Picking the perfect Wine for the Wine Connoisseur in your life

The festive season will be really different this year and so since we can’t see many of our loved ones or colleagues, why not send them a bottle or six of their favourite wine or choose one that you think they’d love to try! A premium wine always makes a fabulous and much appreciated gift.

If you don’t know where to start, here are some top tips!

Firstly, try and select wines with popular or recognisable names. For example, if you know your recipient likes Italian wines than go with wines such as BaroloBarbarescoAmaroneBrunello di Montalcino, and Chianti Classico Gran Selezione. For French, Sancerre, Pinot Gris, Chablis etc.

If you know what country they like to vacation in or holds a special memory, why not choose a wine from one of the regions within that destination. It would be a lovely and thoughtful meaningful wine to buy.

You could also pick wines by the season so you could get them something that they can either enjoy in the Winter months such as Malbec or Zinfadel, or something lighter for Spring/Summer such as Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay or Rose.

If a wine bottle has a lovely aesthetic that could make a beautiful gift too. It could be something they proudly display until a special occasion arises to open it.

In terms of costs, I would recommend going for a mid-high range wine as they always make more impressive gifts and also looks like you’ve put some thought and effort into it. If you are thinking of gifting them a case of wine, then why not select a different variety of wines.

Wine is one of the most convenient gifts to send by post as it’s not perishable and can even be sent by Royal Mail. If you are worried about the weight it’s good to know that Royal Mail accepts packages up to 2kg, and a full bottle of wine weighs 1.25kg. With wrapping and packaging, it may come to about 1.5-1.7kg so well within the parameters.

Photo credit: Independent Wine

With brilliant online retailers such as Independent Wine, you can select the wine from their website and they can gift wrap it for free and send it on your behalf. They also have an excellent gift guide that you may want to peruse here: https://www.independent.wine/2020/10/15/wine-gifts-the-essential-guide/

Do you like sending Wine as gifts to your loved ones?x

This is a collaborative post with Independent Wine.

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Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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