Tips and Tricks

The Perfect Gift For The Wino In Your Life

In the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, it can get kind of stressful finding the perfect Christmas gift for those you love. There are multiple routes you can go cute, witty, quirky, thoughtful, or deep. I guess for the most part it depends on who you’re giving it to, but at the end of the day isn’t it supposed to be the thought that counts?If that’s true, then why do we go to such extremes and stress so much about finding that perfect gift every year? The truth, it does matter what you get someone, sure the thought is great, but c’mon have you ever opened up something you hated/didn’t want and think “Awe, that person is really swell for getting me this worthless gift.” See, as bad as it sounds, it does matter.

So, as you’re starting to put some real thought into your gifts this year, I’ve got a great gift option for you to consider for that not-so-easy to please person in your life. Well I guess the only way this present works is if they’re a wino, but let’s be real that covers about 90% of the people I love, and I’m sure it covers at least one person in your life. Do I have you on the seat of your pants begging to know what present could possibly be this awesome and amazing? Are you ready to quit the internet scouring for the perfect gift, because the perfect gift is sitting right in front of you? 

Are you wondering how I know this is such a perfect gift for the picky-gift receiver? I know because admittedly, I am a pretty picky-gift receiver. My poor sweet boyfriend, he’s the best, thoughtful and caring, and a great giver of gifts. He is also really good at keeping surprises even with all my poking and prodding. This year for my birthday, he bought me quite possibly one of the most fun presents I’ve ever gotten! This is where you should start paying attention, get your credit card out, and decide who is awesome enough to receive this perfect gift.

What was it, you ask? The Tasting Room by Lot 18! Your very own tasting room complete with your personalized wine profile! You really should check it out! (if you use this link, I’m pretty sure you’ll get a substantial discount) I’m really not sure how he found it, but I’m so glad he did! I know this kind of sounds like an infomercial, but seriously, I wouldn’t be telling you about this if I didn’t think it was so great! 


 I’ve always loved wine. I mean c’mon, how many 21 year olds choose Napa over Vegas for their birthday celebration? I DID. The Tasting Room is awesome, it’s exactly that, a tasting room in the comfort of your own home. Plus, once you join, they help you keep tabs of what you like, what you don’t like, and what you absolutely can’t live without! Is my boyfriend awesome or what? Now do you believe me when I said that this was one of the most fun presents I’ve ever gotten? Have you decided who of your friends or family you’re gonna give this dining room tasting room?

Anyways, this is how it works… 

  1. Order the tasting kit – don’t forget… use this link
  2. Tasting Room by Lot 18 will ship 6 mini bottles right to your door (or the door of whoever you’re giving the kit to…)IMG_6647-2
  3. Set up your tasting – Make a night out of it! Get a meat and cheese board going and then follow the directions in the kit – it’s all pretty straight forward!IMG_6656
  4. Swirl, Smell, Sip, Think. The kit comes with a mini lesson on how to do a tasting. This is perfect for those of us who aren’t too confident with how to properly do a tasting this card is your cliff notes version.IMG_6661
  5. First, you’ll start with the whites. Set up the card accordingly and start sipping! Pick which one you like the best and then move on to the Reds.
  6.  Set up the reds! It’s so nice to use the app as you go, because it really makes you pace yourself and think about the wines.IMG_6679
  7.  In the end,  the tasting comes with a wine profile for white and red. This has been the most helpful feature for me. I’ve started to branch out and try some of the suggestions and it really has paid off! I’ve tried wines I’d never try, and I’m loving them! IMG_6692IMG_6691
  8. That’s it! You’re finished! Now sit back, relax, and wait for the 6 bottle shipment, personalized to taste.  IMG_6700

So, who’s going to get this perfect gift?