The Dos And Don’ts Of Giving Wine As A Gift
There are a couple of things to consider when you buy wine as a gift for a friend. Here are a couple of pointers
When you want to present wine as a gift to your friend makes sure you have the right opportunity to present the wine to them.
Don’t be afraid to pick something unusual. You can also introduce your friend to something new.
Know your Friend’s taste as most wine drinkers have particular tastes, whether a dry or more fruity wine. If you are not sure, rather ask for advice or look at our wine descriptions of flavors.
Keep the wine in a cool place not to warm up.
Consider the season you want to present the wine in.
• White wines like Sauvignon Blanc, Rosé and Merlot are good wines lighter, and Chardonnay or Viognier more fuller bodies for Summer.
• Winter wines are heavier wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec and Chardonnay.
• Spring wines you want to choose a lighter, fruitier wine like Chenin Blanc or Rosé.
Consider an accessory to add. You can pick a funky corkscrew, a whine thermometer or a unique set of wine glasses that match the wine, red or white.
Never underestimate your friend’s taste in wine. Consider a kind of wine your friend enjoys and with the same flavour.
Don’t over complicate the wrapping, and a bow around the neck should be just fine. Boxes can heat up the wine and destroy a good wine if the bottle heats up.
Don’t’ buy your friend a wine you have never tasted before. It needs to be a wine they will drink and not store away.
Don’t store the wine before you present it to your friend standing up.