The countdown to Christmas has begun, and perhaps so has the race to buy presents for your loved ones. To give you a helping hand, iDealwine will be giving you gift ideas in the weeks running up the Christmas. Today, Astrid and Guénola, from customer services, kick us off with their gift ideas.
Astrid, head of customer service:
I chose a 1948 Rivesaltes for my dad (his birthyear), which offers the double advantage of being an old vintage – a mature vintage, sorry! – which is affordable and whose aromatic quality is a safe bet. I’m sure that he’ll love this gift!
For a very good friend of mine – who enjoys trying new, surprising wines – I would choose one of my favourite: Domaine des Ardoisières, and their cuvée Argile (Jacquère, Chardonnay, Mondeuse blanche). A pure wine, which offers at once a lovely freshness and unctuousness on the palate, with fruit and body.
For my sister, who loves champagne (as do I), I chose a rosé 2012 Extra-Brut from Francis Boulard, which I’ll definitely be tasting when she opens it! That way it’s also a present to myself… 😉
Guénola, Customer Services Assistant
For one of my oldest friends, who loves Japan and Whisky, I’m going to combine both of those interests by giving him a whisky from the famous distillery Nikka, aged for 12 years (just like our friendship!).
For my grandfather, who loves Bordeaux wines, I would choose a 1990 Château Clarke: an excellent vintage which is ready to drink and should be absolutely magical. And then 1990 is my birth year, so maybe he’ll want to share the bottle with me for my 30th birthday!
For my Christmas gift ideas, have a look through all the wines currently for sale on iDealwine, you will find something for every occasion!