Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Choosing the best Mother’s Day gift can often be a challenging task. Flowers, perfume, chocolates, jewellery … the list goes on! Even though many of us won’t be able to celebrate with our mothers in person this year, that won’t stop us from sending them a thoughtful gift that they truly deserve … and luckily for you, we have plenty to choose from. We’ve picked out our top gifts so you can say an extra special thank you and spoil them rotten this March 14th.

For the mothers who enjoy a glass of fine fizz

Champagne really is the ultimate fizz and there’s nothing quite like popping open a bottle. For the fizz-loving mother figure in your life, these gifts will be sure to make them smile.

Mini Didier Champagne and Straws Set – £35

These 200ml bottles each come with their own straw (optional, of course) and are perfect for celebrating Mother’s Day virtually, so you can save that big bottle for when you can meet up. The Champagne itself is a double Gold-medal winning beauty, full of ripe stone fruit flavours and deliciously crisp. Plus, it’s conveniently packaged in a handy carry box.

Piper Heidsieck Rosé Champagne – with exclusive chiller wrap – £45

Champagne is a great choice of gift, so why not take it to the next level with a splash of pink. The intensely pink colour and flavours of Morello cherries and redcurrants is bound to go down a treat, especially when served chilled from the accompanying champagne sleeve.

Deutz Sakura Edition Brut Rosé Champagne – £50

Deutz has launched a stunning Sakura Edition of their Brut Rosé Champagne to mark the blossoming of the cherry trees. Anyone who has witnessed this eruption of riotous pink flowers and the joy it brings in the Land of the Rising Sun will know that it’s worthy of serious celebration. And what better way do it than with a tasty bottle of delicate pink bubbles?

For the ‘Ginthusiast’

If your mum is partial to a G&T, or any other tasty gin creation, these unique gin gifts will be perfect for her this Mother’s Day.

Berkshire Botanical Dry Gin – £19.99

This botanical dry gin is an IWSC Gold medal winner crafted in the beautiful Berkshire village of Yattendon. Distilled with hand-picked botanicals, this crisp gin makes for perfectly balanced G&T as well as a number of tasty gin cocktails, and it really comes into its own with an orange peel garnish. An excellent Mother’s Day gift, this gin has been made with heart, because Berkshire Botanical have partnered with Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust.

Windsor Great Park Gin Gift – £35.95

This is the first ever gin from our Windsor Great Park vineyard, a perfect treat for a gin fan. Crafted from surplus Chardonnay grapes plus juniper, lemon verbena, elderflower and thyme from the Savill Gardens just next door, this is an elegant, citrusy gin that will delight any G&T lover. A generous gift – if you aren’t tempted to try it yourself first!

Edinburgh Gin Cocktail Set – £75

Bring the bar to your home with this beautiful cocktail set from Edinburgh Gin. It includes a bottle of their classic London Dry style gin plus all the tools for mixing the perfect G&T (and many other delicious gin cocktails) … a mixing jug and spoon, measure and zester. Just add ice and a slice!

Something a little different

Looking for an alternative to treat your mum on Mother’s Day? These gifts certainly tick the box.

Tray of Delights – £34.99

Beautifully presented in an elegant willow tray, this superb selection of treats is a truly delicious and generous gift for those looking to spoil someone on Mother’s Day. It’s filled with cheesy bites and salted pretzels, sticky toffee oat biscuits and luxury chocolates … plus a refreshing Sauvignon Blanc to enjoy alongside!

Classic Mixed Trio Gift – £35

This unique gift is perfect for wine-loving mums out there. The elegant trio of wines include toasty Barón de Barbón (our bestselling Rioja), the fresh Luminoso Leggero Prosecco and Company Bay’s lively Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc. Best enjoyed simply by themselves or alongside a delicious Mother’s Day meal.

Be sure to check out our full range of gifts, perfect for all occasions.

2021 Valentine’s Day gift guide

While we may not be celebrating this Valentine’s Day in our favourite bars and restaurants, that won’t stop us making the most of this day and celebrating from the sofa. Our 2021 Valentine’s Day gift guide is here. Show your loved one how much you care with our specially selected romantic wine gifts – there’s something to put a smile on everyone’s face. With lockdown still going, some of us may not be able to see our valentine this February 14th or, we might have a ‘Galentine’ (close female friend) who needs a pick-me up. Whichever gift you choose, we’ll package it beautifully and deliver it straight to your door (or theirs), and you can include your very own personalised message too.

