How to choose the right wine for a gift

Wine is a great idea for a gift, but how to choose the right one? Everyone has different tastes, but here are a few pointers on things to consider if you have an event where you are considering bringing a bottle of wine for a host.

What is the event?

The type of event you are attending can greatly affect the type of wine you choose. Are you attending a dinner party with friends? Consider the host and what type of wine they like, or try and find out what they are cooking so you can pair a nice wine with the meal. If they are cooking a white fish dish, go for a nice white wine like a Riesling or Chardonnay. If you know they are planning on cooking red meat like a roast or perhaps a red sauce pasta, try a robust red wine such as a Merlot or Tempranillo. If the event is a birthday celebration, perhaps you would like to go for something a little more celebratory, like a sparkling wine such as Champagne.

How much do you want to spend?

This is important to consider as wine prices can vary dramatically! When you walk into a bottle store have an idea already in your head of how much you are looking to spend, as that will narrow your search first off. You can usually find a wide variety of wine in all types and price ranges so there should be a good selection for you to choose from whatever your budget.

Consider the season

Weather can also impact the type of wine you are drinking. In the summertime, a crisp white wine like a Sauvignon Blanc or a dry Rose could be appropriate. In colder, winter months, it might be more appropriate to go for a rich red wine such as a Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz.

Who is it for?

Considering the recipient is important. Do they have a favourite type of wine? Are they an avid wine drinker who knows a lot about wine or do they just casually enjoy a glass or two here and there? Perhaps you would like to challenge them with something new by getting them a type of wine they wouldn’t normally drink!

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