While you're still trying to figure out what to get this holiday season, we've put together a list of 10 gift ideas that will delight family, friends and even that co-worker you just picked up in the office gift exchange! From bottles that pop, others that warm the heart and those for special occasions, find gifts for everyone.
A little luxury from Luxembourg
This fine and elegant sparkling wine is made from Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir and Riesling. Made according to the traditional method, it is matured for at least two years in the cellar, which develops its citrus aromas, its floral fragrances and its buttery and brioche notes. This cuvée has been the flagship of the house since its creation in 1971 on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Bernard-Massard cellars. An ideal gift to celebrate the effervescence of the holidays.
A pink bubbly from Burgundy
With its aromas of strawberry, apple and floral notes, it will charm even the most discerning of sparkling wine lovers. A blend of pinot noir, chardonnay and gamay, it has a pretty salmon pink color. Its complexity comes from a three-month rest before the secondary fermentation and an additional 12 months of aging on the lees in the bottle. It is perfect for aperitifs, hors d'oeuvres and all festive occasions.
Champagne for special occasions
Champagne is always associated with celebrations, it is a gift that pleases everyone. The Brut Royal is the flagship cuvée of this Champagne house. It is composed of Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Pinot Meunier from nearly forty different crus of the Champagne region. Its pale yellow color with green reflections is wrapped in fine bubbles. On the nose, citrus, white flowers and small red fruits stand out. The mouth is full and round, all in elegance. It is the Champagne to serve as an aperitif, with shellfish and seafood, sushi or sashimi, and to celebrate all the good moments of the holiday season.
A ray of California sunshine
This California Chardonnay comes from one of the iconic vineyards of the American West Coast. The Raymond family has been making wine for over 140 years and is committed to producing wines true to the California terroir. The winery is entirely solar powered and the vines also benefit from this blessed sunshine. The wine is full and generous with notes of peach and melon and woody and vanilla accents. A great gift for those who like a bright white wine!
A ripasso of Niagara
Len and Marisa Crispino, founders of this winery, discovered the appassimento technique while living in Veneto. This technique involves letting the grapes dry out naturally to concentrate the flavors and is the source of the region's famous Amarone. The Ripasso, on the other hand, is obtained by bringing young wines into contact with the lees of these concentrated wines to give them extra volume and aroma. This is precisely the method used to make this cuvée, using Bordeaux grape varieties: Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Its aromas of cherry, raspberry and pepper are coated by woody notes. For an original gift that highlights the innovation of Canadian winemakers.
A California Diamond
Behind this famous name is also a winery with a well-established reputation. It produces premium wines for California wine lovers that feature the region's iconic grape varieties. The winery is also at the forefront of sustainable development in the vineyard, the winery and even the property's gourmet restaurant. It will seduce the most sophisticated wine lovers with its notes of blueberries, black currants, tobacco and vanilla. For those who like to cellar their wines, it will improve over the next five years.
A Tuscan that shines
Tenuta Luce is located on the hills southwest of the village of Montalcino. The careful selection of grapes produces wines with a captivating fruitiness that is easy to appreciate. This wine is made from Sangiovese and Merlot grapes that are fermented with natural yeasts. The wine slowly evolves in barrel for months, even years, until it reaches its balance. With notes of sweet spices, cherry, dried flowers and tobacco, this is the wine to offer to lovers of great Tuscan wines.
A red to offer without further delay
From a family estate with over 100 hectares of vines in the heart of the Corbières appellation, this wine offers a lot of depth, complexity and pleasure for the price. Made from Carignan, Syrah and Grenache, it is an elegant and pleasing wine with lovely red fruit and garrigue notes. It can be served with game, roasted red meats or in sauce, in short it is the ideal companion for winter recipes. A great gift that brings joy and warmth.
A Quebec gin for classic cocktails
Why not offer a gin made in Quebec by Absintherie des Cantons in collaboration with the team at the Atwater Cocktail Club, a hotbed of cocktail science? Its notes of citrus, orange peel, juniper and white pepper are accompanied by a rich, round mouthfeel. Perfect for gin and tonics and other recipes that call for an exemplary London Dry gin. The perfect bottle to stock the bar of your favorite home mixologist!
A Scotch whisky for winter evenings
Built almost with bare hands by William Grant and his family in 1886, this distillery has become over the years one of the greatest representatives of Scotch whisky. Marketed since the 60's in its famous triangular bottle, this scotch has passed the test of time and remains one of the leading names in single malts. Aged in bourbon and sherry casks, it stands out for its warm notes of pear pie, honey, delicate floral aromas and fine spicy notes wrapped in a creamy, rich texture. A heart-warming gift for the whisky lover in your life.
In partnership with Bernard-Massard, Louis Bouillot, Vranken-Pommery, Corby Spiritueux et Vins Limitée, Univins et Spiritueux, Francis Ford Coppola Winery, Le Groupe Barrocco, William Grant's & Sons, Luce della Vite, Le Château du Grand Caumont.