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Eight Christmas gifts for ‘serious’ wine collectors

Oenophiles, rejoice.
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When it comes to being earnest about hobbies as an adult, no one is more serious about their ‘craft’ than the wine collector. And with a Bordeaux heralded as a blue chip investment year after year, vintage after vintage, can you really blame the vino-inspired?

However far along the serious wine collector is on their vin de pays journey, a luxury wine accessory goes a long way in the amateur or seasoned sommelier pursuit.

From wine fridges to wine decanters, we’ve curated an edit of Christmas gifts for the oenophile in your circle.

Christmas gift ideas for serious wine collectors

Alessi Anna G black corkscrew, $99 at Hardtofind

Modelled off his girlfriend and fellow designer Anna Gili, the Alessi Anna G corkscrew designed by Alessandro Mendini in 1994 has become a cult buy of the Alessi collection. A staple for the good-humoured wine collector.


Clear and multi-coloured Champagne coupes 2pc, $139 at Maison Balzac

Clinks come celebration time are made all the more fun with these playful handmade champagne coupes from Maison Balzac that feature multi-coloured jewelled bubbles. Tchin tchin!


2020 Cullen Diana Madeline Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc Margaret River WA, $150 at Dan Murphy’s

As featured in the August 2022 Gourmet Traveller luxury travel edition, this cabernet blend is named after the pioneering matriarch of the Cullen family and is made from biodynamic vines. An organic red from an independent winery to add to the collection.


V-ZUG V600 72-bottle wine cooler built-in wine cabinet, $17 000 at Appliances Online

Let your wines age just like fine wines with this luxury wine cooler that features multi-temperature zones, humidity controls, intuitive touch controls and a 12-hour light mode with LED. 72 bottles of your collection, perfectly preserved.


Georg Jensen Indulgence Champagne sabre, $260 at David Jones

Designed by Helle Damkjaer within the Georg Jensen Indulgence collection, this Champagne sabre marries luxury with an organic silhouette.


Riedel O wine tumbler Pinot Noir/Nebbiolo set of 2, $54.95 at Myer

A glass for the history books, Riedel’s O tumbler was the first varietal-specific tumbler to grace tables back in 2004. The Pinot Noir edition is tulip-shaped to capture nuances of aroma, and is perfect for light-bodied reds with moderate tannin and high acidity.


L’Atelier Du Vin city rack bois 8 bottle wine holder, $119.95 at David Jones

This contemporary wooden wine rack features cylindrical cutouts and allows the wine connoisseur to display eight of their chosen vintages at once.


Until Eva Solo cool wine decanter, $195 at Hardtofind

Featuring an integrated funnel perforated with small holes to aerate and a large surface area to further oxidise, this wine carafe and cooler is a luxe addition to the wine aficionado’s table.


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