Tips, Tricks & Suggestions for Christmas Gifting
It's the most wonderful time of the year, and what better way to spread holiday cheer than with a bottle of wine? Whether you're gifting it to a wine connoisseur or a casual sipper, choosing the right wine can make all the difference.
So, grab your corkscrew and get ready to sleigh your Christmas presents with these tips for selecting the perfect wines.
1. What's their Flavour?
When it comes to wine, everyone has their own preferences.
Some like it sweet, some like it dry, and some like it somewhere in between. So, before you start shopping, do a little detective work and find out what flavours your giftee enjoys. Are they a fan of fruity reds or crisp whites?
Knowing their flavour profile will help you narrow down your options.
2. Consider the Occasion
Is your gift for a cozy night by the fire or a festive holiday party?
The occasion can play a big role in choosing the right wine.
3. Go for the Unexpected
Why settle for the ordinary when you can give the extraordinary?
Instead of reaching for the same old bottle, surprise your loved ones with something unique. Explore lesser-known grape varieties or regions that are known for producing exceptional wines. Not only will it make for an interesting gift, but it might also introduce them to a new favorite.
Our Bulgarian range always has something special to be discovered.
4. Pair it up
Wine and food are like a match made in culinary heaven.
If your giftee is a foodie, consider pairing the wine with a delicious treat.
A rich Cabernet Sauvignon goes perfectly with a juicy steak - The Auctioneer (Napa Valley, USA) or Big G (Franschhoek, South Africa) - while a crisp Sauvignon Blanc or an equally fresh and citrussy Muscadet complements seafood dishes.
Not only will they get to enjoy a fantastic bottle of wine, but they'll also have the perfect pairing to enhance their dining experience.
5. Set the Budget
Wine comes in all price ranges, so it's essential to set a budget before you start shopping.
You don't have to break the bank to find a great bottle of wine.
There are plenty of affordable options that taste just as good as their pricier counterparts. Remember, it's the thought that counts.
We're always on-hand to give our advice to provide the best solution to your required styles and budgets.
So, there you have it, a guide to choosing the best wines for Christmas presents. Remember, wine is meant to be enjoyed, so don't be afraid to have a little fun with your selection.
If you're still stuck for ideas, browse our complete Christmas Gifting Catalogue.
Cheers to a merry and wine-derful holiday season!