Whether you’re after stocking fillers or something a little more luxurious, here’s our wine-lover’s gift guide
STOCKING FILLERS & SECRET SANTA GIFTS FOR ENGLISH WINE ENTHUSIASTS
Made in the heart of Sussex by Midhurst-based chocolatier Mike Noble, this stunning take on the traditional Champagne truffle features a milk chocolate fresh ganache blended with award-winning English sparkling wines from vineyards such as Kinsbrook, Ridgeview and Wiston that are then dipped in dark chocolate and decorated by hand. Available to buy in boxes of 6 or 12 truffles.
The perfect addition to any English wine lover’s Christmas bauble collection, this miniature version of Nyetimber’s mint green double decker bus will add a touch of glamour to the tree. It comes in a wooden gift box and is one of three to collect.
The perfect partner for any wine enthusiast who’s always on the go, the Partner in Wine tumbler will mean there’s no more warm wine in the summer and will also help keep mulled wine (or their other hot drinks) toasty in the winter. Available in a variety of colours.
Sparkling wine lovers will be thrilled with this nifty bottle stopper that not only enables you to maintain fizz and flavour of an open bottle for days but has such a strong airtight seal that it enables the bottle to be transported or stored on its side. Available in Vintage Black, Bloomsbury Blue, Cavendish Fuschia and Fitzrovia Pink.
Made of crystal glass and handcrafted in a region of Poland that has been using traditional techniques since 1923, these chunky wine glasses mean they won’t have to keep getting up and down for a refill too much over the festive period.
Savour and serve wine in style with the eto decanter, available in a new limited edition graphite, just in time for Christmas. The only wine decanter on the market to feature patented technology that expertly preserves the flavour of wine for up to two weeks, the award-winning design prevents oxidation, expertly preserving the flavour of wine, helping to reduce waste and enhance drinking pleasure over time. Designed to last a lifetime, it will be a gift that will be cherished and utilised for years to come.
Who doesn’t love a stag at Christmas? This silver stag wine cooler would make a stylish addition to their Christmas dining table and look just as good behind the bar at any time of year.
Sure to delight any wine lover or tech aficionado, the Coravin Timeless Six+ wine preserver features a needle which gently passes through the cork to extract wine without allowing any oxygen contact with the wine. Once the needle is removed, the cork expands back to its normal shape, keeping the remaining wine as fresh as the day it was bottled. And, just in time for Christmas, it has been launched in three new festive colourways; Dark Amethyst Anthracite and Emerald, available from December, Deep Emerald.Each product comes with three Coravin Pure Argon Capsules, six Coravin Screw Caps, a Timeless Aerator and Carry Case.
ENGLISH WINE GIFTS FOR FOODIES
Featuring three of their best wines as well as a selection of delicious Devon delights, this indulgent hamper makes a wonderful gift for recipients to enjoy throughout the festive period. Delivered to their door in a classic wicker hamper, it includes one bottle each of Blanc de Blancs 2013, Estate Selection 2021 and Pinot Noir 2021, plus 150g of Sharpham Dairy ‘Elmhirst’, 500g of Sharpham Dairy ‘Rustic’, two local Devon chutneys, two boxes of Peter’s Yard sourdough crispbreads, a Sandridge Barton sparkling wine stopper and a Sandridge Barton cotton tote bag.
Rathfinny Wine Estate in Sussex, has handpicked the best of British confectionary and savoury artisanal producers to create a box of foodie goodies, that perfectly match its Sussex Sparkling wines. The Classic Cuvée Treat Box contains a bottle of 2018 Classic Cuvée, Perello Olives with Chilli, Drinks Biscuits Mature Cheddar, Cambrook Caramelised Sesame Peanuts, Chocolate Society Blonde Caramel Chocolate Bar. Rose and Blancs de Noirs Treat Boxes are also available.
Christmas isn’t Christmas without a selection of preserves and this trio from Bolney Wine Estate in Sussex has been made from their wines and spirits.
Dollop a side of Lychgate Chutney on an after-dinner cheeseboard, enjoy afternoon tea with the Sparkling Rosé Jam or heap spoonfuls of Bolney Gin Marmalade on your morning toast.
From the picturesque vineyards of Cornwall and Dorset to the beautiful downlands of Hampshire, Sussex and Surrey, Watercress, Willow and Wine is a celebration of some of England’s finest wine producers, pairing them with recipes using locally-sourced ingredients from land and sea. Beautifully illustrated Chloe Robertson, the book combines Hampshire-based author and wine educator Cindy-Marie Harvey’s wine expertise with her love of food and is a must for English food and wine lovers.
GREAT WINE GIFT EXPERIENCES
Help them get closer to their dream of owning a vineyard by leasing them a section of vine from Chapel Down’s Bacchus vineyard at Tenterden in Kent. The Vine to Wine package works just like a subscription service, enabling you to rent between five and 40 vines vand then, during harvest, pick the very grapes that will make your wine. You will receive a case (or more) of your own custom-labelled Bacchus white wine and be invited to an annual lease event with a tour, tasting and meal.
Help them learn how to effortlessly smell, swirl, swish and taste their way to becoming a wine expert with the gift of Saturday Kitchen regular Helen McGinn’s first ever online course with Create Academy – The Fundamentals of Wine. With lessons that cover every aspect from grape to glass including when to save and when to splurge, how to read a wine label, and what to drink with which meal, the course includes over four hours of learning broken down into bitesize lessons and is accompanied by a series of downloadable workbooks
Entertain friends and family with new found wine knowledge with the help of this wine tasting box filled with everything you need to host the ultimate wine tasting from the comfort of your own home. The kit includes a hessian wine bottle bag for blind tastings, score sheets, 100 wine trivia facts, glass tags, wine nerd glasses, wine connoisseur crown, drinking expert crown and sommelier bow tie.
Membership to one of the UK’s newest vineyards is a sure-fire way to get in the good books of any English wine enthusiasts. Everflyht’s Murmuration Wine Club guarantees members future allocations of wine as well as priority access to private events held at the stunning new tasting room at the Sussex-based wine estate which overlooks the beautiful South Downs.
ENGLISH WINE GIFT SETS & HAMPERS
Award-winning Hampshire winery Hattingley Valley’s single bottle gift set allows customers to choose between a bottle of Classic Reserve NV, Rosé 2019, Blanc de Blancs 2014 or Kings Cuvée which is then packaged in an elegant navy box together with two divine tulip glass flutes, a Hattingley Valley stopper and a waiter’s friend corkscrew.
The perfect present to gift the host or hostess you might be spending Christmas with, this gift box includes four wines to take you through the big day. The Cubitt Blanc de Noir 2014 Sparkling Wine, which is great as an aperitif or served with canapes; the new (and a previous TSQ wine of the month) Orange Solaris 2021; the Pinot Noir 2019, which is delicious with turkey and the Demi-Sec NV Sparkling Wine which goes delightfully well with Christmas pudding or cake.
Discover the very best of Fortnum & Mason’s range of English Sparkling Wines all packed up in one of the quintessentially British brand’s iconic wicker hampers. From Hambledon in Hampshire’s and Kent’s Chapel Down and Gusbourne to Furleigh Estate in Dorset, take a tour of some of England’s finest vineyards with each delicious bottle.