As Christmas creeps ever closer, you would be forgiven for starting to shop and scope out potential gifts now, as to avoid the inevitable rush for gifts that occurs in the last few weeks running up to the day itself. Here you can peruse the suggestions from our team for finding the perfect gifts for your friends and family this Christmas!

In addition to everything shown below, we are also happy to help you form personalised hampers. If this is something that interests you, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Unique Gift Ideas

We all like our gifts to be eye catching and stand out! Here are some examples of bottles that do just this:

NV Maximum Rose Ferrari – This bottle is particularly grand looking and could provide a great gift due to its hints of berry fruits, yeast and a faintly balsamicundertone of considerable complexity.

Bottega Rose Gold Pinot Noir Spumante – This bottle’s extravagant aesthetic is certainly matched by its taste. Notes of mixed red berries alongside floral and white fruit aromas.

Gancia Asti Metodo Classico Cuvée 24 Mesi 2011 – This classy looking bottle is a sweet, sparkler with aromas of acacia flowers, peach, apricot and grape.

Brunello di Montalcino Vino dei Poeti Bottega 2012 – This eye catching bottle design from bottega pairs perfectly with Pairs intensely-flavoured dishes, such as red meat. Making it perfect for the holiday season!

Sommelier Advice:
When shopping for wine lovers avoid novelty gifts, such as humorously shaped wine racks. Instead you should opt for simply buying them what they enjoy the most, wine!

Splash out!
Some people are worthy of a gift that is accompanied by a large price tag. Here are some wines we think could prove perfect for those special recipients:

This is the list of the best Champagnes, from Ruinart to Dom Pérignon Cuvée, Louis Roederer Cristal and much more, so in this list you will find a medium to full-bodied beauty is immensely concentrated, pure, packed with apple flavours, and astoundingly long in the finish.

Ornellaia 2007 – This elegant wine is exceptionally glossy on the palate. Potent notes of fruit and spice combined with velvety tannins make this wine one that is bound to impress.

Prunotto Vigna Colonnello Barolo Bussia Riserva – This unique Barolo wine displays floral aromas of rose petals along with perfectly ripe red fruit (raspberries and pomegranates) and spicy and balsamic notes. The flavors are intense with full, enveloping, and supple tannins and a long and persistent finish.

Cases of wine are always easier to wrap up and disguise for the big day as opposed to bottles.

Wooden Cases
As mentioned above, cases of wine are often easier to wrap and conceal in comparison to bottles. Below you can find some wines which we have available in wooden cases:

Chateau Lamothe Bergeron Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2009 (Case of 6) – A wine with superb balance and length. On the palate there are hints of warm plush cassis fruit as well as oak.

Barolo DOCG Vigna La Rosa Fontanafredda 2013 (Case of 6)  – This well rounded wine makes for an elegant gift this holiday season. It has an earthy style, yet velvety taste.

Amarone Classico DOC Bertani 2009 (Case of 6)- This wine has immense depth and complexity on the palate: dried fruit, oolong tea, liquorice, spice, red-berry fruits, and a long velvety vanilla note on the finish.

Food for thought:
Not everyone may like a certain type of wine, or even wine in general. Make sure you find out their preference from friends and family before committing to a gift.

Although it can be hard to believe at times, some people do not even enjoy wine. However, there’s no need to worry because we have you covered. Below you can find some of our expert picks for non-wine gift ideas:

Molinari Liquore al Caffe – An extraordinary blend of sambuca and Arabica coffee. This drink could prove an interesting gift for sambuca lovers.

Suntory Blend Hibiki – This Japanese Whiskey is quite outstanding. It is packed with fruity, tropical notes of pineapple, then plum, raspberry, honey, hibiscus.

And finally not to forget our extended whiskies list, from Macallan, Glenlivet, Ardmore just to mention few.

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