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Wine Cellar Inspirations: Wine Inspired Gifts For June Weddings

June 10th, 2020

Pandemic or no pandemic, June is the favorite month of tying the knot. June weddings are really popular and that presents a bit of a challenge. Shopping for wedding gifts can be a hassle, especially when products tend to go out of stock. So shopping ahead of time and doing it online will save you a ton of stress. That’s put together a list of wine inspired wedding gifts you can check out:Wine purifier for June weddings

Stylish Wine Purifier

First up is this stylish wine purifier from Üllo. The simple yet sleek design is attractive and definitely worth the price. The purifier improves the taste of wine by removing sulfites via Selective Sulfite Capture technology. It also separates out sediment so the newlyweds can enjoy their favorite wine bottle with every glass. To purify wine simply place the aerator on top of a wine glass or carafe and pour through. This unit also features a display base that captures drips and stores neatly. Check the availability of this product at your local Crate & Barrel.

Wine Cork Maps for June weddings

Mr. & Mrs. Wine Cork Map

Wine and travel – what newlywed wouldn’t like that?     This Mr. & Mrs. Wine Cork Map puts those two activities together in one perfect present. What better way to celebrate a beautiful pairing of two people than this unique gift. Newlyweds will have tons of fun preserving memories with these handsome wine cork / beer cap maps. The product comes pre-drilled with holes for easy wall mounting with finishing nails. Head on over to the Home Wet Bar to check this product out.

Photo engraved wood box for June weddings

Photo Engraved Wood Box

We are loving this classy Photo Engraved Wood Box we came across at Personal Wine. You can have the box personalized with the couples photo, names and wedding date engraved on it. Then you can work on customizing the contents as well. We recommend putting in wine bottles for the couple to drink on anniversary milestones. If you’re doing just one wine bottle, you can also throw in some beautiful glassware. Once the contents are removed, the box can be used by the newlyweds to store mementos as well. It’s definitely a wedding gift will be enjoyed for years!

Do you have more wine inspired gifts to share for our June wedding celebrations? We’d love for you you to share those with us! ^_^



Wine Cellar Inspirations: What To Put In A Wine Lover’s Gift Basket

May 6th, 2020

Putting together a gift basket for a wine lover does have its share of challenges. Naturally, a bottle (or two) or wine is in order. But that’s obviously not enough to fill the entire basket or make the gift truly memorable. Adding a few more unique items can take things to another level. That’s why we’ve put together this helpful list for you:

Gift basket for wine lovers

Throw in the “sweet” stuff…

You can’t go wrong by pairing a bottle of wine with some sweets. So why not include that in your wine basket! Do a little bit of research on chocolates that work best with the wine you’re going to give. Usually, dark chocolates go best with Zinfandel, Shiraz, and port. White chocolates, on the other hand, pair super well with ice wines, moscato, and late harvest rieslings. Plain milk chocolates go best with Pinot noir, merlot, and Madeira.

Wine journal in your gift basket

Embellish with wine accessories…

What wine lover will say no to fancy wine accessories? You can choose to put in the usual wineglasses, but you can also be a little bit different. A set of coasters is one of our top recommendations. Coasters come in lots of beautiful designs and you can even have them personalized if you want to. Cork stoppers are another thoughtful item. But one of our favorites would definitely be a wine journal. Any wine lover will certainly appreciate this wonderful addition to their gift basket. To make it even more special, you can have the person’s name embossed on the cover.

Never underestimate the power of scents!

Never underestimate the power of scents…

Wine lovers have a keen sense of smell. They know how to appreciate things that tickle the nostrils, not just the tastebuds. So adding some items that will appeal to their sense of smell gets a big thumbs-up. Scented candles are at the top of the list. But be sure to choose a scent that’s not too overpowering. We find scents such as fresh linen, peppermint, lemon, and citrus are smart choices. You can also opt for essential or aromatherapy oils. If you’re feeling particularly generous, a bottle of perfume will be an elegant touch. But just make sure to do your research and get the right kind of perfume. ^_^

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Start Your Shopping For Mothers’ Day

April 22nd, 2020

Can’t go to the mall or shop in the stores this year for Mothers’ Day? Don’t fret! You can still get mom the perfect gift by shopping online. Even before the onset of this pandemic, online shopping has already become quite the trend. But these days, it’s become an absolute necessity in order to stay safe. We’re happy to say that we can help you guys out with your online shopping needs (and wants!). Here are some unique gift ideas you can get for mom on her special day:

Shopping for Revue Series

Revue Series for Mom’s wine collection

For sure, mom has her share of favorite taste teasers. So what better gift to give her than beautiful racking units to store her best bottles in. The Revue Series can give you all these and more.  These racks exude a modern and tranquil style that’s absolutely perfect for mom. Moreover, the racks will add beauty and serenity to any existing wine racking arrangement in the home. The wall-mount configuration will certainly hold the wine bottles securely. It will also allow mom to show off the labels to her best bottles while maximizing space.

