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Wine Gadgets or Gifts?

Posted by AdrianSmith, Nov 26, 2014.

Hey all, 

 

Xmas around the corner, what would you advise to gift as a credible wine gadget you've come across in your time?

Also, are there any wine-related beauty products you know of?

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Reply by dmcker, Nov 26, 2014.

Nothing gadgety or cutesy, but a good decanter is always appreciated. These are the two shapes I generally use the most, a Captain's Decanter (hopefully magnum capacity) and an angled carafe with handle:

 

Otherwise a well-made sommelier's friend.

Those are both items I've appreciated receiving, and that have been appreciated when I've given.

Quite a few hotspring resorts in Japan have wine baths. You can buy powdered bath salts in Japan to replicate the experience at home.

 

 

 

 

Then, of course, there's OT's favorite WINEBOOTIE!  If I'd been part of the Secret Santa op this year, I probably would've bought the pirate version for him, filled it full of Hungarian bikaver, and shipped it off to Sonoma.  Then double-dared him to take it around on visits to barrel rooms at his favorite local wineries for refills... ;-)

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Reply by outthere, Nov 26, 2014.

Arrrrrrrrrrr!

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Reply by zufrieden, Nov 26, 2014.

It might be good to be in there out there.  Then again perhaps not.

;-)

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Reply by dvogler, Nov 26, 2014.

OT,

Maybe you and I should buy all the regulars one of these booties as penance for our mean-spiritedness .  That guy may not come back because of jerks like us.

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Reply by dvogler, Nov 26, 2014.

Hey Zuf, I noticed you just reviewed the Township 7 cab!  I haven't seen it in Victoria.  I used to love the merlot, but the 2010 sucked.  Haven't tried the 2011. 

Did you get it at BC Liquor?

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Reply by GregT, Nov 27, 2014.

Well, I gived someone a decanter once, so I agree with Dmucker. Gadgets are irritating to get, so I don't gave them neither but once I gived somebody a turtle in a box. He was surprised.

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Reply by dmcker, Nov 27, 2014.

Bad news from famous doctor today--out drunk tonight. Gived some Puglia white to man on street after couldn't finish it with bad marinara shrimp pizza at half delivery/half eat-in joint. Then gived aged 100% agave tequila to beef and lamb and venison importer from NZ because old friend from Toscana insisted in his restaurant I drink his famous Mexican and I was somehow in his good-old-days cosmology. Then gived BS prosecco and cava (why are they so bad at end of night???) to guy who then wanted fisticuffs in standup bar cuz I also liked bartendress. Oh dear. Cat had empty dish by time got home, but fisticuffs were won, somehow someway. Fortunately police far away. But Santa may not be coming. Know, however, could do Pirate thing better than Tyrone Power and even Errol Flynn but maybe not Burt Lancaster. Captain Face-of-Blood for stand-bar loser title???

 GARRRRRHHHH!!!!

Turtles best in soup.

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Reply by JonDerry, Nov 27, 2014.

Sounds like another interesting episode other than the bad news. Hope not too bad.

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Reply by Mike Madaio, Dec 3, 2014.

Unless you are splurging for a Coravin, give wine instead.

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Reply by GregT, Dec 4, 2014.

D - Errol wasn't a pirate! He was a buccaneer and a swashbuckler!


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