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Francisca Jara 23/12/2022

Wine pairings

A wine gift guide for this christmas


Tell me who you are and I’ll tell you what you drink. We present you with a practical gift guide for the different types of drinkers this Christmas. From foodies to adventurers, find your secret Santa’s personality type and we’ll tell you what wine to give them.

Expert connoisseur

If you have a wine lover relative, friend or co-worker who you want to give a bottle to, take note because they can be very difficult to surprise. These drinkers tend to keep up with the latest news, eat out a lot, taste wine all the time so they are always training their palate. For the same reason, they can have quite an exquisite taste. For them, look for wines from unknown wineries, from less traditional vines or bottles highly rated by experts such as Terrunyo Cabernet Sauvignon 2020, which has just received 96 points in the Super Premium category in La Cav’s Mesa de Cata 2023 guide. If your pocket allows it, you can play it safe by giving away an iconic wine like the unmistakable Carmín de Peumo 2020.


The increase in wine consumption, especially in the new generations, is a fact. It is no longer a surprise that new drinkers join the club and for the same reason, trying is the best way to learn more about this wonderful world. A great gift for these curious drinkers with a thirst for knowledge is a wine that introduces them to an unknown terroir. Coming from the Uco Valley, in Mendoza (Argentina), Terrunyo Malbec is a wine that allows us to understand what Malbecs are like on the other side of the mountain range. Another option is to go for a versatile gastronomic wine that helps them understand what the pairing is all about, like Casillero del Diablo Pinot Noir.

casillero del diablo cabernet sauvignon


They are those proud drinkers of the wines of their own country. They are not interested in trying foreign bottles because they already know which ones to go for sure. It is better not to take them out of their comfort zone because they may feel uncomfortable. If you think that your secret Santa falls under this stereotype, Casillero del Diablo Cabernet Sauvignon or Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon are gifts to make you look like a king or queen.


Contrary to the previous one, this drinker finds pleasure every time he comes across an unusual label from relatively new origins, less popular wine grapes or wines that have been vinified by mixing different techniques. Instead of being guided by varietal wines, they look for particular denomination of origin or varieties that they have not tried before. For them, a wine like Casillero del Diablo Pinot Grigio, an Italian variety rare in Chile, could be a novelty. Or Casillero del Diablo Viognier, another white variety from the Rhône that stands out for its floral aromas.


And finally, there are those drinkers who prefer traditional Bordeaux-style red blends, or whites like wood-fermented Chardonnay. They like direct, full-bodied wines with hints of wood and relatively high alcohol levels. For them, two wines to play it safe could be Gravas del Maipo Cabernet Sauvignon and Amelia Chardonnay.