Christmas is the time for giving. But you don't want to give your friends and family the same gift every year. So, you strive for fresh Christmas gift ideas every year. Wines make very thoughtful gifts. And when it comes to Christmas, wines also have a special significance. Wine is had on Christmas because it symbolises the blood of Christ. What better way to cherish the spirit of Christmas than to gift your near and dear ones some delicious wine.
But not everyone is a wine connoisseur. So, how do you know which will be the best wines to gift your friends? There are some factors that you must consider before choosing a wine as a Christmas gift. Firstly, it should be a winter wine. There are summer wines (mostly white wines) and winter wines. Since you are looking for a Christmas gift, you must choose the latter.
Secondly, the wine should match the kind of food you are eating. Wine accompanies the Christmas dinner. So, the wine you choose as Christmas gift should go with your menu. Some wines are best for poultry items and some are good with seafood. Thirdly, the wine you buy must fit your budget. After all, it is not just one bottle of wine that you have to buy for Christmas.
If you have run out Christmas gift ideas this year, buy some good wine. Boldsky has handpicked 10 affordable and suitable wines for Christmas.
Conde de Valdemar Crianza 2004 Rioja
A good solid red wine to start the Christmas party. It can be best described as a spicy wine with tinges of soothing vanilla flavour. It is Spanish in origin.
Gunderloch 2007 Riesling Kabinett Jean-Baptiste
Want to raise a toast to someone or something? This is the perfect white wine to raise one. This wine from New Zealand has the refreshing taste of young grapes.
Mumm Napa Brut Rose
This is the appetiser wine. If you are serving fried foods like potato fries, crisply fried chicken or fin chips, then you can serve this sparkling red wine.
One of the known names globally, this wine is of French origin. But this oak-flavoured wine is produced in India. So, it will be easily available to you.
Clos La Coutale 2008
This is an average man's French wine. Very delicate tastes of chocolate and plums dominate this wine. A great companion for beef and duck platters.
Central Otago Pinot Noir 2009
Another wine that hails from New Zealand. This is the best suited wine for a turkey dinner. So if you roasting your Thanksgiving turkey late, buy this delicious wine that smells like dried roses.
Domaine Luneau-Papin Muscadet Sur Lie 2009
If you want to have shell fish or other fish delicacies for Christmas, then this is the perfect white wine.
Layer Cake 2008 Malbec
A food wine through and through. You must serve this smokey flavoured wine when you have dinner. Goes very well with both poultry and red meat.
12-year-old sweet Pedro Ximenez
This is a dessert wine and thus a very safe gift. If someone invites you for dinner, you can always bring this wine to pour over ice-creams and puddings.
Sula Rasa Shiraz
It is one of the best red wines produced in India. If you are a wine lover, then you must taste this wine on Christmas. It is as good as any French wine.