Delectable Gift Guide 2019

Whether you're looking for a gift for that special someone or just want to treat yourself, we've put together a list of gifts we love to get you a good deal or just to spark some ideas! ************************************************************************************************ Coravin Model Two Elite Light Gold - Normally $349.95, You Pay $175 Delectable helps power Coravin's new wine app, Moments. Now Delectable is collaborating with Coravin on an exclusive light gold version of its Model Two Elite wine system. Not only is the color excellent, this is the best offer on this model anywhere. Coravin enables wine lovers to pour from a bottle without removing the cork. Indeed, restaurants use it to offer high-end wines by the glass, with the bottle staying fresh for weeks. The Delectable community loves Coravin. Read tasting notes of wines poured via Coravin. Wine Simple: A Totally Approachable Guide From a World-Class Sommelier by Aldo Sohm - $29.25 Aldo Sohm is one of the most respected and widely lauded sommeliers in the world. He has worked with chef Eric Ripert as wine director of Le Bernardin for over a decade, yet his philosophy and approach to wine is anything but pretentious. Imbued with Aldo’s insatiable passion and eagerness to teach others, Wine Simple is accessible, deeply educational, and lively and fun, both in voice and visuals. The essential guide begins with the fundamentals of wine in easy-to-absorb hits of information and pragmatic, everyday tips—key varietals and winemaking regions, how to taste, when to save and when to splurge, and how to set up a wine tasting at home. Barolo MGA Vol. I: The Barolo Great Vineyard Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition by Alessandro Masnaghetti - $99.95 Barolo, with its ability to produce complex, multi-dimensional, ageworthy reds, is one of the world’s most fascinating wine regions. For years, Alessandro Masnaghetti has enchanted with breathtaking books and maps that explore the vineyards of Barolo to a degree that has never been possible before. But one piece of the puzzle in understanding Barolo has long been missing: a thorough study of its geology and soils. Leave it to Masnaghetti to shed light into this complex and fascinating subject in the just-published Second Edition of his book Barolo MGA Vol. 1. It is absolutely essential for anyone who wants to discover all the nuances that make Barolo and its wines so special. Cider Revival: Dispatches from the Orchard by Jason Wilson - $21.99 You might know him as Vinous's spirits critic, but Jason Wilson has also been hard at work tasting through innumerable ciders as he chronicles the rebirth of this quintessential American beverage. Cider is the quintessential American beverage. Drank by early settlers and founding fathers, it was ubiquitous and pervasive, but following Prohibition when orchards were destroyed and neglected, cider all but disappeared. In The Cider Revival, Jason Wilson chronicles what is happening now, an extraordinary rebirth that is less than a decade old. Wine Bottle Puzzle - $18.25 Not only does this puzzle make a great conversation piece, but it's great for a rainy day at the beach. The difficulty level varies, but this puzzle should be solvable even after a few glasses of wine. As it fits all standard drinks bottles, you have an unlimited choice of what kind to attach it to. Tervis Wine Glasses - $37.99 Keep your drink as warm or cold for as long as it takes to enjoy it with these clear insulated tumblers. As an added benefit, rest easy knowing you're supporting a sustainable company. The Durand - $125 Using The Durand for older, fragile or compromised corks eliminates the unwanted outcomes of broken corks, corks pushed into bottles or corks partially removed leaving pieces floating in the wine. The Durand removes the cork whole and contained. HaloVino Tumblers - $12.99 This 6-pack set of The No-Glass Wine Glass™ is dishwasher safe, shatterproof, water-tight, stackable, and designed to bring out all the flavors and aromas of your wine! Wine in Literature Chart - $25.00 A chart of wine-inspired quotations that will encourage some satisfying sipping. The style and shape of the vessels reflect the era in which each wine-loving author wrote their vintage lines: An Elizabethan chalice holds verse from Shakespeare, while a slender, stemmed glass is inscribed with words by Baudelaire. Vinous Maps of Napa Valley - $25.00 - $50.00 Vinous Maps are the result of many years of visiting Napa Valley and observing the land with the ultimate goal of gaining a deeper understanding of how the essence of site is ultimately reflected in the glass. Created through extensive proprietary research and boots-on-the-ground work, Vinous’ Napa Valley Maps represent the state of the art in modern cartography. Each map shows property boundaries on the front and more detailed information on the back, including historical background for each region and 3-D images that allow for unprecedented perspective of vineyard sites.

Torbreck Vintners

The Factor Barossa Valley Shiraz 2004

Its been at least a decade since my last Factor, nose reminds me of a Washington Syrah.
Magnum, but soft cork in need of the Durand corkscrew
— 4 years ago

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David T

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Too bad. Great offering, “The Factor.” Love em at this age.
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Better on Day 2,


The Basque Craft Cider

Wow. Really impressive go at Basque cider from Shacksbury, which has quickly become one of my favorite cider producers in the US. Bone dry, great acid, perfect amount of volatile vinegar-y funk, with a great savory side. Delicious essence of tart, slightly bitter apple. I believe this is actually done in collaboration with a Basque producer using local apple varieties. Definitely captures a very similar character to what I expect from Basque cider. Great stuff. — 6 years ago

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Robert Mondavi Winery

The Reserve To Kalon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Paul K

Thanks @J Greene for the Coravin! Awesome gift. I justified using it on this great bottle tonight. Will have to get used to wine by the glass! — 4 years ago

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Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Is there such a thing as wine by the glass? Sounds like getting up at 4 am
Paul K

Paul K

@Hugh O'Riordan you’re spot on. We just opened the bottle after having a glass each last night... this will be dangerous.

Au Bon Climat

Hildegard Estate Bottled Santa Maria Valley White Blend 2016

9pmpour at Aldo Sohm. Creamy, nutty, floral, and citrusy. — 4 years ago


Aconcagua Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009

Enjoying this bottle already for some weeks with the Coravin.
Sure this has the potential to age longer but why wait? Every glass is a joy! Leather, cocoa, pipe tobaco, black currants, dried bay leaf. Fantastic wine!
— 4 years ago

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