Wines to give on Father’s Day

Wines to give on Father’s Day

Father's Day is one of the most important holidays in the world, and the United States is no exception. This special day is celebrated on the third Sunday of June every year and what would it be a better company than wine? In this article we are going to talk about Father’s Day's origins and why it is celebrated this month, not without recommending some good wines for those special dads out there, of course.

Father's Day in June, its origins

The origins of Father's Day in the United States date back to 1910 in Spokane, Washington. That year, a woman named Sonora Smart Dodd celebrated the first "Father's Day" in honor of her father, Henry Jackson Smart.

The story goes that Mrs. Sonora wanted to honor the dedication of her father, a former Civil War veteran who had lost his spouse when their sixth child was born and was widowed to care for his own family. She wanted to establish a celebration similar to Mother's Day due to her father's brave actions.

Sonora Smart wanted to celebrate Father's Day on June 5, her father's birthday, but due to church time constraints, it was decided to celebrate it on the third Sunday of each June.

When was Father's Day officially established in the USA?

After 1910, the commemoration spread across the country, and in 1924, US President Calvin Coolidge supported the initiative for a "National Father's Day", but his request was denied.

It was not until 1966 that President Lyndon B. Johnson officially established Father's Day as the third Sunday in June, and the tradition spread to other countries, primarily in Latin America.

In 1972, President Richard Nixon passed a law declaring Father's Day a permanent holiday to be celebrated every third Sunday in June of each year. 

Why is it a good idea to give wine as a gift on Father’s Day?

Whether it's his favorite perfume, a wallet, or a “dad of the year” mug. However, one gift that shouldn’t be discarded is a good bottle of wine.

Perhaps wine is not the most impressive or original gift that we could think of.

Keep in mind that on this type of occasion, the important thing is to choose the right wine to give as a gift. There are a thousand wines of all kinds you may think.

Quality, variety, styles, vineyards, producers, grapes, flavors, aromas, and anything you want! And we didn’t even mention champagne, white, red, sweet, and dry wines. All of them for different personalities. The most important part is to know how to choose the one that suits your beloved father.

Wine recommendations for Father’s day

You can count on our wine cellar advisors at, that's what we're here for. You already know that advice from our wine experts is worthy to check. Then, before you make your choice, there you have some tips.

In, we have saved the most attractive offers and the best prices for Father's Day. But before we get into that, you will have to ask yourself some questions, so you can decide which will be the best wine to give your dad on the upcoming Father’s Day.

Of course, it is not the same to give wine to someone who only drinks from time to time as it is giving it to a connoisseur who drinks it frequently. This aspect is essential before choosing the best option.

Wine: An ideal gift for any type of celebration

Giving wine as a gift to enjoy at celebrations, dinners and special gatherings has a different meaning than giving wine to drink daily.

Of course, you also have to take into account how much you want to spend, keep in mind that some wines are expensive and complex, so if your father can’t appreciate it entirely, it is better to give them a simpler wine.

Based on this, we are going to share with you some general guidelines about wines, so you can choose the perfect wine, according to the characteristics, habits, and tastes of the person who is going to receive it.

In short, we are going to share with you specialized advice, taking into account the profile of the person to whom you are going to give this gift, be ready to know how to pick the most wonderful wine of all!

Giving wine as a gift for wine connoisseurs and regular wine drinkers 

Wine connoisseurs are unlikely to surprise you, as they may have already tasted many different wines. In this case, opt for wines with history and tradition. Boxes, bottle design, labels? Wines with a distinctive personality and a creative image that stands out.

Wines that are hard to find. Altamura 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a good choice for a situation like this, both for its appearance and bottling, as well as for its freshness and balance, it can be the perfect wine to surprise a palate accustomed to good wines.

Toro reds are fine, extravagant, and unique. It has the powerful aromas of black fruit, licorice, and black pepper. Powerful on the palate, with excellent balance and coordination.

Another more affordable, but very distinctive wine is this red, Bodegas Obalo - 2016 - Rioja Crianza. It has a very intense aroma with fruity notes of blackberries and blueberries. With its excellent design, it is an ideal choice for those who enjoy storing their bottles for the future.

Wines recommended as gifts for new or novice drinkers

Those who claim to be beginners are people who like wine, but don't know much about it and drink it occasionally without taking much effort into understanding them. They just enjoy it in its simplicity. They aren’t connoisseurs but that does not deprive them of enjoying wine.

For these cases, easy-drinking, fruity rosés and young reds are preferable. White wines are also recommended, and in this case, Verdejo wines are usually fresh and attractive.

For people in this group, an option such as the white wine Pajarita Liberaria Verdejo, also available as D.O. Toro, is recommended, as it is made with 100% Verdejo grapes, which give the wines of the region their distinctive touch.

Frexene's Prosecco Italiana Rosé is a rosé, made from Glera and Pinot Noir grapes harvested in Italy. Sparkling wines often delight palates not used to robust flavors.

Wines for celebrations and special occasions

If you know that the person you are giving the wine to will use it for a special celebration with more guests, you can choose an award-winning wine that meets the expectations of the majority, wines such as this Laurent Perrier NV  Cuvee Rose Brut, are highly recommended for these special occasions.

If you are giving wine as a gift for Father's Day, you can look for a wine bottled in the year in which the person you are giving the gift became a father.

In any case, you will find more options at wine shop. We hope this article has given you an idea of the best wines to give as a Father's Day gift and can meet everyone's expectations, on that special day for the family in general.

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