Wine gift baskets aren’t just for the holiday season. They’re a great idea all year round. That’s why Rockville Centre Wine & Spirits is happy to provide a variety of gift baskets that are tailored so that no matter the person, event, or occasion that you want it for, we will have something that will make any wine enthusiast smile. Few things are quite as personal and welcome as the thoughtfulness of a wine gift basket from our Rockville Centre wines.
Summer is a time of cookouts, parties, and events- both business and personal, where a wine gift basket would make the ideal thing to bring with you. It is not only a wonderful gift, but when handing it to a host or hostess, it shines much more brightly than other choices. But we would never ask you to make the decision on your own if you are unsure of which gift basket is the right one for your person or event. Along with our Rockville Centre wines, we offer expert guidance and recommendations, so all you need do is tell us a little about where you’re going, the person or persons who will be receiving it, and our staff will be pleased to assist you.
We are passionate about wines and so we know how to serve others who are passionate about them. Wine is an appropriate addition to nearly any situation. Going out on a boat? Meeting up for a family picnic? Going to a birthday party? These and many other examples offer a reason to avail yourself of our Rockville Centre wines.
The best part is that whether your event is casual, sophisticated, or even formal, a wine gift basket fits like a glove. We’re here 7 days per week for your convenience, so stop in today at 218 North Long Beach Road in Rockville Centre and pick up a gift basket or two. You’re sure to put them to use this summer.
Our Rockville Centre liquor store is conveniently located in the Greystone area of Rockville Centre, Long Island. When you visit our store you can be sure to find an extensive selection of wine, beer and liquor with a knowledgeable staff to help you plan a party or special event. Whether you are looking for a special bottle of wine, imported beer, specialty liquor or a gift basket, let our Rockville Centre liquor store help you.
Like a happy marriage, wine and food are meant for each other. One enhances the other and makes the total experience stronger and more enjoyable. People tend to get intimidated when it comes to pairing foods with wines and get bogged down with the “rules” of the perfect wine and food pairing. The first thing we will tell you at your Rockville Centre Liquor Store is that there are no rules when matching your favorite wines with your cherished recipes or favorite menu item. Sure, there are hints and suggestions but, ultimately, it’s personal preference and the best match is what’s pleasing to your palate.
That being said, what comes to mind when you read the words sweet, sour, salty and bitter? These are the four distinct flavors we can detect with our tongues. Our noses, however, are able to decipher over 200 different aromas. With this sensory combination of tongue and nose, a vast world of flavor characteristics and nuances becomes available to us. As we pair wines with foods, your Rockville Centre Liquor Store will remind you that the flavors of the foods can both contradict or compliment specific wine selections, but both can be a good thing. Let’s take an example of a sweet Riesling. A bag of salty potato chips can taste even better when coupled with the distinct contrast of the sweet wine. On the other hand, when paired with a rich dessert like cheesecake the sweetness of the wine would most likely mellow in flavor when put up against the dominant sweetness of the cheesecake.
As far as food pairings go, first consider whether a dish is “heavy” or “light.” Compare the difference between a meal of steak and potatoes or one closer to chicken and vegetables over rice. Most people seem to lean toward heartier foods being paired with fuller-bodied red wines and lighter meals to be accompanied by a more delicate white wine. Again, these are preference generalizations and just a good focus point to start before you’re comfortable enough to experiment with your own combinations.