Samples from Etching Expressions

Personalized Wine Gifts: Spotlight on Etching Expressions

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What is Etching Expressions?

Etching Expressions is a company specializing in custom, high-quality etched products. Their wine bottle designs and applications are exceptional, but they also offer etching for beer bottles and growlers, olive oil and vinegar, and glassware. Upgrade your gift to include gift packaging options like engraved wood wine crates.

This San Diego, California company has a customer-centric team who places an emphasis on craft and quality. Their ability to fulfill custom orders beyond what is shown as available to purchase in small quantities makes them a great choice for a custom wine bottle order of any size.

About the etching at Etching Expressions

The pictures on their website are an excellent indication of the final product. I received two different bottles of wine from Etching Expressions so I could verify the quality of both the etching and the painting. They were as advertised and super fun.

Their abundant selection of designs run the gamut of holidays and occasions — anniversaries, graduations, weddings and engagements, housewarming, Mother’s Day, etc. — but you can also submit your own designs or even get a photograph engraved on a bottle. Here is a selection of their designs I love.

Custom Etched Wine Bottles — Personalize It

Custom Etched Wine Bottles — Personalize It

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Something that really sets Etching Expressions apart from some of their competitors is their custom photo bottles. You can upload any photo to have it etched onto a wine bottle. These photo bottles start at $120, but are a really neat way to commemorate weddings, anniversaries, important birthdays, retirements, graduations, and more.

Custom Etched White Wine Bottle with Photo

Custom Etched White Wine Bottle with Photo

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Custom Etched Red Wine Bottle with Photo

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Custom Etched Sparkling Wine Bottle with Photo

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See an amazing array of custom designs they’ve produced over the years in their gallery or explore custom designs for the holidays.

About the wine at Etching Expressions

I asked for their least-expensive wine so I could understand how suitable these wines might be if someone actually opens and drinks one (as opposed to stashing the decorative bottle on a shelf for years).

I was relieved to discover their very inexpensive “Private Label” red wines were perfectly acceptable to drink. I review wine of the month clubs and have tasted a wide variety of lower-quality wines. I found these most affordable wines from Etching Expressions to be better than most wine club wines in the $12-15 range, which for most recipients is suitable.

If you’re buying wine for someone who is more of an enthusiast or even a collector, Etching Expressions has got you covered with the latest vintage of a good selection of wines. Below I’ve listed the wines available for etching, but if you want to give something special that’s not in their regular inventory, they’ll work with you to source and then etch it.

Their standard selection of red wines includes:

Their standard selection of white wines includes:

Their standard selection of sparkling wines includes:

Their Blue Bottle wine is Bartenura Moscato. Another company I work with told me it’s so popular they have trouble keeping it in stock. If you are buying for someone who enjoys sweet wine, this is a perfect, and beautiful, choice.

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Where can Etching Expressions ship?

Etching Expressions can ship their customized wine bottles to: AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, FL, GA, ID, IL, KS, KY, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, PR, TN, TX, VA, WA, and WI. Shipping destinations for beer may vary. They can ship gifts without alcohol anywher ein the US.

How long before my gift is delivered?

From their website: “We offer the fastest processing time possible. Most orders are created and shipped within 2 to 3 business days. Orders over 12 quantity take 5-7 business days for production. Shipping times will vary depending on your location. We ship from Southern California, so transit times to the East Coast are expected to take up to 5 business days. If you require expedited delivery, you must select a faster shipping method (additional fees apply). For an additional fee we offer rush service. If you need date certain delivery you must contact us.”

They include on every page a description of how long orders will take and when to expect delivery. As with all things right now, delays are common with FedEx, UPS, USPS, and other couriers. I advise you build in extra time for your order.

How much does Etching Expressions cost?

Prices for etched bottles range from $65 for a single-color etching on their private label white wine to $170 for a photo etching on their most expensive red wine. Custom orders may cost more.

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Jessyca Frederick

Guide by: Jessyca Frederick

Inspired by frequent questions from friends and family about different wines and wine practices, I write Useful Wine Guides so that people I don’t know might benefit from my knowledge and desire to share information, too.