Why Dad needs wine – Father’s Day June 18th!

9% of us forget Father’s Day – don’t add to that number!

A date for the diary – Sunday 18th June!

Of course if you live in other countries you may be celebrating Father’s Day on different days:

France 3rd Sunday in June
Denmark 2nd Sunday in November
Brazil 2nd Sunday in August
Australia 1st Sunday in September

It is a much lesser celebrated affair than Mother’s Day, why, because Mums do more?  Well perhaps that used to be the case in terms of raising the children but these days Dad’s can do almost as much as mums short of giving birth.  That is why you need Father's Day Personalised Wineto think about a Father’s Day personalised bottle of wine this Father’s Day.

Here’s a few Father’s Day Facts:

  • In the UK 7 million Father’s Day cards are sent each year, compared to13 million Mother’s Day cards.
  • Mark Twain famously once said the following: “When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.”
  • In 1972, President Nixon finally signed it into law and Father’s Day became a permanent national holiday in the US.
  • Dads are apparantly most disappointed on Father’s Day with Mugs and Socks as gifts, you can change that!

So, if you would like an inspired Father’s Day gift this year and if Dad likes wine then we have the perfect gift for him.  It’s simple, you just choose a wine from our range, add a personal message and we will design you a personalised wine label that is guaranteed to impress.  More info on our Personalised Wine Labels can be found here >

We just need 2-3 days to process orders of up to 12 bottles.  For larger volumes the lead time is slightly longer – please enquire for more details.


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Personalised Wine: Gifts That Say it Best

personalised sparkling wine

Buying a gift for someone can be a difficult task. Is it original enough? Will they like it? And will it say exactly what you want it to? Unless they have a unique hobby or a specialist interest, you may find yourself quickly running out of gift ideas – particularly if you’ve been buying that person gifts for several years. Champagne and chocolates may be the go-to favourites, but what about when you want to give something that’s truly special?

For the gift that says it all, look no further than personalised wine. There’s always a reason to celebrate with a bespoke bottle of wine, but today, our gift-giving guide is giving you the lowdown on how a personalised wine bottle can really say it best.

As a thank you

Whether it’s to show your appreciation to clients at a corporate event or a token of thanks to your dinner party hosts, a fine bottle of wine can be the perfect choice. While you may not be totally clued up on the receiver’s exact tipple of choice, a bespoke bottle of bubbly will always be appreciated and is guaranteed to spark conversation at the dinner table.

To show you care

personalised wine bottle labels

The extra thought and effort that you put into choosing and creating personalised wine bottle labels certainly won’t go unnoticed. Whether your loved one is a wine connoisseur or they just appreciate something sparkling, you can rest assured that this unique gift will stand out on the shelf. To ensure your bespoke bottle captures exactly what you want to say, why not add a personal message to the label? Printed alongside a photo of the two of you, this gift will be remembered long after the wine runs out.

To celebrate special occasions

Whether it’s a wedding, big birthday or a particularly important anniversary, make sure you and your loved ones mark the occasion with personalised wine bottles. Choose a few favourites from their collection of childhood photographs, and add them to personalised wine labels. Reminisce on the old times as you compare how much they’ve grown over the years. This is the gift that keeps on giving and is the perfect present for any close friend or family member.

For a gift that says it all, personalised wine is the perfect choice every time. Design your bespoke bottle today with Hannibal Brown and we’ll deliver to your door as quickly as we can.

Dinner Party Secrets: Dine in Style With Personalised Wine

personalised wine parties

There’s something truly civilised about attending a stylish dinner party. Good food, good company and great wine – what better way to spend an evening? Fine dining in the comfort of your own home can be a satisfying way to spend an evening, but that’s not to say that hosting a dinner party will come without its stresses.

From perfecting a menu that will suit your guests to finding the perfect tipple to accompany each course, there are a number of decisions to make ahead of your event. At Hannibal Brown, we don’t think dining in style should seem so complicated – which is why today, we’re giving you a breakdown of the best wines to complement every type of cuisine.

Hors d’oeuvre

Depending on the occasion, a glass of something sparkling will be the perfect way to welcome guests into your home and set the tone for an evening of sophistication and style. As you make the finishing touches to the first course, why not greet your evening’s company with a champagne and canapé reception?

Beef and lamb

With any red meat, a bottle of red will always be the perfect accompaniment. For lamb and leaner cuts of beef, a lighter red will compliment the delicate flavours and textures, whereas a full-bodied Shiraz or bold Barolo has a high level of tannin which works perfectly with a filet mignon.


Lighter foods, such as chicken, suit lighter wines – which is why a glass of Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect pick for these dishes. Think about which marinades or sauces you’ll be serving with the meat, as the rich flavourings may mean you decide to opt for a versatile red instead – such as a medium-bodied Cabernet Sauvignon.

