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The Best Wines for Wedding Gifts

Bottle of red wine wrapped as a gift

For wine enthusiasts, a great bottle of wine is the perfect way to help a newlywed couple celebrate this new chapter in their lives. They can pop open the bottle during their honeymoon or cellar it for a later occasion – and toast to what great gift-giving friends they have! With so many different types of wines, all with unique flavors, there are several amazing choices out there for a bridal shower, bachelor/bachelorette or wedding gift.

How to Give Wine as a Wedding Gift

When you’re looking for the perfect wedding gift wine to give, there are a few things to keep in mind. If they love wine and have a fine palate, they’ll appreciate an exclusive bottle. If they’re more casual drinkers, it’s better to pick something that’s widely enjoyed.

The most important thing to remember is to get something the couple will like. Even if you love a certain wine, they may not enjoy it as much. If you know they love white wine, get them a nice bottle they may not typically splurge on.

For an extra fun touch, include a tag on the wine bottle (or even better, case of wine!) with a personal note from you, as well as a suggested time to enjoy it, or why it reminds you of them as a couple. Maybe you went on a trip together in Spain and you know their favorite Spanish Red, or they love Lord of the Rings, in which case a wine from New Zealand would be perfect.

In addition, if you choose a wine that ages well, it makes for a great gift that they can open later for a specific wedding anniversary especially if you include an “ideal to drink by” date with the year of the wedding anniversary. We promise it will taste much better than frozen wedding cake. We can even help you find the perfect wine if you know the amount you want to spend and the anniversary you want the couple to enjoy it on. Bordeaux in particular is ideal for an anniversary wine since it ages so well.

We’ve even had customers pick out a case of the same wine from the same year as a wedding gift and then open a bottle each time you visit (or each year) with the couple as a fun way to toast to their wedding, and celebrate your friendship. If you’ve ever wanted to try a vertical wine tasting, this is a great way to do something similar since you’ll be able to taste how it ages each year.

Wedding Gift Wine Ideas

A bottle of wine is the perfect gift for almost any occasion, especially weddings. Wine is romantic all on its own, and memorable wines to have and hold for milestone anniversaries are particularly special. Here are a few of our top recommendations for wedding wine gift ideas.

1. As a Party Starter

If you’re looking to get the party started, arrive with a magnum bottle to appeal to most wedding guests. A magnum bottle is equivalent to two standard 750-milliliter bottles, so there will be plenty to go around. Impressive to guests and aesthetically elegant, magnums can be found across all kinds of wine. 

2. For the Wine Connoisseur 

You want to please the bride or groom, who will likely prefer a wine beyond chardonnay, the most popular wine in the U.S., or cabernet sauvignon, the most prevalent wine grape in the world. To accomplish this goal, just use your imagination.

Marketview Liquor offers a wide variety of high-end wines that are sure to please even the most exacting connoisseur.

3. For the Sweet-Toothed Drinker 

Most port wine has a notably sweet or semi-sweet flavor that makes it a popular dessert wine. Although best known for its sweetness, port is a fortified wine with many more layers. Weddings are an excellent opportunity to serve any port variety chilled as an aperitif. You can buy white, red or tawny varieties of port wine online at Marketview Liquor. 

Three Factors to Consider When Buying a Wine to Age

You may want to kick off a bride and groom’s happily ever after with a wine meant to stand the test of time. We’ve compiled a list of what to look for when buying wine to age:

  • Sweetness: Sweet wines like port make an excellent gift for weddings as their natural sugars act as a preservative over time. 
  • Tannins: Tannins serve as a backbone as wine ages, keeping the liquid’s structure intact while its components settle. 
  • Acidity: Look for wines with a high acid content to keep the flavor from going flat over time. 

Browse our extensive selection of wines today to pick out the right wine for a wedding gift. Even better, you can buy online and have it delivered directly to the happy couple. Consider getting the bride and groom a wine bottle gift set to help them celebrate their special day. All wine gift sets have shipping included! Also check out our wines that are available for free shipping on 12 or more bottles, or that are eligible for a mix or match case discount.