Choosing a wine gift

A good bottle of wine is the perfect gift for almost any special occasion. Whether it’s a close friend’s birthday, a colleague’s leaving present, your parent’s wedding anniversary or simply dinner with friends, there’s a bottle of wine to suit every occasion and person.

A bottle of wine is a safe gift option in most instances (unless of course you know that the person in question definitely does not like wine), and is a timeless, classic gift choice. If the person you are buying for is a close friend or family member, chances are that you will know a bit about their wine preferences, in which case you can buy a bottle of their favourite wine. However, when it comes to buying for a boss or colleague who you may not know very well, it is a bit trickier. In this instance, your best bet is to select a popular, mainstream grape variety such as Chardonnay or Merlot, and then choose the best bottle within your budget.

Wine is easy to gift wrap – a simple gift bag will suffice, or if you’re really caught on the hop, tying a piece of ribbon or other decorative piece around the neck is sufficient to dress it up for the occasion.

If you know the person is seriously into their wine, you could also buy them a wine accessory, such as the Vinturi wine aerator. This shows that you’ve put some thought into their gift buying, and is something that will be enjoyed regularly for years to come.

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