We know you need all the help you can get to shorten your festive to-do list. If you’re stumped on how to gift a great bottle of wine, we’ve got our expert friends to help.


Think of the giftee

Buying wine as a gift is easy when you know what the giftee likes. Do they only drink white wines? Consider Sauvignon Blanc or a lekker white blend. Easy-drinking sweet wine? Consider a sweet Riesling or dessert wine. Is your friend a tree-hugger? Thin sustainable wines! Check their social media for clues. 


Choose the right wine for the occasion

Different occasions call for different types of wines. For Christmas, think festive! Bubbly is the best wine to gift in the festive season and our local bubblies have a lot to offer.

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Consider the season

When it comes to wine gift etiquette, it helps to select the right wine for the season. Of course, this isn’t crucial but buying a bottle that coincides with the current season will help your gift pack a punch. Lighter, more refreshing wines such as semi-sweet sparkling wine, floral rose and Sauvignon Blanc are great for the summer months. 


Add a personal touch

Including a short, handwritten note or card is a nice way to make the gift more personal. You can add a little something on why you chose this wine and what your relationship with the giftee means to you.


Ask the wine experts

At wine.co.za, they’ve curated a selection of mixed cases that are already packaged and ready to go. Don’t worry if you don’t know the first thing about wine. Ask the wine professionals to recommend a wine.



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Originally published in the December 2022 edition of Garden&Home Magazine.