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Wined & Dynamic


I had a lot of fun writing last month’s 10 for $10 on wine lovers’ gift ideas. But of course, it was sad because I saw so many kickin’ ideas that were well over my tidy budget. So today I thought it’d be fun to round up five best gift ideas for wine lovers. While they’re all awesome for any ol’ time, they’re also key to keep in mind as we drift toward the holidays.

Glass Cluster ChandelierGlass Cluster Chandelier – From $389+ @ Generate
As you can imagine, this stunning, sparkling chandelier would wow any wine lover as it suspends over their kitchen island or oversized dining room table. But this is not a mere decor piece. What you’re ordering is the rods that will hang the wine glasses of your choice – meaning you basically get to design your own chandelier. Your wine glasses are actually meant to be used and then re-hung, making it also a pretty savvy storage piece alongside a striking conversation starter. There are three sizes of the chandelier available, starting with 16 glasses and working your way up to 76. A very cool housewarming or anniversary gift!

a-date-with-wine-stainless-steel-wine-stopper-1Le Mouton Noir & Co ‘A Date With Wine’ Wine Stopper – $52 @ Amazon.com
I really don’t blame you if, after enjoying a glass or two of wine, you don’t remember when you opened it after stopping it again with a cork. This hefty stainless steel wine stopper however, promises to end those woes of spoiled wine (particularly useful for chefs that only need a splash or two). After plugging up your wine bottle, simply adjust the wheel on top to set the month and day it was popped, and you’ll know exactly when you need to guzzle the rest down by.

Wine For Your Life Holder
‘Wine For Your Life’ Bottle Holder – $32 @ Amazon.ca
There are a lot of fun, slightly gimmicky wine holders out there – but this one is straight up cool. Designed to showcase a single bottle of wine, it works perfectly as a centerpiece at your next dinner party. Constructed from sturdy black metal, this sleek wine bottle holder features the silhouette of a man and a woman literally on the ‘wine’ from the soon-to-be-crushing bottle. Super cute pick as a hostess gift or for your close friends that love a good bottle of vino.

Sempli Cupa Vino GlassesSempli Cupa Vino Glasses – $65 for two @ Room 2046
Stems – who needs ’em? That’s the rationale behind these elegant, hand-blown, lead-free crystal glasses that not only look beautiful, but serve a purpose. When you set your glass down, it will rock and roll a little bit (no worries – the glasses are designed with gravity in mind and won’t tip over). This actually helps with the oxygenation process, which as any good would-be sommelier knows, is key to enjoying your drink. They come perfectly packaged in a little gift box, making this a sweet wedding gift choice. Also available in a frosty finish.

VinoVintiVinoVinti – $39.95
Every gift in this guide is in good taste – but this is the only wine lovers’ gift that will also make your wine taste better. Here’s the rub with wine: we love it, but sometimes its ‘acidic bite’ isn’t that pleasing to the senses. If you’ve ever shuddered at taking a first sip – even of good wine – you’ll know what I mean. Enter VinoVinti, an ingenious little device that is way faster than decanting when it comes to softening the tannins and making the entire bottle taste as it was meant to. I’ve given it a whirl – and really, all you do is insert the rod, seal it in with a vacuum stopper, and gently ‘pump’ until bubbles appear. 30 seconds later, VinoVinti has removed the carbonic acid (if necessary, you can give it another go-round). You no longer have to worry about refreshing the bottle glass-by-glass, and your entire bottle will have a crisp, refreshing taste without any of that potential bitterness. The base kit comes with everything you need, including a rod, holder, vacuum pump and stopper, but I’d recommend shelling out for an extra rod so you can do your reds and whites separately. Totally genius idea for the in-laws this holiday, or perhaps as a holiday gift or a present for your boss. Why give them one bottle of good wine when you can hand over a lifetime of good wine drinking?

