5 Tips and Which Ones to Choose

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If there is a gift that conveys values, prestige and uniqueness, it is fine wine. Wine, a symbol of joy that marks precious moments in the company of friends, never ceases to surprise thanks to the variety of options offered by the Italian and French denominations.

Giving a bottle of wine as a gift means offering a sensorial journey through the wine culture of a territory, and each bottle tells a different story. Whether you're looking for a gift for a wine expert or a novice, fine wine is always a winning choice.

Wine is much more than just a drink. It is a thousand-year-old tradition, a refined and classy product, the very symbol of joy. When you give a bottle of fine wine as a gift, you are not just giving a bottle, but an experience.

That's why wine is one of the most meaningful gifts you can give.


What it means to give a fine wine as a gift

Do you want to give a bottle of wine as a gift? Get ready to hit the mark. Wine is a symbol of refinement, joy and passion. It is the manifestation of a thousand-year-old culture that embraces the territory, tradition and also innovation. If chosen from niche wineries, each bottle tells a story that starts from the expert hands of the producer at the moment it is donated and uncorked to be shared.

Wine is truly a symbol of joy, since Antiquity. It accompanies life's precious moments in the company of friends and family, highlighting celebrations with festive toasts. It is the ideal companion for romantic dinners, evenings with friends and evenings where light-heartedness is needed. What makes wine a particularly great gift is its versatility. Even just between the Italian and French denominations, the possibilities for choosing fine wines are endless. Every region, every grape variety and every vintage offers a new opportunity for unique gifts.

And if you don't know the recipient's tastes well, don't worry. Wine is a gift that offers multiple opportunities even if you don't know exactly what the person you are about to give the gift likes. You can choose a selection of different types of wines, creating a truly varied and interesting sensorial journey. Alternatively, you can have the recipient personalize their selection directly with the Sommelier Wine Box signature service.

With Sommelier Wine Box you can create a personalized selection directly chosen by the gift recipient. Imagine being able to offer not only bottles of fine wine, but a selection specially curated to satisfy the tastes and preferences of the person to whom you give it. We put expert sommeliers at your disposal ready to guide you in choosing the perfect wines, chosen by you or directly by the recipient.
Offering a personalized selection is a touch that makes the gift even more special. The person receiving will choose the types and wines based on their tastes, in the number and price you decide.

With Sommelier Wine Box you don't have to think about anything else: the box arrives directly at home, whenever you want.


5 Tips for giving fine wine as a gift

1. Find out about the type of wine and the label

Before buying a bottle, it is important to know the type of wine you want to give as a gift. Wine can be red, white, sparkling or rosé, and each type has its specific characteristics. But don't stop at the color: it is important to know the region from which the wine comes, the grape variety, the cellar, the denomination, and other details that can allow you to make an informed choice.

If you choose Sommelier Wine Box we will not only tell you which wines our sommeliers have selected for your gift but also many other details on production methods and cellar that will characterize your gift.

2. Pay attention to the price range

If you want to give a precious and valuable gift, consider that a truly quality wine cannot cost less than 15 euros. However, the price can vary considerably based on the year of production, the denomination, the cellar with the production methods, and the rarity of the wine.
If you want to give a fine wine as a gift, be careful of offers that are too convenient, they may not live up to your expectations.

3. Find something unique and exclusive

If you want to give truly fine wines as gifts, you need to look inside special productions and cellars and, if the occasion requires it, even limited edition bottles. Look for a bottle that has a unique history, is from a niche winery , perhaps features numbered bottles or belongs to an exceptional vintage. Uniqueness adds a truly special touch to your gift, and this may or may not be related to the price.

4. Try to understand the recipient's tastes

If you want to surprise someone, the ideal is to know their tastes and give them a specially designed bottle. Before choosing a bottle of wine, try to understand the tastes of the recipient.

Do you prefer red or white wine? Do you love bubbles? Do you have a predilection for a particular grape variety or region? This information can help you select a wine that will be enjoyed to the fullest.
If you don't know what they like, you can find out simply by looking at what they order at the restaurant or wine shop.

Pay attention to these aspects: type of wine (white, red, rosé, sparkling), characteristics (do you like full-bodied wines or drinkable ones?). If you have the opportunity to go deeper, consider if he loves the great classics or if he seeks little-known or unknown wines, if he drinks Italian, French or if he experiments.

