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May 25, 2023 | By Cristal Pico

Say Happy Father’s Day With a Gift of Wine


We’re convinced that whoever originally was tasked with scheduling an annual Father’s Day into the North American calendar appreciated that celebrating Dad and Dad types should naturally be held outdoors, otherwise the occasion would not have landed at the beginning of summer. However you choose to treat the fathers in your life, remember that RJS has great wines for gifting them – and for toasting them too!

Dads in the Great Outdoors

For fathers who are lovers of fresh air, whether they’re devoted to their morning jog, bike ride, garden or lawn – or who generally just make the most of the sunshine – gift them a bottle with that mood in mind. The dry, crisp signature style of our Cru Select Italy Pinot Grigio is a perfect example. Fresh apple and citrus on the nose and palate make this white wine style an ideal choice for Dad to enjoy after he wraps up the activities of the day and sits down to bask in the summer weather and the jobs well done.

For Grill-Savvy Fathers

Not that this barbecuing pro lets the winter weather stop him, but summer is this Dad’s favourite season for refining (or maybe even showing off) his outdoor cooking skills. Whether his first love is the smoker, the classic charcoal BBQ or the multi-burner, envy-of-the-neighbourhood grill, we’re certain he’ll appreciate a gift of wine that suits his culinary prowess. Our En Primeur Winery Series Chile Malbec and Cru Select Australia Shiraz wine styles both make great matches for his favourite barbecue fare. The Malbec, with its medium body and tannins, and bouquet of dark fruit plus oak and spice pairs perfectly with ribs and burgers. And that Aussie Shiraz? It’s a style that shows off its signature grape’s deep, dark hue along with notes of red fruit oak and chocolate which are magic with a grilled steak.

For Dads Who Love to Host – crowd-pleasing Trio White and Merlot

For men who are masterful hosts – charming their guests and in their element when surrounded by friends and family – wines to please them and their favourite people make ideal gifts. Our Trio White and France Merlot from the RJS En Primeur Winery Series are crowd-pleasing wine styles. Both are medium-bodied dry wines with the former, exuding an elegant floral bouquet with tropical notes both on the nose and palette. The Merlot style, inspired by the classic French grape on the other hand, is all about berries, violet and vanilla with soft, silky tannins. It’s also terrific for the barbecue lifestyle, poured alongside grilled lamb or earthy portobellos.

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