More Okanagan / Wine Festivals March 22, 2017 Canada 150: The Purity and Diversity of BC Wines The 2017 Vancouver International Wine Festival celebrated Canada’s 150th anniversary with Canadian wines at the core. Punters lined up for a taste ... Read More Beer & Cider / Victoria March 15, 2017 Highlights and Sours at Victoria Beer Week After nine days of events, Victoria Beer Week once again poured its final pint of the year. Some may still be reeling (recovering?) from the ... Read More Coffee & Tea March 7, 2017 Is Your Coffee in Season? GROWING UP IN MANITOBA TAUGHT ME TO APPRECIATE SEASONAL fruits and vegetables. Unlike Vancouver Island, Manitoba has a brief growing season. All of ... Read More Comments are closed.