Wine Gift Baskets: Know More About The Wines by debbie3ervin

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									Wine Gift Baskets: Know More about the Wines

We all know that wine gift baskets are great gift ideas. You can never go wrong with this
gift idea. Almost everyone you give it to will be able to appreciate and enjoy it and it is a
type of gift that will be remembered for a very long time.

However, if you plan to give a wine gift basket, you need to know a little more about
wines. Besides, you do not want to end up giving a wine gift basket with a bottle of cheap
wine, would you? This would surely be embarrassing for you as well as the recipient
especially if the person you give the gift basket to knows about wines or is a wine
connoisseur.

This is why becoming familiar with wines before you actually buy any to include in the
gift basket. This will help you and ensure that you choose the right wine for the occasion.

When it comes to purchasing vintage wines, you need to remember that it is very
important for you to know how to choose one. Choosing vintage wine is not just about
the age but it is also about the specific year wine was produced. You have to keep in
mind that there are factors that can affect the flavor of the wine. This will include the
temperature, humidity, and other factors.

The region of origin is also important. You have to keep in mind that different years’
crops will yield varying qualities of wine. This is why it is important for you to research
on a specific vintage before you buy. For example, for Bordeaux, 1990 is a great year.

You should also figure out if the vintage wine you plan on buying was stored properly.
Know how wines should be stored and know if the seller did follow the correct storage
procedure.

There are also specialties wines that you need to know about. Specialty wines include
organic, vegan and dessert wines. Most of the vegan wines are also considered organic.
Dessert wines will have a sweeter taste and they are usually consumed after dinner.

Sterling Sauvignon Blanc as well as Santa Julia Tempranillo are considered organic
specialty wines. Organic wines are made from organically grown grapes, which are
basically better than regular wines as they are better for the health as well as for the
environment.

Vegan specialty wines are made without the use of materials that were derived from
animals or animal products. These wines are perfect for vegetarians but most
manufacturers don’t really advertise them as vegan. This is why you need to research in
order for you to select the right brand.

Dessert specialty wines are sold in 750ml or smaller bottles. You can include dessert
wines in the gift basket along with chocolates and cheese.
Remember these tips and you can be sure that you will be able to select the perfect wine
for the occasion and avoid embarrassment.

Article by Art Jones for http://denisegoddessofwine.blogspot.com

								
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