There is rarely a time when wine isn’t the perfect gift.

Fortunately, you have a dozen great wines to choose from with the Zagat Wine Introductory Collection. Here are just a few suggestions for pairing the  right wine with the right gift-giving occasion.

The Perfect “Thank You” Wine

95-Point Patagonian Malbec
Schroeder Estate Patagonia Malbec 2018 

Show your appreciation—and your great taste—by gifting your host with the pride of Patagonia. The Schroeder family has been making award-wining wines in Southern Argentina since 1927. Their signature, oak-aged Malbec rewards you with hint of black fruit complexity, dark chocolate, and exciting spice. It’s a “Thank You” that’s always welcome.

The Perfect “Special Occasion” Wine

97-Point Italian Pinot Grigio
Il Sogno di Arianna Pinot Grigio 2018

It’s not every day one has a birthday or a wedding. And it’s not every day a Pinot Grigio is awarded 97 points by top wine critic Luca Maroni. As a special occasion gift, our Il Sogno di Arianna from the Cantine Delibori vineyards in Italy is sure to score points. This special wine is bursting with freshness and fruit character. The ideal wine to enjoy on a honeymoon or with a bite of birthday cake.

The Perfect “Surprise Me” Wine

Barrel-Aged California Chardonnay
The Creamery Chardonnay 2016

We all have that friend who loves to try something new and surprisingly delicious. This 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay delights with the full-bodied flavors of pineapple, tropical fruit, caramel and crème brûlée. Creamy, dreamy and deliciously unexpected, watch your friend sit up and take notice!