It seems more and more people are consuming wine according to the Wine Handbook put together by the Beverage Information Group. There was a 0.9% increase in wine sales in 2008 as compared to 2007. This was the fifteenth year in a row that wine consumption had increased. With more reports coming out on a regular basis on the benefits of consuming a glass of wine or two a day more individuals are beginning to try and get these benefits for themselves.
It seems though that the poor economy has slowed the growth of wine popularity since this past year was the smallest increase in quite some time. But the fact there was still an increase shows that more people are becoming wine enthusiasts all the time.
With the holiday season quickly approaching this makes gift giving even easier than before. Whether you are shopping for someone who has been into consuming wine for several years or a new enthusiast personalized wine gifts make the ideal present for just about any occasion. These wine gifts come in a variety of items from bottle openers to wine stoppers and each can be custom engraved to make the gift a truly unique item for whoever you may be shopping for.