Splurge on WCI certificates for mom!

Splurge on WCI gift certificates

Our moms deserve the very best. After all, this is the woman who willingly gives up everything for us. So splurging a little on her Mothers’ Day gift is in order. We recommend giving her a WCI gift certificate to get her started on her dream wine cellar. If you know that mom is ready to begin the process of building a wine cellar, or she’s interested in wine racking, this is a treat she’ll love. You can even request for us to do a special design of the wine room. This will let mom see how they might like their wine cellar constructed. The best part about this gift is that you can get everyone else to chip in as well!

Go shopping for beautiful wine cellar art!

Give mom a fancy wine art piece

What woman can say no to a timeless piece of artwork? And for your wine-loving mom, a fancy wine art piece will be just the ticket. Choose from a wide array of wine cellar paintings and murals here at WCI. Our pieces are hand painted and custom created to each customer’s taste and dimensions. These artistic custom themed wine art masterpieces are created on canvas and they can be painted in acrylics or oils. You can even commission our talented artists for a completely custom work!

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Gift Ideas For Your College Graduates

April 15th, 2020

In just a few months, 2020 will welcome a new wave of graduating university students. However, their graduation ceremonies might be a bit different given the new normal these days. But we can still make our beloved graduates enjoy the fruits their labor. There are tons of special gift ideas to choose from. What’s even better is that you can do your shopping online! WCI offers tons of products that will make for the perfect gift for your wine loving graduate:

Urban Living Series gift for graduates

Big surprise with Urban Living Series 

Graduating from university or college means our kids are really going to be on their own. They’ll move to different parts of the country or even abroad to pursue their chosen careers. They’ll also move into their own places. So getting them something truly special like WCI’s Urban Living Series will come as a wonderful surprise. The series was created to put together the perfect wine racking solution without waiting for a design. You can choose from a variety of “packages” that can suit any compact space. These include curved corner units, corner displays, as well as beautiful moldings to complete the look. The best part is you have the option to ship the entire thing assembled!

Curvy Cubes for your college graduates

Unique silhouettes with Curvy Cubes

Contemporary wine storage has never been this unique! The Curvy Cubes are one of our more popular products because they combine function and style. You can find a variety of units to choose from, as well as options for customization. These cubes will make for a fantastic graduation gift that your graduate can easily install in his or her new place. The cubes are designed to be either wall-mounted or stacked like the Wine Cubes Stacker. Select from a variety of wood, stain and finish options to personalize your gift!

WCI gift certificates

Special WCI gift certificates

Not sure of what to get? Then let your wine loving graduate buy what he or she wants! Treat them to a gift certificate to Wine Cellar Innovations. You can even request for us to do a special design of their room or wine storage. What better way to show them that you’re proud of them than with a generous gift certificate. WCI offers these gift certificates in several denominations to suit your budget! ^_^

Wine Cellar Inspirations: Gifts For Wine Lovers Who Have Everything

February 19th, 2020

Valentine’s Day may be over, but the month of love is definitely not! There’s still more than enough time to wrap up something special for the special people in your life. But what do you give wine lovers or casual wine drinkers who have just about everything? Surely, another bottle of wine may be appreciated but won’t be as impactful. So we’re here to help you with that little dilemma. Here are some great gift ideas for all wine lovers on your list that will leave a lasting impression:

Gift ideas for wine lovers

1. Wine scented candles

Did you know that you can actually get scented candles with different wine aromas? Imagine the aroma of your favorite wines wafting throughout the room. These hand-poured candles have been customized to evoke classic wine varieties. For example, Cabernet will usually bring about a dark yet sweet smell, akin to cherries and chocolate. Chardonnay brings a blend of aromas: apple, almonds, and cinnamon, with buttery richness underneath. Rosé has fresh fruit and sweet almond notes. Pinot Grigio is airy with a hint of citrus and sassafras wood.

Electric wine bottle opener

2. Electric wine bottle opener

Don’t sweat the small stuff – an electric wine bottle opener won’t waste that much energy. In fact, it will get the job done so quick, you’ll never want to do it manually again. Think of all the messy situations that can be avoided! The best thing about this gift idea is that there are so many options, from sizes down to styles.

Enjoy wine with some trivia or board games!

3. Wine board/trivia games

Forget about Cards Against Humanity – wine trivia games are where it’s at for wine lovers. Wine Wars by Chronicle Books is one of our highly recommended ones. It will make for a fun and competitive night, whether it’s with family, friends or both. Viticulture is another board game that’s definitely worth checking out. It’s like an RPG adventure with wine – so what wine lover can say no to that?

4. Wine Ice Cream

Yup, you read that right! Wine ice cream has officially become a “thing” and we are all for it. For wine lovers who have everything, this will come as a wonderful and sweet surprise. After all, who can say no to ice cream? Mercer’s Dairy is one of the very first ones who came up with these dairy treats – laced with wine. Check out awesome flavors such as chocolate cabernet, red raspberry chardonnay, port, and more! ^_^