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This gift includes a variety of sweet and savory edibles with an attractive cutting board. Creamy cheese, gourmet crackers, flavorful salami, and more are paired with Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend.
Wine Gift Includes:
- Columbia Crest Grand Estates Red Blend:
This complex red blend marries together a variety of characteristics and layers that complement each other, including lively flavors of red and black fruit punctuated with layers of spice and caramel on the finish.
- Omaha Steaks Italian Dry Salami 5oz
- Sonoma Jacks Pepper Jack Cheese Wedges 4 oz
- Three Cheese Savory Crisp Crackers 4.5 oz
- Napa Hot Sweet Mustard 1.75 oz
- Nunes Farms Spicy Cocktail Almonds 1.5 oz
- Wood Cheese Board
Gift components, gift baskets, ribbon, wine or vintages can sometimes sell out due to the popularity of our gifts. If this happens, we will always substitute with replacements of equal or greater value such as similar gift components, gift baskets, ribbon, wines or alternative vintages. Pursuant to state laws in New York, gifts that contain both food and wine will be sent in two separate packages.
Named “Oenotria” by the ancient Greeks for its abundance of grapevines, Italy has always had a culture that is virtually inextricable from wine. Wine grapes are grown just about everywhere throughout the country—a long and narrow boot-shaped peninsula extending into the Mediterranean and Adriatic Seas. The defining geographical feature of the country is the Apennine Mountain range, extending from Liguria in the north to Calabria in the south. The island of Sicily nearly grazes the toe of Italy’s boot, while Sardinia lies to the country’s west. Climate varies significantly throughout the country, with temperature being somewhat more dependent on elevation than latitude, though it is safe to generalize that the south is warmer. Much of the highest quality viticulture takes place on gently rolling, picturesque hillsides.
Italy boasts more indigenous varieties than any other country—between 500 and 800, depending on whom you ask—and most wine production relies upon these native grapes. In some regions, international varieties have worked their way in, but their use is declining in popularity, especially as younger growers begun to take interest in rediscovering forgotten local specialties. Sangiovese is the most widely planted variety in the country, reaching its greatest potential in parts of Tuscany. Nebbiolo is the prized grape of Piedmont in the northwest, producing singular and age-worthy wines at its best. Other important varieties include Montepulciano, Trebbiano, Barbera, Nero d’Avola, and of course, Pinot Grigio.