Sunday 6 December 2009

Wine Baskets in California

Wine Baskets in California
Author: Barry Crowther

Wine baskets in California are excellent gift ideas for the
connoisseur. The reason for this is that California wines
have a reputation for being the best of their kind. In
fact, you can gift wines to those who love them with one of
the most popular types of Pinot Grigio in California and
you'll have a friend for life. There are a wide variety of
wine gift baskets that you can give friends and family
members or colleagues. Of course, there is no doubting the
taste and savor of the French wines, although close in the
league are the wines of California. The problem with French
wines is that they are very expensive and hence might be a
little difficult to hand over in the current economy.

The Pinot Grigio in California is a creation of the new
wave of wine makers who are known as the Cal Ital. They
prepare new wine styles from varietals and one of them is
the Pinot Grigio. The other types include:

* Syrah * Viognier * Sangiovese

Pinot noir in Orange County CA (a popular region) comprises
an intense fruit flavored wine that is hailed as subtle as
well as elegant. The wine baskets of pinot noir are found
in the cooler regions with a coastal climate. The Italian
wine varieties are also vouched as good quality wines by
the wine tasters and connoisseurs, although the California
wine picnic baskets combine these and are hailed as the
next best in the line. A good number of select and choicest
wines are produced in the vineyards of California and these
make for an excellent gift idea. The merlot wine is a
select and savory variety that is available in the region
and is favored by a lot of people.

Merlot in Napa is where the merlot wine is grown and hence
it is one of the big hubs today. Wine makers are flocking
out here from all over the world to make the best wines.
One of the advantages of Californian wine is that as they
are home made, they are affordable and qualify as unique
ideas for making corporate gifts with wine. Wine baskets in
California can usually be selected on the basis of 3
bottles or 4. Connoisseurs and experts alike will advise
you to select a high quality pack of strawberries,
chocolates and cheeses along with the bottles.

You can order a California wine picnic basket online or can
go for a selection of your choice, by making the pack
customized for your loved one. The California wine picnic
baskets are the best gift you could possibly give to a
friend or father, brother who knows his wine. The winery
regions in California produce a broad variety of wines
including the following:

* Chardonnay * Viognier * Merlot wine * Cabernet *
Zinfandel * Gamay * Chenin Blanc * Cabernet Sauvignon

In fact, the sheer variety of the Californian wines is such
that you can spend a whole month tasting the exotic
varieties and still feel that they have merely started the
journey. Preparing a good California wine basket is a
pleasure as there are too many goodies around to impress
whoever you plan to give it to.

About the Author:

Barry Crowther has been working closely with Sandy Porto,
who has been a wine connoisseur for more than 20 years. For
more information about Wine Gift Baskets in California
please visit

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