8 Great Christmas Gifts

December 15, 2015

Our top recommendations for last minute gifting and stocking filling.

With the arrival of the holiday season comes the promise of good times and great memories, but also the stress of finding the perfect gift for friends, family and work colleagues. We’ve made a list and checked it twice, ensuring that whether you’re after high-end spirits, a prestigious red wine or bubbles for that special someone, we have you covered.

The Gold Medal Bordeaux Collection

Treat a colleague with The Gold Medal Bordeaux Collection – a trio of rich and robust reds. The selection includes Chateau Lamothe-Bergeron Cru Bourgeois Haut-Medoc 2009, Chateau Bourdieu Blaye Cotes De Bourdieu 2011 and Chateau La Coudraie Bordeaux Vignobles Jolivet 2012 presented in a beautiful wooden box.  Another perk - all three reds are suited for long-term cellaring and will only improve with age. It’s the gift that keeps on giving.

Perfect for: a gold medal boss or superstar employee

Croser NV Sparkling

Straight from the Adelaide Hills, Croser NV Sparkling is an Aussie favourite. With its mass appeal and domestic roots, a bottle of Crosser NV Sparkling is a thoughtful gift for that person who is difficult to shop for.  This platinum style sparkling exudes pomegranate, wild strawberry and cherry aromas, a truly winning combination.

Perfect for: that ‘hard to buy for’ person

Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV Ice Jacket

A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Rosé NV is ideal for spoiling someone special. The elegant, delicate, fruity taste of this Rose Champagne makes it a fantastic summer drink, and the reusable ice jacket will be useful when entertaining outdoors. There truly is no better way to celebrate the holiday season than with a fine bottle of Champagne.

Perfect for: the stylish woman in your life

Penfolds Maxs The Promise Shiraz 2013

Penfolds’ former chief winemaker Max Schubert was known for gifting bottles of wine he loved to family and friends, so they could celebrate life’s momentous occasions together over a quality drop. You too can give the gift of wine and the gift of Penfolds with Penfolds Maxs The Promise Shiraz 2013. With plummy and spicy Shiraz fruits and chocolate and mocha flavors throughout, the lucky recipient of this gift will enjoy every last sip.  

Perfect for: Mum or Dad

Crystal Head Vodka Gift Pack

Like to mix things up? Try the Crystal Head Vodka Gift pack. Premium, quadruple distilled vodka partnered with a cocktail shaker will set your loved one up with two of the essentials needed for a summer of home cocktail concocting! The edgy glass skull bottle makes for an excellent keepsake after consumption too.  

Perfect for: the cocktail connoisseur

Hendricks Minisculinity

Everyone knows someone that proudly refers to gin as ‘their drink’.  Gin fans will leap with excitement upon receiving the Hendricks Minisculinity gift pack this Christmas. It not only allows them to devour high quality gin infused with the refreshing flavour of cucumber and rose petals, but it also comes with a special treat that’s bound to keep them entertained -  a short book filled with 12 inspiring gin cocktails. 

Perfect for: the gin aficionado

Johnnie Walker Black Gift Pack

The Johnnie Walker Black Gift Pack is an impeccable present option for that friend or family member who understands the mature glow and deep flavor complexities of Johnnie Walker. The gift pack is accompanied by two fashionably branded tumblers to ensure a quality drinking experience of this liquid gold.

Perfect for: the whisky drinker

Mumm Cordon Rouge Twin Flute Gift Pack

The Mumm Cordon Rouge Twin Flute Gift pack combines Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier and Chardonnay together to create a flavour explosion in your mouth. The complex aromas of fresh fruit and caramel make this an excellent gift for any champagne lover - not to mention it comes with 2 delicate glass flutes brilliant for on-the-spot festivities.

Perfect for: sharing with your other half

For more great ideas visit our gift webpage or your local Vintage Cellars store, our staff will be happy to help you find the best Christmas to suit any budget.