While you could opt for the standard necktie or “World’s Greatest Dad” mug, why not get Dad something he’ll enjoy a bit more this Father’s Day? A crisp, refreshing wine will never fail to please. Here are some tips on how to gift wine and make Dad’s day.
Tip #1 – Think About Food Pairings
Does he like to grill steak? Then go with a red wine. Pinot noir pairs wonderfully with the richness of filet mignon, for example. Or maybe he’s more of a seafood guy. For foods like crab and whitefish, a crisp white such as a pinot gris is the way to go. If salmon is his go-to, white wine works, but so do light reds, like a fruity pinot rosé. When wondering how to gift wine this Father’s Day, choose a bottle that complements some of Dad’s favorite dishes, and you’ve got a winner.
Tip #2 – Consider Where the Wine Came From
Different regions are known for certain types of wine. For instance, Oregon’s Willamette Valley (where Rainstorm wines are created) is renowned for their full-bodied, earthy pinot noirs, while Argentina is recognized for its outstanding Malbecs. When it comes to a Father’s Day gift for Dad, think about some of the places he’s been, or would like to travel to, and let that inspire you.
Tip #3 – Go For a Popular Variety
Another strategy on how to gift wine is to simply go for what’s popular. If you know that he’s a red guy, and particularly enjoys a nice pinot noir, search for the most popular pinot noir. You can also check the Wine Spectator score, which is based off taster reviews.
Tip #4 – Find Something Quirky and Fun
Some people buy wine based purely on the label. While we don’t recommend this, because taste is the true measure of a wine, your dad may be the kind of guy who appreciates a fun label. Do some browsing to find something that really stands out, and if you see something that relates to him or you know he’ll find hilarious, even better.
Tip #5 – Just Ask!
If you’re clueless about what your dad might like, just find a way to ask him. You can either be direct and say, “Dad, what kind of wine do you like?” or you can make like a detective and do some digging. Find a way to casually bring it up in conversation, and maybe he’ll drop a clue, or you can ask your mom or someone else close to him for a recommendation.
Gifting wine for Father’s Day is a great way to show Dad you care. With a little bit of thought and effort, you can pick out the perfect bottle that will say, “Dad, you’re the greatest.” Of course, we recommend saying it with one of our Rainstorm wines.