For Her

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but a bottle of Champagne works just as well to show you care.

Champagne, Flutes & Truffles

£59

Award-winning Champagne paired perfectly with chocolate truffles; this luxury gift will make your loved one feel extra special. You’ll also receive Dartington Crystal flutes to sip the bubbly from.

Mini Didier Champagne and Straws Set

£35

What could be more exciting than the pop of a bottle of Champagne, you ask? Well, how about the pop of four? These 200ml bottles come with their own straws too! The perfect gift for those who enjoy a glass of fizz.

Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage Champagne

£45

If Champagne is the gift of choice, then pink Champagne has to be the next level of refinement. Piper-Heidsieck Rosé Sauvage is guaranteed to please, from this well-known yet underrated Champagne house. The intensely pink colour and Morello cherry and redcurrant flavours will bring joy to the recipient, especially served well chilled from the accompanying bottle sleeve.

For Him

What do you buy the guy who has everything? We’ve got just the idea …

The Complete Book of Ports Gift Set

£50

This one’s for the Port lovers, and anyone seeking an original gift idea. The book contains 10 different tasting samples of port plus background information and tasting notes.

Rioja and Glasses Gift Set

£25

Our bestselling Rioja by far, this smart gift set includes two glasses that will enhance the oak-aged aromas and flavours, opening up its toasty and spicy notes.

Date Night

Turn off your phones, dim the lights and settle down to enjoy some quality time together. If you’re planning a romantic meal, we’ve got the perfect bottle to go with dinner, from elegant whites to full-bodied reds. If you just fancy cosying up in front of the telly, there’s nothing like a chilled bottle of pink Champagne straight from the ice bucket or tucking into a hamper full of delicious goodies.

Laurent-Perrier Rosé, Flutes and Ice Bucket

£90

Date night just reached a whole new level. This lavish set is a real treat, with one of the most famous of pink Champagnes, presented in a special gift box with two Dartington Crystal flutes and a Laurent-Perrier branded ice bucket.

Tray of Delights Hamper

£34.99

Say hello to our Tray of Delights. This neat hamper is packed with delectable treats, including cheesy bites and salted pretzels, sticky toffee oat biscuits and luxury chocolates and a zesty Sauvignon Blanc to accompany.

Classic Mixed Trio

£35

An elegant set of three to enjoy this Valentine’s Day. Our bestselling Rioja, lively Sauvignon Blanc and a fresh Prosecco. Like a three-piece suit or a sparkly cocktail dress, there’s a reason why the classics never go out of style.

You can view our full range of gifts here. We’d love to know what you’re treating your nearest and dearest to this Valentine’s Day. Be sure to tag us in your Instagram posts (@sundaytimeswineclub) to let us know!

Valentine’s Day Giveaway Facebook Terms and Conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is The Sunday Times Wine Club operated by Direct Wines Limited, One Waterside Drive, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4SW (“STWC”).
  2. The competition is open to all residents of the U.K. (England, Scotland, and Wales but not Northern Ireland) who have reached at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (the “Competition”). The Competition is not open to directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees of STWC, any of its affiliated or associated entities or divisions, their advertising and promotional agencies or members of the aforementioned individuals’ respective immediate families living in the same household.
  3. By participating in the Competition, each participant accepts these terms and conditions of the Competition and agrees to be bound by them. The Competition is subject to all applicable laws.
  4. To enter the Competition:

a. the entrant must like this Facebook post https://www.facebook.com/SundayTimesWineClub/videos/188054039716545/; and

b. the entrant must comment on the above Facebook with a heart emoji; at any time between 00:00:00 1 February 2021 and 23:59:59 7 February 2021.

5. Only one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries may cause you to be disqualified.

6. There will be one winner of the prize. The winner of the prize will be selected at random by no later than 8 February 2021. 

7. If STWC runs the same competition (i.e. a competition with the same dates and prize) across different sites or social media platforms and the same winner is randomly selected to win more than one competition, the winner shall only be entitled to win one prize.

8. The winner of the prize will be contacted by 9 February 2021. Three attempts will be made to contact the winner of the prize. If the winner does not respond via DM (Facebook direct message) within 7 days of STWC’s first message to accept the prize, an alternative winner will be selected.

9. STWC will contact the winner by Facebook direct message and will request their details (name, age and address) for the purposes of claiming their prize only.

