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Special Occasions That Demand A Wine And Cheese Gift Basket


Wine and cheese is a timeless combination that fulfils the celebrations of any special occasion. The special occasion can be dinner with someone special at an upscale restaurant or a joint family dinner during the much awaited Thanksgiving holidays, the wine and cheese pair never fails to bring extra colour, cheer and grandeur to your celebration. Finding the right bottle of wine and figuring the perfect cheese to compliment it can take a lifetime! Also, many remain oblivious to which wine and cheese combo to gift on which occasion. Here are a few tips on some occasions which remain incomplete without wine and cheese.


Birthdays are milestones and thus calls for popping corks of some brilliantly tasted wines at midnight. If you are about to gift somebody wine and cheese baskets on their birthdays, then go for the Bordeaux wine and a pack of blue cheese. As some of the red wines get better with age, so does the wine. High-end Rieslings are also a great option for birthdays. For cheese, you can choose your pick from camembert, cheddar and Roquefort among others.


Graduation is another special occasion to mark the beginning of a journey towards a new episode in life. Opening the bottle of a white sparkling wine or a champagne and taking snaps clad in university robes to create a memory of a lifetime go hand in hand. Lini 910 Lambrusco or Unerwood Pinot Noir is the wines to opt for to gift somebody on becoming a Graduate. Delicately flavoured, washed rind cheese and nutty flavoured medium firm cheeses make a perfect companion for these wines.

First date

This occasion calls for a special wine and cheese gift because it marks the beginning of a bond of a lifetime. Mouton Noir Rose Love Drunk 2015, La Fleur Amour Merlot, Champagne Brut Amour de Deutz Vintage 2005 are some of the great choices to make your first date night a romantic and memorable one. Brie or Gouda is the cheese that suit perfect for your first date wine and cheese gift basket. You can even try smoked Gouda, a delicious cheese with a dry white wine such as Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay.


When it comes to gifting a couple perfect wine and cheese gift baskets for their wedding, then you have to consider a lot of factors like how the individuals are in terms of their personality and choices, what kind of bond do you share with them among others. For a couple who are connoisseur of fines tastes, Malbec and aged cheddar is a perfect gift. You can try for port and bleu cheese basket if the couple have a sweet tooth. Chardonnay and Gruyere, Prosecco and parmesan are some of the finest combination that never fails to fulfil your expectation.


A gift basket of a premium bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah or Trempanillo and a few packs of creamy goat or sheep milk cheese can revive your nostalgia for sure of your D-day. This is the gift to present to your special someone who made your life’s journey a memorable one. Repeat your wedding vows with your spouse while sipping a glass of Sauvignon and a bite of Manchego, and you will know what bliss is.

Birth of a baby

This is another grand occasion to celebrate with delightful wine and cheese gifts. Go for the popular fruit wines like Grafton Blackberry, Strawberry Blush and Poodle Pinot Fruit among others to gift it to the new parents. All these wines contain less alcohol. For cheese, find a mixed pack of ricotta, mozzarella or cheddar to complete your cheese and wine hampers.

Written by: Sarah from Wine Guide

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