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What Wine Gift Should You Bring at a Dinner Party?

When it comes to having the perfect dinner party, it isn’t only about the great food and the pleasant company, but also about the perfect wine. A bottle of wine is a sophisticated gift to bring to the (dinner)table that speaks at least two things about you.

1. You are a classy gent with refined taste in beverages.

You would give this as a present, wouldn’t you ?

2. You probably speak French…. Or Italian….

 

What for the others ?

However, one thing is for sure: there’s no better way to impress the host than by bringing a fine wine and your great sense of humor with you. Still, when buying that bottle of wine you can’t haste and just pick something that was in the reach of your hand while rushing out of the supermarket, right? Don’t worry, we’ll show you what wine gift you should bring to the dinner party and make it easier on you. Let’s begin!

When receiving an invitation to a dinner party there are two plausible situations that dictate what you should do immediately. Either you know what’s on the menu or you don’t.

If you’re going to a friends’ house and you know what they’re cooking for dinner you should find a tasty wine that accompanies dinner perfectly.

 

Here is a simple wine and food pairing guide:

  • Red meat dish – Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Poultry dish – Chardonnay
  • Pasta & Sea Food – Sauvignon Blanc
  • Dessert Wine – Sauternes, Tokaji, Shiraz

 

Bring a story

Best conversations happen at dinners. Bring your stories, bring your wine

Internet is full of crap for sure, but also full of stories. What could be better than telling a story when it comes to opening a bottle that you brought ?

At Wiine.Me all bottle comes with full explanation but above all a story:

–          About the area

–          About the producer

–          About this vintage (weather, family business…)

–          About the bottle (found in a drowned Spanish boat, it’s size – Nabuchodonosor, or its shape – Burgundy, Bordeaux wines)

 

A Wine to Impress

If you want to impress than go for a French Burgundy wine, a rather scarce and expensive one, known for its amazing taste and delicious bouquet. Choose a posh bottle of Pinot noir, Gamay, Chardonnay or Aligoté and send an appreciative message to the dinner host. Bringing one of these wines as wine gift automatically speaks about being thrilled with this dinner invitation and implies a lot of respect towards the host.

A Dessert Wine

You cannot possibly fail by bringing a sweet dessert wine to the table if you are in the situation when you don’t know what’s cooking (literally). A dessert wine is drunk after you’ve had dinner and you wish to prologue the night just because the host is amazing and the food was delicious. Still, there are people who don’t like sweet wines, hence try a demi-sweet one such as a Riesling, a Moscato, a Tokaji or even a Sauternes. If the dinner is all too special, consider bringing a sparkling wine such as a Champagne like Dom Pérignon or Mumm.

A Vintage Wine

If your dinner host is a person who absolutely loves wines … for their wine collection than bring an all too special vintage wine bottle. Well, this might imply spending some more money but if you really need to impress then you need to do this.

And if you are definitely lazy, try Wiine.Me to get a monthly selection delivered at your place every month. You’ll be ready and with a story for sure, but it won’t kill the pleasure to find a nice bottle…

 

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This entry was posted on August 5, 2013 by in Party.
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