Ruby Wedding Anniversary
After 40 years of marriage, it can be something of a challenge to find a gift for your loved one or to offer to your friends celebrating their Ruby Wedding Anniversary, though if your friends or loved one enjoy a glass or two of wine, we have the answer with our range of 40th anniversary wines. This is a great and unique way to mark this special 40th anniversary.
For any wine that’s forty years old, condition is all important with colour, level and the state of the foil being of paramount importance and provenance (which can difficult to validate for a vintage wine from forty years ago) also to be considered. The presence of a recent tasting note is the ultimate guide of course and often wine critics will offer a comprehensive tasting note accompanied by a drinking period which can be anything up to 60 or even 70 years. For those who prefer a sweeter tipple on their anniversary, a 40 year old dessert wine, such as Sauternes, Muscat or Vin Santo, could be the ultimate anniversary treat as these tend to age better because of their higher sugar content. 40 year old Vintage Port is also a safe choice though 40 year old ports are difficult to find in all vintages since Vintage Port is only made in the better vintages.
Don’t be too concerned with the condition of the label. With forty years in a damp wine cellar, the label can deteriorate, whilst the wine in the bottle is still in top condition. As mentioned, the colour and level are far more important as a guide. Chosen carefully, a wine from the year you were married is special and the right 40 year old wine will be remembered forever.
View the rest of our anniversary gift wines, and our birthday and vintage wines.