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6 Delightful Wines That Are Best Christmas Gifts for Wine Lovers

Make it a Christmas to remember with these Christmas gift ideas for the wine lover in your life!

By: Eunice Sheene Fulgencio | November 08, 2022
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Gift-giving, at least thoughtful gift-giving, can prove to be challenging. Not only do you need to come up with something the receiver would like and most likely use, for example, if you give a Christmas gift to a wine lover, but you also have to be practical not to go over budget. You also have to consider the preferences of the person you’re giving the gift to before you think about the best Christmas gift idea for that person, as you, yourself, would want to receive something you’d be excited about.

And since the Christmas season is nearing, the presents you need to get increase as the number of parties you’ll attend also grows. There are run-of-the-mill, such as a piece of clothing or décor for the home, but one possible gift that will indeed become a hit is a classy bottle of wine. It is enjoyable to consume and a perfect pair for the scrumptious holiday dinners you will inevitably sit through. For the wine lovers in your circle, here are gifts for wine drinkers to give as Christmas presents and where you can buy them.


1. Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon

Price: PhP829 (750 ml)
Store: Manila Wine store and website (https://manila-wine.com)


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The Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon bottle comes from Chile.

Image: Manila Wine

The Casillero Del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon is our second on the list of ideas for Christmas gifts for wine lovers; this wine is enhanced with a pleasant berry and fruit aftertaste. It is medium-bodied with a commendable balance of fruit and polished tannins. This Christmas gift idea is best paired with red meats and well-seasoned dishes. This gift for wine drinkers has a delightful fragrance reminiscent of black currants, plums, and cherries.


2. Pizzini Pinot Grigio

Price: PhP880 (750 ml)
Store: Wine by Chris Urbano website (https://winebychrisurbano.com/)


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This wine variety is also popular in Australia and the United States.

Image: Wine by Chris Urbano

Boasting an aroma of yellow pear, quince, and wildflowers, this second spot in our list of Christmas gifts for wine lovers is the Pizzini Pinot Grigio is an ideal bottle to serve for the appetizer course. The flavor of this gift for wine drinkers has tangy and taut on the palate; the best words to describe the flavor are crisp, light, and dry. Besides being fit for hor s d'oeuvres, this Christmas gift idea is perfect if you have some also go well with meaty seafood such as tuna fillets or swordfish.


3. Asti Martini Spumante

Price: PhP910 (750 ml)
Store: Manila Wine store and website (https://manila-wine.com), Winery PH website (https://winery.ph/)


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The wine is made from the famous Moscato Bianco grapes grown in Italy.

Image: Manila Wine

Conveniently available in Duty Free and Manila Wine stores, the Asti Martini Spumante is a perfect gift for social wine drinkers as it contains a low level of alcohol. Aside from being lightweight this Christmas gift for wine lovers, sparkling wine is also highly aromatic with a fruity and fresh flavor. The best Christmas gift idea for this wine is to be served with ice cream and fruity desserts.



4. Lustau San Emilio Px Sherry 37.5cl Half Bottle

Price: PhP1,090 (375 ml)
Store: Manila Wine store and website (https://manila-wine.com)


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The bottle originates from a region in Spain.

Image: Manila Wine

Next on our list of ideas for Christmas gifts for wine lovers is possibly considered the epitome of dessert wines; the Lustau San Emilio Px Sherry is reminiscent of black molasses. This is the perfect gift for wine drinkers because it has a richness of sweet raisins and licorice and lasts impressively long on the palette. The bottle is best served with chocolates, nuts, and strong cheeses. Put this on your list of Christmas gift ideas now!


5. Château Cabezac la Tradition Rosé 2015

Price: PhP1,190 (750 ml)
Store: Manila Wine store and website (https://manila-wine.com)


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The wine selection also has a delightful hue of pink rose petals.

Image: Manila Wine

Another on our list of Christmas gifts for wine lovers hails from the region of Languedoc in the South of France; Château Cabezac la Tradition Rosé 2015 leaves a fruity, crisp, and fresh flavor on the palate. The aroma of this gift for wine drinkers is a heavenly mixture of blackcurrant and strawberries. And while it could be paired with poultry and barbequed food, it goes best with spicy dishes and Asian cuisine.



6. All Saints Shiraz

Price: PhP1,530
Store: Wine by Chris Urbano website (https://winebychrisurbano.com/)


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The All Saints Shiraz originates from Australia.

Image: Wine by Chris Urbano

This last but not least Christmas gift for wine lovers is perfectly matched with lamb, beef, and the holiday party-favorite ham; All Saints Shiraz is deliciously flavored by dark fruits, smooth vanilla and chocolate, and spicy plum. This gift for wine lovers also has a tantalizing fragrance of dried herbs and crushed berries, complete with a dark, rich color. Who wouldn’t want this Christmas gift idea?


A bottle of wine symbolizes elegance and class and can also be a catalyst for good memories when paired with good food and conversations. These reasons and more are testimonies that wine, if appropriately chosen, can become a gratifying gift to give and to receive.


Which bottle of wine made it into your “to-buy” list? Tell us about it in the comments below!


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This article was initially published in Yoorekka on August 29, 2020.


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About Eunice Sheene Fulgencio
Eunice knew that she’d be writing for the rest of her life from a very young age. Naturally introverted, she is selective with how she uses her time and who she spends it with. Has a penchant for sweet treats, sentimental proses, and online personality quizzes. A true-blue INFJ.
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