Friday Wine Down: Peregrine Ridge One Fell Swoop Cabernet Sauvignon

Friday Wine Down: Peregrine Ridge One Fell Swoop Cabernet Sauvignon

Welcome to the Friday Wine Down! What a week it’s been – doesn’t a glass of wine sound perfect right about now? Here at GiftTree, we’re collectors, sippers and enthusiasts. So when we find a very special bottle, we just can’t keep ourselves from sharing! From Chardonnay on a casual night out to an opulent Cabernet for special occasions, every week we’ll feature a fantastic wine available in our gifts. Onward!   This Week’s Friday Wine Down Peregrine Ridge – One Fell Swoop Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Knights Valley, Sonoma County   About This Wine Peregrine falcons guard the hilltop vineyard in this remote corner of Sonoma, the origin of our opulent Cabernet Sauvignon made in partnership with Delectus Winery. Perched above the fog line, the warm and dry climate of Knights Valley creates a terroir that is ideal for producing Cabernets of epic distinction.   Tasting Notes With a dark red-violet hue, One Fell Swoop opens with aromas of cherries and earth, light oak and vanilla. Powerful flavors of juicy black fruits expand across the palate, finishing with notes of cedar, graphite and tobacco. Balanced and beautifully structured, this is a bold expression of Knights Valley Cabernet.   Decanting & Cellaring It is recommended that this Cabernet is decanted for an hour before enjoying. One Fell Swoop has an aging potential of 30+ years.   Pairing Suggestions This juicy Cab makes the perfect partner for rich entrées such as veal in a demi-glace, roasted vegetables with garlicky butter and aged cow’s milk...
10 Wines We’re Loving For Fall

10 Wines We’re Loving For Fall

The temperatures are dropping, we’re stoking the fireplaces and putting on those fuzzy socks – it’s time for a glass of wine! Lately here at GiftTree, we’ve been thinking about the types of red and white wines that have that perfectly autumnal feel. With that in mind, here are our top 10 fall wines!   10 Wines We’re Loving This Fall   Elk Cove Pinot Gris Giving off sweet and light aromas of citrus blossom and grapefruit, this creamy and lush wine offers lovely apple and pear flavors, while showing crispness on the palette. This white wine is medium-bodied and balanced. So it is perfect as an aperitif, or served with salmon, main-course salads, or Thai and Asian influenced dishes.   Loimer Lois Grüner Veltliner Grüner is perhaps lesser known in the United States than it is in Europe. But don’t let the unfamiliar words deter you – an Austrian wine, Grüner Veltliner is fruity, flinty and perfect for sipping in your favorite sweater. If you’re looking for a little taste of familiarized Chenin Blanc, try Pine Ridge, a wonderful California white. GiftTree’s Sommelier serves it with her Thanksgiving turkey.   Decoy Zinfandel From its lovely dark violet color to its luscious fruit aromas, this wine captures the alluring essence of Sonoma County Zinfandel. On the palate, layers of wild blueberry, blackberry and cassis are underscored by an elegant structure that includes supple, refined tannins, balanced acidity and just a hint of juicy sweetness and toasty oak.   Twomey Russian River Pinot Noir Twomey Russian River Valley Pinot Noir is a rich, multi-faceted wine with great fruit and spice...
Introducing Tiered Gift Baskets

Introducing Tiered Gift Baskets

Gift giving is never one-size-fits all. Especially in the world of business gifting, we know that our customers regularly want to send multiple versions of the same gift baskets, but in different sizes. With the new Fall & Holiday collection, GiftTree delivers! Four of GiftTree’s best selling baskets & towers now come in THREE SIZES! Introducing Tiered Gifting  CLASSIC Size • GRAND Size • SUPREME Size The Fifth Avenue Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   Golden Gourmet Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   As Good As Gold Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   Five Star Fruit Classic, Grand, Supreme Sizes   Now you can gift different-sized, different-priced versions of the same great baskets to everyone on your gift list. Call our Business Gift Account Executives at 800-379-4064 to get started on your holiday order today! E-Mail Us Anytime: BusinessGifts@GiftTree.com...
Wine Baskets with Easy Countrywide Shipping

Wine Baskets with Easy Countrywide Shipping

Have you ever found the perfect wine gift, but had trouble delivering it to the state that your recipient is in? No more! GiftTree is proud to present a whole new line of wine gift baskets! They’re filled with excellent wines that ship to every state that allows it (there are 42!). NEW! Wine Gift Baskets with Easy Countrywide Shipping     New to our collection, send a little taste of success with this simple yet sumptuous basket. New to our collection, this is a perfect basket of sparkling North Coast Brut and gourmet pairings.   Two bottles of fine wine: a Russian River Chardonnay and a Napa Valley Red Blend, meet a North Coast Brut with notes of warm white cherries. With plenty of sweet and savory accompaniments, this is a gift to remember.   Put on the ritz with this impressive wine basket. Three bottles of fantastic wine – a Russian River Chardonnay and two Napa Valley Cabs – are joined by plenty of sweets, snacks and gourmet delights the whole team is sure to enjoy.   The Winner’s Circle basket has everything for the wine lover! California Rosé, Chardonnay, Zinfandel and a Brut Cuvée are the featured wines of this winning basket, ready to reinforce your reputation as a thoughtful gift-giver.     Smoked walnut and black cherries on the nose lead to ripe plum and a satin vanilla mouthfeel with a long and subtle finish in this cabernet. Presented alongside cheese, meat and crackers, olives, chocolate and more, happy hour is about to get even happier.   It’s said that Monaco itself is just another word for...
Meet the Team: Ashley Beebe, Director of Call Center Operations

Meet the Team: Ashley Beebe, Director of Call Center Operations

At GiftTree we strive to make each interaction with our customers a positive, friendly experience. One of the key people who helps make that happen is Ashley Beebe, our Director of Call Center Operations. We sat down with Ashley recently to gain some insight into what moves her to be such a valuable leader within the GiftTree Business Team and in the company as a whole. Tell us a little bit about where you grew up.   I was born in the heart of the PNW- Portland, OR! My parents had always dreamed of relocating to the country and owning a large piece of property, so that’s what we did. By the age of 6, I was living in the small town of Washougal, WA with 16 horses, 2 dogs and 4 cats. I spent most of my afternoons picking apples off our tree and feeding them to the horses and exploring the creek that ran through the back of our property. It was quite the shock when I moved to Portland to attend college in an urban setting. I never realized how many street lights there are on city streets!   Where do your greatest passions lie? I have always felt a deep emotional connection with animals, and not just domestic pets. I loved watching Jack Hannah’s Animal Adventures on TV and learning all the facts I could. Did you know the Tasmanian Wombat can run up to 25 mph? In high school, I turned the love of animals into a working passion by volunteering locally with animal rescue groups and working with the Boys and Girls club to educate kids...