We're so excited that it's finally December and we can go FULL Christmas on F&W! With that in mind, we've asked wine writer Raymond Blake to select the ultimate gifts for the wine enthusiast in your life. 

L'Atelier du Vin's ON/OFF decanter

L'Atelier du Vin's ON/OFF decanter

Drip Dry

Decanters may look beautiful but they are pesky to wash and peskier to dry, and that last little puddle of damp often leaves a stain. Not any more. Simply up-end your decanter on this stand and, when finished, disassemble it for ease of storage.

L'Atelier du Vin's ON/OFF decanter, €29.50 Terroirs, Donnybrook

Wilson on Wine & Wine - A Way of Life

Wilson on Wine & Wine - A Way of Life

A Brace of Books

One for reference and one for relaxed reading in front of the fire after Christmas. John Wilson’s annual guide is now an indispensable stocking filler. Steven Spurrier’s memoir starts with a grand vinous tour of Europe in the 1960s. An epic read.  

Wilson on Wine, €12.99 independent wine shops

Wine – A way of Life, GBP £15.99 Amazon 

Le Nez de Vin (Photo: Editions Jean Lenoir)

Le Nez de Vin (Photo: Editions Jean Lenoir)

The Nose Has It

Know your apricot from your peach? Your clove from your cinnamon? Your lemon from your grapefruit? Are you sure? Banish all doubt with this set of 54 different scents in miniature bottles. Never be uncertain again.

Le Nez du Vin, €299 Le Caveau, Kilkenny 

ClimaVinea app

ClimaVinea app

Map App

For the Burgundy nerd in your life. This is the finest wine-related app available today, containing an extraordinary amount of information. It is the brilliantly detailed and endlessly fascinating maps, however, that move this baby to the top of the class.

ClimaVinea, US $24.99

Photo: Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, included in tour

Photo: Cité du Vin in Bordeaux, included in tour

Wine Tour

The mother of all stocking fillers is this five-night guided tour to the city that can rightly claim to be the wine world’s capital: Bordeaux. Accompanied by a representative from Mitchell & Son, Ireland’s oldest wine merchant.

Mitchell & Son €1,495 (pp sharing)

If you have any great gift ideas for wine lovers, leave a comment below! 

Author: Raymond Blake 

Raymond Blake, wine writer

Raymond Blake, wine writer