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Sweet oak notes in Cliff Spencer's new wine rack

December 10, 2010 |  6:30 am


If you like your wine with sweet oak notes, how about oak furniture with aromatic hints of a robust red? The latest design from Marina del Rey furniture maker Cliff Spencer sources its wood from Napa Valley wineries. Oak that's added to steel vats to flavor wine usually gets tossed, but these boards -- stained various shades depending on the varietal -- are then cut and reconstituted into handsome display boxes finished in beeswax. Price: $290, sold directly through Spencer's e-commerce site.

The wine rack is No. 47 in our gallery of 99 gift ideas for home and garden.

-- Craig Nakano


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