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Wine as a Gift

Gifts are always difficult to choose and if you are picking up something for a family member, or a close friend who is particularly finicky about the gifts he or she receives, things can get a little more complicated. However, wine as a gift can be the answer to all your gifting problems, because wines are not only classy, they are also objects of desire! A good bottle of wine is something everyone will appreciate.

Before considering wine as a gift, there are a few things that need to given attention. For instance, you need to understand the different varieties of wine. There is a lot of difference between Californian, Italian and French wines. Even within the category of Italian wines, Tuscan wines will be different from the wines that come from the area of Sicily.

There are primarily 7 varieties of grapes, which eventually get converted into wines. These include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, Pinot noir, Sauvignon Blanc, Syrah and Zinfandel. Choose anyone for a friend and it will make an ideal wine as a gift. It is also interesting to find out more about, which wine goes the best with what type of food.

For instance, a Burgundian Pinot noir would work well with a rustic, mushroom dish or a vintage Sauvignon Blanc would be perfect with a fish dish that has a creamy sauce.

Accessories are ideal options when you are considering wine as a gift. For instance, you can gift a wine decanter, which has an elegant design on it. These decanters could be made of steel or even silver. Gift your friends a wine rack, which will sit pretty in their kitchen or in the dining room, while offering perfect storage space for numerous bottles of vintage and speciality wines.

If you are considering wine as a gift, then you could also consider gifting books on wine. True connoisseurs of the drink will enjoy reading about it and learning new things. These books could be regarding the history of the wine or how wine is prepared. Today, there are numerous coffee table books about wines, which are ideal gifting options.  

While presenting wine as a gift, there are additional options available as well. For instance, you can present a family member or friend with an exclusive wine tasting session. Send them off on a little trip, where they get to enjoy the beauty of the locales, sample the best of the local cuisine and taste the finest wines the local vineyards have to offer. Such trips will not only them allow them an exposure to the best of the local wines, but also give them an opportunity to see a new place and experience the charm.

Another great idea associated with wine as a gift, is a trip for your loved ones to the vineyard, where their favorite wine is produced. Gift them a holiday to the place where their beloved drink begins its journey. Many vineyards, these days, have bed and breakfasts attached to them that allow guests to have a first hand experience of how wine is made. These places often give the guests an opportunity to get involved in the grape picking, distilling and bottling processes.   

Wine as a gift does not necessarily mean the drinking variety, because if the person you intend to gift the wine to, is a culinary enthusiast, you might very well present a bottle of cooking wine. There is a range of Chinese cooking wines available in the market today, including rice wine. These are an ideal addition to the collection of those people who love to entertain and cook exotic foods.

Wine as a gift is a great option because here is something that will fit any budget and allow you to look like a stylish presenter. And all this, without having to go out of your way to pick out a gift for someone special!