It’s official. The last week in October is the week I get my Christmas on. I start planning events (a bit awkward this year I know), I start to make those lists that need checking twice, and I start to buy presents. I’m not a person who leaves things to the last minute, especially as my boy has his birthday the week before Santa makes that journey, so I need to take the time to plan the perfect gifts for the ones that I love.
This year I’ve already decided that wine can make a pretty impressive, gorgeous and certainly an enjoyable gift.It is a gift that is not just perfect for individuals, but works for couples too. It is something that can be enjoyed over the festive period, but doesn’t have to be used straight away, it could be saved to toast in the new year, or kept for another special occasion, and should only improve with age.
You can chose something that appeals to the taste buds if you are gifting a wine connoisseur, but can also buy something that offers a little education to someone who tends to just grab the nearest bottle in the supermarket. For instance, if the recipient is a fan of white wine, but tends to go for House White, or a bog standard supermarket brand, treat them to Ca’ di Rajo Pinot Grigio 2018 | Venezia DOC from Independent Wine. This is gorgeously light and citrusy with mango, peach and blossom.
What I really love about this wine is that you can enjoy it with a friend, or with the simplest of meals, things like fish or shellfish antipasti, like fried octopus or seafood salad. This is the perfect accompaniment to fish and chips, still served in the paper, with a side of mushy peas. The other great thing about choosing a wine from Independent Wine as a gift is that if you are sending it across the miles, you can chose to have it gift wrapped, and this is done for free. It looks beautiful, just adds the finishing to your thoughtful gift.
So if you are truly worried about what you are going to give to friends and relatives during this totally strange and unusual festive season, the answer is right here. Just say it with wine – but make sure it’s a good bottle!