Christmas is slowly creeping up on us, so we would be willing to bet that many of our visitors are currently considering what they are going to be buying for their friends and loved ones. There are so many different gifts that you could consider getting, but we are here to help you understand why a good bottle of Italian wine is the perfect present in so many different cases.
As such, we will be taking a look at what makes a bottle of wine ideal for a Christmas present and why you should consider buying one for a friend or loved one.
The Christmas Meal
The meal that you enjoy at Christmas is one of the best things about the entire event. With so many gorgeous vegetables, meats and other offerings it is only natural that you will want to enjoy a good glass of wine or two with the meal.
Of course, with such a variety of food it is important to remember that different wines will pair up with different types of foods and your host may not have access to every type of wine that is ideal for the food that they are preparing. As such, by bringing a bottle of wine that you feel will pair up well with the food being made, you make their job that much easier in addition to bringing something along to the meal that everybody is going to be able to enjoy.
If you have a friend who is already a wine lover, there is no better time to expose them to a new vintage than at Christmas. The opportunity to give the gift of wine offers you plenty of chances to get creative and look for something that they may never have had the opportunity to try before. Of course, you can’t always guarantee that they will like it, but if you choose well you may end up giving somebody a gift that will last them far beyond Christmas.
By exposing people to new types of wine you are helping the Italian wine industry in addition to offering the recipient the chance to discover more about a vintage that they may never have heard of before. If it ends up becoming a favourite of theirs, then your one present may open their eyes to a whole new world of wines that they will be able to enjoy for years to come.
Show That You Know
Of course, not everybody wants to risk purchasing a bottle of wine when they are not sure the recipient will enjoy it. In these cases, it helps to have an idea of the types of wine that they normally enjoy so that you have a good idea of where to look and what you can buy in order to ensure that they are satisfied with their gift.
Not only does this mean that they are practically guaranteed to be happy when they open the bottle for the first time, but also demonstrates that you have been paying attention to them and have thus purchased something that you know they will love. Whether it’s a friends, family member or partner, they will appreciate the effort that you have put into purchasing something that is already special to them.
Wine You Might Not Otherwise Buy
During the Christmas period we tend to be a little more receptive to the idea of spending more on gifts than we might during any other time of the year. Of course, while it is important to point out that price is not always an indicator of quality when it comes to Italian wine, that doesn’t change the fact that you have an opportunity to buy more expensive vintages for Christmas, assuming that you have the budget.
If you do go for this option you will be buying a present that is likely going to be valued for many months, if not years to come. It will allow the recipient to experience a wine that they would otherwise never have the chance to during the course of their day to day life, making the gift all the more special when they do receive it.
Getting away from the sentiment and quality issues, a bottle of wine is simply one of the most practical Christmas gifts that you can think to get. It is perfectly sized, allowing you to easily slot it under the Christmas tree or carry it to a friend or loved one’s house on the big day.
Better yet, if you order from us we also offer a gift wrapping service that will ensure that the gift arrives fully prepared to be handed over to whoever is going to receive it. This will save you time and money in wrapping it yourself.
Going The Extra Mile
It is also important to remember that the Italian wine industry offers so much more potential than simply giving the gift of a bottle of wine. This is particularly important if you are buying for somebody who already has an enormous collection that simply doesn’t need adding to. If you are unsure about what bottle to get, you could always buy a wine love some accessories that will complement their collection instead. A dedicated wine cooler or a new corkscrew are always going to be appreciated by those who are already entrenched in the world of Italian wine.
If you want to take things a touch further, you can also consider organising a wine tour that can be taken in the New Year, allowing the recipient to spend even more time with the wines they love, in addition to learning more about them.
The Final Word
Christmas is a time of giving, so it is always important to put some thought into the gifts that you are going to purchase. With Italian wine there are so many options that it is almost impossible to get things wrong. As such, you should always consider it when you are looking for Christmas presents for your friends and loved ones.