‘Tis the season of merry making and giving! And picking the right gifts for your loved ones can be quite a nerve-wracking experience. Hours of planning, plotting and picking gifts can still leave you with a few loose ends. Wine makes for a safe backup option. Or a last minute gift. But how do you choose the right wine for someone? It’s no rocket science. Just follow these basic thumbrules to guide you.
Let’s start with the trickiest ones of the lot. You don’t really know much about them, or their tastes. You can’t make up your mind on what gift to buy them (or even what wine). We suggest Big Banyan Rosa Rossa for such people. Our rosé wine is a fruity, easy wine that everyone will enjoy with a light weekend brunch. You can’t really go wrong with it.
For your foodie friends
Got friends who are adventurous with food? We suggest you gift them Big Banyan Merlot. This red wine pairs well with many types of cuisines. The berry notes of the wine offset the flavours of the food, creating a great harmony.
For close friends
They deserve something special, like the Big Banyan Shiraz. The robust ruby red wine packs a punch with its fruity, velvety tannins, and leaves the palate dry.
For those with a sweet tooth
Look no further. Pick up a bottle of Big Banyan Bellissima for them. It is a dessert wine made with plump Muscat grapes that are harvested late and sun-soaked to naturally concentrate sugars and aroma. Its sweet and intense flavours will leave your friends in raptures.
For the connoisseur
These friends know how to appreciate a good wine. And for them we recommend Big Banyan Sauvignon Blanc (if they prefer white wine) or Limited Shiraz (if they prefer red wine). The white is a crisp and light dry wine with a tinge of fresh citrus, while the red is poetry in a bottle, and the classy gold packaging of the bottle gives it a very Christmassy feel.
For your closest friends
They are the ones who really, truly know you. You feel most comfortable around them. And they always leave you with a warm, happy feeling. For these wonderful humans, we suggest the Big Banyan Sauvignon Blanc. Every sip of it feels like a big warm hug.
For a first-timer
If you’re introducing someone to the world of wines for the first time this Christmas, we suggest you gift them Big Banyan Chenin Blanc. It is a zesty, elegant wine that is easy to drink, and fall in love with.
Got someone who’s not on these lists? Write to us and we’ll help you pick a wine.
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When a sommelier describes a wine in the most poetic terms, you almost feel a twinge of envy. You wonder how one divines all those notes, and wish in all earnestly to sound just as pro as him.
As the makers of some of the finest Indian wines, we are often asked this question.