HOLIDAY GIFTS FOR ENOPHILES

BY ROBERT CALVERT

As the season of giving draws nigh, you may want to exchange gifts with wine-loving friends. Here are three options that our wine columnist likes.

Vinturi Champagne Opener
Keep your Champagne cork under control with the Vinturi Champagne Opener. Designed to “slowly catch the cork as you twist,” it will provide for a “seamless and elegant pouring experience.” Available at Williams-Sonoma—$34.95.

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Lowcountry Bottle Stopper
Close wine bottles in style with a stopper crowned by a distinctive woven sweetgrass design. The stopper shown is one of a series by Mount Pleasant-based Coastal Touch (coastaltouch.com) . Available at The Coastal Cupboard in Belle Hall Shopping Center in Mount Pleasant (thecoastalcupboard.com) and other fine retailers in the metro Charleston area—$29.95

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The Updated Wine Bible
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Curious who is producing wine in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region? Wonder how Sherry is made? Karen MacNeil has answers in her wonderful Wine Bible, now available in a completely revised and updated second edition. Available at a bookstore near you—$24.95.