A bottle of wine can be the perfect gift for any occasion. It’s also a dependable last-minute purchase – but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t think carefully about your selection. There are over 10,000 varieties of wine grapes in the world — and when you step into your local wine shop you might feel like there are 10,000 different bottles of wine in front of you. Narrow down your choice by thinking about the occasion you’re buying for. Or, if you’re simply buying a bottle of wine for someone who loves wine, consider their preferences. Cheers.
To get the party started
You should never arrive at a party empty-handed, and if you arrive bearing a magnum of wine, you’ll definitely get invited back. A magnum bottle (the equivalent of two standard 750 ml bottles) helps take the pressure off your host, because there’s plenty to go round! Whether you go for festive bubbles or not, choose something that’s easy to drink, and therefore likely to appeal to most of the guests.