Wine has always been a favorite tradition when it comes to celebrating a special event or occasion.
Think about the special celebrations in your life, and it is a high probability that wine was part of them.
Wine gift baskets make the perfect gift as well, for weddings, promotions, birthdays, anniversaries, house warming parties—just about any time. They are popular, affordable, and very hot right now.
What will you find in a wine gift basket? Besides the bottle of wine of your choice, you may find a variety of items that you hand-select, like glasses, chocolates, cheese, bread, fruit. The items are customizable to suit the taste of the person you’re buying for, and for the occasion.
You may want to add a bottle opener. Which may sound simple at first, but when you browse the many offerings, it could be hard for you to make a choice. Classic? Novelty? Modern? Here at Pop a Cork you’ll find all of the pictures and reviews necessary to help you choose the right one.
You can buy baskets that have themes—wedding, birthday, anniversary, etc.—allowing you to put some thought into just the right basket for just the right occasion.
If the wine basket if for the novice wine enthusiast, a book on wine is the perfect addition to the basket. There are beautiful wine books that make lovely coffee table books, and look good in the kitchen as well.
The more experienced wine enthusiast may appreciate a stopper or a vintage wine chart. You may also want to include a gift certificate to a winery that deals in rare or vintage wines.
You can choose a single bottle, or a variety.
It’s really up to you and what you think the recipient would like. It could be a rich red wine, a dry wine, something sparkling, or even something sweet or tangy.
When serving meat for main dishes, red is the preferred wine, while seafood and white meat call for white wine.
Special occasions are often associated with sparkling wines.
If in doubt of which wine to give, sparkling wine is always a good default choice.
You can find nice wine baskets in your local wine store, or on the internet. Prices range from as low as $20 on up to $200 or $2000 or more.
If you want to brush up on wine before choosing your basket, there are many resources online. You’ll find excellent websites devoted to wine. Here you will learn all about wine, from how the grapes are grown to how to choose the best wine rack for storing your wine in your own home.