Fish and seafood

Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Grigio – in fact, any white wine will complement a light seafood dish. For a heartier fish stew, a darker wine will be an exquisite accompaniment – so consider Pinot Noir if you’re offering your guests a glass of red.

personalised red wine

Spicy dishes

There aren’t any set rules when it comes to pairing food and wine, which is why spicy dishes are often paired with contrasting wines. Riesling or a sweet Gewürztraminer will perfectly offset the spiciness of the dish – without detracting from the strong flavour.


With dessert, sweet wines are always a winner – but it’s important to take care here. Should your dessert be too sweet, a fruity rosé may end up overpowering your guests – so when designing your menu, opt for lighter desserts that won’t be overly decadent.


It’s the fermentation of the grapes and milk which makes cheese and wine such a perfect combination. Any sophisticated soirée will feature an after-dinner cheese-board, and this can mean adding even more wines to the list. Full-bodied wines are always a winner with hard cheese, whereas a sweeter wine is a good match for blue cheese. Our exclusive cheese and wine gift set features the perfect combination of Orsom Dairy cheeses and a bottle of Rioja Reserva, so you can rest assured that your cheese and wine selection will be the most mouthwatering.

Post-dinner wine

After enjoying an evening of delicious dining, there’s no reason why the good conversation and fine wine should stop. Why not retire to the sitting room and share a bespoke bottle of bubbly with friends? Personalised wine bottles are always a fantastic topic of conversation, especially when the personalised wine labels feature photographs of the guests themselves.

Ready to find out more about which wines go with which food groups and host a stylish soirée of your own? Browse through Hannibal Brown’s exquisite range of fine wines or let us help you design your own personalised wine bottle! Personalised wine bottle labels are perfect for every occasion, so show your guests just how much you care by creating your bespoke bottle today.

Unusual Personalised Gifts for Father’s Day

There’s nothing trickier than buying gifts for your loved ones – especially for dads and granddads. As the years go on and you start running out of gift ideas, just how are you meant to find an original and exciting treat for them? Once you’ve exhausted gifts related to his hobbies and interests, going the extra mile each time can seem impossible.

At Hannibal Brown, we don’t think that showing you care should be a challenge. When socks just won’t cut it, we’re here for you. Our bespoke artisan wine can be personalised for that special someone – and we’ll never compromise on the quality. What gift could be more suitable than a unique wine for a dad that’s one in a million?

personalised wine design

Personalised wine gifts

Whether he’s an avid wine connoisseur or just enjoys the occasional tipple, personalised wine is the way to go. His favourite photo on his favourite bottle of bubbly – what’s not to love? You can even include a message on your personalised champagne bottle, showing the man in your life just how much you care.

If your dad prefers a drop of red rather than sparkling wine, we carry a wide range of varietals. At Hannibal Brown, we have everything from Merlot to Cabernet Franc, and Chenin Blanc to Rioja Blanco. The choice is yours.

Arrange an evening of fine wine

Is there any better gift than good wine and good company? Think outside the box with an evening of fine wine. It couldn’t be easier to arrange a wine tasting event either. We’ll handle everything, leaving you to spend quality time with your loved ones. Enjoy a selection of delectable wine and perfectly suited food accompaniments – just let us know when and where.

wine tasting

Have the best of both with a wine tasting kit

If you’re looking for something to wrap up and give on the big day, enjoy the finer things in life together with our DIY wine tasting kit. You’ll have all the fun of an evening together, but there’s no pressure of when to host. Once you have the kit and the time is right, you’ll be able to spend quality time together and explore six different wines. Bliss.

Father’s Day is just around the corner. Give the gift of love with a personalised bottle of wine, or perhaps even a mouth-watering cheese and wine gift set.

Order your Father’s Day gifts online today or call our friendly team on 01372 253170 – opt for the fast track delivery and we’ll get your bespoke bottle to your door just in time for the big day.

It’s Time to Try Personalised Wine!


Personalised wine can make the perfect personal or corporate gift, and here at Hannibal Brown, we love helping tailor our products to you. We’re also proud to say that we are completely unique when it comes to helping create your gift, as everything we do is designed in-house – from bottling it up to adding personalised wine bottle labels!

Our personalised wine bottles make the perfect present, and in today’s post, we’ll run through everything great about personalised wine gifts and why you’ll want to get involved!

Personalised wine labels

A picture paints a thousand words, and here at Hannibal Brown we try and do just that! You can make a bottle of wine extra special by adding a photo or a memory or loved one. Drink the delicious wine we provide – then keep the personalised wine bottle as a unique keepsake. We also think it’s the perfect gift for newlyweds – and have specialists to design the perfect bottle of personalised wedding wine!

We don’t compromise on taste

Buying personalised wines means you can invest in a unique personal gift that looks great and tastes delicious! We’re passionate about our organic wine – and we know you will be too. We have wine from all over the world – and our wide range means you can match the flavours and designs to your friends and family!

Think you are ready to give personalised wine or personalised promotional gifts a go? Our prices start from £15 a bottle (for a case of 12) with no minimum order! Or if you want to find out more about our wine specialists, check out our about us page!