October 25, 2022 | By Cristal Pico
The holidays are a time of gathering, feasting, and celebrating. The kitchen becomes a warm and nostalgic place where we cook and create fond memories. We spend hours breaking bread and sharing in the joys of delicious wine and great conversation. This festive time is also known for gift-giving and if you’re like us, wine can be a thoughtful way to let the special people in your life know how much they mean to you.
To help make your shopping easier as you “check your list twice,” we’ve put together a curated collection of gifts for the wine lovers on your list:
For the Dearest Friend: For the person that’s been at your side through thick and thin, give the gift of Cabernet Sauvignon, the world’s most popular red wine. Our recommendation: Cru Select Australia Cabernet Sauvignon, it’s soft yet fruity and has complex varietal flavours of cherry and blackberry that your friend will surely love!
For the Host with the Most: For the one that’s always planning, entertaining, and hosting holiday dinners and parties, give the gift of Sauvignon Blanc, a food-friendly and highly quenching varietal. Our recommendation: Cru Select Ontario Sauvignon Blanc Style, a true fan-favourite with signature “green” grassiness and citrus fruit flavours that any host would be proud to sip and share!
For the Foodie Fanatic: For seekers of new food experiences with an avid interest in the latest food trends, give the gift of Riesling, an aromatic varietal beloved for its floral fragrance and satisfying acidity. Our recommendation: Cru International German Riesling Style, clean, crisp, and slightly fruity, this dry-style white wine is extremely versatile when it comes to pairing – a foodie’s dream!
For the Jolly Neighbour: For those thoughtful and kind-hearted characters that live close by and check in often, give the gift of Pinot Grigio, a light, crisp wine with plenty of mouth-watering acidity. Our recommendation: Cru Select Italy Pinot Grigio, it’s a refreshing white wine with citrus and green apple aromas that will brighten up your neighbours’ day!
For the Adventurous Type: For world travellers with a zest for life who aren’t afraid to taste and discover new things, give the gift of Malbec, famous for its’ deep purple colour and spicy, savoury flavours. Our recommendation: Cru International Chile Malbec Style, a new world wine with plenty of body and robust fruit flavours that will take an adventure seeker’s palette to new heights!
For unique and creative gifting ideas this holiday season, shop RJS craft winemaking kits and give a gift they can’t wait to open!