Wine: A Perfect Gift
There's more to
wine than a pretty bottle, an attractive label and a dizzying, delicious
experience. Complete industries have sprung up around this tasty vine.
There are wine bags
and wine openers. There are wine holders, wine pourers and buckets. And
there are wine corks. There are books about wine and cookbooks using
A wine accessory
is as creative a gift as is a good bottle of wine. And if the two come
together, well, then it must be a very special occasion.
Here are some suggestions:
Wine bags - presentation counts. And when a bottle of wine is presented
in a pretty wine bag, even the simplest of wines takes on a new elegance.
It used to be that all wine bags were made out of paper, then came mylar.
Today, there are wine bags that are intended to be reusable made out
of materials as varied as canvas and a golden weave. These wine toting
bags are a gift unto themselves.
Wine plates - those are the table and tablecloth saving holders that
are placed under the wine bottle. They can be functional or decorative
or both at the same time. Plates can be made out of any number of materials,
they can be ceramic, glass or sterling. Use your imagination and whatever
knowledge you have about the taste and decor of your host.
Wine corks - you have your choice, form or function. This is the small
gift that goes a long way. Corks often swell after being uncorked, sometimes
they even split, or worse, splinter. That's when you need a new wine
cork. Some bottles remain on the bar when unfinished. That's when you
want a nice wine cork. There are wine corks galore to be found, everything
from colorful plastics to religiously inspired ceramics. They're small,
they fit into your pocket and they fit every bottle.