From magnums to useful accessories, here are some top gifts for the oenophile in your life
The gift of a bottle of their favourite wine is always a fail-safe option at Christmas but sometimes it’s nice to get a little more creative so we’ve round up some of our favourite Christmas gifts for wine lovers.
Make an organised oenophile’s day by popping some of these wine cellar tags in their stocking. Available in two different designs for wines to keep and wines you want to drink straight away and colour-coded for red and white wines, it will save them pulling out each and every bottle from the wine rack, helping them to identify the right wine every time. And if you’ve never shopped at Top Note Design before, you’ll get 15% off your first order off your first order.
Who doesn’t love a spot of afternoon tea accompanied by a glass of something sparkling? Well at Tinwood Estate near Chichester they’ll get three glasses – one of each of the vineyard’s sparkling wines – plus a host of sandwiches, scones, cakes and other sweet treats prepared by The Hungry Guest in Petworth. There’s also an insightful guided tour from vineyard owners Art and Jodi Tucker as part of the package.
Sometimes a traditional 75cl bottle just isn’t enough! It is the most wonderful time of the year after all. The winemakers at Oxney Organic Estate, near Rye, have released just 103 magnums of their 2017 Classic sparkling wine and have promised something quite different from their 75cl bottles that were released last year with no dosage added after disgorgement.
A gift that keeps on giving, a subscription to Corkk will introduce them to different English wines from across the country each month. Picked by Canterbury-based Master of Wine Clive Barlow and including expert tasting notes for each wine, you can choose from still, sparkling or mixed cases and the length of the gift subscription, from 3 to 12 months.
Baked and iced in the heart of the Surrey Hills, these biscuits from Biscat Baking Company make a lovely Christmas present or gift if your visiting someone over the festive season.
Help them learn more about English sparkling wine with a voucher to an expert tasting with Sussex Wine School’s Jonny Gibson. During the tasting, held at Hotel Du Vin in Brighton on April 27, 2021, they’ll get to try seven of England’s best performing sparkling wines which all received gold medals and trophy awards at the WineGB 2020 Awards.
Made in Surrey, these slogan sweatshirts from FWP by Rae will be the perfect addition to their 2021 loungewear/WFH wardrobe.
Add a bit of bling to their present pile with this English sparkling wine stopper from Oastbrook in East Sussex. It provides an airtight seal to maintain that great flavour and fizz of a bottle English sparkling wine so they don’t have drink it all at once.