Want to give a host a bottle of wine this year? Wine is great gift because it's tasty, easy to re-gift and one size fits all.
Make sure to match the wine you're purchasing with the individual's personality. There are a lot of people out there who do not enjoy drinking a glass of wine from certain countries. Why not match the wine with the person's heritage or choose a vintage from a significant year in their life.
- Choose a red that is light to medium body. You wouldn't want to bring a bold and heavy red to have everyone end up sluggish on the couch.
- Reds from the Rhone region and Italy's Ripassos are full of pep and will have your guests drinking glass after glass (it is the holidays after all!)
- Planning on getting together around 3-4pm? Why not start with a Gamay. It's a lighthearted drink for the daytime or early evening. Lightly chill the wine and it's will certainly get the party going.
- Why not roll out a crisp pinot grigio. It's a great wine to not take away any of the flavours of Mom's turkey. Strongly recommend "Cono Sur 13 Pinot Grigio 'Bicicleta' Chile.
- While starting the party, why not with a little aperitif of Champagne or sparkling wine?
Wines for hosting gifts (just overall crowd pleasers)
- MASI Mazzano 07 Amarone della Valpolicella, Veneto, Italy
- Trius Red 12, VQA Niagara
- Marchesi Di Barolo 10, Cannubi, Piedmont, Italy
- Veuve Clicquot 04 Brut Rose, Champagne, France
- Chloe Chardonnay, Sonoma County, California
- Quail's Gate 2012 Merlot, B.C.
- Robert Mondavi, Private Selection Chardonnay, Central Coast