Best Wine Gifts Ideas for Winelovers
When thinking of a gift, wine is one of the presents that comes immediately to mind. It is easy to give, easier than carrying a big, heavy gift box. It is personal, but at the same, it shows confidence and respect.
There are a hundred reasons why wine is a great gift almost on every occasion, but how do you know which one to choose?
It´s always easy to give a wine gift card, but this may sound a bit impersonal. If you want to give a personalized gift, we are here to help you solve any doubts.
In this article, we will tell you all about choosing the perfect wine, so that you can make the right decision and your friends and family can happily enjoy their gift.
Also, we will give you tailored recommendations, so that you don’t need to spend your time looking for the perfect gift.
This can sound very logical, but sometimes we can forget it. If you want to give great wines, you need to buy them from specialized great wine shops, so that you are surrounded by excellent wines.
It is crucial that you trust your wine shop and their selection, as they will guide you in the process of choosing the perfect gift. Remember, there is no bad choice when you are surrounded by great wines.
To know if a wine store is a good one, we recommend following some tips. For example, if the wine description is written by the wine store staff, that is a very good indication that they are wine lovers. It gives a more personal touch to wine picking. After all, most people go for recommended wines.
Does the wine store tell the story of the winery? If so, that´s a good indication of quality. Wineries are the ones responsible for picking and harvesting the grapes, as well as making the wine. A high-quality winery, with a long history in the winemaking industry, will produce good wines.
Once you are certain that the wine shop has a great selection, you need to bear in mind the occasion of the gifts; it is a corporate gift, or is it a housewarming gift for your best friend? Is it an anniversary gift or a Thank you gift? No matter the occasion, we will give you some recommendations, so it is easy to choose.
If you need to impress your boss or your client, we recommend a classic wine. Classic wines are serious, and honest and deliver satisfaction to whoever drinks them. If you are looking for a corporate gift, go for wines that have a long history and a great legacy, so that you will make an impact. Your boss or client will always remember it!
We recommend Hacienda Zorrita Magister 2017, a red wine from Salamanca, Spain. It is made of a coupage that combines foreign varieties such as Syrah and Merlot grown in the Arribes del Duero Natural Park. It is only made in years of exceptional quality.
The 2017 vintage delivers a complex and balanced wine that combines notes of ripe fruit and roasted touches. This wine has been aged for 18 months in new, medium-toasted French Allier oak barrels. It is an excellent wine that will please the most prominent palate and has been awarded 95 Decanter points.
On the other hand, if you want to impress everyone, we recommend Marques de Griñon Petit Verdot 2016, made by the Marqués de Griñón winery.
Don Carlos Falcó, Marqués de Griñón is the heir to the tradition of the lineage founded by Gonzalo Fernández de Córdova and linked from as early as 1292 to the Valdepusa Estate in Toledo. It is a complex wine with intense aromas of red berries, spices, cinnamon, tobacco and chocolate.
It is a great corporate gift because it is enjoyable to the palate while conveying seriousness and respect. You will have everyone’s attention by giving this gift, as it will make a huge impact on whoever receives it.
Your friends are moving to a new apartment and, what better gift to give than a bottle of wine? Wines for this occasion need to be friendly, open, and easy to drink so that everyone can enjoy a glass of wine while having a good time. For this occasion, where you hear laughter everywhere, we recommend these two great wines:
If you are a red wine lover, go for Ramón Bilbao Crianza 2018. Extremely popular in Spain, this Rioja wine has an attractive ruby colour, clean and bright, of medium intensity appearance. This red wine is perfectly paired with white meat, semi-matured cheese, and tapas (easy-to-make food that pleases everyone) Choose this wine to drink with friends, so you only need to focus on having a good time and lots of laughter.
If you are a white wine lover, we recommend Mar de Frades. This wine will transport you to the summer days at the coast thanks to the fresh and fruity flavour of the Albariño grapes, so you can remember the good times that you spent with your friends in summer. It can be paired with appetizers and seafood. Don´t forget to look for the hidden ship on the bottle, it only appears when the bottle is ready for consumption at the optimum temperature of 11ºC
Anniversary gifts are special ones because they are a part of the memory. And, what better way to create memories than by accompanying the moment with a glass of Champagne or a Grand Cru from Bordeaux? After all, France is the most romantic country in the world.
We recommend Moet Chandon, the classic Champagne that has been part of most celebrations worldwide. It has a golden colour with green highlights. On the nose, it presents notes of pears, peaches and apples. On the palate, it is smooth and seductive.
We recommend pairing it with appetizers, seafood, fish or white meat. Choose this Champagne, if you want to have some fresh bubbles to spark your night.
On the other hand, if you are a red wine passionate, go for Le Dragon de Quintus Grand Cru 2017. It is an exceptional wine from the controlled denomination of origin Saint Emilion Grand Cru.It is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Franc.
It presents a deep, intense colour. On the nose, it presents oak notes with complex aromas. On the palate, the wine is powerful and balanced. We recommend pairing it with red meat.
Thank you gift
Wine can also be an excellent gift to appreciate someone´s effort. Saying thank you with a bottle of wine it´s classy and fancy.
We love how beautiful it is to give a bottle of wine as a present to say thank you. These wines need to be honest, classic, enjoyable to drink and respectful. Maybe, one of the hardest types of gifts.
If you love Portuguese wines, go for Herdade Das Servas Touriga Nacional. It is an exceptional wine made of 100% Touriga Nacional grapes, from the Alentejo Area.
The winery has been producing wine since 1811, so they know how great wine should be. It is a unique wine that pairs well with red meat.
It has a clear, deep violet-red colour. On the nose, presents aromas of redcurrant, blackberry, and chocolate, with floral notes of violets. On the palate, it is complex, with a long finish.
This is a beautiful way to say thank you, given that the wine can be stored for the next 20 to 30 years.
On the other hand, if you prefer Italian wines, go for Valpolicella Classico Superiore. It is an excellent red wine made in the Veneto region, produced by the Villa Girardi Winery. It is a blend of Corvina Veronese, Rondinella and Molinara. It has an intense ruby-red colour.
On the nose, it presents aromas of ripe cherries, with spicy notes. On the palate, it is balanced, with a long silky finish. We recommend pairing this wine with red meat.
You will love the excellent presentation and the great quality of this exceptional Italian wine.
We hope that you have found some in this article some gift inspirations. If you want more recommendations, don’t hesitate to visit our store of a great selection of wines, where you will also find more gift suggestions. As always, if you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us at email@example.com and our experienced team of sommeliers will help you.
See you next time, wine lovers,
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