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A foolproof guide to gifting wine this Christmas

Gift ideas for people who are hard to buy for.

Giving presents is one of the great joys of the season but if there’s someone on your list who’s difficult to buy for, wine is your best solution. It’s festive, celebratory, and there’s a bottle of wine to suit every personality. You’ve heard of food and wine pairing? Well, here’s our guide to matching people with their perfect wine gift.

1 The red wine lover

Who they are: They’re the deep thinkers of your circle. They seek out dark wine bars, intimate dinner parties and conversations that extend late into the night. 

What to give them: Jacob’s Creek Reserve Limestone Coast Shiraz. Challenge what they know about great South Australian reds with this punchy drop. It’s the ultimate full-bodied blend, with plum and spice flavours, enhanced by the aroma of cedar and vanilla notes from oak.

2 The white wine lover

Who they are: Grounded and practical, the white-only drinker is an excellent listener. But they can’t resist a cheeky gossip over an antipasto platter.

What to give them: Jacob’s Creek Reserve Adelaide Hills Chardonnay. Get them to try an alternative to sauvignon blanc, and introduce them to this creamy, elegant number. It can be enjoyed on its own or as the perfect companion to Christmas turkey.

3 The authority figure

Who they are: Your mentor, your boss, a parental figure – this person’s wisdom and guidance is invaluable to you.

What to give them: Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Shiraz. This wine is designed to impress, matured in both wine and whisky barrels for added complexity. Its generous, smooth, full palate pairs beautifully with pan-seared Scotch fillet.

4 The party goer

Who they are: This friend will use any excuse to celebrate. They’re the first to hit the dance floor and will drag everyone to karaoke for the after-party. Their joie de vivre is infectious.

What to give them: Jacob’s Creek Prosecco Spritz of course! Party people know you can’t have a celebration without something sparkling. With its infusion of bitters and zesty blood orange, this Spritz is the perfect icebreaker.

 5 The Sunday-sesh lover

 Who they are: This laidback friend loves impromptu barbecues and dreams of holidays on the French Riviera.

What to give them: Jacob’s Creek Le Petit Rosé. Nothing says relaxed Sunday in the sunshine quite like this pink beauty. Blushing with notes of rose petal and spice, this wine will make them wish weekends could last forever.

6 The Secret Santa recipient

Who they are: They could be Carol from Finance or second cousin Matthew. Either way, choosing a gift for someone you might not know well is tricky.

What to give them: Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir. No one has ever turned down a bottle of sparkling wine, right? Featuring a crisp yet dry palate and smells of refreshing lemon citrus, this is a guaranteed crowd-pleaser.

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