10. STWC will send the winner a gift set comprised of a bottle of Paul Goerg Champagne, two crystal Champagne flutes and a box of chocolate truffles.  No refunds will be given, components of the gift set may be subject to change due to availability.

11. Chocolate truffles contain milk, soya and may also contain traces of nuts, egg, wheat and gluten. Champagne may contain sulphites. If a substitution is made due to availability issues, this allergen summary may not reflect the content of the substituted product.

12. The prize will be sent out via courier, STWC cannot be held responsible for any prize not received by the winner.

13. Odds of winning the prize will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received.

14. STWC retains sole discretion to withhold the prize without liability if in its view a participant is ineligible, the entry is invalid, or a winner does not meet the necessary requirements as set out in these terms and conditions.

15. STWC reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside of its control.

16. You acknowledge that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook.

17. You acknowledge and accept that Facebook will not be responsible or liable for this Competition. 

18. STWC is not responsible or liable for:

a. Any entry for which the post or comment is lost, deleted or deemed abusive by Facebook;

b. Any accounts that are deemed to be fraudulent or not authentic;

c. Unforeseen changes in Facebook’s legal or commenting rules & regulations;

d. Any external factors that may restrict a participant from accepting their prize;

e. Any entries that cannot be found or seen by STWC; and

f. Any entries that cannot be opened or are otherwise inaccessible for any reason by STWC.

19. There is no cash alternative for the prize.

20. If there is a dispute between you and STWC in relation to the Competition or these terms and conditions, you may take legal action against STWC, and STWC may take legal action against you in either the English courts or the local courts in the part of the UK where you live. The applicable law will be that of the location of the court.

21. The entrant must read and understand the privacy notice for this Competition at https://www.sundaytimeswineclub.co.uk/customer-services/privacy-policy-and-cookies . In addition, the following privacy notice also applies to the Competition:

When you enter this competition, you will provide us with your email address and the information you share in the email with STWC. If you are a winner, we will ask for your postal address so that we can deliver your prize to you, and we may ask for additional information in order to verify your age. We obtain all of this information from you directly.

We’ll use your personal data in order to run the competition fairly and properly, and if you are a winner, to tell you that you’ve won the competition and to make any further arrangements with you, including to repost your winning entry on social media, and to deliver your prize to you.  We may pass on your details to verify your age to ensure that we only give products containing alcohol to those aged 18 or over. The CAP Code also requires us (as the promoter of this competition) to either publish or make available certain information about prize winners. You can object to this information being published or made available by contacting us on 03330 142 776 or dpo@thesundaytimeswineclub.co.uk. Please note that, even if you opt out, we may still have to provide the information and winning entry to the ASA.

If your competition entry is a winner, we may share your details with the courier company we use to deliver your prize to you; the company we use to carry out age verification checks (if required); and with our core IT services providers.

Valentine’s Day Giveaway Instagram Terms and Conditions

1. The promoter of the competition is The Sunday Times Wine Club operated by Direct Wines Limited, One Waterside Drive, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4SW (“STWC”).

2. The competition is open to all residents of the U.K. (England, Scotland, and Wales but not Northern Ireland) who have reached at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (the “Competition”). The Competition is not open to directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees of STWC, any of its affiliated or associated entities or divisions, their advertising and promotional agencies or members of the aforementioned individuals’ respective immediate families living in the same household.

3. By participating in the Competition, each participant accepts these terms and conditions of the Competition and agrees to be bound by them. The Competition is subject to all applicable laws.

4. To enter the Competition:

a. the entrant must follow @sundaytimeswineclub;

b. the entrant must like this Instagram post https://www.instagram.com/p/CKvtIKusSPS/ ; and

c. the entrant must comment on the above Instagram post with a heart emoji and tag a friend; at any time between 00:00:00 1 February 2021 and 23:59:59 7 February 2021.

5. Only one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries may cause you to be disqualified.

6. There will be one winner of the prize. The winner of the prize will be selected at random by no later than 8 February 2021.

7. If STWC runs the same competition (i.e. a competition with the same dates and prize) across different sites or social media platforms and the same winner is randomly selected to win more than one competition, the winner shall only be entitled to win one prize.

8. The winner of the prize will be contacted by 9 February 2021. Three attempts will be made to contact the winner of the prize. If the winner does not respond via DM (Instagram direct message) within 7 days of STWC’s first message to accept the prize, an alternative winner will be selected.

