Being surrounded by wine country, most of us in Santa Barbara know someone who only wants wine and wine paraphernalia for Christmas. To help you make that person smile this season, we asked Bob Wesley of The Winehound (1221 Chapala St.) and David Cable of East Beach Wine in La Arcada Court (1114 State St., Ste. 24) for some gift advice, and then threw in a few special selections of our own.
Mr. Picky Moderation Wine Glass: Be smarter about your wine consumption in this Riedel-made glass that indicates pours of four, six, and eight ounces. Already lauded by doctors and dietitians alike, it’s brought to us by Mr. Picky, the Santa Barbara wine country character whose awesome iPhone apps guide us to our county’s best tasting rooms, as well as those in Paso Robles, Ventura County, and Temecula. See mr-picky.com. $14.95 —MK