5. Give a box of wines selected by a Sommelier

If you are not a wine expert or want to offer a varied selection, consider giving a gift of a box of wines selected by a sommelier. With Sommelier Wine Box, you can guarantee the recipient a complete experience with a variety of fine wines carefully chosen by expert sommeliers.

It is the perfect gift for those who want to explore new flavors and discover the best of the world of wine, designed both for those who are approaching the world of wine and for those who are already experts.

In addition to the selection of wines, we give all the information to understand and know the particularities of that wine and advice on how to taste it and pair it in the kitchen.


10 fine Italian wines as gifts for every occasion

🍷 Barolo Serralunga | Michele Taliano

Barolo DOCG

Produced with proprietary grapes from the Nebbiolo Sorì Baudana vineyards. Manual harvest and pressing, fermentation at controlled temperature, it is drawn off and decanted. At least two years in oak barrels.

Price per bottle: €27


Barolo DOCG

🥂 Brut Classic Method | Matteo Furlani

Quality Sparkling Wine

Brut Classic Method Sparkling Wine obtained from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes harvested manually in boxes, with careful selection already in the vineyard. The second fermentation takes place in wood and refinement in the bottle, on its own yeasts, for 18 months, after manual riddling.

Price per bottle: €20


Trento DOC

🍷 Sagrantino Montefalco | Napolini

Sagrantino di Montefalco DOCG

Manual grape harvest, fermentation with maceration of the skins for 30-35 days; aging in barriques for 6 months and in Slavonian oak barrels for 18 months. Bottle maturation for 9 months.

Price per bottle: €25.50


Sagrantino Moltefalco

🍷 Gattinara Selection | Travaglini

Gattinara DOCG

From a vineyard located at altitude with rocky soil, the Nebbiolo grapes are harvested by hand with selection in the vineyard. Vinification in steel for 10-15 days, 3 years of aging of which 2 in Slavonian oak barrels. Bottle maturation for a period of 6 months to a year.

Price per bottle: €28


Gattinara nebbiolo

🥂 Franciacorta Brut Rosè | The valley

Franciacorta DOCG

75% Chardonnay, 20% Pinot Noir, 5% Pinot Bianco, hand-harvested with selection of the bunches. Slow and soft pressing; fermentation in steel tanks at controlled temperatures with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 30 months on the yeasts and 6 in the bottle.

price per bottle: €32


Franciacorta rosé

🍷 Nerello Cappuccio | Custodians of the Etna Vineyards

Terre Siciliane IGT

Nerello Cappuccio and Mascalese grown in pre-phylloxera vines up to 150 years old on the northern slope of Etna at a height of 750 meters above sea level. Following a manual harvest and a soft crushing-destemming, fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts in steel and maceration for 12 days. Subsequently the wine ages in barrels and barriques.

Price per bottle: €30


Nerello Cappuccio

🥂 Asprinio d'Aversa Santa Patena | The Bourbons

Asprinio di Aversa DOP

From a volcanic vineyard with 50-60 year old vines in the Agro Aversano. Grapes harvested by hand in boxes, followed by crushing, destemming, vacuum pressing and fermentation in steel. The refinement begins immediately after the end of the alcoholic fermentations: one year on the fine lees and repeated batonnage. This process makes this Asprinio a stable wine in a completely natural way, without further interventions. Bottle refinement for several years. Only 2,600 bottles per year.

Price per bottle: €26.5


🍷 Shadow of the Hawk | Crodarossa

Vineyards of the Dolomites IGT

The most complex wine from Crodarossa. Pure Merlot from overripe grapes harvested by hand with soft crushing and destemming; it ferments at a controlled temperature and ages for twelve months in tonneau and turns on soft, captivating sensorial registers, dynamic structure thanks to the planting altitude.

Price per bottle: €19


Vigneti delle Dolomiti IGT

🥂 Offline Orange Wine | Lunarossavini

50% Fiano, 50% Moscato

Produced with long macerations on the skins: these are wines understood as belonging to another category, intermediate between whites and reds. Fermentation and maceration take place in amphora, followed by refinement for two years in barriques , concrete and steel.

Price per bottle: €30


orange wine

🥂 Sengialta | Balestri Valda

Soave Classico DOC

This single vineyard Soave Classico Cru was born on soils rich in black basalt rocks of volcanic origin; only the best bunches are selected and the wine obtained ages for 22 months on the fine lees in wooden barrels. It matures in the bottle for another two years, thanks to the enormous evolutionary potential of Garganega (here in association with Trebbiano di Soave), the local autochthon par excellence.

