If you are looking for a unique, refined gift to give for any occasion, why not try giving a bottle of wine! Whether you are choosing a gift for your boss, family friend or loved one, a bottle of fine wine can be the perfect gift for:

  • anniversaries
  • birthdays
  • dinner parties
  • graduations
  • house warming parties
  • promotions at work.

How to Choose Wine to Give

Although wine can make a great gift for a variety of occasions, some worry that they will choose a type of wine that the recipient may not like. For example, while getting a bottle of wine for a close friend will likely be an easy choice because you know his preferences, choosing a bottle for your boss or co-worker may be more difficult.

If you find yourself in the latter situation, consider going with a more mainstream, popular wine, such as a Chardonnay or Merlot. Decent to good quality popular wines are likely to please most people.

After you choose the type of wine you want to give someone, you”ll have to decide the quality and, therefore, price range of the wine. For example, do you want to give a high-end, expensive wine or a less expensive, decent quality wine? In general, who you are giving the wine to and the reason you are giving it will determine the quality of wine you want to give.

Keep in mind, however, that if you are bringing wine for a party in which it will be consumed immediately, determine the quality of wine to bring based on the number of people at the event. For example, bring a slightly better quality of wine for smaller, more intimate dinner parties in which each guest will be able to savor and enjoy the higher quality. Alternately, for larger parties, bringing a decent wine is perfectly acceptable.

Finding Quality Wines and Personalized Wine Gifts

You can find a variety of affordable to high-end wines in many different locations, including:

  • grocery stores
  • liquor stores
  • specialty beverage stores
  • online retailers.

While physical stores tend to be better options if you want to quickly buy a bottle of wine, online businesses are better options if you plan enough ahead or want to get a personalized wine accessory, as opposed to a bottle of wine. In fact, a number of Internet retailers can make you personalized wine gifts that include:

  • bottle openers
  • bottle stoppers
  • gift baskets with wines, cheeses and chocolates
  • wine glasses
  • wine labels
  • wine refrigerators and coolers
  • wine racks.

“Wine of the Month” Gifts

Another service online wine businesses can provide is the ”wine of the month club. If you have a larger budget and want to give a gift that literally keeps on giving, the wine of the month gift may be the perfect option. Typically, this gift costs about $20 per month the recipient will receive wine.

For example, if you gift your boss a three-month subscription to the wine of the month club, you will be paying about $60. Keep in mind that this price varies depending on the retailer, the number of months you want a gift sent and the type of wine you want sent.

 Posted on : May 16, 2014