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Food wine gifts basket usually contains two bottles of wine from ones favorite winery or wine shop, some cheese and crackers. A delicious assortment of wines, cheeses and chocolates make the Food and wine gift baskets extremely special. Fully assembled and impressive gift baskets combine everything there is to love about wines, cheese and chocolate. Food and wine baskets make the perfect gifts for every occasion and can be enjoyed by men and women alike, even by people who are not wine connoisseurs.
A company named Wine Country Gift Baskets has been offering a wide range of beautiful and affordable gift baskets to its customers. These gift baskets can also be ordered online. The most popular wine country gift baskets include a huge variety of wines and other goodies, which make the gift baskets extra special. Some of the all time favorites in this category of Food and wine gift baskets are those which contain international chocolates such as Godiva Crème Brulee, gourmet wine and cheese basket with wines from the Robert Mondavis private selection, and gift baskets that contain fine wines like Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon offered with popular food items such as crackers, cheese snacks, breadsticks, Camembert cheese spread, olive Tapenade and Cafe Godiva Chocolates. Wine country gift baskets may also contain an assortment of gifts ranging from corkscrews to fine crystal wine glasses. The company has also started offering spa gift baskets as well as teddy bear gift baskets.

Different wine gift baskets are suitable for various occasions. When choosing wine gift baskets several aspects have to be kept in mind to make them special personalized gifts. For instance, while gifting men Food and wine gift baskets, a good bottle of wine and good quality cheese is an excellent option, while for women wine accessories within the wine gift basket like corkscrews, crystal wine glasses and decanters and some fine chocolates are important. If the wine gift is for a novice wine enthusiast, then a well-written book on enjoying wine will be an excellent gift whereas an enthusiast might like receiving a stopper for the half empty bottle of wine. A wine gift basket with an assortment of the finest wines is a gift that can enliven almost any occasion.

Tangy white wine, fruity red wine, full bodied or delicate wine, sparkling wine, dry wine or a sweet wine are the general options available for wine lovers. Red wines go well with the main course dishes such as red meat. White wines go well with white meat and seafood. Sparkling wines are usually served on special occasions such as a formal dinner or a wedding. Mixed baskets that contain a mix of wines are always a good choice. Regular wine gift baskets can cost anywhere between $25 to $50 and more. However, certain fine wines can be a lot more expensive.

Some of the commonly available varieties of cheese like blue cheese go well with wines such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Zinfandel. The Brie variety of cheese goes well with Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. Cheddar cheese along with Riesling, Merlot or Shiraz varieties of wine is popular choice. Gouda along with Riesling Zinfandel, Merlot and Monterey Jack with Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Zinfandel is also a common favorite. Swiss cheese with Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir is another popular option. Roquefort goes well with Port wine while cream cheese and White Zinfandel make a nice pair.