9. STWC will contact the winner via Instagram direct message and will request their details (name, age and address) for the purposes of claiming their prize only.

10. STWC will send the winner a gift set comprised of a bottle of Paul Goerg Champagne, two crystal Champagne flutes and a box of chocolate truffles.   No refunds will be given, components of the gift set may be subject to change due to availability.

11. Chocolate truffles contain milk, soya and may also contain traces of nuts, egg, wheat and gluten. Champagne may contain sulphites. If a substitution is made due to availability issues, this allergen summary may not reflect the content of the substituted product.

12. The prize will be sent out via courier, STWC cannot be held responsible for any prize not received by the winner.

13. Odds of winning the prize will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received.

14. STWC retains sole discretion to withhold the prize without liability if in its view a participant is ineligible, the entry is invalid, or a winner does not meet the necessary requirements as set out in these terms and conditions.

15. STWC reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside of its control.

16. You acknowledge that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

17. You acknowledge and accept that Instagram will not be responsible or liable for this Competition. 

18. STWC is not responsible or liable for:

a. Any entry for which the post or comment is lost, deleted or deemed abusive by Instagram;

b. Any accounts that are deemed to be fraudulent or not authentic;

c. Unforeseen changes in Instagram’s legal or commenting rules & regulations;

d. Any external factors that may restrict a participant from accepting their prize;

e. Any entries that cannot be found or seen by STWC; and

f. Any entries that cannot be opened or are otherwise inaccessible for any reason by STWC.

19. There is no cash alternative for the prize.

20. If there is a dispute between you and STWC in relation to the Competition or these terms and conditions, you may take legal action against STWC, and STWC may take legal action against you in either the English courts or the local courts in the part of the UK where you live. The applicable law will be that of the location of the court.

21. The entrant must read and understand the privacy notice for this Competition at https://www.sundaytimeswineclub.co.uk/customer-services/privacy-policy-and-cookies . In addition, the following privacy notice also applies to the Competition:

When you enter this competition, you will provide us with your email address and the information you share in the email with STWC. If you are a winner, we will ask for your postal address so that we can deliver your prize to you, and we may ask for additional information in order to verify your age. We obtain all of this information from you directly.

We’ll use your personal data in order to run the competition fairly and properly, and if you are a winner, to tell you that you’ve won the competition and to make any further arrangements with you, including to repost your winning entry on social media, and to deliver your prize to you.  We may pass on your details to verify your age to ensure that we only give products containing alcohol to those aged 18 or over. The CAP Code also requires us (as the promoter of this competition) to either publish or make available certain information about prize winners. You can object to this information being published or made available by contacting us on 03330 142 776 or dpo@thesundaytimeswineclub.co.uk. Please note that, even if you opt out, we may still have to provide the information and winning entry to the ASA. If your competition entry is a winner, we may share your details with the courier company we use to deliver your prize to you; the company we use to carry out age verification checks (if required); and with our core IT services provider

Social Media Privacy Policy

The Sunday Times Wine Club is Direct Wines Limited (“Direct Wines”), a private company registered in England and Wales with company number 01095091. Direct Wines will be the controller of the personal data that you provide to us in connection with our social media accounts.

What categories of personal data do we collect, and how do we collect it?

When you engage with us through our social media accounts, you may provide us with:

  • your account name;
  • any other contact details you might provide to us directly (for example, if you win one of our social media competitions, we shall ask you for your name and address to deliver a prize to you);
  • if you win one of our social media competitions, we may ask you to send us additional information to allow us to verify your age;
  • the content of any social media posts you share with us (including any photographs contained in those posts); and
  • the content of any direct messages you send to us.

We obtain all of this information from you directly.

Legal basis for collecting and processing your data

We’ll use your personal data to:

  • re-post any messages or images you share with us via our social media accounts;
  • with your permission, re-use any messages or images you share with us in our printed or online marketing materials;
  • contact you via your social media account if you make an enquiry, complaint or request to one of our social media accounts;
  • to administer our social media competitions fairly and properly, and if you are a winner, to tell you that you’ve won the competition and to make any further arrangements with you, including to repost your winning entry on social media, to deliver your prize to you; and
  • if you promote yourself as contactable for affiliate or social influencer marketing, contact you to explore any suitable opportunities.

