Best Online Wine Gifts for the Wine Lover on Your List

Best Online Wine Gifts for the Wine Lover on Your List

Are you stuck shopping for a wine lover, with no idea where to begin. Yeah, we’ve been there. Why head to a wine store when there are some truly unique online wine gifts out there? Our guide offers some unique gifts for wine lovers, as well as some of the most popular and, ultimately, some of the best wine gifts. These are wine gifts that we’ve given, we’ve received, or, more often than not wish that someone had presented to us (hint hint!). Let us help you find the perfect wine gift, for a birthday, wedding, holiday, or really any ole time that demands a great wine bottle or wine gift. Wine Gift Ideas for Wine Lovers *This post contains compensated links. Find more info in my DISCLAIMER. There’s more to purchasing gifts for wine drinkers than purchasing a case of wine online. Sure, that can work and it can get the job done. But a really great way to send wine as a gift is to find something a little more unique. This can be a wine gift basket, or some cool wine accessories. But, there are some things to keep in mind. At the top of my list of things to consider is worrying about the wine delivery service that is available. Many of our recommended wine gifts can be purchased on Amazon, not only in the US, but in Europe, or even Australia. But, particularly in the US, mailing wine as a gift can get a little more complicated. There are certain US states that restrict shipments of wine. And, the states that do allow wine bottles...
The Best Australian Wine Tours – How to Visit the Australian Wine Regions

The Best Australian Wine Tours – How to Visit the Australian Wine Regions

It’s been a long time since we traveled to Australia. But, we are looking to plan a trip, mostly to focus on wine. Of course, we know some of the biggest Australian wine brands. The ones that are available around the world. But, we want to know more. We want to experience some of the best Australian wine tours, and to visit the best Australian wine regions. But, we needed advice from some experts.  First off, Australia is big! Very big. And, much like the United States, wine is grown in several regions. There are six states in Australia: New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria, and Western Australia. This Australian wine tourism guide includes wine tour recommendations in 5 of these states! That’s a lot to comb through. We sought advice from some of our travel blogging friends, those who know a lot more about Australian wine than we do. After all, I wanted more than just some advice on basic Australian wines, or Australian wine tasting notes. I wanted to know which wine regions to visit, which Australian wineries to visit (or Cellar Doors as they are known down under), and which tours to take. In this guide, we include all of the wine tour advice we received to plan our trip, and hopefully to help other wine travelers. Top Australian Wine Regions There’s more to Australian wine than Shiraz, and there’s more to the wine country than drinking Shiraz while spotting kangaroos. Although, that could be entirely possible. Some of the most famous Australian wine regions include Hunter Valley Australia, the Barossa Valley, Yarra Valley, and Margaret...
Top Wooden Wine Racks – The Best Home Wine Storage

Top Wooden Wine Racks – The Best Home Wine Storage

We drink a lot of wine. And, we drink a good amount of it at home. That means we are always struggling to figure out the best wine storage for our home. We’ve considered, and purchased, wooden wine racks and metal wine racks, of all sizes and all price points. In this post, we round up some of the best wine rack furniture options, including what to take into consideration before your purchase. Our Wine Bottle Storage History When we lived in Chicago, we had everything short of a wine celler. When we first were married, we started small. We had a metal wine rack, with a glass top. It held about 9 wine bottles, and had a hanging wine glass rack for a handful of wine glasses. On top we were able to keep our cocktail and wine accessories. It was a hybrid wine rack bar and wine glass rack. We grew out of that one pretty quick. Only 9 bottles? When we moved into our condo in Chicago, we knew it was time for an upgrade. We eventually bought a Danby 75 bottle wine fridge, which was awesome. Eric likes to say it was the second best thing we owned, after our Mini Cooper named Winston. But, it still wasn’t large enough. Then, we bought a few wooden wine storage racks, which together held about 200 bottles. Finally, we were able to store all of our wine! Buy our Danby Designer 75 Bottle Freestanding Wine Cooler from Amazon now Now, where we live in Girona, Spain, we have a lot less space and needed to be more...
The Best Wine Clubs – How to Find the Perfect Wine Subscription