VinoVinti is available online and does ship to Canada. They also have a retail presence in fine liquor stores in Ft. McMurray, Alberta, Armstrong, BC, and Pembroke, Ontario. Again, I think this is one of those fab ideas that is so simple and perfectly priced for gifting to a whole range of people. After all, the tagline is literally “makes wine taste better”. Sold. Stock up, share the wealth. Oh, and speaking of such things, perhaps I should share with you that I’m giving away a VinoVinti to one lucky winner. Wanna win it? Here’s how to enter:

1) Shoot me a comment below by November 1, 2014: which of the wine lovers’ gifts featured in this post do you love the best? While you’re at it, why don’t you tell me who you’d buy it for?

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 2, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry #1: Share THIS post (there’s a ‘SHARE THIS’ section right below what you’re reading right now) to your Facebook, and leave a link back to your shared post in a separate comment below to score one extra entry into the draw.

5) Bonus Entry #2: Like VinoVinti on Facebook and share THEIR PAGE. Leave a link back to your shared post in a separate comment below. For either option you can follow this tutorial to learn how to get the link to your FB post, but if you can’t figure it out then just leave a comment below saying you’ve done it – I trust you!

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75 Responses to “Wined & Dynamic”
  1. Alison K says:

    Of the wine lovers’ gifts featured in this post, I love the “Glass Cluster Chandelier” best & I’d buy it for myself … if I had that money to spend frivolously.

  2. dorcontest says:

    Besides the giveaway prize, I love the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses and my sister in law would love these.
    Doreen
    dorcontest at gmail dot com

  3. Alison K says:

    Bonus Entry #2: Liked VinoVinti on Facebook and shared THEIR PAGE https://www.facebook.com/alison.kwong.94/posts/10152749019105491 … hope I did it right 🙂

  4. Sherry K says:

    The Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses look like a super gift for my wine drinking friend.

  5. I think the funky Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses would make a great gift for steve and sherry ..@pattygeorge2009

  6. Joan G. says:

    I like the Vino Vinti. If I don’t win one, I might buy one for myself.

  7. VinoVinti says:

    Reblogged this on VinoVinti and commented:
    Win a VinoVinti through the Canadian Gift Guide!
    (You must live in Canada and be of legal age in your province)

  8. Susan says:

    My favourite is the Vino Vinti. I know my friend would love one!

  9. Julie G. says:

    I think there are quite a few gift options here that I might use. The Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses would be a perfect gift for our friend’s wedding anniversary.

  10. Grace says:

    My dad would LOVE the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses!

  11. Jennifer Deol says:

    I’m in love with the wine cluster chandelier! I am going to order one for myself by the new year! Thanks for the great finds, I love your ideas!

  12. Holly says:

    If I was rich I would totally buy the wine chandelier for my friend Stacey! Looks awesome!

  13. cookie3 says:

    I like the idea of the Le Mouton Noir & Co ‘A Date With Wine’ Wine Stopper – $52 @ Amazon.com, although I doubt I’d pay that much for a bottle stopper.
    I love the VinoVinti & would totally buy this for my son.

  14. Erin McSweeney says:

    i love the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses – $65 for two @ Room 2046,and would get these for my dad for sure

  15. Audrey Skinner says:

    I love the vino glasses.

  16. May says:

    I would gift the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses to my father in law!

  17. Shelagh Macdonald says:

    I’d buy the Vino Vinti for my dad. He already bought me an aerator, and a pump to remove air. I think he’d appreciate reciprocation😊

  18. I would love to give the Sempi Cupa Vino Glasses for my daughter who relaxes with a good glass of wine occasionally! Thanks!

  19. Melissa says:

    Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses! they look so unique! I’ve been thinking of a xmas gift for my boss, and this would be perfect! thanks for all your great ideas!! ☺

  20. Julie says:

    I think the vinovinti is a great idea. I could really use it for some of the red wines I’ve had lately

  21. Steph says:

    I am totally intrigued by the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses – I would buy them as a gift for my inlaws who love wine as much as I do!

  22. mousecat says:

    I like the Le Mouton Noir & Co ‘A Date With Wine’ Wine Stopper

  23. beewbedard says:

    I like Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses – just really like how they look

  24. aarone mawdsley says:

    I adore those vino glasses! They are awesome!

