Ideal Wine Company Christmas Wine Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, the Ideal Wine Company explains how to give wine as a gift.

Perfect gift

The Christmas season has officially begun. We’d advise you to do your holiday shopping early, so you don’t get caught up in the crowds on Christmas Eve. If you’re unsure what to get your loved ones this year, why don’t you opt for a nice bottle of wine?

With its complex character, rich flavour and many health benefits (according to one study red wine could be good for your memory) wine makes a really good Christmas gift. But there are so many varieties, which one do you go with? Should you give a hearty red, a delicious Vintage Port or push the boat out and go for a Champagne instead?

Five gifting tips

Luckily you have the Ideal Wine Company on your side, and we’re experts when it comes to giving wine as a gift. Here are five tips you can use to select the right vintage:

  • Sample it yourself: You shouldn’t give anyone a wine that you wouldn’t drink yourself. If you like the vintage, then there’s a good chance other people will too, so sample a wine yourself before you give it someone else.


  • Spend appropriately: Nobody likes to receive a really expensive gift; if you give someone a wine that costs more than their car, they might feel obligated to do the same. We’d advise you to set a reasonable budget and buy a moderately priced vintage; the Ideal Wine Company product list provides great value for money.


  • Seek advice: If you don’t trust yourself to select the right vintage, why don’t you ask other people instead? You could go to a sommelier, seek out the opinion of wine enthusiasts online, or even ask your family and friends to determine which wine you want to give as a gift.


  • Think about packaging: Whether you like it or not, presentation matters. If you give someone a wine that tastes amazing but comes in a lacklustre bottle, they might not even bother to try the vintage because they’ve been put off by its presentation.


  • Consider the recipient: The most important thing you need to do is think about what kind of wine the recipient would like. If they’ve got a penchant for gorgeous California reds, get them a gorgeous California red- sometimes it really is as easy as giving people what they want.

Our gift wine

If you’re looking for something really special, why don’t you buy our latest gift wine? This is the Chateau La Conseillante 2007, a fantastic vintage from France, that’d be the perfect present for you to give your loved ones this Christmas. You can buy it from the Ideal Wine Company right now for only £72!

Ideal Wine Company Review the Dom Perignon 2000

Ideal Wine Company review the Dom Perignon 2000 and tell you what you need to know about this fantastic luxury tipple.

This week we’d Ideal Wine Company review our current Champagne of choice; the Dom Perginon 2000.

The ultimate luxury tipple

The Ideal Wine Company exists for one purpose. We strive to bring you a wide range of top range tipples including wines, Cognacs and Ports, for prices you can actually afford.

We couldn’t establish ourselves as a provider of luxury alcoholic products without doing everything we could to build up a varied Champagne list. Champagne is the ultimate drink of luxury; the product most consumers choose to quaff when they want to celebrate!

Moet and Chandon’s prestige brand

Nothing says luxury like Dom Perignon. This is a brand of vintage champagne produced by the Champagne House, Moet and Chandon. Named after a monk who was crucial to the development of Champagne, Dom Perignon is Moet and Chandon’s prestige brand.

Dom Perginon is typically made from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes. This can often give Dom Perginon a seductive quality that makes it a hit with wine enthusiasts across the world. Dom Perignon only supplies vintage Champagnes; as a rule of thumb it doesn’t blend grapes from different years.

The Dom Perignon 2000

We stock several Dom Perignons here at the Ideal Wine Company. This includes the Dom Perginon Brut 1996, the Dom Perignon Rose 1996 and the Dom Perignon 2000.

Although the youngest vintage on this list, the Dom Perignon 2000 is a stellar bottle which has the ability to entrance wine enthusiasts every bit as much as its older competitors. This classic white wine Champagne is a vibrant drink which bursts the minute it hits your palate, releasing scintillating tones of aniseed, ginger, pear and mango. Its characteristic bite makes it the perfect vintage for the summer.

Everything a Champagne should be

You need to buy the Dom Perignon 2000 because it’s everything a Champagne should be; decadent, flavourful and destined to provide you with a wine drinking experience you’ll ever forget. You can purchase the Dom Perignon 2000 from the Ideal Wine Company for as little as £140 per bottle.

Take a look at our blog to see what luxury drinks the Ideal Wine Company review this time next week.