Price per bottle: €20


Soave Classico DOC


10 fine foreign wines to give as gifts

🥂 Brut Réserve Premier cru | Bernard Pitois

AOC Champagne

Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grown a few kilometers from Epernay. The grapes are harvested by hand with a careful selection of the grapes. After transport to the vineyard and a soft crushing-destemming, the first traditional fermentation takes place, followed by the second according to the dictates of the Champenoise Method. Followed by aging for 48 months on the yeasts and subsequently by the addition of the liqueur de tirage .

Price per bottle: €35


Brut Réserve Premier cru | Bernard Pitois

🍷 Mont Embrasé Cuvée Héritage Pinot Noir | Grivot-Goisot

Côtes d'Auxerre

One hectare vineyard in the heart of Burgundy, 35-45 year old vines and vines with controlled grassing. Pure Pinot Noir harvested by hand; fermentation and aging in wood, for 12 months in French barriques, bottling at the estate.

Price per bottle: €28


Pinot Noir Borgogna

🥂 Hargardun Trocken Riesling | Bibo Runge

Rheingau Riesling Trocken QbA

Riesling from vineyards over 40 years old. After manual harvesting, the grapes are subjected to maceration on the skins for 24 hours before alcoholic fermentation, which lasts for 5 months in wood. Maturation is carried out in large barrels for at least 8 months.

Price per bottle: €32



🍷 Chateau Portal | Herpe

Minervois AOC

The harvest is done by hand and in boxes, with selection of the best bunches in the vineyard, to guarantee the quality of the grapes. A part is vinified in the traditional way, at a controlled temperature, while the remainder is subjected to carbonic maceration.

Price per bottle: €18


Chateau Portal | Herpe

🍷 Medoc Les Charmes | Dompierre

AOC Médoc

Blend of cabernet sauvignon and merlot from the St Christoly Médoc area. The harvest is manual, in 10 kg boxes. This is followed by transport on the refrigerated truck, destemming and careful selection of the bunches. Fermentation in wooden vats with maturation for 5 weeks first, and then 12 months again in wood.

Price per bottle: €28


MEDOC Les Charmes | Dompierre

🥂 Crémant du Jura | Jerome Arnoux

AOC Crémant du Jura

Crémant du Jura Blanc de Blanc Zéro Dosage from pure Chardonnay. After a manual harvest and soft pressing, first fermentation with clarification of the must. The second fermentation in the bottle follows according to the Champenoise Method, after which the wine rests for 24 months on the yeasts. Not dosed.

Price per bottle: €35


Crémant Jerome Arnoux

🍷 Grenache Noir No Sex for Butterfly | Come again

AOC Côtes du Rhône

Plot of just 2 and a half hectares, dating back to 1988. We are in the Rhone Valley, soil of stoneware, stones and sediments from the Durance river; full southern exposure. Fermentation in concrete cuvée at 25-26° C. Short pumping over, 3 times a day. Fermentation and maceration for 15 days. Aged in cement for one year.

Price per bottle: €18


Grenache Noir No Sex for Butterfly | Ricome

🥂 Riesling Hart Traditon | Schoffit

Alsace AOC

An Alsatian Riesling produced in a vineyard called Harth. A 1 hectare plot with soil characterized by small stones dating back to the Quaternary era. The crushing-destemming is soft and the alcoholic fermentation is carried out at a controlled temperature in steel tanks. A short refinement in steel follows, to guarantee and preserve the quality of the grapes.

Price per bottle: €27


Riesling Hart Tradition | Schoffit

🍷 Malbec Seleccion Consult Prodigo | El Hijo Prodigo


100% Malbec grown in Mendoza at 980 meters above sea level and harvested by hand. Pre-fermentative cryo-maceration at low temperature (8° C) for three days. Alcoholic fermentation for two weeks on the skins with daily pumping over. Aging for 10 months in French barriques. Further six months of bottle maturation.

Price per bottle: €19


Malbec Seleccion Consulta Prodigo | El Hijo Prodigo

🥂 Cremant De Loire Murano | Saget

Crémant de Loire AOC

Chenin blanc and chardonnay harvested and vinified separately, with soft pressing and vinification at a controlled temperature of 18° C. The ideal cuvée is made for secondary fermentation; bottled and left to referment with the yeasts, to rest for at least 18 months.

Price per bottle: €18


Cremant De Loire Murano | Saget

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