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My Favorite Wine Picnic Basket
Find the perfect wine picnic basket for a romantic getaway
For our one year anniversary my fiance decided to surprise me with a romantic picnic. It was so sweet, romantic and fun that I'll never forget it.
We took a short walk to a grassy field, set out a comfy blanket and then busted out the wine picnic basket...with yummy goodies included! You can't go wrong with wine, cheese, fruit and finger foods.
My man really made me feel special and I always look fondly on this special moment. I'm here to tell you that a wine picnic is so much fun and can be a perfect plan for either a romantic getaway or a fun gathering with friends.
Since this moment, my man and I go on picnics regularly. I'm here to give you some recommendations and tips on how to have an awesome picnic. Just don't forget the wine!
My Romantic Picnic
The best wine picnic basket for two - well I think its the best anyway!
You can totally picture yourself carrying this basket right? Its stylish, classy and fits a lot!
Take wine, cheese, fruits and more with you for the ultimate picnic party. The insulated lining really keeps the wine and any foods nice and cool.
The basket itself is really great quality but just keep in mind that a lot of the included accessories aren't super amazing like the basket itself. But I was OK with that because the most important thing for me is that the basket was durable, sturdy and functional.
We've used this basket many times since our initial picnic but we might replace some of the accessories soon.
Oh and keep in mind that the basket does NOT come with wine. You have to buy that yourself...but who doesn't love shopping for wine?
I think this basket is a great value for the money. You can of course buy a more expensive one, even from the same manufacturer, Picnic Time, but this has worked great for us.
I love the look of this wine picnic basket - the barrel shape is very different and has a very masculine but romantic feel to it.
You can get this basket with either a pine green or red clay colored lining.
The interior of the basket is lined and insulated.
And you get some great extras to complete your wine and cheese party! This basket comes with wine glasses, cutting board and more wine and cheese accessories!
I want to know...
Do you like to picnic?
The best wine to take on a picnic...
Do you prefer red or white wines on a picnic?
Votes for red wine...
Elsie Hagley: I only drink red wine.
Klaartje Loose: actually I prefer rose...
Votes for white wine..
Rosyel Sawali: I'd go for white wine ^_^
jeskasight: or ChocVine:)
Wine and cheese pairings - perfect for a picnic!
I love wine, cheese and picnics. So put them together and you have love at first bite!
Cheese is a great food to take with you on your picnic because its easy to prep and carry in an insulated picnic basket. And if you get the wine pairing right...its a delicious treat. Don't forget the crackers!
If you're on a romantic picnic you can feed each other some bite sized pieces of cheese while you sip wine and enjoy the outdoors. Ahhhh, so dreamy.
So I've included my favorite wine and cheese pairings to make your picnic extra tasty!
Cheese with Wine
Brie with Chardonnay
Cheddar with Cabernet Sauvignon
Gouda with Merlot
Gorgonzola with Port
Mozzarella with Sauvignon Blanc
Camembert with Champagne
Great picnic food
When I go on a picnic I like to keep it simple. I bring wine, water, cheese, crackers, salami and fruit. Sometimes I'll even get fancy and bring along finger sandwiches - I know, I know...how do I ever find the time?
For fruit I usually like to bring grapes, strawberries, cherries or watermelon.
Since I'm not that creative when it comes to food I'm going to point you to some resources of great foods to bring to your picnic.