EH Gift Guide #3: The Pseudo-Connoisseur

We all have that someone we know who seemingly knows everything about wine and spirits, which makes it that much harder to chose a gift. In the following compilation composed of the finest luxury bottles, as well as a few necessary accessories, you’ll find all the products a true alcohol connoisseur will appreciate this season. Hopefully, you can enjoy them just as much. Cheers!


1. AMQ Collection

Alexander McQueen Eau De Parfum

Best at just about everything, Alexander McQueen undoubtedly offers an array of subtly elegant fragrances. It took a build-up of two years to release this compilation and they will satisfy even the pickiest person.

Eau de Parfum, $245 each, ALEXANDER MCQUEEN. Available online on


2. Gran patron Smoky

Gran Patrón Smoky Tequila

At an intriguing 101 proof, you won’t even feel it because Patrón successfully made a super smooth and gentle high-alcohol content liquid. This one’s for those who really know their tequila.

Gran Patrón Smoky, $199, PATRÓN. Available at certain retailers.


3. Poglia corkscrew

Cooper & Thief x Max Poglia Signature Wood & Bone Corkscrew

Every connoisseur deserves a picture-worthy bar and an artisan corkscrew.

Wood & bone corkscrew, $135, COOPER & THIEF x MAX POGLIA. Available online on


4. The Dalmore

The Dalmore Port Wood Reserve

You can’t really go wrong with a Scottish single-malt.

Port Wood Reserve, $99, THE DALMORE. Available at certain retailers.


5. Grey Goose Tin

Grey Goose Holiday Tin

From France with love — don’t forget to leave a magnet love note on the metal tin the bottle comes in.

Holiday Tin, $45, GREY GOOSE. Available at Duty-Free Airport Shopping Destinations and Grey Goose Winter Marché Pop-Up at JFK’s Terminal 4.


6. 1950s Milo Bar Cart

Milo Baughman 1950’s Bar Cart

Simple, chic, and moveable, this bar cart is a Mad Men-approved essential.

1950’s Bar Cart, $671, MILO BAUGHMAN. Available at RH, Restoration Hardware, and 


7. Bacarrat

Baccarat Harmonie on the Rocks

A solid glassware set is always a solid gift for the one who likes to enjoy their booze like a gentleman.

Harmonie on the Rocks, $990, BACCARAT. Available at


8. dooney and burke

Dooney & Bourke Alto Wine Bottle Picnic Tote

For when one needs to transport their cherry-picked wine, here’s a chic, leather tote/backpack to carry it with ease.

Alto Wine Bottle Picnic Tote, $295, DOONEY & BOURKE. Available online on 


9. Bedell

Bedell Musée 2013

If it’s good enough for Obama, it’s good enough for us especially with Bedell’s special edition Musee bottles that only pop-up once in a while when the harvest calls for it.

MUSÉE 2013, $125, BEDELL CELLARS. Avaibale at certain retail locations and


10. Coravin

Coravin Model Two Wine System

Fulfill your true wine mom inhibitions with this practical wine dispenser.

Two wine system, $299.95, CORAVIN. Available at