Wine Bottle Gift Box, You Can Buy One, or You Can Make One

Wine Bottle Gift Box, You Can Buy One, or You Can Make One

When you give someone a gift, the wrapping is part of the gift just as much as the present inside it. Normally one should never judge a book by its cover but sometimes one should and this is one of those times. Wine does not start to taste better when the box it is presented in is nicer and more expensive, of course not, but it does give it that little bit extra.

You can buy a gift box for wine bottles in all sorts of places, ranging from a wine shop you normally visit or a vineyard store. There are multiple colors you can choose from and even when it comes to designs and materials you will not run out of options.

Design or make your own

Are you a creative person maybe? If you have experience with art work and know about designing then why not create your own wine bottle gift box? When the thought of putting a box together has you buying a designer one then buy one that is already made for you? A tip would be to go to your local wine store and buy a few of the wine boxes that are not decorated yet.

You have a wide choice of materials when it comes to gift boxes for one bottle. There are the ones made of wood but also plastic, fabric, cardboard and even metal. Some decorating tips would be to use a wooden one and paint it, maybe with some rustic scenes or a portrait. An other option could be to go 3 dimensional and glue things like flowers or other items on the box.

Even if your on a budget and you can only by a cardboard wine bottle gift box, you can still paint it to make it more personal and even glue things on it.

If your not only good with design but also with your hands then design the whole gift box from scratch, choose you own material and create something really personal around the bottle of wine you are giving as a present. There are metal containers for wine bottles that you could also use, or maybe create your own from sheet metal.

Maybe you have these wild ideas for a lovely gift wrapping but are not creative enough to make it happen on your own, then you could ask a friend who is a bit experienced to help you out by being the hands to your mind.

Wine should be enjoyed and indeed the wrapping will not make it taste better then it already is. But the joy of unwrapping it, knowing that the gift giver has gone to all that effort just to create something special will make drinking it very special. And just think about all the fun you will have beforehand when you are in the middle of creating the wine bottle gift box.

When you need some ideas or some tips do a search online to find some arts and crafts sites who can show you some new ways of creating the perfect wine bottle wrapping.

Jean Bolton loves to give gifts and wine is her favorite. She shows that personalized wine gift bottles or wine country gift baskets make a perfect gift.

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Basics of Wine Making Recipe

Basics of Wine Making Recipe

So before we delve into wine making recipe, let me give you the list of equipment you will use first.

Polyvinyl Tube ½ Gallon Winchester Bottles Boiler (make sure it’s made of aluminum or enamel). Wine Bottles with Corks Glass Tubing One Gallon Glass Jars with Corks Hydrometer Small Press Plastic Dustbin or any large plastic vessel.

Other Materials you will need:

Bottle-Cleaning Brush Colander Casks Cork Borer Jelly Bags for straining Corking device Large Polythene Funnel Scales Measuring Jugs Small Funnels Thermometer Stone Jars Wooden Spoon Tie-on labels for jars and stick-on labels for bottles

In case you don’t have some of these materials with you, you can then buy new ones at your local wine store or grocery shop.

Having a complete list of equipment, you can now proceed to checking if you also have the complete list of ingredients for your wine making recipe. Please note that below are just the basic ingredients. As you go along with your wine making adventure, you will eventually find out other stuff that you can add to your wine making recipe and from there, make wines that are more special and exquisite.

Wine Yeast

This is one of the most crucial elements in your wine making recipe from which fermentation will take place. Without the yeast, no fermentation can take place therefore no wine can be produced. There are many brands of wine yeasts. It’s up to you which kind you would want to buy. It is best to ask your local wine shop or supermarket and from there compare their suggestions.

The moment you have this ingredient with you, you must do as the wine making recipe tells you. There is always an ideal condition which you must follow when it comes to fermentation. Not to worry about it because these things are just very easy to accomplish as long as you stick to the wine instructions to the letter.


Sugar is the partner in crime of the yeast because this is the food of the yeast. When the yeast feeds on the sugar, it produces two things: carbon dioxide and ethanol. This is where the wine actually comes from.  Without the sugar, the feast won’t have anything to feed on and consequently, alcohol won’t be produced.

Please note that like yeast, a favorable fermentation condition with the sugar must also be reached by following the correct amount of sugar levels for your mixture. As a wine maker, albeit your first time, it is crucial that you follow these amounts in your wine making recipe. This will assist you in reaching the kind of fermentation that you need for your wine.


Just like with your yeast and sugar, proper acid levels must also be followed for your wine mixture. Correct acidity will help produce great tasting wine while wrong ones might just produce very bitter tasting wines or ultra sweet tasting wines.


The tannic levels in your wine come from the tannins. It is that ingredient which contributes to the dry taste of your wine. If there are too much tannins, your wine can be very uncharacteristic in its flavor. But with the right amount, the quality of your wine can be at part with those sold in the markets.

Once you have all these things for your wine making recipe, then you are set to make your own homemade wine.

Simon Thomas is a homemade winemaker, enthusiast and author. He lives in California and spends his time teaching others how to setup an amazing boutique winery. You can find more information about how to make professional quality wine at your own home, at Simon’s popular site:

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