Tips For Buying Wine as Gift

Wine is an ideal choice for a gift in many situations. It can be a romantic gesture, a thank you gift, something to give someone for a farewell party, or even what you give a friend when invited for a dinner. When you go to buy wine, you probably feel overwhelmed by the many choices available. It gets even more confusing if you are gifting someone who you have not known for long.

The Tips

  • Stick with the classics: it is better to be safe if you are not sure of their taste in wine. Go for classic grape wines like chardonnay, merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. This is a safe bet so that even if they have to give it to someone else later (hopefully not) they still feel like it was a useful gift.
  • Go with what you love: Sometimes, going with what you like is a great idea. It acts as a great conversation starter if you are going on a first date. You can use it as an opportunity to tell them why you like the wine and other details about you that they may not have known.
  • Think of what they like to eat: Learning about how to pair food and wine will help you choose the perfect wine gift. Once you know what someone likes to eat, just buy her the wine that will go better with the food.
  • Consider the occasion: : If you are going for a celebration; maybe a birthday party or graduation, it does not hurt to bring with you a bottle of sparkling wine. They can be used to make mimosas later as the party unfolds.

Depending on the kind of relationship you have, you can always just call them and tell them you want to buy wine for them. Do not worry too much about getting it right. It is the thought that counts in most cases.