Whether you are hosting a dinner party for a special occasion or simply want a bottle of wine to enjoy with dinner during the week, it’s nice to have a few tips and tricks up your sleeve from the experts regarding how to pick the right wine.
Everyone has their own criteria when it comes to choosing the perfect bottle of wine. Some people stick to a specific price point, regardless of the occasion, while others may like to treat themselves to expensive bottles on special occasions, and stick to more affordable varieties for every day drinking. Some people disregard price entirely, and choose bottles of wine based on things like label artwork, brand recognition, or recommendations from a friend or a wine app.
With so many different kinds of wine out there, it can get overwhelming! Whatever the occasion may be, big or small, there’s a wine to match it — and we are here to help you figure out which wines match best!
How To Pick Wine For a Dinner Party
As a guest of a dinner party, it’s kind of frowned upon to show up empty handed. Don’t let yourself get caught in this situation: the easiest thing to bring is a bottle of wine!
If you aren’t sure what the host or hostess likes to drink or what they will be preparing for dinner, your best bet is to bring something that can be considered ‘easy drinking,’ and paired with just about anything, or even simply drank on its own before the meal is served or at the end of the night. We highly recommend something light, crisp...and BUBBLY!
Sparkling wines like Mr SYLTBAR Premium Prosecco (retails for $19.99) or Mrs SYLTBAR Sparkling Rosé (retails for $22.99) are perfect to bring to any dinner party as a host or hostess gift. These wines are so versatile and can pair with everything from cheese and charcuterie to seafood and vegetables. No matter what is being served for dinner, Mr and Mrs SYLTBAR will have a seat at the table.
When it comes to still wine, stay away from choosing a wine that may be too bold, too dry, or too sweet. You want something that will whet the appetite of each guest, without overpowering whatever it is their eating. A white wine with high acidity cleanses the palate and gets you ready for your next bite. It’s refreshing enough to balance out anything heavy like pasta or a meat sauce. SYLTBAR White Linen Pinot Grigio (retails for $22.99) is the perfect example of this, as its airy, fresh flavor and aroma will please any drinker.
How To Pick Wine For a Gift
If you have a friend or family member who loves wine, gift them with a bottle that will really make an impact! You want your gift to be memorable, and a good bottle of wine should be just that.
Something bold and flavorful will do the trick. You’ll also get bonus points if it’s a rare style of wine, like our Cashmere Cabernet Franc (retails for $29.99). This intense, full-bodied red wine is ideal for someone who likes to drink something unique. It’s made from 100% Carmènre Grape from Friuli, Italy, a variety that is very hard to find because of its challenging growth and production process.
Another unique and rare wine is a Ramato, a distinct style of wine that involves Pinot Grigio grapes being crushed and the skins macerate in the juice overnight to develop a dark, apricot or copper hue, a more developed taste, and much more evolved aromatics. Our Pinot Grigio Ramato, nicknamed Junior (retails for $26.99), is smooth and low in acidity, and a bit of a dry, savory edge. We also like to suggest our Silk Friulano (retails for $24.99) as a rare and unique giftable wine. This white wine is made from 100% Friulano grape, and is very hard to find in the United States. Giving this bottle to a wine lover as a gift is truly a special treat.
Shop For The Perfect Wine
Whatever the occasion may be, big or small, there is a SYLTBAR wine to match it just perfectly. As you can see, SYLTBAR wines range from $20-$30, so there is something for every budget. Our wines are of the highest quality, naturally produced in Italy. Wine of that caliber is not cheap, and we offer great prices for high-quality, sustainable, natural wine.
Shop SYLTBAR and you will never be at a loss when deciding on a wine. Even better, if you place an order before 10 a.m. EST, it will ship out on the same business day, so you won’t have to wait long to have the perfect wine bottle in hand, ready for any occasion!