Herb and Wine Pairing Basket

Along with my Mom, Sister and Sisters-in-law, each of us made a basket to be a prize at a Baby Shower.   I couldn’t think of what to do until I saw my Hostess/Herb Basket and decided to incorporate that into this Herb and Wine Pairing Basket.

Herb and Wine Pairing Basket

After looking into pairing a wine with a herb, I found out what wine went well with what herb.  You can go to the Herbs and Wine Pairing Guide here that I went to, to find that out.  After that, I chose the following items to go into my basket:

  1.   Green Wooden Herb Box – like the one in my Giving a Hostess a Gift post
  2.   Fresh Cilantro
  3.   Fresh Basil
  4.   A Bottle of Chianti
  5.   A Bottle of Pinot Grigio
  6.   A Recipe to use the fresh basil in Garlic Herb Tomato Goat Cheese Dip (from the Cookie Rookie)
  7.   A Recipe to use the fresh cilantro in  Smokey Southwest Cheese Dip (also from the Cookie Rookie)
  8.   Herb Scissors

I added the recipes because I love to have a good dip with my wine!  I don’t know about you, but, doesn’t it just make the wine taste better??  I also added the scissors because it makes cutting the herbs much easier.  Once I got started on knowing what theme I wanted to do for this “winner” basket, it was easy deciding what I wanted to put into it.  After I positioned everything in the basket, I wrapped it up in green tulle.  To see how I wrapped up my basket, you can go to my How to Wrap up a Gift Basket post.  You too can do this basket as a gift for someone, just add or delete items so it would be within your budget. Here are the other baskets my Mom, Sister and Sister-in-law gave:

  1.  Sports Fan Basket
  2.  Strawberry Lemonade Mojito Basket and
  3.  Red, White & Blue Celebration Basket

I hope whoever won any of these baskets enjoys it as much as I enjoyed putting them together!

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