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    Wine as a Gift: How to Choose the Perfect Bottle for Someone Else

    Last updated 2 months ago

    A wine gift basket is a present that is both useful and personal, as long as you know how to choose wines that the recipient actually enjoys. If you are looking to give someone a gift they will love, the perfect bottle of wine will do wonders. Keep reading for tips on choosing wine for someone else.

    Base the Wine Selection on Their Favorite Foods

    Finding a wine to pair with food makes it easier to narrow the selection and choose something great. Wines with 13 percent alcohol by volume ranges are usually the best to use with food. Anything above that percentage might have too much alcohol to really complement the taste of the food.

    Know Your Price Range

    If you are buying wine for someone who likes to enjoy the occasional glass, there are some really great options under $30. If your friend or family member is a wine aficionado, though, you might want to search for bottles that are more in the $40-$50 range. If you want to go all out, buy a classic bottle for $50 to $100.

    Do Some Sleuthing

    People who prefer red wine do not usually like many whites and vice versa. If at all possible, pay attention to the kinds of wine that the gift recipient orders on a regular basis to get a better idea of the kinds of wine they favor. If you are going to make the effort to give wine as a gift, you might as well give the perfect wine as a gift.

    Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods has a great selection of wine and gift baskets to help you find the right gift for anyone in your life. We have everything from wine to corporate gift baskets. We are also one of the best catering companies in all of Houston. To learn more, call (281) 940-1649 today. 

    Exploring the Wines of Portugal

    Last updated 2 months ago

    One of the most exciting aspects of drinking wine is the variation in flavor in wines from different regions. Wines of Portugal bring distinctive pleasures to the palate that are not seen in wines from different areas. Read on to learn more about the wines from this part of the world and what makes them so special.

    Not All Portuguese Wine Is Port
    Although this small country made a name for itself with its full-flavored port, there are also different kinds of wine that leave the taste buds feeling great. Variations include dry red, white, and rose wines, as well as sparkling wine that is as fun to drink as it is delicious.

    Portugal Has New and Exciting Grapes
    Almost every grape used to create Portuguese wine grows in the country. Grapes like Touriga Nacional, Tinta Roriz, and Baga are used to create uniquely delicious red wines. Although there is a lot of blending, it is also easy to find Portuguese wines that are made from a single grape. Each region of the country is known for a specific style of blending.

    You Can Clearly Tell when Portuguese Wine Is Authentic

    Any authentic wine from Portugal has a seal on the back label that gives information about the wine and where it was produced. As the 11th largest wine producer in the entire world, it is very important for Portuguese wine makers to prove that their wine is the real deal.

    Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods is proud to provide the Houston area with quality wines from around the world. We will soon carry Portuguese wine that you can buy for yourself or as part of a gift basket. We also have catering services to help you plan any kind of event. To learn more about our party catering or gift baskets, visit us on the Web or call (281) 940-1649.

    How to Pour the Perfect Glass of Wine

    Last updated 2 months ago

    When you are hosting guests in your home, it is your responsibility to ensure that everyone has enough wine. If you have a lot of people over, the first fill should just be a few ounces. A last second twist of the bottle helps you avoid dripping. Do not wait until the glass is empty to pour more, though. This video will provide you with more tips on serving wine at home.

    Find wine for every occasion at Leibman’s Wine & Fine Foods. With our selection of quality bottles, it is easy for you to have the perfect bottle at all times. We also have gift baskets and offer party catering services. Call (281) 940-1649 to learn more. 

    Why You Can't Miss Leibman's For Lunch

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Leibman’s Wine and Fine Foods understands that lunch is an important meal, which is why our menu is stuffed with options that will leave anyone full and satisfied. Start with one of our two homemade soups of the day, which comes in three different sizes to suit your appetite. Then move on to one of our “Definitely Different Super Special Sandwiches.” If none of those are quite right, you can create your own from our wide selection of breads, cheeses, and meats.

    We also offer po-boys on a roll, as well as a hearty selection of Panini and grilled favorites, served on Ciabatta or Focaccia bread. For those of you who would like a more holistic meal, we have several “Combos” that feature various combinations of soups, salads, sandwiches, and sides. If meat is not a part of your diet, we also have several filling vegetarian options.

    If you are hungry in Houston, stop by Leibman’s Wine and Fine Foods for an unforgettable lunch. We can also meet your gourmet gift basket, wine tasting, and catering needs. Call (281) 940-1649 or visit our website for more information.

    Tips for Planning a Catered Event

    Last updated 3 months ago

    Hiring a caterer can be beneficial because it delegates some of the responsibilities of hosting an event to a third party, which makes your workload more manageable. However, there are several factors that should be considered when preparing your order. Here are a few things to consider when planning a catered event.

    Number of People Attending
    The last thing you want is to run out of food at your event, but you also want to avoid ending up with a great deal of leftovers. This is why it is important to carefully consider the size of your event and try to gauge the amount of food you will need when discussing your event with your caterer. Consider the fact that some people will eat more than average, and others will eat less than average. If you purchase enough food for everyone to eat a little more than average, you should find that the two types of eaters usually balance out; everyone will be satisfied and there will not be too much left over.

    Time of Day
    Planning a catered event during breakfast time is very different from planning a catered event during lunch or dinner time. Breakfast may only warrant two pastries per person, but each person may want two to four hors d’oeuvres with lunch, and three to five hors d’oeuvres with dinner. Also keep in mind that during nighttime events, more coffee is consumed after dessert is served.

    Length of the Event
    People tend to eat on a regular schedule. If your event lasts several hours, your guests are likely to go back for additional servings. Even if your guest list is not extensive, you should order more food for longer events so that those in attendance can eat several times as they become hungry again. You can do this by having your caterer provide several courses, or simply one bigger course.

    For more tips on planning a catered event, call Leibman’s Wine and Fine Foods at (281) 940-1649 or visit our website. We specialize in business and social catering, wine tastings, and gourmet gift baskets. To learn more, stop by our Houston location today.

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