  25. Jerame Benedicto says:

    Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses – this is a very nice glass

  26. Kimberley says:

    Those wine glasses are interesting but the VinoVinti and the Le Mouton Noir & Co. Wine Stopper are the perfect gifts for my best friend’s husband.

  27. Susan T. says:

    The VinoVinti would be perfect for my best friend!

  28. Victoria Ess says:

    I would love to gift the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses to my in-laws.

  29. Lori Zitaruk says:

    I love the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses. They’d be a great gift for hubby.

  30. Elaan says:

    I’m not much of a wine drinker, but my friend Sam is, and I’d love to get him that chandelier!

  31. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    The Sempli Cupa glasses are awesome, I can see them being a talking point at a dinner party!

  32. Pat B says:

    love the glass cluster chandelier

  33. Krista Embertson says:

    SEMPLI CUPA VINO 2 WINE GLASSES I think I will buy them for my son they are so nice.

  34. SueSueper says:

    I like Le Mouton Noir & Co ‘A Date With Wine’ Wine Stopper. I think it would be a great gift for my sister who is all into wine.

  35. SueSueper says:

    Shared on facebook.

  36. SueSueper says:

    I shared Vinovinti’s FB page

  37. Renee Lacasse says:

    would like to win this

  38. Tracy D says:

    I like the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses would make a great gift for…me! 🙂

  39. Taps says:

    Glass Cluster Chandelier I would like to get for my friend’s house warming..

  40. intensev5 says:

    I love the Glass Cluster Chandelier – my sister-in-law who is a wine lover like me would love this!!!

  41. Jim says:

    The stem-less cups look great but the VinoVinti is easily the thing that stood out. I’d get one for my wife to try out because she loves wine but hates the aftertaste.

  42. Carole Dube says:

    I love the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses beside the VinoVinti (love) and my sister would enjoy the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses

  43. Carole Dube says:

    Bonus Entry #1: Shared THIS post on Facebook

  44. CLC says:

    I’d buy the VinoVinti for my sister-in-law.

  45. Lisa Morrison says:

    I would like to win the Vinvinti for my husband.

  46. KellyPC says:

    I love the Glass Cluster Chandelier! I’m a bit of a hoarder so I’m running out of storage space for glass & dishware & this is a beautiful alternative!

  47. Garnet L says:

    VINO VINTI is my pick

  48. Sandra says:

    love the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses

  49. Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses those are just cool and I would keep them for myself

  50. Carly Zeeman says:

    I love the “Glass Cluster Chandelier” best & I’d buy it for myself!

  51. Dawn walsh says:

    I love the Glass Cluster Chandelier I would love to get this for my son and daughter in law as a house warming gift

  52. l p says:

    Le Mouton Noir & Co ‘A Date With Wine’ Wine Stopper – $52 @ Amazon.com for family. thanks

  53. M Gibb says:

    I love the “Glass Cluster Chandelier” WOW

  54. Nancy says:

    I like the Wine For Your Life Bottle Holder, I would buy it for boyfriend.

  55. Janice Lewis says:

    I love the wine glass chandelier. I have been looking for something unique to hand my glasses on, but have never seen something like this. It looks so awesome!

  56. GARRY S says:

    BOTTLE HOLDER FOR MYSELF

  57. Betty S says:

    I really like the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses – $65 for two Love unique glasses

  58. AgnesM says:

    I like the “A Date with Wine” Wine Stopper! I would buy one for my son and one for my daughter and one for me.

  59. Lori P says:

    I love the Le Mouton Noir & Co ‘A Date With Wine’ Wine Stopper, which falls into the ‘why didn’t I think of that?’ category. I know I’d get a lot of use out of this, so I’d use myself.

  60. tom megee says:

    Vino Vito

  61. Aimee says:

    I love the vino glasses and I’d buy them for my mom

  62. Natalie SQ says:

    I love the Sempli Cupa Vino Glasses! I would gift these to the biggest wine lover I know, my mom. Would make the perfect hostess gift for when I visit her next month.

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