The lawful bases for us processing your personal data in connection with our social media accounts are as follows:

  • Legitimate interests: This means the interests of our company in conducting and managing our business to enable us to give you the best products and services, and the best and most secure experience. In connection with our social media accounts, we rely on our legitimate interests to process your personal data :
    • to run any competition fairly and properly (including to enforce or apply our T&Cs if necessary), to tell you if your competition entry is a winner, and, if your photo is selected to deliver your prize to you, to repost your winning entry on social media;
    • to re-post any messages or images you share with us via our social media accounts; and
    • to contact you via your social media account if you make an enquiry, complaint or request to one of our social media accounts.

For further information about our reliance on our legitimate interests to process your personal data, please refer to our Privacy Policy.

  • Legal compliance: If the law requires us to, we may need to collect and process your data. For example:
    • we may pass on your details to verify your age to ensure that we only give products containing alcohol to those aged 18 or over; and
    • the CAP Code requires us (as the promoter of any competition) to either publish or make available certain information about prize winners. You can object to this information being published or made available by contacting us on 03330 142 776 or dpo@thesundaytimeswineclub.co.uk Please note that, even if you opt out, we may still have to provide the information and winning entry to the ASA.

When do we share your personal data?

So that we can provide you with our products and services, administer our social media competitions and respond to any queries, complaints or requests you may have, we have to share some of your personal data with certain third parties.  For example:

  • if you win one of our social media competitions, we share your details with our core service providers include the courier companies we use to deliver your prize to you; companies we use to carry out age verification checks (if required); and IT services providers; and
  • we may also disclose your information to third parties in order to enforce or apply our T&Cs, if necessary.

How long do we retain your personal data for?

In relation to any posts you make on social media, you should contact the social media provider for details of their retention policy and how to delete your posts.  Where we obtain information from you directly, for example where we obtain your address details to send you a prize if you win a competition, please see the section called ‘How long do we hold your personal data for?’ in our Privacy Policy.

For further information in relation to the processing of your personal data (including your rights and processing outside of the EEA), please refer to our Privacy Policy.

If you have any questions about how we look after your personal data, you can contact us:

  • in writing, at One Waterside Drive, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4SW. Please mark your letter for the attention of the Data Protection Officer;
  • by email to this address: dpo@thesundaytimeswineclub.co.uk; or
  • by telephone on 03330 142 776.

Delve in to the world of wine … from your very own home

Who said wine can’t be enjoyed from the comfort of your very own home? As times change and we aren’t heading to our favourite bars, pubs and restaurants as often, we’re instead exploring new recipes, pouring ourselves a glass and logging on virtually to catch up with friends and keep ourselves entertained.

For the wine lovers, the new to wine and all of the in between, our Home Tasting Experience is here, with everything you need to host your own wine tasting from home. Whether you choose to order the kit as an indulgence for yourself or you decide to gift it to a loved one, it’s the perfect way to learn more about wine.

So, what’s included?

A wine tasting wouldn’t be a wine tasting without the wine. We’ve selected six delicious wines from our range for you to discover, three reds and three whites.

The reds include our classic, velvety-smooth red Cabalié from France, a deeply-fruited blockbuster from Portugal and a luscious and plummy Malbec-Bonara all the way from Argentina. Whites boast zingy Grüner Veltliner, Austria’s mouth-watering speciality, alongside a ripe, juicy Pinot Gris and tropical, satisfying Cabalié Blanc. If you much prefer a certain style over the other, there is an all-whites or an all-reds case available too, each of which include the full home tasting experience essentials.

So that’s the wine sorted, but those new to the wine world might be thinking ‘how will I open the bottles and what will I drink them from?’ Our Home Tasting Experience includes a Cabalié branded waiters friend corkscrew and six Sunday Times Wine Club tasting glasses. Alongside the import bits (aka the wine), you’ll also be emailed wine-tasting tutorial videos from our expert wine educator, Grant Hedley. Our fun and informative taste-along videos go through the following:

  • All about the various grape varieties, regions and produces
  • Tasting notes for each wine
  • Perfect food and wine pairings

You’ll be able to access these whenever best suits you, so if you don’t want to try all six wines in one evening then you can revisit the videos as and when you please. Alongside being emailed the videos, you’ll also get a scorecard to rate each of the wines and tasting notes to download.

