June 13, 2023 by Arden Montgomery
Best wine gifts for tennis players
We love when the people in our lives have a passion: it makes them easier to shop for! Especially if they have two passions which conveniently intersect – for example, say, wine and tennis – all the better.
The start of tennis season is like Christmas for those of us who are fans of the sport. Celebrations abound, and it’s time for us to pop the corks on our favorite bottles, fire up the backyard grill, dawn our sporty visors and cheer for our favorite champs. If this is you, or someone you love, allow us to plant the seed of gift-giving into your minds: why not treat yourself (or the tennis fanatic in your life) to a little prezzie during this most wonderful time of the year?
To egg you on just a little further, we’ve put together this thoughtful list of goodies sure to delight the wine-loving tennis enthusiast in your life. Happy shopping!
7 best wine gifts for tennis players from Argaux
- 2021 Château de Montfrin ‘Paumiste’ Rosé – $18
This wine is perfect for court bunnies and serious tennis players alike. As we in the northern hemisphere move further into summer, rosés will swiftly wind their way back into our glasses as an ideal companion whether we’re languorously lounging, gleefully grilling, or resting with rackets tucked under our arms.
And this is the one we find ourselves reaching for year in and year out – it’s dry as heck, but full of fruit, florals and just a little bit of chalkiness that keeps the game oh-so interesting.
- Italian Food & Wine Gift Box – $100 – 125
Listen. It’s not all sport drinks, carrot salads, and lean chicken when you’re training for Wimbledon. Real athletes know that treating your senses to something delicious every now and then is a key part of prep, and this kit has all your bases covered — carbo-loading is a go with this artisanal semolina rigatoni and homemade marinara. Olive oil lends the lipids you need to pack that big brain full of healthy fats for quick thinking and strategy. And the Italian red or two gives you a well-deserved libation perfect for celebrating your big win on the clay. It’s all there, si?
- Lola James Harper Rue Saint-Honoré Candle – $50
Did you know that tennis originated in France as a game monks would play with palm fronds in their friaries? It’s no wonder tennis and wine go so well together – both of these things have the feeling of being iconically French, although each has taken the world by storm as a global phenomenon since the game’s invention.
May we suggest adding a little more French iconography to your cool-down routine following a long day behind the nets with this delicious scented candle – fragrance is a French fantasy, presented first in the heart of Paris, and made in France with French ingredients and to French standards. So while you’re icing, throw on an eye mask, light this candle, and let yourself be transported…
- Coucke L’Olivier de Provence Olive Tree Tea Towel – $18
How cute! We just adore this little cotton kitchen implement, such a perfect complement to a provincial picnic following a game or two, whether you’re playing or watching. It’s a versatile piece of fabric, too. Tied correctly it can serve as a perfect wine tote for your bottle of Paumiste, or to help you gently dry and polish the flutes before serving your celebratory glass of Champagne. We can also see it being the iconic cloth serious players use to wipe the sweat from their brow before bounding back onto the court. Take care to match it to your racket!
- Oracle Organic Greek Extra Virgin Olive Oil – $38
Our contemporary culture of sports across all genres got its start in the legendary Greek games, when athletes of warrior status would compete in feats of speed, strength, and cunning to bring honor to their families and cities. They wore very, very little to these events, and would coat their bodies in olive oil to keep themselves supple and moderately protected from the rays of the sun.
We’re not suggesting the tennis player in your life take this approach to the sport, or that the Oracle olive oil be used as a topical (hey, though, follow your bliss, truly.) But this delicious lipid does give the gift of taking any post-court meal to the next level with a flavor as complex and depthful as your favorite wine pairing. Drizzle on toast, over fresh mozz, on dolmas, salads, or anything your heart desires.
- Schott Zwiesel Tritan Pure Champagne Flutes (2-Pack) – $32
You won your match! Time to celebrate, so let’s break out the bubbly and pour it into these gorgeous Champagne flutes to get the after party started.
These flutes are as practical as they are beautiful, made from Titan crystal so you don’t have to worry about treating them preciously. The shape is designed to highlight the aromas of your favorite Champ as well as give you the smoothest possible sipping experience from start to finish. So they’re strong, smart, beautiful and durable – how athletic!
Other offerings from Argaux
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- And more!
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