In an age where everyone is trying to make smarter choices, there's more pressure than ever to find the perfect gift. That is, one that will actually be useful! If your dad is into wine or spirits, it's hard to beat that in the zero-waste gift department. From the upscale gin, to the perfect red for a barbecue, to port, we have 10 bottle suggestions for him to enjoy. To make this a party he won't soon forget, get inspired by our recipe pairings for each suggestion. And for those of you who don’t like to cook, a classic charcuterie platter will be perfect.

Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé

Where there's a celebration, there should be champagne; but not just any champagne! A bottle of Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Brut Rosé is the perfect way to celebrate dad, with the liveliness and fullness you're looking for when baked oysters are on the menu. Enjoy a glass while preparing this champagne sabayon oyster recipe, as it calls for a few splashes. Champagne two ways—it doesn't get better than this! 

Taylor Fladgate Tawny 10 ans

Is your dad a port lover? You can't go wrong with the Taylor Fladgate Tawny 10 Year Old, which offers excellent value for the price.

To accompany this fortified wine, we jump straight to dessert with a black forest cake whose flavours of chocolate, vanilla and fruit highlight the aromatic profile of this tawny. There is no doubt that this will be the cherry on top! 

Courvoisier V.S.

Courvoisier's reputation in the world of cognac is well established, and the Courvoisier V.S. is recognized as the most accessible of the family's cognacs. Whether your dad is a connoisseur or simply curious, he is sure to enjoy it. Its notes of white fruits and flowers combined with a caramelized sweetness will enhance this recipe for pear verrines with ice cider and vanilla yogourt.

The Glenlivet 12 Ans Double Oak Scotch Whisky Single Malt

Glenlivet is one of the most renowned distilleries in the world. An essential for any occasion, this 12 year old Scotch Whisky is particularly suitable for Father's Day.

We suggest serving it as a digestif or with dessert; such as with a pear crumble, which will highlight its notes of baked pear, cinnamon, gingerbread and orange blossom.

Monkey 47

Monkey 47 is dedicated to the gin connoisseurs of this world; and for good reason! 47 is the number of plants and herbs that make up its signature character. The palate is both subtle and complex, with cinnamon and floral aromas, punctuated by lemony, herbaceous, and anise-like notes. Enticed? Try this fresh and delicious strawberry granita cocktail recipe with Monkey 47 gin.

Casarojo MMM Monastrell

If dad leans more towards full-bodied reds, this sun-drenched Spanish wine is for him. Ripe, complex and delicious, it expresses itself with distinct notes of cocoa, black cherry, bay leaf and plum. It is the type of wine that will go perfectly with barbecued pork ribs, just as he likes them!

Astorre Noti Chianti Riserva 2017

And now, we're off to Italy with this Chianti that has a nice balance of wood and fruit. This blend of sangiovese (85%), cabernet-sauvignon (5%), canaiolo (5%) and merlot (5%) owes its "riserva" status to aging in slavon barrels and 6 months of bottle aging. A fine pairing with cheesy appetizers such as mini manchego and serrano ham puff pastries.

In partnership with: Charton-Hobbs Moët-Hennessy, Taylor Fladgate, Courvoisier Cognac, Corby Vins et Spiritueux Limité, Casa Rojo, Alessandro Berselli – Vini d’Italie, Vignoble Alain Brumont