The Best Wine Clubs – How to Find the Perfect Wine Subscription

One of the best parts of our wine tasting trips to California was the chance to find new wines. Many of these wines we couldn’t find at our local Whole Foods or wine shop. And, when we found wines we really enjoyed, we joined their wine club. I loved the excitement of receiving a monthly wine box. Sometimes, with a few of the top wine clubs, we signed up for quarterly shipments. The best wine clubs shipped fancy sparkling wines over the holidays. Whether you are looking for the best wine subscription out there to help fill your home wine cellar, or you are looking for the best wine of the month club to give as a gift, we’ve got the best options. Check out our wine gift guide offering recommendations for the best wine gifts for wine lovers. What is a Wine Subscription? A wine subscription can include monthly or quarterly shipments of wine direct to your home or office. They vary in the number of bottles shipped, and the price per shipment. Some wine subscriptions include just the wine bottles, some include wine and food pairings, and some are shipped as wine gift baskets. In this post, we share wine of the month club reviews for various wine companies that all ship to the US. These are not necessarily the places to buy cheap wine online. Instead, the one thing that each of these wine clubs has in common is that they search for great wine to ship regularly to wine lovers. And, that is what counts. Wine subscriptions can be purchased for yourself, to celebrate your...
The Best Wine Tours Around The World – Wine Tasting Tours

The Best Wine Tours Around The World – Wine Tasting Tours

Traveling for wine is becoming more popular as many travelers seek something a little more from their travel experiences. The concept of “wine tourism” is just as popular as adventure tourism or ecotourism to the right kind of travelers. And, finding the best wine tours is an important part of the travel research process. Please want to go wine tasting while traveling. Sure, a trip to the wine store is easy and convenient, particularly if you are looking to pick up a few bottles for your wine fridge at home. But wine tasting when traveling opens up a whole new world. One where it’s possible to try different types of wines, many of which you may never have heard of before.  Recommended Wine Tasting Tours This comprehensive post includes our recommendations, along with recommendations from some top travel bloggers about the best regions to taste wine when traveling. A few things to note. First, there are wine tours of every type, variety, and budget. It’s possible to wine taste by private jet. Or, it’s possible to do a Google search for “wine tasting near me” to find great wines close to home. But, in this post, we share recommendations for amazing wine tours, all over the world. And, our expert wine travel bloggers share recommendations for wine country destinations on 6 continents! At the end of this post, we include a detailed comparison table for recommendations on top wine tours around the world. Mendoza Wine Tours Talek over at Travels With Talek recommends Mendoza Argentina, particularly for Malbec lovers. People who love Mendoza, love wine. Wine lovers travel to Mendoza to...
Best Small Wine Cooler – Top Wine Fridge Picks for 2018 – Wine Product Reviews

Best Small Wine Cooler – Top Wine Fridge Picks for 2018 – Wine Product Reviews

So, it’s time to step up your wine storage game. Perhaps you already have a wine rack that is always loaded to the brim. Or, you’re tired of storing several bottles of wine in your refrigerator, taking up valuable space. Or, do you find yourself always trying to stick a bottle into a single wine chiller to get the wine cold at the last minute? If you don’t have the opportunity to build an entire wine celler in your home, or if space is at a premium, a small wine cooler might be your stepping stone. Click Here To See The Best Small Wine Cooler On The Market In fact, it’s not necessary to have a wine room in your home (unless you want to). By choosing the right wine refrigerator, it’s possible to store both red and white wine, at the perfect temperature, making it always ready to drink. Or, if you travel for wine, you will have the perfect spot to store all of your wine souvenirs. Looking For The Top Small Wine Cooler? Here are our recommendations for the best wine coolers that are on the smaller size. We identify “small” as under 36 bottles. There is one that is 38 bottles, but it’s such a great wine bottle chiller I had to include it!  We also offer our wine cooler reviews scale, rating each wine cooler on a scale of 1-5. This rating is based on our research of each wine cooler and their specs.  CoolerBrandSizeTypeOur Rating (/5)Price Vinotemp6 BottleSingle Zone5 Magic Chef12 BottleSingle Zone4 Wine Enthusiast12 BottleSingle Zone4.5 NutriChef18 BottleSingle Zone4.5 EdgeStar34 BottleDual Zone5...