Attending the wedding of a couple that loves vino? #WineNot send them the gift of wine? If you know the recipients well, then selecting a wine you know they'll enjoy is fairly easy. But if you're unfamiliar with the couple, you'll need to take into account several factors — from how much to spend to whether they like red, white, or sparkling wine. There also are myriad flavors and variations from which to choose. So, to give you a little assistance, here are some helpful tips on how to pick out the best wine wedding gift possible:
Consider your Budget
If you know the recipients are wine enthusiasts or very knowledgeable about wine, they likely will appreciate a pricey bottle of vino. But there also are many exceptional wines that cost between $15 and $20. So, unless you're trying to make a statement or you have lots of disposable income, you don't need to overspend on your wine gift.
Now that you've decided on a budget for your wine gift, but aren't sure what type of wine the recipients would like, try selecting a bottle that you would enjoy. If you're still unsure, choose one red and one white. Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay are two varietals that pair well with most foods and palates, while Shiraz and Merlot are two easy-to-drink red wines. Going with sparkling? ONEHOPE Wine's collection of outstanding Brut Sparkling Wine makes the ideal gift — especially when it comes packaged in a beautiful bottle bespeckled in a range of glittery colors.
Make a good impression on your recipients by gifting a bottle of wine from ONEHOPE, which gives back to charitable causes with every bottle of wine purchased. Among its portfolio is a collection of high-quality varietals and blends crafted by fourth-generation winemaker Rob Mondavi Jr., using grapes sourced from select growing regions spanning California from Napa Valley to the Central Coast.
Why not consider giving several different bottles of varying varietals to help the couple start a wine collection? ONEHOPE is your go-to source for curated collections of world-class wine — from its Best of California mixed pack (with Pinot Noir, Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay) to its Glitter Bottle duo (with California Sparkling Brut and the winery's award-winning Napa Valley Reserve Pinot Noir in red and silver bottles). Priced from $45.50 to $138, these spectacular sets make great gifts.
Assess their Personality
Finally, you might want to think about the personality of your recipient when buying wine. Each varietal has subtle hints of flavors and aromas that characterize the wine's personality, and these traits usually can be reflected in the tastes of individuals. Check out this info graphic for a few tips:
- Pinot Noir: It takes a perfectionist to grow pinot Noir grapes, so couples with perfectionist tendencies will appreciate the complexities of this varietal.
- Cabernet Sauvignon: Big personalities with an adventurous, ready-to-take on anything approach to life are a match for a rich Cabernet.
- Merlot: Nature-lovers and those who crave the great outdoors tend to enjoy Merlot for its full-bodied taste and smooth finish.
- Chardonnay: Those who are mellow and go with the flow pair perfectly with Chardonnay, an easy-to-drink crowd pleaser.
- Sauvignon Blanc: The energetic, on-the go personality is a perfect match for the crisp taste of Sauvignon Blanc.
Still at a loss of what type of wine to gift? ONEHOPE's gift cards are an excellent option. Available for $10-$100, the gift cards can be used to browse and purchase from among an extensive selection of the winery's bestselling wines, wine gifts, boxes, and crates.