Christmas is nearly here and if you are looking for present ideas for your wine and spirit loving family and friends check out some of the ideas below. Ranging from award winning wines to growing your own Gin botanicals and making your own Gin. How about a pair of personalised socks?
1 – Make your own Gin
Anno Distillers have a pop-up gin distillery at Bluewater in Kent from now until Christmas. Make your own personalised bottle of gin. £75 for 1 person or £120 per couple.
2 – A gift voucher from a local vineyard
Most English vineyards offer gift vouchers from £10 upwards. Some of these can be spent in their shops and some on tours in 2019.
Hidden Spring at Horam in East Sussex offer gift vouchers which can be spent on wine and accessories in their shop together with tour and tasting experience vouchers.
3 – Award winning wine in your supermarket
This year English wines have won more awards than ever before and some are now available in selected supermarkets.
Marks and Spencer are now stocking Hambleton Classic Cuvée Rose Brut in a gift box for £35. marksandspencer.com.
Waitrose have Decanter Award winning 2016 Pinot Noir Rosé Brut from Camel Valley in 143 local branches at £29.99. Also available to buy online.
Waitrose are also stocking NV Brut Classic from Plumpton Estate in 6 of their branches local to Plumpton in Sussex.
Details on both wines and several more available from waitrosecellar.com
4 – English Wine + ?
Bluebell Vineyard in West Sussex have partnered up with several local businesses to offer packages including tours of the vineyard.
A vineyard tour with a trip on the Bluebell Railway
“The Grape Escape” at The Griffin Inn in Fletching, Sussex with a three course meal and a tour of Bluebell Vineyard.
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5 – English Spirits made in Kent
Greensand Ridge Distillery have launched 2 new products for Christmas.
Apple Brandy made from surplus apples from fruit growers in the Weald of Kent and Sussex.
Kent made gin matured for 10 months in Pedro-Ximenez sherry casks
6 – Gift sets and more
Bolney Estate have a wide range of Christmas gifts in their online shop including the Foxy Gift Bundle for £70 from Foxhole Gin. Perfect for Gin enthusiasts. Gifts start from £2.99.
7 – Learn about wine
Thirty Fifty based in London offer vouchers for different wine tasting experiences across the UK. An excellent idea for people who want to learn more about wine. From £39.
8 – Personalised presents for wine lovers
Gettingpersonal.co.uk offers a wide selection of personalised gifts for wine lovers including personalised wine glasses, clocks and socks and much more.
9 – Grow your own Gin Botanicals
Not on the High Street has a personalised Grow your own Gin Botanicals gift set for £19.95
10 – Cocktail Subscription
Another idea from Not on the High Street, a 3 month gift subscription for cocktails for £57.
11 – Christmas hampers
Just had to add this one. Bluebell Vineyard have a great selection of different Christmas hampers.
Lots of ideas for the Christmas list above
The Christmas Presents for Wine and Spirits Lovers ideas above cover all budgets. Which ones take your fancy? Have you others you would like to add?
Please add yours in the comments below…