Wine: The Perfect Host Gift

Whether it’s a backyard BBQ, a small dinner gathering or a fancy holiday party, stand out with a thoughtful host/hostess gift – and likely secure another invitation in the process.  And what is one of the best, and most useful, gifts that almost anyone would enjoy receiving? A good bottle of wine is usually a welcome gift for any gathering.

Selecting the right bottle may seem daunting when you look at the rows and rows of bottles. Allow us to help! Our wine glossary can help you with all the terms, while also making you sound like an expert when you describe it, and wines below are some excellent go-to gifts you’ll be proud to give.  


Going into the later part of the year, both menus and weather are perfectly set up for full-bodied red wines. An excellent choice is a beautiful California Cabernet Sauvignon, one of the most popular wines in America.

One option in this category is the Robert Mondavi Napa Cabernet. This specific wine is characterized by dark fruits like black cherry, plum and blackberry. Those flavors are layered seamlessly with sweet spice, herbal, dark earth and a touch of sweet tobacco, with silky tannins and long finish.


Crisp and refreshing white wines are a welcome accompaniment to nearly all menus and occasions. A delicate Chardonnay can be your favorite party guest, easy to drink, with just the right amount of complexity and interesting flavor.

Kendall Jackson Chardonnay provides all of that and more. This wine brings beautifully integrated tropical flavors such as pineapple, mango, and papaya with  delightful citrus notes.


Few things mean celebration like sparkling wine. The pop of the cork, the fizzy bubbles – they all are a sure sign of a good party.

Roederer Estate Sparkling can be just the right sparkly gift for a host or hostess. You also don’t have to worry about conflicting with a food menu because sparkling goes with nearly everything!


Regular readers of this blog know how much we love our rosé wines. Like any other wine varietal, rosés can have a wide range of taste and aroma profiles. Our flavor guide will help you find the perfect fit for your host or hostess. (Or yourself!) 

If you’re still not sure what the best wine option is for your particular occasion, stop into any Big Red Liquors store and ask! Our friendly staff will be happy to guide you to the perfect bottle that you’ll be happy to give and your host or hostess will be sure to love. Or pick something from our great selection of wine specials.


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