The Standard has put together a list of the best red wine gift baskets and hampers for every type of celebration. We’re proud to see our “Collezione Nera” – a trio of bold Italian reds – appearing on the list. With so many great red wine gifts to choose from, it’s a real joy to see this carefully curated gift set make the cut.
So, what makes ‘Collezione Nera’ so special?
Red wine gifts: not just for Christmas
In their round-up of “the boozy (and foodie) equivalents of the package deal”, The Standard newspaper looks at red wine gift sets from a range of British supermarkets, wine retailers and hamper companies. We couldn’t agree more with their reasoning that “gift baskets and hampers aren’t just for Christmas, Mother’s Day, Easter or corporate schmoozing” and that “anyone can receive them, at any time, just because.”
What The Standard says about ‘Collezione Nera’
The Standard begins by calling the collection “covetable, to say the last.” They then go on to say that “…it’s proof that you certainly get what you pay for in life, each bottle sourced from some of the Boot’s best boutique wineries and presented in a chic wooden gift box.” They then call out the differences in each wine very succinctly, summarising that “there’s a dark and mellow one; a big, bold one; and a powerful and silky one.”
What is the Collezione Nera red wine gift set?
We put together this trio of wines to impress adventurous fans of powerful red wines, especially those who want to extend their knowledge of traditional Italian grapes. There’s Lagrein from Alto Adige, Cannonau from Sardinia and Sagrantino from Umbria. These bold wines are all different, but do have a few things in common – namely that they’re smooth, deep, velvety and ultra-tannic. If you have a lover of red wine in your life, this is the gift for them. And we’re glad that The Standard agrees.
Discover the best Italian wine gifts at Independent Wine
We’re passionate about Italian wine, and love helping people discover and share some of the best bottles Italy has to offer. Each wine in our Edinburgh storehouse is hand-chosen (and tasted) by us. We travel to Italy and meet with boutique winemakers to find the very best wines for our customers, and are truly proud of every bottle we stock.
We also take pride in putting together beautiful gifts. Our free gift-wrapping service means you can send any bottle from our online wine shop direct to the lucky recipient. You can rest-assured that the bottle will arrive, beautifully presented, along with a gift card saying who it’s from. And, with next day delivery available across most of the UK, you don’t have to plan weeks in advance.