WineWeaver: How to Choose a Right Royal Gift – Christening Gift Ideas

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As guests choose gifts for Prince George’s Royal Christening this Fall, WineWeaver discuss christening gift ideas based upon the tradition of "laying it down" for a future party.

Celebrating a Royal Christening with WineWeaver

celebrating a new baby and enjoying a Christening event

HRH Prince William and his wonderful wife, Kate, have finally set a date for the christening of baby Prince George. The royal christening will be at the Chapel Royal; St. James’s Palace on the 23rd October. With the date so near there is little time for the royal family and friends of Kate and William to brainstorm and find christening gifts. No doubt the intended godparents are currently racking their brains for the perfect gift for little Prince George.

WineWeaver’s head office is only a stone’s throw from the gates of Buckingham Palace and the whole team has been enthralled by the excitement over the royal birth this summer. Ms. Robertson of WineWeaver says, “Many people throughout the world, including our small team, have embraced the Royal celebrations over the last few years. There was the Royal Wedding in 2011, the Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the Queen’s 60 year anniversary of the Coronation in 2013. Finally, there was the anticipation and delivery of the latest heir to the United Kingdom in July.”

Patricia Robertson, Director of WineWeaver, has been considering what might be expected at a Royal Christening. In England it is traditional to consider giving a gift of wine which can be laid down for the future. Followers of TV shows like 'Downton Abbey' or 'BridesHead Revisited', will instantly understand the spirit and tradition associated with such gifts.

With the christening of a royal heir to the throne in mind, perhaps other god-parents will be inspired to give unique christening wine gifts that can be laid down in cellars (at home or professionally) and can be drunk in the future to celebrate either the godchild's or the future king’s 21st birthday. There is nothing like planning ahead for a great party.

With this conundrum to ponder, WineWeaver enlisted the help of Master Sommelier, Christopher Delalonde, for his insight into the best wines christening gift wines to lay down this year for future enjoyment.

Master Sommelier Christopher suggests that both Burgundy and Bordeaux wines of 2005 are worthy of consideration and, perhaps a bottle or two of Champagne vintages from 2002 and 2004. Christopher Delaonde also suggests, for something more unusual, buying a Piedmont vintage wine from 2004 or 2008. All of these wines have the promise of delivering wonderful wine tasting experiences in twenty or so years’ time. The European heritage of the wines is in keeping with the spirit of the Kings, Queens and knights.

“WineWeaver are also happy to recognize this happy royal event with an in-store celebration,” said Ms. Robertson and “we are offering our customers the chance save money on our wine aerator products in store with the discount code ROYAL5, valid throughout October.” WineWeaver's online wine accessories store store offers great inspiration for various gift ideas and other celebratory events.

The Fall of 2013 promises to be an exciting and memorable time for everyone celebrating the birth of a new baby and enjoying a special Christening event.

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WineWeaver are a small, committed and dynamic team who are truly passionate in their aim to raise the awareness of the advantages of enjoying aerated wine. The site shares wine tastings and news in the Sommelier’s Corner Blog.

The passion of the founding partners led them to design a new style of wine aerator to incorporate functionality and a visual design which is both sophisticated and stylish.

The WineWeaver® wine aerator blends unparalleled performance with a state-of-the-art design to deliver perfectly aerated wine direct to your wine glass or decanter (the bottle to glass principle).

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