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  • As Father’s Day approaches, it’s time to put those thinking caps on and come up with a gift idea for your dad. Even though they may not admit it, your dad would love to be spoiled on this special day. We’ve come up with a few wine occasions for every kind of dad, that will leave him smiling and feeling loved! Each of these occasions can be personalized to accommodate your dad’s favourite foods, activities, and of course wine!

    Wine and BBQ

    With Father’s Day being celebrated on June 19th, 2022, it calls for the perfect BBQ occasion for all the dads who live for grilling season! Grab a BBQ Occasions pack consisting of bold reds to pair with your meat(s) of choice, or mix and match with the Best of BC Reds Occasion pack to indulge in different wines throughout the evening.

    At-home Wine Tasting

    Creating an at-home wine tasting is a great way to spend time with your dad, especially if he is a homebody who loves his wine! If the weather is promising, hosting outside would be perfect to enjoy the sunshine, amazing wine, and a meal or appetizers to finish it off. Here are a few tips to execute the perfect at-home wine tasting.

    • Get your wine: Having a selection of reds and whites to taste that your dad hasn’t tried before is ideal. If you know him to be more of an everyday wine drinker, Paired’s Weekday Warrior Gift Subscription will suit his palate. Does he like to adventure into new wines? Gift him the Adventurer Gift Subscription to tantalize his palate at the tasting. If you want to personalize the bundle to his palate, he can take our fun quiz – just make sure you don’t spoil the secret 😉
    • Set the Tasting Table: Having all the necessities prepared ahead of time is important. Place a white tablecloth to help everyone see the color of the wine (a white piece of paper works too), a bowl of bland crackers, or a plain baguette to soak up any lingering flavours in between wines, and of course a few glasses for each person. Adding a notepad and pen to each seat is a nice touch in case anyone wants to take notes on the wine for future reference!
    • During the Tasting: If your dad or someone in your family is a wine connoisseur, tasting wines will come naturally to you. Of course, this isn’t the case for everyone. Following the step-by-step guide on how to taste wine will aid you in the process, making it fun and easy. If you want to treat your dad to an interactive, Sommelier-led virtual tasting, sign up for our Virtual Tasting Events!
    • Prepare the Food: Once the tasting is finished, a nice meal or appetizers will be welcomed. Here you can enjoy some of your dad’s favourite foods and chat about everyone’s favourite wines. If you’re stuck on meal ideas, Paired has basic and advanced food and wine pairings as well as a variety of recipes on our blog to choose from!
    Wine Inspired Picnic

    Is your dad an outdoorsy guy and just enjoys the simple pleasures of nature, good company, and even better food and wine? A picnic at the beach or his favourite park would be perfect to celebrate this special day. For this occasion, gift him a wine subscription to enjoy premium wines from BC and around the world and pair with a hand-crafted charcuterie platter. Amazing wine, delicious food, and a view? It doesn’t get better than that!

    Wine Gift Sets

    If your dad is a fan of treats accompanied by unique wine, grab him one of Paired’s wine gift sets! Choose from a selection of themes including wine and chocolate, wine and charcuterie, or best of BC wines with an array of snacks. There’s a gift set for every type of Dad depending on his taste preferences and dietary needs. These gift sets are great on their own or the perfect addition for any Father’s Day occasion.

    Now that you have all these fun wine occasions to choose from, your dad is bound to feel loved and appreciated this Father’s Day! All you must do is keep it a surprise 😉

    Tiegan Ford is the Marketing Coordinator at Paired, with an interest in design as well. As a novice wine drinker, she enjoys learning about wine, what foods to pair with different wines, and tasting notes to further expand her knowledge and enhance her wine tasting experience.

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