We all want to be able to comfortably and confidently gift bottles of wine, but often find that choosing the right fit is intimidating and sometimes overwhelming. Here are 5 things to consider that will make gifting wine a breeze.
1. Think of Bottles to Keep on Hand
Many times when we are looking for gifts for people, we default to wine. The problem is that we may be scrambling to find the right wines. Keep a couple reds and a couple whites on hand for the right gifting moment should it arise. If it seems like engagements are popping up faster than weeds, a few bottles of sparkling on hand can also be a good idea.
Consider the following varieties of wines, which are always crowd pleasers:
- Cabernet Sauvignon
- Pinot Noir
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Grigio
2. Wine for the Wine Buffs
Your giftee may be a wine buff and if so, they may love learning about wines. A Weekly Tasting pack would be great for trying new wines and learning about them at the same time.
3. Consider the Seasons
Seasons come and go and wines are perfect for making summer feel more like summer or fall more like fall. Rosé wines during spring and summer and Shiraz or Zinfandel wines during fall and winter never seem to disappoint.
4. Write it With Love
Make your gift personal by attaching a small note card that explains why you thought the wine would be perfect for them. Your personal sentiments can mean just as much as the wine.
Champagne is everyone’s default idea of celebrating with style. The difficulty is that champagnes are expensive. The good news is that champagne is only one style of sparkling wine. Prosecco, Cava, and general sparkling wines make up the rest of the mix and are just as fun with the classic cork popping sound while being significantly more affordable.