2019 gift guide: Wine
This year, the wine lover in your life is going to get a bunch of cute coasters, state-of-the-art aerators and probably another damn wine key. From you though? They’re going to get WINE. So let’s take it away to this year’s rundown on some of the best wines to gift this holiday season.
For the red wine drinker
Red wine drinker in your life? Italian reds are red hot right now – millennials in particular are flocking to Nebbiolo, Chianti, Montepulciano and Sangioveses en masse on Drizly. Is your giftee someone more of an American traditionalist? Cabernet Sauvignon and red blends are always a great bet.
Orin Swift Abstract
The Prisoner Red Blend
Stags' Leap Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
For the white wine drinker
It’s not just about red wines during the holidays. Rieslings and Chardonnays in particular are big sellers and make great gifts at this time of year. Looking for something different? 2019 was all about New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs.
Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc
Far Niente Chardonnay
For the party host
For the party host, you want to gift some party pleasers. Go with a lighter, versatile red like a Pinot Noir or a dynamic blend (white or red) that will pair with a variety of foods at the party. Another option to consider? Sparkling wines or Champagne.
14 Hands Hot to Trot Red Blend
Decoy Red Blend
Flowers Sonoma Coast Pinot Noir
For someone special
Looking to impress? These dreamy higher end labels have all received prominent accolades and great ratings from those well-renowned experts.
Banfi Brunello di Montalcino
Caymus Cabernet Sauvignon
For the one with a sweet tooth
Dessert and fortified wines make a really sweet gift this time of the year. Sorry, couldn’t help ourselves on that one.
Taylor Tawny Port
Lillet Servir Tres Frais Blanc
Dow's Porto Tawny 10 Year
For skipping the gift wrap
These labels are as pretty as the wine that comes in them. We use this as a trick to blame our laziness on good taste.
Prophecy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
Francis Coppola Diamond Collection Black Label Claret
Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Vineyard Pinot Noir
For the wanderluster
Gift a trip abroad with these incredible wines from some of the top wine-producing regions across the globe.
Martin Codax Albarino
Zapata Catena Malbec
Marques De Riscal Reserva Rioja
For the collector
The labels that one in your life needs to have stocked in their cellar (also known as a basement for us non-fancy folk.)
Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
Joseph Phelps Insignia
Alright, alright, ready to start shopping for all of your holiday (or insert special occasion here) gifts? You can get ‘em delivered right to your giftee’s door in under 60 minutes or have them shipped in eligible states.