Holiday Gift Ideas from WBAL

Holiday Gift Ideas from WBAL


For the Gadget Person

Soiree: The Soiree fits in the neck of the bottle. As you pour, the wine is exposed to oxygen in a specially designed glass chamber. With this aerator, you can see the wine as it travels through the chamber, making the aeration fun to watch. Soiree comes with different gaskets that fit both bottles with corks and screw cap closures. It comes with a stand and can be customized with graphics for a special event or fundraiser. This is a great aerator for home or restaurant use but, given its size and that it is made of glass, traveling with the Soiree could be a bit difficult. Soiree retails for about $25. (

For the Young at Heart

Cookies and Corks is the brainchild of two friends who both had a passion forcookies and wine. They found their unique recipes for cookies— many with savory elements— paired nicely with the same wines they enjoyed at dinner.

Some pairings include Apricot Sage cookies with Gewurztraminer, White Cheddar Rosemary cookies with Cabernet Sauvignon and Iced lemon cookies with Prosecco. So grab a box of Cookies and Corks along with a bottle of matching wine and if you’re lucky, the recipient will share them with you. Cookies and Corks packs retail for $8 to $10 and are available at Calvert Wine and Spirits in Hunt Valley or for a list of other retailers visit:

For the Wine Enthusiast

Now you can learn how to Pick the Perfect Wine Every Time with Laurie in her LIVE online web workshop!  Virtually, anyone in the world can attend my wine seminar and learn to Swirl, Sip and Savor wine like a Pro.  We have tons of fun, too…because there’s nothing snooty about my seminars!

During this LIVE workshop, you will gain the confidence and knowledge for which my corporate clients spend thousands of dollars at one of my high content seminars.  Purchase the 4 week workshop for $179 or purchase with the 8 wines we’ll taste in class for only $297

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