What gift do you get for someone who has everything? That’s easy, especially if you have a wine lover on your list of people to buy for.
Forget about yet another tie, jazzy socks or impersonal perfume, our edible and drinkable gifts should be on any grown-up’s letter to Father Christmas.
From stonkingly good red wine and luxurious Champagne sets to decorations with an unusual twist and a book filled with more than stories, you’ll have to resist treating yourself while doing your Christmas shopping.
So while you’re counting down to Christmas with our alcohol-filled Advent calendars for adults, take a look through our top 10 favourite items – all of them sure-fire hits to please even the fussiest of your friends.
The stocking filler
Made with natural flavours, these festive gin baubles range from clementine, cranberry, and spiced pear to figgy pudding, plum and ginger, and even Brussels sprout! A fun and adventurous way to try a variety of gins – and they look great on the tree!
The gin-loving Aunt
The ultimate gift box for any martini lover – Daffy’s World’s Best Martini with two stylish glasses. Winning the coveted World’s Best Martini competition in 2018, Daffy’s orange blossom gin makes the very best Martini. The journey to create this masterpiece took four years. Trialling and testing along the way, the team eventually found the perfect ingredients to create a gin like no other. Quality, depth, complexity and charm come from using a ‘slow-cook’ distillation process.
The ‘cool’ brother
With their fun and funky labels, these Aussie reds from the boutique RedHeads cellar in the Barossa are loaded with visual appeal as well as flavour. They’re also all about quality – each has a Gold medal. Here to enjoy are a luscious Shiraz, a Coonawarra Cabernet and a rule-breaking blend of native Italian grapes.
The party animal
Your wine-loving, partying friends will definitely appreciate this Christmas present! Get them tickets to join Tony Laithwaite and family in Kensington (home to our first Wine Festival back in 1980) for our biggest wine show ever.
Our Wine Festival is SO much more than just a tasting:
- Meet your host, bestselling author and TV’s Mr Wine – Oz Clarke
- Taste over 350 wines – all included in the ticket price
- Chat to more than 100 producers from 17 countries
- Explore artisan food stands, English fizz, luxury spirits and more
- Join expert-led tastings and take part in unique sensory experiences
The deserving dad
Surely a match made in heaven, this … the pairing of Monkey Shoulder Scotch Whisky, made from a blend of three fine Speyside malts, and a tin of Cartwright & Butler’s decadent malt whisky butter fudge in a smart clip-top tin. The name ‘monkey shoulder’ refers to a condition that some maltmen used to develop while turning barley to make the whisky. Nowadays the only turning required is a twist of the wrist to open the bottle! This super smooth scotch and fudge gift makes a fine present for any whisky lover.
The best friend
A delightful gently peachy, citrusy fizz from the Prosecco master Alessandro Gallici, a pristine, lemony-fresh Sauvignon Blanc from cool, high slopes in Chile and the gold-medal ‘Big Bro’ to bestseller Cabalié, with more punch and power from concentrated old-vine fruit. Throw in a stunning assortment of milk, white & dark chocolate espresso martini truffles from Holdsworth Chocolates and your BFF will love you even more than they already do.
Welcome la dolce vita! A classic Panettone, packed with vanilla and candied fruit, paired with Moscato d’Asti – and a deliciously sweet dessert fizz with refreshing charm and hints of rose petal. This Asti and Panettone set is perfect pairing for the sweet grandparents in your life.
The wine-loving couple
This case will delight all who are lucky enough to receive it – we recommend it for the wine-loving couple who love to explore styles! It’s a roll-call of classic grapes and styles, all ready to be poured and savoured. In reds, there’s our bestselling Italian Black Red, Pillastro Primitivo, a rich Aussie Shiraz and a spicy southern French Gold-medal winner. The whites are led by five-Gold Aluado Chardonnay, with a Chilean Sauvignon and Italian Pinot Grigio show the heights these grapes can reach in the hands of winemakers who’ve become masters of their trade over many vintages.