A bottle of wine is a wonderful gift for any occasion. Wine is popular, trendy and chic, not to mention very flavorful. A wine gift represents a personal selection for someone to commemorate an event. It could be an acknowledgement of your appreciation or to mark a celebration of accomplishment. A good bottle of wine might even be the perfect gift to warm-up to the in-laws. Whatever the importance, wine is an appropriate offering and a symbol of our cultural protocol.
If you have ever given wine as a gift, chances are you have met with what a challenge it can be to find an appropriate package for gifting wine. Decorated paper bags are the usual selection, but who wants to give an expensive bottle of wine in a paper bag (or worse; mylar). So called “wine gift bags” made out of fabric are typically very basic in construction (i.e., boring) and often made with remnant materials. Color choices of these wine bags that are readily available in the marketplace can also be a frustration, not to mention the accompanying flimsy construction that does not present a bottle of wine very well.
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A practical solution is the Wine Valise offered by Palm Leather. Handcrafted from full grain cowhide in the USA, the valise is durable and attractive. Use it for wine gifting, wine transport or simply as a stand-alone piece of art on a wine bar. As a functional piece of art, the simple design won’t go out of style.
A moveable handle allows easy placement of a standard size wine bottle and provides an easy and dashing way to carry your favorite vintage to a restaurant for that special meal. The antiqued finishes in Black Oak and Vintage Tuscany compliment either a white or red wine and the tones are suited for the finest decor.
Rather than machine stitching often seen on flask-like wine cases, the Wine Valise offered by Palm Leather features hand-laced seams with real leather, giving it a sturdy, artisan type of look. The lacing at the bottom also serves to add stability to the handsome form with a material that won’t scratch furniture.
Customize The Gift
An easy way to make the gift even more personal is to wrap your bottle of wine in a piece of tissue paper that color-coordinates with a card, ribbon, bow or any other attachment to the valise, before placing it inside. If you are giving the valise as a gift without any wine, use the colored tissue paper as a void-fill and trim it with ribbon, string or raffia. For a certain Season, let your creativity run wild with various materials that will add your special touch at a particular holiday or time of year.
Wine Gifting Tips
- Don’t chill the wine before you give it. It presents itself more elegantly when at room temperature. If chilling is required, do it just before serving.
- Consider Dessert Wines. On the romantic side and always a welcome gift, even for those with huge wine collections.
- Think wine pairing. If your wine gift will be opened “on arrival” try to pair your selection with the food that will also be served.
When you contemplate all that goes into a quality bottle of wine, you better understand why it is a significant and tasteful gift. Just as we appreciate why we give it, we can also be mindful of how we give it with the timeless wine valise from Palm Leather.