Wine Gift Recommendations

Posted by Keith Wallace

These wines will make great gifts and will be enjoyable by a wide range of wine enthusiasts.

You can find these wines using the Wine Finder. If you live near Philly, a Wine School gift certificate is a great gift as well.

Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut, Sonoma

A creamy sparkler with ginger and apricot notes and round apple crisp flavors on the finish.

Marques De Gelida Cava Brut

A great value sparkler in an overly flamboyant package. However, this is a fantastic bubbly. Fresh & nutty with bubbles tiny enough to give your tongue acupuncture.

Domaine Le Fruitiere Muscadet

Everyone should be drinking Muscadet at this time of year, especially your mum. Bright & round with a dash of hazelnut and herbs. Very satisfying with raw oysters on a warm spring evening.

Valley of the Moon Pinot Blanc

A glassful of mango and cream. A lush and fun white.

Beringer Private Reserve Chardonnay

The greatest wine of in the genre of the American mondo-chardonnay. A gargantuan concoction of toasted almond, vanilla cream, and apricot. Nothing comes close.

Aile D’argent Pauillac

No sane person spends this much on a white Bordeaux, but I did. One of the most exciting wines I have tasted in a long time. Nougat, granite, and tarragon interplay through dense layers of glycerin and acidity. Your mom will love it until you tell her how much it costs.

Fra Guerau Rosato, Monstant

Dry Rose is a wonderful choice for a gift. Flavors of wild strawberries and fresh plums are backed up by a dose of racy acidity. A fun wine.

Green Point Shiraz, Victoria

There is a wide price range for this wine, with the greatest value being in Pennsylvania. A peppery nose is followed by ripe blackberry and cola flavors. A long finish dips toward blueberry and spice.

Inniskillin Pearl Vidal Icewine, Niagara

A lovely dessert wine with a bouquet of exotic fruit and a racy and somewhat athletic structure. A perfect match for Sainte-Maure cheese.

Casa Emma Chianti Classico

A classic chianti that harkens back to the days when Mom was a young lass. Dry leather and cherry on the nose, with loam and sun-ripened cherry on the palate.

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