What are you waiting for? Order your very own Home Tasting Experience at just £80, that saves you £21. We’d love to see your pictures of you enjoying your own Home Tasting experience, do tag us on your Instagram posts and stories. You can find us at @sundaytimeswineclub

Is Port just for Christmas?

Join Tony Laithwaite in conversation with Carlos Flores from Andersen Port House. Founded in 1845, Andresen is one of the last remaining family owned port houses. Andresen passionately believes that port is one of the world’s finest wines – and has won a host of awards from international competitions in an attempt to prove it.

The pair get together virtually to discuss the different styles of port and why it’s perfect all year round, not just at Christmas.

All Port featured in the video are available to purchase on our website via the following:

The Ultimate Christmas Gift Guide

It’s that time of year where Christmas is approaching and we start to think about those thoughtful gifts for our loved ones. Wine is often regarded as a ‘safe’ present and there is always something to suit all tastes and preference whether that be for your parents, friends or even colleagues. It’s easy to throw a bottle or two into your trolley when doing your festive food shop. As this year’s Christmas may be a little different, why not put some extra thought into your loved ones’ gifts and give them something that will make them smile this Christmas. A gift from The Sunday Times Wine Club isn’t just a gift, it’s an experience. Let us show you our top picks for all types of wine lovers with something to suit every taste and budget.

Something Special

Looking for that extra special gift for that very special someone? These four gifts will be perfect choices with something to please all tastebuds.

Champagne, Flutes & Truffles

£59

Delicious truffles and gold medal-winning Champagne… a match made in heaven if you ask us. This luxury gift will make the recipient feel well and truly spoiled. Not only does this set include tasty truffles and Paul Goerg’s gold medal-winning Champagne, you’ll also get two Dartington Crystal flutes to sip your Champagne from.

Laurent-Perrier Rosé Champagne, Flutes & Ice Bucket

£90

One of the most famous of all fine pink Champagnes. Champagne Laurent-Perrier’s rosé spends four years ageing in its cellar, developing great complexity. You’ll receive this presented in its special bottle and gift box, together with two Dartington Crystal flutes, and a Laurent-Perrier branded ice bucket, so you can serve these bubbles in style.

Six Bottle Luxury Mix

£100

If you struggle to decide on red, white or fizz for your recipient, this gift is the perfect option with a taste of all three. These six wines will enhance any occasion with their quality and complexity of flavour. This selection compromises Didier Chopin Champagne, Saracosa Governo Rosso, Domaine Dampt’s Petit Chablis, the reserve edition of our exclusive Mussel Pot Sauvignon Blanc and Château la Vallée Montagne Saint-Emilion and last but not least, Limited Release McLaren Vale Shiraz… all presented in a luxury gift box.

Picnic Basket Hamper

£115

Looking for that wow factor gift? This elegant hamper with luxurious blanket comes with two beautiful Dartington Crystal flutes and a bottle of Pol Roger Champagne, even more delicious well chilled. A generous gift which is perfect for couples. The upright hamper makes it a smart and convenient way to carry bottles to any occasion in the New Year to come.

Something Different

Perhaps you’re looking for something slightly different to gift this Christmas. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Here are our top picks:

Wooden Wine Rack & Wine

£20

Choose from a rich and velvety Italian red or a tropical, zesty New Zealand white. Whichever you choose, it will come packed in a wooden box that soon turns into a handy six-bottle wine rack.

Prosecco & Flutes

£30

This one’s for the Prosecco lovers out there. Your recipient will receive stylish sparkling wine flutes, making family-run Terra Batista’s creamy and complex Prosecco even more elegant.

Barbadillo Sherry & Olives Pack

£35

Sherry and olives are the Spanish equivalent of cheese and crackers – the perfect pairing! Our Barbadillo Sherry & Olives Pack will see your recipient getting the taste of sunny Spain with the aromas and flavours of crisp and dry Manzanilla sherry paired with succulent, juicy olives.

Flowers & Champagne

£75

This fine festive bouquet of elegant amaryllis, red roses and carnations are offset perfectly with pinecones and white thistles. Plus there’s more than a touch of splendour in the bottle of superb Louis Roederer champagne to add some sparkle.

ETO Wine Preserver

£125

You can now save the rest for later with this ETO Wine Preserver. This is the best of the best when it comes to keeping your open bottle in a drinkable condition. Not only is it highly praised for its ability to preserve wine, it also serves as an elegant decanter. A new, beautiful way to drink responsibly!

