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You are lounging in your house, minding your own business when suddenly the phone rang, it is your good friend calling. After exchanging pleasantries, she invited you for a dinner party along with your friend. You said you are coming, exchanged goodbyes, and then dropped the call. And then you think to yourself, what gift would I bring to this joyous occasion?
So you head out to the store to buy one. After entering, you see shelves after shelves of wine just waiting to be picked. Now, you anxiously walk down the aisle like a bride-to-be, just glossing over countless bottles of wine without even looking attentively to each one of them. You notice the store clerk strolling behind you, waiting for you to take your pick as you stop by a specific rack, silently hoping he would go away. For a slight moment, you think about giving up and pick one randomly, rush at the cashier, pay for it, and run away.
Overall that is not a bad thing to gift with since what occasion wouldn’t be more perfect than with wine? Of course, there are plenty of things to consider like, what event are you going to, what is the recipient’s preference in wine, the purpose of the gift, affordability, and budget. That is a lot now, but as long as you know some of the factors mentioned, there is no need to be anxious and such in picking out a good wine.
Type of wine
First of all, you need to choose what kind of wine you would bring to the event. Would it be bold red wine, or white wine, or even a sparkling one? If you are looking for a bottle of wine that does not need to chill before bringing it to the party, consider buying a bottle of red wine. Check the amount of sugar content present in the wine so you would have an idea of how sweet the wine can be. If you are not exactly sure how delicious the host would like it, consider a Chardonnay for white wine and a Merlot for the red wine.
Now that you have decided to pick what kind of wine you would bring to the occasion, you should now decide on your price range. Of course, there are plenty of great wines under $25, but the most optimal price range would be $20-$50. Most of the superb quality wines lie on that price range.
However, if you are looking to stock up on wine for some reason, the best price range would $15-$20. There are excellent quality wines around that price range and is still affordable enough for you to stock. Additionally, when you buy a whole bunch of bottles of wine, the chances that the retailer will offer you the right amount of discount would be good.
Now that you have picked the kind of wine you are buying and have decided on the price range, it would be an excellent move to decide on how to present it to your host. There are several options for you on how to wrap up your gift of wine. If the venue is at the house of your host, it would generally be an excellent idea to let it be unwrapped, as it would have the impression of being a token of appreciation.
However, if your host is a wine connoisseur, placing it in a wooden or cardboard wine holder would be best. If you want it to be unique, on the other hand, it would be great if you place it in a wooden wine crate.
If you want to, you can add some more things to your gift. You can consider things like a decanter, which will help your hostess decant her bottles of wine. Or probably a beautiful hand-carved corkscrew which will make the unscrewing of the cork a memorable experience. Or maybe a travel case for wines, which is great when your host travels a lot. With this, she can enjoy the greatness and elegance of wine, even without the comforts of her home.
It is a pleasant taste when you bring a gift to your host when you are invited for an occasion. Delivering a great gift that comes from the heart will lighten the mood of your host and would liven up the atmosphere of the event. And what better gift would you bring but a genuinely good wine that would make the guests livelier and the occasion in general. It will also help a lot if the wine that you bought is one of the host’s favorites and if the wine is also preferred by the other guests. Overall, wine is one of the best gifts you can give a host on any occasion.
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