Making Spirits Bright: How to Wrap a Wine Bottle

When you're bringing wine to friends, Food Network Magazine shows you how to make the bottle stand out.

Photo By: Ben Goldstein/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Photo By: Ben Goldstein/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Photo By: Ben Goldstein/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Photo By: Ben Goldstein/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Photo By: Ben Goldstein/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

Photo By: Ben Goldstein/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc., 2011

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Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Photo By: Devon Jarvis/Studio D ©Hearst Communications Inc.

Upgrade a budget bottle with gold foil stickers: Use warm water and dish soap or oil to remove the label and glue, then let dry and stick on the letters.

Use a paint pen (about $3 at craft stores) to write a message on the bottle—your friends will remember you when they drink it later.

Give two gifts in one by wrapping the wine in a tea towel. Simply line up the cork with one edge of the towel, fold the excess fabric over the bottom of the bottle and roll. Secure with ribbon or twine.

This Cheers Bottle Tote, made with the material used for wet suits, insulates wine for up to four hours. $15-17; builtny.com

A festive Silver Star Wine Carrier should float someone's boat: It's made from an old sail. $35; daytripsociety.com

Dress up wine for a holiday dinner with a stylish Felt Wine Sleeve. $14; mixturehome.com

Cover the bottle with chalkboard paper so you can put your note right on it. $35; paper-source.com

Stamp a fun message on a burlap band (materials available at craft stores). Attach the burlap with glue.

Get playful with these graphic 13" x 13" paper wrappers; they're made just for wine bottles. $14 for three; bottlestockshop.com

Make the wrapping a useful part of the gift: This wine towel is printed with wine and food pairings. $28 for two; uncommongoods.com

Wrap a bottle with map-themed paper showing the wine's country of origin. $4; paper-source.com

Choose any color or font for this monogrammed leather tote. It won't be regifted! $39; markandgraham.com

Slip a bottle into this embroidered "CHEERS" sack; it comes with a grosgrain ribbon. $6; surlatable.com

Personalize any bottle with custom labels: You can choose from hundreds of designs. $15 for 40; zazzle.com

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