Gifts Under £40

Discover a selection of perfect gifts for wine lovers all under £40. We’ve got some great ideas for stocking fillers too.

Stirrers

£5.95

Add some fun to a classic G&T or a cocktail with these flavoured edible stirrers from Holly’s Lollies. These make a perfect stocking filler for any cocktail lover with five flavours to choose from: Raspberry Gin, Mulled Wine, Rhubarb Gin & Custard, Gin & Lemon and Amaretto.

Discovery Mixed Duo

£20

Give the gift of wine discovery. In this duo you’ll find the fresh and fruity Il Basso Italian Merlot, a sure-fire crowd pleaser, and Viňa Tarapacá, our bestselling Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. A pleasing pair for someone who is just getting into wine.

Rioja & Glasses

£25

Delight any wine lover with this gift set, presented in a luxury gift box. From winemaker Javier Murúa comes his Barón de Barbón, our bestselling Rioja. Our accompanying glasses will enhance the oak-aged aromas and flavours, opening up its toasty and spicy notes.

Harrow and Hope Brut Rosé

£32

Give the gift of an elegant English sparkling wine this year. But this isn’t just any English sparkling wine, it was last year’s winner of Best English Vintage Sparkling Rosé. Harrow and Hope Brut Rosé use the classic Champagne grapes and traditional Champagne method. It’s got gorgeous berry and toasty richness. The lucky recipient will receive this fizz in a smart, wooden box.

Classic Mixed Trio

£35

We’ve picked wines from some of our most talented producers for this trio. Javier Murúa’s toasty and silky Barón de Barbón is our bestselling Rioja, the Zonin family makes our fresh and creamy Luminoso Leggero Prosecco, and our tropical and crisp Company Bay Sauvignon Blanc is crafted by one of Marlborough’s pioneering cellars.

Or why not try?…

Home Tasting Experience

£80

Say hello to the do-it-yourself Home Tasting Experience. Not only will you SAVE 20% on a six-bottle showcase of delicious quality wine, which includes six glasses, and a Cabalié branded corkscrew, you’ll gain access to an in-depth tasting tutorial for each wine from our Wine Educator, Grant Hedley. Together, you will learn:

  • How to taste like a professional
  • All about the various grape varieties, regions and producers
  • Tasting notes for each wine
  • Perfect food and wine pairings

It’s the perfect gift for those wanting to learn more about wine, it’s also a great gift for yourself too. Find out more about what’s included in a Laithwaite’s Home Tasting Experience by clicking here.

We hope that you’ve found some inspiration for gifts to give this Christmas. You can view our full range over on our webpage.

Prices correct as of 17th November 2020.

To all supporters and fans of our lovely Windsor Great Park Vineyard and its sparkling success

Tony Laithwaite checks in at Windsor Great Park Vineyard, to give you an update on the terrific 2020 vintage just harvested, and to say thank you to all the followers and friends of this delicious, award-winning fizz.

If you’re not yet a follower of this superb English Quality Sparkling wine from Windsor Great Park Vineyard, that has created headlines all over the world, contact your Wine Advisor to hear all about it and how you might join.

Coastal Citrus Gin Instagram Giveaway Full Terms & Conditions

  1. The promoter of the competition is Direct Wines Limited (operator of the Sunday Time’s Wine Club), One Waterside Drive, Arlington Business Park, Theale, Berkshire, RG7 4SW, registered company no 01095091 (“DW”).

2. The competition is open to all residents of the U.K. (England, Scotland and Wales but not Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and BFPO) who have reached at least eighteen (18) years of age at the time of entry (the “Competition”). The Competition is not open to directors, officers, agents, contractors and employees of Direct Wines  or Manly Spirits UK, any of their affiliated or associated entities or divisions, their advertising and promotional agencies or members of the aforementioned individuals’ respective immediate families living in the same household.

3. By participating in the Competition, each participant accepts these terms and conditions of the Competition and agrees to be bound by them. The Competition is subject to all applicable laws.

4. To enter the Competition, the entrant must between 00:00 04/11/2020 and 23:59 11/11/2020:

a. like the competition post on the @sundaytimeswineclub Instagram page;

b. comment on the post on the @sundaytimeswineclub Instagram page with the answer to the question “What Australian suburb is Manly in?”

c.follow @sundaytimeswineclub and @manlyspiritsuk Instagram pages.

