As Christmas draws near, we are launching our annual festive gift guides to offer you some inspiration for those hard to buy for friends and family. Today our festive tipples themed Christmas gift guide goes live and we can’t wait to share some fab options with you! Don’t forget to bookmark this page as we are updating all of our gift guides with more suggestions right the way through to the big day!
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Domaine du Météore
Meteoric wine producer, Domaine du Météore has expanded its range with a new organic Sparkling Rosé Wine, Le Cratère. Le Cratère is an organic ‘methode champenoise’ sparkling rosé wine made in limited quantities (970 bottles) from Syrah grapes, which are all grown inside the 200-metre-wide meteorite crater from which Domaine du Météore takes its name. Over ten thousand years ago a meteorite struck a hillside in Southern France and helped form, Le Cratère, a cosmic wine from another dimension.
Domaine du Météore have partnered with Birding Languedoc who have given their advice on the design of the wooden gift cartons for Le Cratère, making sure they can be upcycled as bird boxes to encourage nesting. Domaine du Météore will donate a proportion of the Le Cratère wine sales to this non-profit organisation. RRP: £28 per bottle. £33 per bottle with wooden bird box. £168 for case of 6. ABV:13%. UK delivery: £5.00. Available from: Domaine du Météore
Mijenta Reposado Tequila
Kentucky Owl™ The Wiseman™ Bourbon
Cotswolds Hearts & Crafts Rum Cask Single Malt Whisky
Mermaid Zest Gin
Duppy Share XO Rum
Aviation American Gin
Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin
Jaisalmer Gin have launched the second gin in the range, Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin, just in time for Christmas. Distilled at one of India’s oldest distilleries, Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin encapsulates the rich heritage and history of Jaisalmer, known as the jewel in India’s crown and likened to a golden canvas. Jaisalmer Gold Indian Craft Gin is produced in the foothills of the Himalayas and is infused with 18 handpicked botanicals, of which 14 have been sourced from India.
Château La Louvière, Pessac–Léognan 2015
Serve with a seafood chowder. A rich and creamy seafood chowder is a staple winter dish, and an oaked white wine, such as Château La Louvière 2015, is the perfect match. Made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc, this crisp and generous Bordeaux white has aromas of buttery toast and lime conserve with an extremely long, intricate and nutty finish. These flavours beautifully complement seafood ingredients and stand up against the creamy and velvety characteristics of an ultimate comforting chowder. HVE certified – £30.61 from Vinatis
Duboscq Claret, Bordeaux 2018
Serve with a smoky ham and lentil stew With Christmas just around the corner, a tasty ham and lentil stew is a delicious way to make use of leftovers from the festivities and feed hungry family members over the holiday. The Duboscq Claret 2018 is a subtle and refined Bordeaux red, making it a wonderfully interesting pairing with juicy stew. A powerful yet beautifully balanced red, this wine is a blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. It is bursting with rich and fruity aromas of plum, jam and liquorice, with concentrated ripe fruit flavours on the palate and an amazing freshness. £9.95 from N.D. John Wine Merchants.