How to gift wine – Does anyone have any tips/instructions?

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How to gift wine – Does anyone have any tips/instructions?

  • mysterylady
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    Hi everyone. I’m going to a dinner party & I want to give a wine to the host as a present, but I’m not sure about the North American traditions and customs. What is the appropriate way to gift a wine? Do I just buy a bottle and hand it over? Or is there a more elegant way to present the wine?

    I want to make an effort with the gift so that it looks creative and original. I want my gift to be appreciated and not be made fun of!

    Max
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    Hi! Are you from around here? You don’t seem like you’re very familiar with the traditional norms?

    mysterylady
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    I’m actually from an Asian country originally. I moved to Ontario a few years ago and have settled in, but there are still a few things I’m trying to figure out, especially with cultural norms. I just don’t want to appear awkward by making some social faux pas.

    Max
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    I once received wine in a gorgeous wooden box and fell in love with it! I still have the box. I decided to use that same company to send others gifts. You should check out that company’s website. It is called Ekan Concepts Inc. – They have some lovely wooden wine boxes. It is a light and relaxing colour, for me anyway. These boxes can slide open, some are hinged, some are cylindrical. Some even have several compartments.

    mysterylady
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    Wine in a wooden box…that sounds interesting. I’ve never heard of that idea before…

    Max
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    Honestly, go have a look and you are going to find something for sure. In fact, it is not just for wine. You can give other things in their gift boxes. In terms of presentation, you just can’t beat it.

    King
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    You can present the wine to the host in a light-coloured basket and add other items as well. For example, if you brought them a sparkling wine, you could add some fresh fruit.

    You can also try wrapping the wine in a lovely tea towel. Try to fan the top edges and use a ribbon to tie it and keep it secure at the base of the neck.

    goldenrod
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    I’m not sure what kind of party you’re going to. Let’s just say that it is for the in-laws or perhaps your boss, then you can add cheese to the equation. Make sure to ask the store what would be an appropriate wine. Add a baguette and a cheeseboard. I guarantee you it will blow them away!

    mysterylady
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    It’s just a party among some friends from work. I think it should be pretty casual.

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