Some possible gift solutions, at varying price points.
THE STOCKING FILLER
The 24-Hour Wine Expert £4.99 Penguin or $12.95 Abram
All the essentials of wine in a handbook slim enough to slip into a pocket. This is designed for anyone who drinks wine and wants an express route to basic wine expertise. Read more...
And see our Books section for more suggestions: the fourth edition of The Oxford Companion to Wine (£40/$65), Wine Grapes (£120/$199.99) or the seventh edition of The World Atlas of Wine (£40/$60) for instance. Or put 'book review' in our general search to find Tam's thoughts on the latest wine books to see the light of day. We are continuing to publish more of them in the run-up to Christmas.
THE LATEST THING
Choose from my new range of glassware – one beautiful mouthblown, dishwasher-friendly glass carefully designed for every sort of wine, plus a stemless version for water, a young wine decanter (centre) and a decanter specially designed for mature wines (extreme right). Prices from £35. Shop or find out more about the full range here...
THE GIFT OF LEARNING - A HALF-PRICE WINE COURSE
See details of my three and a half hour online wine course here. Purple Pagers are offered a further discount: 75% off the regular price of £100 (about $140 or €113).
THE PERFECT PRESENT FOR A WINE LOVER...
...with a special extra gift for both you and the recipient. What better than a gift membership of JancisRobinson.com? £85, or the equivalent in your local currency (about $108, €95, AU$148, CA$144, HK$850), will secure 12 months' unlimited access to our award-winning, completely independent Purple Pages with their 170,000 tasting notes, most up-to-date version of the Oxford Companion to Wine (with audio pronunciation guide), informative forum and two new articles most days.
This year, both donor and recipient of gift subscriptions will receive a copy of our 240-page eBook My First Crush – How I fell in love with wine, a collection of all 108 published entries in our recent wine-writing competition, all meticulously edited.
Should you decide to take advantage of this offer, you will be sent a gift subscription link which you can forward to the recipient whenever you like, their membership beginning only when they click on the link. We will also send you a copy of the eBook which you can share with the recipient of your generous gift. Find out more about membership... or buy a gift membership