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Christmas: tricks to correctly choose a wine before giving it away

Updated 12/16/2021 02:13 pm

The end of the year parties are a great opportunity to toast the good opportunities that occurred during the 12 months, the joys and having the family together. While in Christmas o New Year is common to celebrate with champagne, wine is also a great option not only to serve in a glass, but to give as a special gift to a loved one, what tips to follow before buying? Here we tell you in detail.

John Santa Cruz, brand ambassador for the Distillery 16 line of wines, provides these tips for choosing the perfect type and what to consider before visiting the store.

  1. Price: It is not necessary to give an expensive wine as a gift because the price does not necessarily imply higher quality. In addition, there are excellent wines with an unbeatable value for money, such as the new Californian line ‘Dark Horse’. If you think you are better off giving a very expensive wine, go ahead. But keep in mind that you can adapt your budget and give away a bottle of very good wine. “If you are looking for a red with a very good price, ‘Dark Horse’ Cabernet Sauvignon is an excellent choice,” he said.
  2. Origin: In Lima we are fortunate to have a wide and varied amount of wines from different origins. Argentina, Bolivia, Croatia, Chile, Spain, United States, Italy, New Zealand, Uruguay, among some countries present and of course good Peruvian wines. But if you want to differentiate yourself, California wines are among the most required worldwide for their high quality and great personality, a Merlot would be an excellent alternative.
  3. Preferences: “One of the biggest mistakes made when choosing a wine is to give an expensive one or one that we like, but it may turn out that the person we are going to give as a gift does not like it. Therefore you have to find out their tastes and preferences. For example, if you are a fan of modern, fruity and fresh wines, the ideal wine is Sauvignon Blanc ”, emphasizes the brand ambassador.
  4. Versatility: pairing is the best experience to enjoy wine in all its splendor and with the family. One of those that combines with multiple dishes of our Peruvian cuisine is a rosé wine. Its sweet, complex and very fresh notes would be the perfect label for Christmas or New Year’s Eve dinner, recommends the ambassador, who emphasizes that these options can be found on the Cava 16 e-commerce platform.
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