It should be no secret to you by now that I’m a fan of orange wines. I noticed that during this time of year there are gift guides galore and to be honest I think it gets overwhelming: Gifts for your mom, gifts for your cat, gifts for your significant other, and so forth. I decided to do a little something different last year and wrote a Holiday Survival Guide. This was basically a good read to remind yourself to take time out for you!
This year, I decided to provide a gift giving guide for the natural/orange wine loving person in your life. Because basically there isn’t one. ☺️ To be transparent, these are actually gifts that I would want. But scroll along, I can’t imagine anyone not liking these options!
For people you love a lot:
Orange Glou: Monthly Orange Wine Subscription Service
Somm Doreen Winkler wanted orange wine more easily accessible with her new subscription service, Orange Glou. The orange wine club, touted as the first-ever wine subscription service entirely devoted to orange wines, sends customers different bottles to try every month. 3 pack is $105 plus tax (114.31). 6 pack is $195 plus tax (212.30). Shipping in all states that can receive alcohol, rate based on state. Currently, offering magnums for the holidays! 3 month orange wine gift subscription of the 3 pack. $315 plus tax (342.95)
Natural Wine for the People; Alice Feiring
A compact illustrated guide to the emerging and enormously popular category of natural wine, a style that focuses on minimal intervention, lack of additives, and organic and biodynamic growing methods.
For the Comedian:
Wine. All the Time.
Hysterically written by Bon Appetite editor Marissa A. Ross, her can do attitude is infectious and this book is full of laughs.
“…we’re doing this together, you and me, homie. I’m going to guide you through fermentations and sparkling wine methods, teach you how to navigate wine labels and how to swirl without spilling on your new shoes, and even tell you some of my secrets, like how I buy wine, how I survive family functions, and how I stopped hating Chardonnay. It’s everything you need to know to drink well, right now.” Marissa A. Ross
Classes are based on an exploration of four wines related to the class topic with a discussion as well as a small-bite food pairing. You’ll wrap with time for Q & A with your Sommelier Instructor. All in under an hour.
Interested in giving a Wine Boot Camp class as a gift to your favorite wine lover? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for gift certificate options.
For the Hardcore Orange Wine Enthusiast:
Amber Revolution: Simon J Wolf
A must-have book for all wine lovers and those who love orange wine. Written by renowned orange wine expert and award winning writer Simon J. Woolf, Amber Revolution is the world’s first book to tell the full, forgotten story of this ancient wine and its modern struggle to gain acceptance.
The IOU Gift:
Raw Wine Fair Tickets
RAW WINE is a totally independent wine fair created and organised by Isabelle Legeron MW. RAW WINE is about showcasing growers whose fundamental farming and cellar philosophies make these living wines possible. It is a platform for bringing these artisans together, as well as their importers; potential importers; the wine producer associations to which they belong; the trade professionals who want to write about them or stock them; and the wine amateurs (or ‘ones who love’) who would like to discover and drink them. Although this fair has already passed through the US cities for 2019, an IOU for 2020 is a great gift. Last years cities included: Berlin, London, NYC, Montreal, LA, and Miami.
The Gift for Your Natural Wine Enthusiast Dog:
Just so he or she knows that there’s atleast a chance they’ll be able to sniff that natural goodness. It’s actually a gift for you, but they’ll appreciate it. $17.40, Etsy
For the Natural Wine Lover, You’re Not Quite Sure of Their Tastes:
Primal Wines Gift Card
Primal Wine has made a commitment to sourcing the best handmade and artisanal wine from all around the world, with a focus on natural wine made from biodynamic and organic grapes. Primal Wine does not have wines for sale that are large production, industrial, and widely available. A pretty solid gift if you ask me!
For the Badass:
You Are a Badass Box
The instant party in a box:
- 1 bottle of Oracular pet-nat
- 1 bottle opener
- 2 acrylic, recyclable Chambongs
They can open, pop and party all within 2 minutes! Perfect.
For the One Who Has It All:
Pipette Magazine Subscription
A natural wine magazine released 3 times a year. High quality stories and images. They also host trips to natural wine regions including Northern Italy and Slovenia.