Etching Expressions - Personalized Wine Gifts for All Occasions
- Customized 750 ml Wine Bottles for Every Occasion
- Perfect For Birthdays, Holidays and Special Days
- Designs are Deeply Hand-Etched and Hand-Painted
- These Also Make Great Favors or Corporate Gifts
- Choose Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, or Champagne
- Pick a Design and Then Add up to Four Lines of Text if Desired
- Most Standard Bottles Are Priced at $65 - Mini bottles are $9.95
- Call for Pricing on Special Orders and Custom Etching
- Learn More by Visiting the Etching Expressions Website
- Etching Expressions is also on Facebook and Twitter (@etchingex)
The website is so easy to use that shopping is a breeze. Start by visiting the website page for etched bottles. There you will be able to choose the proper occasion. (They have all the holidays, special occasions, thank you's etc covered!) You will then select the design that you like best.
When you click on the style you prefer you will be brought to a page where you will do all of your customizing. Pick your font, and type in up to four lines of personal text. After that it is time to choose the wine. I selected a Merlot. There are upgrades available if you desire.
The next step is to choose paint color. Silver, Gold, or Full Color. If you would like to see a proof of your design before it is shipped that is also an option that is available. Once your order is submitted, the wine arrives by UPS.
The wine is very carefully packed - first it is placed in this shock proof well fitted cover and it is then placed inside a sturdy cardboard box.
I opened the box and found my bottle in perfect condition. I chose a birthday greeting. It says, "Like the contents of this bottle... You improve with age." and then my personalized text says "A Toast to the Treasure of Your Memories and the Gift of Your Future. Happy Birthday to You!"
Doesn't it look great? The bottle is very attractive with its deep hand-etched and hand-painted design. The back shows the recipient that it is a LaTerre Merlot from California. Obviously the majority of the price for this bottle is for the art and the special etching, but the wine is rather nice, too. It has a smooth flavor laced with black cherry aromas and a soft touch of vanilla oak.
If you are not a Merlot drinker there are other choices. There is a Cabernet Sauvignon which they describe as having plum and berry flavors. White wine drinkers can select a clean, fresh Chardonnay which is described as having a fruity flavor with hints of honey and almond. If the occasion calls for something bubbly, California sparkling wine or non-alcoholic grape juice is also an option. If your taste is fancier, check the website for upgrades such as Robert Mondavi, Charles Krug, Veuve Cliquot, Moet & Chandon and see their prices. You may also choose to buy a magnum size instead of the standard 750 ml bottle.
Each wine type has its own cap color. Cabernet comes with a red cap: Merlot sports the a light blue cap you see in the photos; the Chardonnay will come with a bronze cap, and the Champagne comes with a gold foil on top.
Etching Expressions also make a perfect wedding favor or corporate gift. I found this image on the website. This would be a nice favor for guests, or a great gift for the couple (although I might make the personal message a bit sweeter if I were going to use it as a gift.)
There are a few things you should know about ordering.
Etching Expressions has a special shipping license which allows them to send the wine by mail but some states will not allow the delivery.. If you live in one of these states you might want to consider shipping to an alternate address like a UPS Store that can receive your wine for you or select a non-alcoholic beverage instead.
If shipping is permitted to your state, and adult must be at home to sign for the delivery when it arrives. Boxes cannot be left unattended and shipping to Post Office Boxes is not permissible. Etching Expressions will not print anything the deem objectionable and cannot print any messages about "good health" on their bottles.
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