'gift guide' on Serious Eats
If someone on your list is a wine lover, he does not want a tie with a picture of wine on it for Christmas. She does not want a tshirt with a picture of a corkscrew. And neither of them really want a cute six-bottle wine rack with curlicues on each end. They mostly want help doing what they love: finding wine, buying wine, storing wine, learning about wine, and drinking wine. If you're looking for gifts for wine lovers, here's our guide to doing it right.
Whether your loved ones are gluten free gourmands or adventurous homebrewers, cider just might be on their holiday wish lists. We're here to help with gift ideas: books, bottles, gear, and even a weekend getaway that your favorite cider lover is sure to enjoy.
If you're having trouble thinking of great presents for your favorite spirits aficionados, we're here to help. These gifts will be a hit with cocktailians, home mixologists, and fanciers of booze in general.
A few gift ideas for your favorite beer fanatic.
The theme of this year's coffee gift guide is decidedly all about exploration. Whether it's helping a brother-in-law develop a more nuanced palate, encouraging your coffee-concerned significant other to give in on the hiking trip you've been suggesting for months, or even just picking out the perfect colors for your cousin's reusable to-go cup, the gift ideas on this list will help your loved ones peek into the world beyond their regular coffee routine.
What I'm going for here are quirky and fun gifts, none of which is particularly expensive or hard to find. And though all of these gifts are booze-related, only one of them actually is, well, booze.
We bottom-shelfers don't choose this path because we lack the means or sophistication to aim higher, but rather because we appreciate the subtle beauty of the more accessible liquors. It's easy to derive pleasure from vintage Champagnes, trophy bourbons, and extra-virgin IPAs. If you want to give your bottom-shelfer a gift he'll enjoy, go right ahead with the magnum of Double Imperial Pappy Van Krug. Everyone with a tongue likes that stuff. But if you want to give a bottom-shelfer something that says you understand and respect his world view, that you realize he has not just a tongue but also a heart and maybe even a soul, you might consider these options.
There are few things more satisfying than a well-stocked cupboard of teas—except perhaps a well-stocked cupboard of tea-related toys. For your tea-loving friends this time of year, we offer a few perfect gift choices, from the fanciful to the indispensable, at prices you won't find too steep.
Seasonal celebrations and free flowing libations go hand in hand, but picking the perfect potable as a gift for your favorite discriminating drinker can be a tall order. The world of fine liquor is vast and frustratingly opaque to outsiders, but fear not! Here are some strategies on how to play spirits Santa this year.
For such an everyday item, soda lends itself to creative gift-giving. Those little metal tabs make such great jewelry! Those century-old companies sell so much schwag! You can even make your own soda these days! What will they think of next.
Beer drinkers love their brew-themed gadgets, and homebrewers often take that passion to the limit. While there are no shortage of beer-inspired gifts out there, I've put together a list of some of best—a few recommended gifts for zymurgists and casual quaffers alike.
'Tis the season for holiday shopping, and we want to make it a bit easier on you. If you're having trouble thinking of great presents for your family and friends—and if your loved ones happen to be spirits aficionados—we're here to help. Here are ten great gift ideas that will be a hit with cocktailians, home mixologists, and fanciers of booze in general.