Father’s Day is quickly approaching for those of us in the United Kingdom and it’s time to start thinking about gifts. In a world where you can order almost anything online with next-day delivery, it can be difficult to know what to buy. Nevertheless, if you want to show your dad just how much he means to you then a beautiful bottle of wine could be the perfect choice of gift for Father’s Day this year.
The great thing about wine is that it’s easily accessible but there are varieties that suit every kind of occasion. Not only that, but you can show your dad just how much you care by choosing a wine that matches their personality.
What is the best wine to buy for Father’s Day?
Although having so many different wines to choose from is certainly a positive thing, this can also make it difficult to pick one for yourself or someone else if you’re not a specialist in this department. Thankfully, the team over at Independent Wine have created a very useful guide on Italian wine that will make buying wine for Father’s Day a much easier task.
The guide covers the best wines from each region in Italy, a breakdown of flavour profile and what kind of experience you can expect, recommendations on price points, and even handy award-winning wines that you can buy directly from Independent Wines. Having checked it out myself, there are a few that stand out to me as frontrunners for Father’s Day, but you’ll no doubt want to match wines from the guide to your desired characteristics.
Known as the ‘King of wine and wine of Kings’, Barolo could be the perfect gift to show your dad just how highly you think of him.
In terms of flavour, you can expect a sophisticated medley of dried black fruits, spices, and even some chocolate. With strict production rules, you’ll know you’re always getting value for your money when you buy this variety.
Amarone della Valpolicella
If your dad is fond of a slightly more bitter taste, then Amarone della Valpolicella could be the wine for you.
This red wine is known for its richness and powerful flavour combination of cherry, chocolate, and spice.
For a more perfumed flavour profile, Gewürztraminer is an option that stands out from the crowd. This wine is a deep golden colour and low acidity levels.
Gewürztraminer is slightly sweet in taste and boasts a flavour profile of lychees, rose petals, and even a little bit of ginger.
These are just a few options to consider, but the team over at Independent Wine provide much more in-depth guides that will almost certainly help you out. There’s so much on offer that it can be a bit tricky to know where to start, but once you’ve had a chance to look at the backstory of each wine, the flavour profiles, and price differences, you’ll be in a much better place to pick up a perfect Father’s Day gift.