If you have been looking for a gift that suits nearly all occasions, then why not consider a nice bottle of wine? For anyone that has passed the legal alcohol age limit, receiving a bottle of wine on a special occasion or day is always well received. A wine gift is a classic custom that has been performed for quite a long time and is re-finding its popularity today. A fine bottle of wine is always right and will never sit on a shelf gathering dust.
What Is In A Wine Gift Basket
A very popular way to give wine today is in the form of a wine gift basket. The basket usually contains a least a couple of bottles of wine and selected appetizers that are pre-matched to the wine. Chocolates are usually paired to reds, crackers and various yummy spreads with chardonnay and cheeses like Brie and fruit to sweet wines. Whatever the wine, there is always an appetizer that will be perfectly matched to it. If you would like to make your own gift basket, just go down to your liquor store and ask some questions. More often than not, the clerk will be able to help you.
Chosen Wine for The Month
If you really want your wine gift to stand out from the crowd, then may be you should look at a wine of the month club. This gift will appeal to nearly everyone but mostly to wine lovers. The recipient of the gift will receive certain wines on a monthly basis that needs to be pre-selected by you. Membership to a wine of the month club, will approximately cost you around the $300.00 mark. You will also have the opportunity to request whether white or red wines are to be delivered or a combination of both. One added bonus of the gift is that any wine can be re-ordered from the club and as many times as you would like.
Wine Gift Assortments
If one bottle of wine is not going to impress, then why not give two bottles and if that also makes you feel uneasy, why not give an entire case? However, remember that wine is always well received and is a gift that can easily stand on its own.
Choosing The Wine
If the recipient of the wine gift is a wine lover or a connoisseur of fine wines, maybe a vintage wine will be more appropriate. You should always try the wine before giving it as a gift as you need to know that the quality that you are paying for will measure up to the expectations and taste.
Vintage wines nearly always have a story behind them and if you are lucky enough to purchase one that is a gift box, more often than not, it will be accompanied by a little booklet giving some facts about the origins of the wine. However it this is not the case, you can always do a quick search for it on the Internet.
If you have really gone the extra mile and driven off the beaten track to find that special gift, make sure you tell your story. A true wine lover will always enjoy such tales and who knows that, one day, they might want to go and find that special place themselves.