So here it is, merry Christmas, everybody’s having fun. Christmas is officially in full swing here at The Sunday Times Wine Club. There’s nothing quite like families getting together under the same roof, friends popping round for an impromptu glassful … maybe even the odd office Christmas celebration. And gift giving in person – how wonderful.
We know that finding that perfect Christmas gift for your loved ones can sometimes be a struggle, but the Gifts Team here at Sunday Times Wine Club HQ have been working hard all year to bring you the most spectacular Christmas gift range. There really is something to suit everyone with gifts perfect for the wine lovers, gin lovers and even beer lovers in your life. Look at what the range has to offer …
If they can’t get out to the pub this Christmas, you can bring the pub to them, thanks to our friends at Oxfordshire’s Loose Cannon Brewery. This clever gift is effectively a pub in a box (hence the name), comprising a five-litre keg, two glasses, and a tasty Salami Chips snack.
Deciding what to eat at Christmas is almost as much fun as picking the wines to match. The Manzanos dynasty has made Rioja on its estate for 200 years and it’s ideal with a wintry casserole, while the Villa Broglia Gavi di Gavi is a classic food-friendly Italian white, and Château Le Bonalguet from Bordeaux will fly with pan-fried duck or roast lamb.
This delicious array of goodies is accompanied by a very enjoyable Aussie Shiraz Cabernet blend, all bramble fruits and black pepper. There is no nicer gift at Christmas than a hamper, and this one from our friends at Cartwright & Butler is a great example!
Only the finest bubbles will do for the 12 Days of Christmas and so we’ve selected Laurent-Perrier La Cuvée, Möet & Chandon Imperial and Piper-Heidsieck Cuvée Brut for this exclusive gift. We’ve paired six high-end (200ml-size) bottles with six delicious packs of truffles, finely crafted by Holdsworth Chocolates in the Peak District, to pair perfectly with the luxurious sparklers. An ideal gift for the fizz fans and chocoholics in your life.
Looking for inspiration this Father’s Day? We’ve got everything you need to make him smile on Sunday 20th June (not that far off, is it). Socks, fancy chocolates and personalised mugs might have been last year’s presents and maybe you’re stuck for ideas. Well, we’ve made it easy – we have selected a dozen gifts from our range, guaranteed to make a father (or father figure) smile. From craft beers to indulgent wine hampers (and everything in between), it turns out that dads don’t have to be hard to buy for after all! Get ahead of the game and discover our range of gifts …
This one’s for the beer lovers! This trio of independently brewed craft beers is presented in a nifty tube. There is no finer treat for a lover of fine beers and ales than this triplicate from our friends at Brew Republic.
The Tullibardine Tasting Collection Gift set is a great way to discover the award-winning classic range. This shiny gift set includes four 5cl miniatures from the Highland distillery, with the 228 Burgundy Finish, 225 Sauternes Finish, 500 Sherry Finish expressions, and, last but not least, the bourbon-matured Sovereign bottling.
This Aussie Red will go down a treat. It’s rich and smooth blend of Durif and Shiraz has made The Black Stump our bestselling wine of all time. These larger glasses are the ideal way to show its full intensity and it’s presented in a luxury gift box.
Winemaker Javier Murúa brings a freshness to his Barón de Barbón, which constantly makes it our bestselling Rioja. Our accompanying glasses will enhance the oak-aged aromas and flavours, opening up its deliciously toasty, spicy notes.
This super smart set of miniature 5cl taster bottles comprises five of the best rums, accompanied by two mixers, sugar syrup and a helpful handbook to get maximum enjoyment for a full rum at-home tasting experience. A great gift experience for any lover of rum.
The auburn hue of this whisky comes directly from it’s time spent in the 228 litre barriques that previously held Pinot Noir from Chateau de Chassagne Montrachet. The nose of the 228 features red cherries and vanilla with hints of chocolate and Turkish Delight. On the palate, there is a real hint of summer fruit, more chocolate and a sweet spice note on the finish.
A wonderful, rich whisky that has been matured in first-fill ex-bourbon barrels and finished in 225 litre sauternes casks. This beautifully golden Tullibardine has hints of citrusy lime on the nose and hints of vanilla and oatmeal. On the palate, there is a touch of tropical pineapple and zingy orange zest and finishes with a creamy edge.
Treat a great dad with this excellent gift. The wine world may not think that wine and chocolate go together, but when it comes to giving the right present, this set is ideal! Comprising four flavoursome wines from Spain, Argentina, Italy and France plus a box of beautiful hand-made chocolates from Holdsworth with the words “World’s Best Dad” adorned on the box, this splendid gift is sure to please.
A huge hit each year, from 14th generation port house Barão de Vilar. The ‘book’ contains 10 x 6cl measures of port, including Tawny, LBV (Late Bottled Vintage), rosé, white, Coheita 2001, Vintage 2016 and more … plus background information and tasting notes. A magnificent and original gift.
For the cheese and crackers fans – as the name suggests – this hamper provides everything but the cheese! Delicious savoury biscuits and flatbreads plus two jars of tempting chutney and a bottle of fine Rioja provide all the accompaniments to your cheeses of choice for a fine supper or light picnic. Also available with Sauvignon Blanc.
The perfect gift for any off-piste fan, part-time adventurer or mountain lover. This set includes a 70cl bottle of Off-Piste Gin, a crisp, aromatic gin with balanced notes of freshness, tartness and floral hints, and a classic stainless-steel hipflask engraved with the Off-Piste compass logo. For extra convenience, you can get all our gifts delivered straight to their doorstep, with a special personalised message included too.
Looking for more inspiration? Click here to shop our full range of Father’s Day gifts.
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.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but a bottle of Champagne works just as well to show you care.
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.
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.
What do you buy the guy who has everything? We’ve got just the idea …
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Looking for that extra special gift for that very special someone? These four gifts will be perfect choices with something to please all tastebuds.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.