Regardless of the holiday, choosing the ideal present is often the hardest when it involves fathers. After years of gifts related to golf, grilling, tennis, and fishing, you retreat to the polo shirt, book or bottle of wine, and it gets more and more generic. This year, we found a few unique gift ideas that we thought worthy of our dads.
If your dad loves big reds, we recommend three that many people don't know about and that will knock his socks off:
ENRIQUE FOSTER Malbec Reserva 2008 (Mendoza, Argentina) $22
BODEGAS EL NIDO Clio 2011 (Jumilla, Spain) $40
CAYMUS VINEYARDS 40th Anniversary Cabernet Sauvignon 2012 (Napa, CA) $55
CHATEAU MIRAVAL Côtes de Provence Rosé 2013 (Provence, France) $24 (otherwise known as the Brangelina rosé since Brad and Angelina bought the amazing vineyard)
OLIVIER LEFLAIVE Chassagne-Montrachet 2010 (Burgundy, France) $50
CRAGGY RANGE Te Muna Road Sauvignon Blanc 2012 (Martinborough, New Zealand) $20
A new company called I Know the Winemaker gives dad access to something he normally could not get: the ability to skip the winery wait list and instantly purchase current releases of “cult” or heavily allocated wines. For instance, the website is currently featuring the iconic David Arthur wines for which you would normally wait a year. Wines on the site range from $35 to over $500. So give him a bottle and get the insider knowledge for free.