Friday, December 3, 2010

Best Wine and Food Lovers Christmas Gifts

Well it is that time of the year again; we have to think hard about what to buy our family and friends for Christmas. I think a gift should be well thought out,  with that persons interest as the main indicator of what to buy. For wine and food lovers this can be tricky. We seem to very specific about things and brands that we like, so check out a few of my suggestions.

I really love wine bottle stoppers. The Fleur De Lis stopper can be found at Frontgate. The others can be found at Pottery Barn.

Another favorite is beautiful things that are useful like this cloche from Wisteria. I could see baked goods, cheese or collections under this cloche. Wisteria also has these wine bottle candle holders that look great with a beautiful empty wine bottle as the base.

Cheese lovers will love these items. These cheese markers are porcelain and they have an erasable pen; they be be found at Pottery Barn. The parchment paper leaves look great on a platter. They can be purchased at Williams and Sonoma or Sur la Table.

For those foodies, try Victoria Gourmets sea salts Here are two of my favorites:

 We also like cookbooks, wine videos, nice stemware, herb plants, fruit trees, kitchen gadgets, wine gadgets, and serve ware.
This appetizer cookbook by Eric Treuille and Victoria Blashford-Snell is wonderful. It can be purchased at Amazon.
This is a bit of a splurge, but for that cook that wants to have an extra burner pronto or cook outside, this is an excellent gift. The Viking Portable Induction Cooktop is about $500.00 It is available at

Food items are always a plus in my book. I love the smooth pate` from Les Petite Couchon or 3 pigs
This is the pate` with mushrooms, which I love! I also love the Mousse Truffle Pate`. Try adding these in a gift basket along with some goat cheese from Cypress Grove Chevre, like Humboldt Fog or Purple Haze along with some good crackers and a bottle of sparkling wine. Try this one from J Wines.

These are just a few of my suggested Christmas gifts for the wine and food lovers on your list. I'll offer more suggestions in the coming days...



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