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Last-Minute Holiday Gifts for Wine-Lovers

Posted on | December 17, 2015 | Written by IWM Staff | No Comments

3 bottle basket 1Christmas is next week, putting pressure on those of you who need to shop for the holiday. If you’re looking for gifts for the wine lover who has everything, IWM is here to help.

First, glassware never goes amiss. One thing about wine glasses and decanters: they’re going to break. IWM has beautiful glassware—from Schnapps to Grappa, from Burgundy to Brandy, this crystal glassware transforms drinking into an art. And, let’s face it, no wine-lover is ever disappointed in getting shiny new stemware.

Books are any expert’s best friend, and IWM stocks a carefully curated selection of wine and food books, including the memoir of IWM Founder Sergio Esposito, Passion on the Vine. This book tells more than Sergio’s story; it profiles some of our favorite producers, including the late, great Franco Biondi-Santi and the very vital Ales Kristancic. It’s a fun, informative, lively read.

Speaking of books, our friend celebrity chef Scott Conant has just released a new cookbook, and IWM has created gift sets of signed editions of his new The Scarpetta Cookbook packaged with handpicked Italian wines. There’s a range of pricing, wines, and styles so you can ensure that your lucky Italian wine-loving friends have everything they need to indulge their palates and to make scrumptious Italian meals.

IWM has some pretty amazing antique corkscrews, perfect for connoisseurs of culture and history. While a visit to the IWM showroom will give you the best idea of what’s available, our website does feature a few beauties from the nineteenth century. Help your friends open their wines like Charles Dickens and Mark Twain opened theirs!

Our gift center also features wine gift baskets, wine tasting cases, wine boxes, wine samplers and memberships to our wine clubs (there are four different ones, each tailored to the palates of different wine-lovers). There’s much to give—and much to get!

Finally, you can’t go wrong with an IWM gift certificate. Sometimes it’s best to let people pick out their own presents. That way, you know they’re drinking what they love, and they’re loving what they drink!


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