Wrap it Up: Clever ways to gift Pennsylvania wine

A bottle of wine is one of the world’s great gifts. You’re giving joy, something to accompany a nice meal, or to transform an otherwise normal evening into something special.

Here are some fun ways to wrap a bottle of wine. You’ll be very popular this season.

1. Knit a mini scarf and hat for the bottle

scarf tied around bottle

If you’re skilled with yarn and needles, this is a fun way to dress up your gift — you can bet it will make its way onto your giftee’s Instagram. (Here’s a free knitting pattern and instructions for the set).

2. Use a vintage or personalized wooden crate.

wine bottle in wooden crate

People are always looking for cute, clever storage solutions, and a rustic crate is sure to please. Head over to your favorite used-furniture or design store, or click over to Etsy for a host of personalized options. Depending on the size, you can also pack the crate with a selection curated goodies. See below!

3. Assemble a gift basket.

wine bottle in basket

Pennsylvania wine is a great centerpiece for a holiday gift basket — nestle a bottle alongside local cheeses, your favorite crackers, jams, olives, spiced nuts, dark chocolate, or whatever else you find enticing.

4. Buy a whole case.

wine bottles inside carton case

If you decide to gift an entire case of Pennsylvania wine, the recipient will be so impressed, they won’t care about how you wrap it — though the box should make it easier to go with standard wrapping paper. Just be sure to include a card so you get all the credit.

5. Wrap a bottle in a beautiful kitchen towel.

wine bottle wrapped with towel

This is like two gifts in one: Pick up a set of festive tea towels — or classic blue-and-white cotton — and use them to cushion the bottle for its journey. Here is a video by Fine Wine & Good Spirits demonstrating how to make it extra pretty.

This article was previously published by the Pennsylvania Winery Association. Find PA wineries, wine trails, events, and more at PennsylvaniaWine.com.

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