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Wine Basket Gift Ideas

Monica PatrickJan 25th, 2011

Wine Basket Gift Ideas

An abundant, over-flowing wine basket is a grown-up gift that is big on flavor. Amateur and seasoned wine drinkers will be thrilled at unwrapping a wine basket for any occasion or holiday. Fill up your wine basket with other goodies like fresh fruit, snacks and sweets to make your gift even more luxurious.

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Domestic Wines

Show your enthusiasm for local wineries by giving domestic wines from vineyards in your area or region. A good wine is the perfect accoutrement for an evening of relaxation and even romance. Domestic wines made from local grapes and fruits will combine to make a friendly, familiar beverage your loved ones will enjoy. Wrap a bottle in a wine towel along with some wine glasses and place them attractively in a wicker basket.

Imported Wines

Send your loved one on a virtual trip to France with a three bottles from the most popular wine regions. RedEnvelope's French Escape has everything you need for a lavish gift. The Bordeaux wine selection is medium bodied with a deep berry flavor. Sophisticated and well balanced, the French burgundy wine is good for sipping. The Rhone wine has a distinctive oak base and is good for pairing with grilled foods. For experienced wine drinkers, give a full-bodied Italian chianti. Create your own basket, and add a novelty corkscrew in an interesting shape. Wine guidebooks and wine accessories like decanters are also useful basket fillers.

Picnic Basket of Wine

Wine and chocolate are the decadent duo -- perfect for giving to someone you love. The Wine Picnic Trio from RedEnvelope comes in a reusable flat wicker picnic basket with leather closures. Stuffed inside this big basket are three Lake Sonoma brand wines along with smoked salmon, savory crackers and a selection of chocolate truffles. A small sampling of cheese and pistachios round out this picnic basket of delights. Pack your own picnic basket with the wine of your choice, summer sausage and a jar of olives. For a truly romantic touch, write a personal note on scented stationery, and place it inside the basket. Sprinkle hard, individually wrapped candies in your basket to fill in the empty space.

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