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Eight buys to give the wine-lover in your life

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A wine connoisseur is no stranger to being gifted some of the most luxurious bottles around, but what about enhancing some of those top drops with some fine stemware or a statement decanter? Or you could indulge their passion with a wine tour, wine-tasting course or a book on regions, food pairings and more. Whatever you choose, these buys are sure to impress the oenophile in your life.

Royal Doulton Calla Crystal Goblet Set: Perfectly weighted, this fine set is sure to enhance any drinking experience. Delicate and refined, the contemporary design is inspired by the softly pointed petals of the calla lily. For added sentiment, why not engrave each glass?

$199 for four, Royal Doulton

Dolce Stil Novo by Smeg Wine Cellar and Sommelier Drawer: Made in Italy with unsurpassed craftsmanship and pure elegance, this cellar is the ultimate addition to any wine enthusiast’s home. Precise temperature with ideal humidity and air quality will ensure red and white wines are stored in perfect conditions. The Sommelier Drawer houses all the tools you need to serve and enjoy the most precious of wines.

$3,490, Dolce Stil Novo compact wine cellar

$2,190, Dolce Stil Novo sommelier drawer

Seppeltsfield 100-Year-Old Para Vintage Tawny: One of the oldest wineries in the country, Seppeltsfield is steeped in rich Barossa heritage. The Seppeltsfield winemakers started laying down barrels of tawny back in 1878, and every single year since they have continued the tradition. This vintage-dated wine should only be opened to celebrate the most momentous of occasions.

$700, Seppeltsfield

Nomad Wine School: Surry Hills restaurant Nomad has added a wine school upstairs, offering a tasting tour of Australia’s best small producers. Each class covers the basics of wine appreciation before deep-diving into the range of styles, places and characters that make Australian wine so intriguing. Oh, and there’s charcuterie and cheese. What’s not to like?

$250, Nomad

Bloody Shiraz Gin: It may not be wine in its purest form, but Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz Gin has certainly built quite the reputation since its first release in 2015. Drawing inspiration from the distillery’s Yarra Valley location, the signature gin joined forces with the shiraz grapes grown nearby to deliver a truly unique spirit. Wine lovers will be impressed by the depth of colour and flavour in the 2018 release.

$85, Four Pillars Gin

Ultimate Leeuwin Wine Blending & Dining Experience: One of the five founding wineries in Margaret River, Leeuwin Estate is renowned for delivering exquisite wines at its stunning cellar door. If you’re looking to impress, this platinum experience features a behind-the-scenes visit of the winery, a five-course lunch, guided tasting and the chance to blend your own bottle of wine. Not only will your loved one be walking away with the memories of an unforgettable experience, but their very own hand crafted wine to mark the occasion as well.

$699, Leeuwin Estate

Riedel Ayam Magnum Black Decanter: An impressive marriage of form and function, the double-decanting design of this carafe allows you to pour the perfect glass every time. With only 500 available worldwide, this statement piece is the perfect gift for someone wanting to serve only the finest of wines.

$1,000.01, Riedel

Wine Folly: The Master Guide by Madeline Puckette and Justin Hammack: Wine Folly is for the budding oenophile looking to boost their understanding of wine history. With detailed maps of famous wine regions and an expanded food pairing section, the tome makes the perfect addition to a night in with a few bottles to expand your wine horizons.

$70, Angus & Robertson

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