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Giving a Stylish and Classy Wine Gift

Wine Specialist

In the last few years, the numbers of gifts that people give that are related to wine has rocketed. They have become incredibly popular as a gift for birthdays or special holidays, especially for women buying gifts for men. Buying wine gifts shows a touch of class and can be extremely personal. For example, if someone likes a particular style of wine, then buying them a vintage of that style is an excellent gift and shows a great deal of thoughtfulness.

There are four types of wine that you might consider if you want to send someone a vintage. These will be Port, Sauterne, Madeira and Armagnac. Sauterne is a sweet style of wine that can be kept for centuries. It is one of the oldest styles of wine and originates from Bordeaux. These can be incredibly expensive, but there are more affordable options available. They will generally appreciate in value fairly consistently, and they hold together extremely well. Madeira is a fortified wine, while Armagnac is a special type of brandy that is distilled in France. Port is another fortified wine, except can be much older than Madeira. It is kept in oak caskets that are kept for about a century before they are released.

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Of course, you could just give an extremely good bottle of wine, or a bottle of champagne, for example. However, these four vintages are quite unique and definitely have much more gravitas than just a standard fine wine.

It might also be worth considering other types of wine gifts, including corkscrews, wine tasting kits, and other accessories. These are generally very nicely packaged and can be the perfect gift if you don’t want to spend too much. That being said, you can buy some extremely expensive corkscrews. Wine glasses are another great choice for an elegant wine gift, they will be perfect if you’re looking to give someone a beautiful and reasonably expensive gift, that will also last many years.

About The Author

Andrea Stevens has become a trusted and well recognized name within the wine industry and her keen expertise and ability to critique wine is second to none. Andrea has been recognized several of times within the wine industry for her article writing and ability to educate, even beginners to the world of wine. Whether you consider yourself a connoisseur, or simply want to become one, there is a lot you can learn from Mrs. Stevens and her wealth of knowledge and expert writing style.