This post will show you what makes the best wine connoisseur gift idea. Even though I’ve placed this post in the birthday category it would make an ideal gift for many occasions including Christmas and even an ideal fathers day gift. Heck, it would even make an ideal mothers day gift. Most people I know love a drink of wine with their meals and this is especially the case when they’re entertaining friends.

This being the case most of us have a conventional corkscrew which sometime can prove to be a pain in the ass. Which is why I was so exited when I received a Metrokane Rabbit Corkscrew, Black. It’s a great corkscrew but not a particularly  good conversation piece. While that does make for a great wine connoisseur gift idea I’m going to recommend something that is a conversation piece, especially in this day and age of electronic gadgets.

Yep, you guessed it an electric corkscrew. There are a lot on the market too and at first I was thinking of the Peugeot Elis Electric Corkscrew which was one of the more expensive corkscrews and looked pretty cool. Unfortunately it came with a fair few negative reviews.

I then looked at the Oenophilia Vinomatico Rechargeable Corkscrew which was a lot cheaper and while it had more favourable reviews there wasn’t many of them. This lead me to believe that it was relatively new on the market and therefore hasn’t had time to get a true reading of how good, or bad, it really is.

Best Wine Connoisseur Gift Idea?

That was when I hit upon Ozeri Nouveaux II Electric Wine Opener which comes with a with Free Foil Cutter, Wine Pourer and Stopper thereby making it the best wine connoisseur gift idea.

Wine Connoisseur Gift Idea

I chose this corkscrew as the ultimate Wine Connoisseur Gift Idea because it was reasonably priced and came with the best reviews. The way I look at it is if the majority of people love it then it must be a great product, and they’re the type that make perfect gift ideas. The following is an excerpt from Amazon so you can check out for yourself what makes it the perfect wine connoisseur gift idea. Read the rest of this entry


In my last post I outlined some great Mothers Day Gift ideas but it’s pretty well impossible to tell you all the great Mothers Day gift ideas all in one post. If I did I’m sure you’d just get bored and wander off. Not to mention too many choices would confuse the hell out of everyone. Before I get to the crux of this post here is a great tip for Mothers Day. Take her out for lunch or dinner. After all, why should she have to go through all that cooking and cleaning on her special day.

If you’re from Adelaide I highly recommend Andre’s Cucina & Polenta Bar. I wrote a review about it and you can read all about it by clicking that link. If you’re not in Adelaide then I’m sure you can find a great local cafe or restaurant that your mum will love. Then imaging the look on her face after dinner when you present her with a Kindle Fire HD Tablet. As if the meal wasn’t enough,great mothers day gift idea this will really knock her socks off.

The Kindle Fire HD is different from the iPad that I wrote about in the post called Is An iPad A Good Gift For Your Aging Mother Or Father. The most important difference is that it is a lot easier to use and you’re not paying for all the bits and pieces that she probably will never use.

If she loves to read then this is definitely the gift for her. Not only can you adjust the font for her eyesight, the screen is designed so that it is easier to read than a book. Then there’s also the added benefit that she can download her favourite books and have them at her fingertips no matter where she goes. So much easier than having to carry all those books around with her.

I’ve imported some of the Kindle Fire HD specs from Amazon as well as some of the reviews so you can judge for yourself whether or not your mum will like it. I’m sure most mums will. Read the rest of this entry