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Looking for some one-stop shopping for a wine lover in your life? If you live in a state where Target sells wine, I’ve got a wine gift idea for you. I was shopping at my local Target in the suburbs of Houston, and the CD endcap in the stationery section grabbed me. I saw the Gourmet magazine CD of French music and recipes, and then I spotted the Italian one, and then my mind started wandering.

I picked up every single thing in these two gift baskets at Target. Of course, if you don’t have a Target near you, you could still come up with a great gift basket using these as starting points.

French Cooking Themed Wine Gift Basket from Target

Wine Gift Idea: French Cooking Themed  Wine Gift Basket from Target at Wine4.Me/blog

After grabbing the French and Italian CD’s, I hit the wine aisle to find a few wines. Since Target doesn’t have much in terms of French imports, I selected two Sonoma County wines. The red I selected is Francis Ford Coppola Claret, a Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend, and the white was Rodney Strong Chardonnay, a widely loved Chardonnay wine for food that is easy to find at Target (or not) and consistently good. Next, I rolled over to the kitchen accessories aisle and grabbed a few tools to spice things up.

Here is what is in the French Cooking Gift Basket with Wine from Target:

  • Francis Ford Coppola Claret
  • Rodney Strong Sonoma County Chardonnay
  • Two red and cream potholders
  • Two Giada de Laurentiis wooden spoons
  • Gourmet Taste of France CD
  • A wooden bowl to hold it all and be used for serving later

Italian Cooking Themed Wine Gift Basket from Target

Wine Gift Idea: Italian Cooking Themed  Wine Gift Basket from Target at Wine4.Me/blog

For those who love to eat Italian food (and who doesn’t?), consider this gift basket inspired by the Gourmet magazine CD representing Italy. For a white wine, start with Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio, which is perfect for lighter dishes. The red wine I selected, Decoy Napa County Red Wine by Duckhorn, may be a French-inspired Bordeaux blend, but it should still pair well with pasta and a nice red sauce or grilled meats.

I added The Essential Scratch and Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert: Take a Whiff of That just for fun, and yes, you really can scratch and sniff several elements in wines with this book. When I shared it with our Wine4.Me wine evaluator team, they all got a kick out of it.

To round it out, I threw in a veggie scraper which can be used for curling parmigiana cheese, two kitchen towels, and a wooden bowl to be used as a serving dish.

Here is what is in the Italian Cooking Gift Basket with Wine from Target:

  • Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio
  • Decoy Napa Valley Red Wine by Duckhorn
  • The Essential Scratch & Sniff Guide to Becoming a Wine Expert book
  • Two red and white kitchen towels
  • Veggie scraper for curling fresh parmigiana cheese
  • Gourmet Taste of Italy CD
  • A wooden bowl to hold it all and be used for serving later

Give the Gift of Wine4.Me

There is one more thing that would be the perfect addition to each of these gift baskets. Download and print the Wine4.Me app instruction cards so your gift recipient can get wine suggestions tailored to his/her tastes.
 

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4 thoughts on “Wine Gift Idea: Wine Gift Baskets from Target

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  2. Rick Atchley 1 year ago

    I never heard of this great idea before not until I read this post. Glad you’ve posted this.

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  4. Cindy A. 2 months ago

    Light bulb over head! What a terrific gift for a wedding shower or birthday!! And it seems like I always have those occasions popping up every year! Thanks for a great reminder!! Target and Walmart here I come!