5. Only one (1) entry per person. Multiple entries may cause you to be disqualified.

6. The entrant also agrees to grant DW, Manly Spirits UK and their direct or indirect licensees, assignees and agencies a royalty-free, exclusive, worldwide, assignable, sub-licensable and irrevocable licence to use, publish, reproduce, edit, exhibit, project and display the post for the purposes of advertising, marketing and promotional activity, in connection with promoting DW’s and Manly Spirits UK’s products and services.

7. In doing so, the entrant agrees to waive their moral rights under section 205 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 and to waive any right that they may have to inspect and approve any use made of the post within the scope of licence granted under paragraph 6 above.

8. The entrant releases DW and/or Instagram from any claims for remuneration associated with the use of the post.

9. The entrant must read and understand the privacy policy for this Competition at www.sundaytimeswineclub.co.uk/privacy. In addition, the following privacy notice applies to the Competition:

When you enter this competition, you’ll provide us with your details of your Instagram account and the information you share in the post with DW. If you are a winner, we will ask for your postal address so that we can deliver your prize to you, and we may ask for additional information in order to verify your age. We obtain all of this information from you directly.

We’ll use your personal data in order to run the competition fairly and properly, and if you are a winner, to tell you that you’ve won the competition and to make any further arrangements with you, including to repost your winning entry on social media..  We may pass on your details to verify your age to ensure that we only give products containing alcohol to those aged 18 or over, and the CAP Code requires us (as the promoter of this competition) to either publish or make available certain information about prize winners. You can object to this information being published or made available by contacting us on 03330 142776 or dpo@sundaytimeswineclub.co.uk. Please note that, even if you opt out, we may still have to provide the information and winning entry to the ASA.

If your competition entry is a winner, we may share your details with the courier company we use to deliver your prize to you; the company we use to carry out age verification checks (if required); and with our core IT services providers.

10. The prize is 1 x 70cl bottle of Manly Costal Citrus Gin.  There will be one (1) winner of the prize. The winner of the prize will be selected randomly by no later than 19/11/2020.

11. The winner of the prize will be selected from eligible entries. The winner of the prize will be contacted on the same day as the draw via Instagram. Three attempts will be made to contact the winner of the prize. If the winner does not respond via direct message within 7 days of DW’s first message to accept the prize, an alternative winner will be selected. If an alternative winner must be selected, the selection process will be repeated, and the new winner will be contacted via Instagram.

12. DW will contact the winners by private message on Instagram in accordance with paragraph 11 above and will request their details (name, address and email) for the purposes of claiming their prize only.

13. DW will send the winner 1 x 70cl  bottle Manly Spirits Costal Citrus Gin.   No refunds will be given.

14. DW cannot be held responsible for any prize not received by the winner.

15. All prize draws will be completed by a verifiable random draw.

16. Odds of winning the prizes will vary depending on the number of eligible entries received.

17. DW retains sole discretion to withhold prizes without liability if in its view a participant is ineligible, the entry is invalid, or a winner does not meet the necessary requirements as set out in these terms and conditions.  DW may use the services of a third party to verify the age of any winner.

18. DW reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Competition in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside of its control.

19. You acknowledge that the Competition is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Instagram.

20. You acknowledge and accept that Instagram will not be responsible or liable for this Competition. 

21. DW is not responsible or liable for:

a. Any entry for which the post or comment is lost, deleted or deemed abusive by Instagram;

b. Any accounts that are deemed to be fraudulent or not authentic;

c. Unforeseen changes in Instagram’s legal or commenting rules & regulations;

d. Any external factors that may restrict a participant from accepting their prize;

e. Any entries that cannot be found by DW due to the entrant’s account being locked, suspended, blocked or otherwise inaccessible to general users of Instagram.

22. DW shall not be liable in any way for a) any costs or expenses associated with claiming or redeeming any prize and not specifically included within the prize as stated in the Competition, b) any damages, liability or injury arising out of or in any way connected with the Competition or the prize other than those costs and expenses specifically stated in the Competition. Nothing in this disclaimer is intended to limit DW’s liability for death or personal injury arising out of DW’s negligence.

23. There is no cash alternative for the prize.

24. If there is a dispute between you and DW in relation to the Competition or these terms and conditions, you may take legal action against DW, and DW may take legal action against you in either the English courts or the local courts in the part of the UK where you live. The applicable law will be that of the location of the court.