Post # 1
I’m in the middle of preparing a special present for my brother’s wedding. I purchased a personalized wooden wine box, that holds three bottles of wine, each compartment is engraved with the words “one year anniversary” “three year anniversary” and “five year anniversary” in script. Inside each of the lids is another engraved quote. The box is beautiful (at least I hope it is in person! I’m still waiting for it to come in).
My question to all of you wonderful bees: Do you know of any really great red wines, preferrably with love related names? I know wines with great names aren’t always the best wines, but I’d like to get 3 really nice bottles to complete this gift. Any input would be greatly appreciated!!
Thank you in advance 🙂
Post # 3
Could we have a price range that you’re looking for? I don’t think this is exactly the love name you were quite going for however, it’s an inexpensive bottle of wine that’s great tasting. It’s called Menage A Trois. Get the red zin especially if you find the old vine. This might be kind of hard with the name considered.
Post # 4
do you know if there are any wines that are special to them? for example, i gave my bridesmaids each a bottle of the wine that my husband and i shared on our first date as part of their bridesmaids gifts. maybe wine they shared on a special date or on valentines day would be another way to fill the box with great wines that are meaningful to them?
btw, i love this idea — so thoughtful!
Post # 5
Between $20 and $35. If there’s something great a little above that, that would be okay too!
Post # 6
@bluestar:I would go to a local wine shoppe and have the owner show you wines which will be good in those timeframes, meaning 1 year down the road, 3 years down and 5 years down. Wines age differently and you’d hate to get them a white which for example should be drank within a year and put it in the 5 year slot!
Post # 7
I really agree with @jboltz19:! Considering the aging is so important.
Also, I would LOVE this gift, but I’d be a teeny bit sad that we couldn’t drink any now! Maybe consider getting a just married bottle in a simple, pretty wine bag, and then explain the delayed gratification of the other bottles? Just a thought 🙂
Post # 8
Vine Street Imports used to bring in a product called First Love. There was First Love Red and a First love White. I work for an importer and we used to distribute this for them, but they have sinces moved on to a new distributor.
you could also focus on places they have been and get wines produced in those states or countries…
Post # 9
@Sarahbabs, there’s a special bottle of wine I got to go with the gift that is the “right now” bottle 🙂