Classic Glassware Gifts for Wine Geeks

The search to find just the right gift for a wine lover can be daunting. As someone who works in the wine industry, I offer  this round up of some classic glassware for wine geeks that I recommend in the hope to make it easier. In fact, these glasses are part of my personal arsenal.

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Classic Glassware

Riedel Veritas Tasting Glasses

A set of proper stemware is a wine geek’s dream come true! This line of leaded crystal glass has an elegant presence partly attributed to the thin stems that give them an ultra-luxe feel, yet is dishwasher safe. Honest – I haven’t hand washed a wine glass in years.

Riedel Champagne Flutes

We use Champagne glasses at VinoSocial HQ every week because we’re firm believers that a special occasion isn’t required to pop the cork on a bottle of bubbly! In fact, we’ve been known to indulge in nachos and sparkling wine.

Wine Decanter

In our house we have three decanters, all used regularly, sometimes even simultaneously when we conduct taste comparisons. So if a wine lover you know already has a decanter, they could probably still use another! This one has a nice design that’s easy to hold and pour from.



If you want to add a little something extra to your gift of classic glassware for wine geeks, every aficionado appreciates a bottle of something special or different. Browse the selection at  Wine Gifts | Carefully chosen for every occasion. While you’re there, check out the Riedel polishing cloth and Repour Wine Saver along with other great wine glass options, and a variety of wonderful Champagne selections. As a special thank you save 10% off your order of $150 or more when you use code JOY150. Offer valid through 12/12/21.

Why a glass polishing cloth? A professional photographer taught me that it’s imperative to carry around a good polishing cloth if you’re going to take pictures of wine glasses and bottles. This is especially true for bloggers who want to post quality images to the Gram!

As for Repour, with the number of wines I evaluate and write about, it’s handy to be able to taste a bottle over several days. This wine preserver is an easy and cost-effective tool that allows me to do so. Wine students and other industry folks can benefit from this tool.

Happy shopping and happy holidays!