(Closed) Types of Wine for Wine Basket Poem

posted 6 years ago in Gifts and Registries
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2024

I’m not an expert but I’ll say for the few I think would match:

Wedding- some type of champagne/something bubbly

First Valentines Day- Chocolate Wine

First Baby- Love your idea of cider since she’lll be unable to drink

First Christmas- maybe a nice red wine with mulling spices so they can make mulled wine? It’s heavenly and so festive

New Years- I’d pick something with bubbles again lol

If you want to PM me I can give you specific brands since I’m around your area. Laughing

 

 

Post # 4
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am also planning to do a wine basket for my sister’s bridal shower as well.  I agree with the previous suggestions. The finger lakes region in NY makes some good wines (cheap too! $6-10/bottle). Chocolate Lab is a great SWEET chocolate wine(made in NY).  Bully Hill (Ravat 21 has a pineapple on the front- might be good for the first dinner party since pineapple means welcome?), Hazlitt (makes Red Cat wine- called the Hot Tub wine- maybe for first fight or there’s a Smart Ass (something like that) which would be funny) .  Asti is a really good champagne (I believe it’s pretty cheap too!). For Christmas a warm wine would be a good idea…something like a alcoholic mulled cider (you can find them now in wine stores). Also, just ask when you go to buy them, especially if you go to a large wine store that carries lots of wines (esp for the 5 & 25 anniversaries!)

Are you making your own poems since I see you have more options than the common wine baskets you see on the internet? Would love to see them if you’d be willing to share. [email protected]

Best of Luck!

Post # 5
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Wannabee
  • Wedding: July 2013

There is also a “Just Married” wine made by a winery in CA, but I dont know if you can find it on the East Coast!

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

What type of wine do they drink most often? Red or white? I generally drink red and very rarely drink white and would prefer a basket of different types of (mostly) reds to try. I say pick labels that match the holidays if you are having trouble deciding!

  • Wedding – champagne!
  • First Fight – wine with a calming or relaxing theme
  • First Valentines Day – a dessert friendly wine like a gewurztraminer or ice wine
  • First Dinner Party – something great with food like a cab or shiraz
  • First Christmas Eve – anything, but if you have a favourite wine this would be a good opportunity to share it
  • First Thanksgiving – a wine that could go well with turky like a pinot gris or grigio
  • First New Year’s Eve – champagne, baby!
  • First Anniversary – something love themed. a heart on the label maybe?
  • First Baby (Thinking about doing sparkling cider since she wont be able to drink) – sparkling cider is a very cute idea! maybe attach a soother with the tag
  • 10 Year Anniversary – inexpensive wines do not tend to last very long. look up wine aging for reference. i would suggest a french bordeaux.
  • 25 Year Anniversay – in this case perhaps a high quality port. 

Storage may be an issue with the 10-25 year wines. They should be kept in a cool dark area or they are likely to go off. Also it would be cute in this case to try to buy a wine produced the year of their wedding so that at the time they open it, it will be a 10 or 25 year vintage 🙂

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

@Shelbie314:  Post photos when you’re done! I love wine baskets.

@KL444:  Did you end up finishing your basket? Would love to see photos!

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