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Choosing wine for a gift at Christmas

 TAGS:Christmas tastes wine. And if you do not know what to offer, I ‘m sure your friend or partner would be happy if you give him a good bottle of wine. Do you know better gift? We give you tips for buying wine for Christmas this year. Take notes!

New: It is better to give a wine that meets the expectations and preferences of our friend, but it is also important to help them discover new products. Recent vintages wines reference are always a hit when it comes to young wines with amazing flavors.

By region: Wine regions determine, in most cases, our choice of wine. In addition, each area hides characteristics that make them unique. Of course, you distinguish the taste of a Rioja and a Ribera del Duero wine.

Be more original: forget the traditional wines. Be always ready to surprise your guests. To do this, think about the lesser known organic wines, a South African wine or from other countries, for example…

According to what you know about the person to whom you want to offer the wine: There is always a different wine for each person. If our friend likes powerful flavors, we will choose a bright red, while if he prefers desserts, Moscatell or other sweet wine are better options.

Personalized wines: It is possible to offer a wine that has a personalized label with the name or photograph of the person to whom you offer your gift.

By DO: Appellations of origin mark, somehow, the quality of a wine. We can always choose the wine we offer by name, especially if the person comes from that region or country.

Today we recommend two wines to offer as christmas gifts:

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Etchart Privado Malbec Rosé 2012



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Antinori Tignanello 2010


Spanish Riberas: Designation of Origin from the bank of the main rivers

 TAGS:Spain is a paradise that in addition to miles and miles of coast and nice beaches also has miles and miles along the banks of many rivers that cross the Peninsula. Some of them, besides being the perfect place for a summer picnic are the ideal place for cultivating vineyards that produce wines that supply our best moments at the table. Some of them are next:

Ribera del Guadiana

I like more and more this relatively young Designation of Origin. All the wines I’ve tasted lately that come from Extremadura are a hit, I like them and they are successful in all my meetings. I think the secret of success is how hard this region?s soil makes it for winemakers, which means that they have to give it all in order to obtain the best grapes worthy of a decent and round wine. Those who have not yet tried wines from this part of Spain yet should not delay it more.

Ribeira Sacra

This area is noted for its red wines made from Mencia grapes and their white wines, fabulous both Godello and Albariño (although in many cases both grapes are combined). The best of these wines, of course, is to taste them in the beautiful Galician landscape. Wait for me, because in less than a month I will be there.

Ribera del Duero

I will not talk too long about this region because as you already know is one of my favorites, and I always include some of its wines in my recommendations. The truth is that I always have some Ribera del Duero wine at home because regarding their value ? price relation they are one of the bests, and their austere character fascinates me, as I also love the new trend that for months could have already been noticed in many of its most emblematic wines.

Arribes (del Duero)

Almost in Portugal , Arribes Designation of Origin amazes us with its delicious Verdejos for the white and its distinctive red wines. Among the latter, besides the well known Mencia, Garnacha and Tempranillo grapes they use some others, more peculiar as the Juan García or the Rufete, do you know them?

Ribera del Júcar

In Cuenca you will find this designation of origin in which French grapes are reaching a different level, both in red and white wines. Excellent prices in its wines and the advantage of that for years they always repeat being very good.

Ribera del Arlanza

The vineyards from where these wines come from are cultivated between Burgos and Palencia. It is one of my latest discoveries: very successful in most of their combinations with Tempranillo and Cabernet Sauvignon.