As December 25th edges ever closer the annual pickle of what to buy everyone for Christmas continues, we believe the gift of wine is special because it can conjure memories and help create new memories with every bottle and that is crucial during the festive season.
Firstly, it’s always good to know as much about the person you’re buying for as possible. If they genuinely do love wine, chances are they will love sparkling, red, white and dessert wines so you have plenty of scope to find a gift that will delight.
And when it comes to choosing the wine for a gift, we can help you narrow the selection to hopefully picking something that a) won’t get left on the shelf b) passed on to the next dinner host c) be consumed without notice.
Don’t forget we are here to help! Don’t hesitate to get in touch via phone or email, if you know the grape variety favoured, a well-educated member of the JN team can advise you safe options and hopefully include a couple of alternatives (of course still taking into consideration the style that the recipient enjoys).
To help tick a few people off your list we have put together our ultimate gifts guide for wine lovers!
F.Thienpoint Limited Edition Bordeaux Case
For the connoisseur of classic wines, look no further than France. With so many different areas and styles of wine within this one country, there are bound to be plenty of wines they will love. The F.Thienpoint Limited Edition Bordeaux Case case would go down a storm and provides a really interesting case that shows the diversity and charm of this country.
New World Classics Duo
The New World Classics Duo would make a gorgeous gift for someone who loves really good new world wines - or for someone who wants to explore them. Actually, the wines are so good I defy anyone not to like them. These wines have deliciously warm, ripe fruit flavours and the quality is outstanding.
The Chocolate Block
We know how many of you can’t get enough of The Chocolate Block's smooth and velvety texture, ripe red fruit characters and that vanilla/chocolate finish. It means we always sell out before our next allocation is ready, so if The Chocolate Block is your tipple of choice, we'd recommend getting your order in early!
Of course, we need more than still wine for Christmas dinner and many of us love an excuse to open a bottle of something sparkling. Bubbles really do epitomise a celebration and if Christmas isn’t a time to celebrate when is?
JN Sparkling made especially for us by Bouvet Ladubay in the Loire Valley. A high proportion of Chenin Blanc lends this sparkler a lovely richness and lots of ripe apple and white floral flavours with just a hint of honey. A must for Christmas festivities. And there’s 15% OFF selected Sparkling Wine & Champagne until 31.12.22
Why not pack it in a JN wooden box for that extra special touch?
Shortcross 5Yo Single Malt Whisky, 70cl - Inaugural Release
Awarded Ireland's Best New Irish Whisky 2021 - The Irish Whisky Awards.
This unique release is the first Irish Whiskey to be wholly distilled and released by a new Irish Whiskey distillery in Northern Ireland since the 1920's and the first whiskey to be released outside of the old Bushmills Distillery since the closure of the Old Comber and Coleraine distilleries.
Double distilled on Rademon Estate Distillery's original 450L copper pot. The whiskey has been atured in a unique cask combination that uses neither traditional bourbon or sherry casks. These casks have delivered less than 700 bottles for this inaugural release. The whiskey has been neither chill-filtered nor any caramel colouring added.
Presented in a branded box with two bespoke Tuath tasting glasses.
Botanist Self Watering Herb Planter Gift Pack
One for the Gin lovers! A bottle of the Botanist Islay Dry Gin packed with a herb planter to grow your own garnish. A progressive exploration and taste of the wild with it's 22 distinctive hand foraged local herbs and flowers from the Isle of Islay which are slowly distilled with nine classic gin botanicals.
The taste is rich and mellow with a citrus freshness that is smooth and balanced making it perfect for a martini, and gin cocktails!
Lehmann Absolus 46 Glasses (6)
A beautiful set of 6 glasses. Absolus can bring out the aromas in any one of your wines, be they sparkling or still. Designed with Champagne tasting in mind these glasses are fairly similar to that of a wine glass and yet retain the pointed base which ensures a maximum bubbling effect.
Decanter Swirl 75cl
One of the range of modern aerating decanters, the Swirl decanter has a wide bowl to give a generous surface area to the wine. It has the additional feature of a thumb indent to allow accuracy when pouring as well as the ability to swirl the wine and renew the surface area for further aeration.
JN "The Balsamic" 100ml
Ideal as a fat free dressing for salads or a rich luscious flavour to casseroles and stews, the perfect addition to your larder! The JN Balsamic was carefully cafted by Burren Balsamics, suitable for coeliacs, vegetarian's and vegan's.
Lorge Chocolate Selection (12) 140g
A Selection of 12 handmade assorted filled chocolates. Benoit Lorge is a passionate multi award-winning chocolatier with a true love for the beauty of fine chocolate. The inspiration for his chocolate creations comes from the stunning countryside of the Caha Mountains and the lakes and bays that surround him. Visitors to the gourmet town of Kenmare, Co Kerry can visit Benoit's traditional chocolate shop and see the hand-crafted delicacies take shape.
Lismore Caraway Seed with Irish Seasweed Biscuits, 150g
A delicious combination of warm and gentle caraway seeds and a sprinkle of super healthy seaweed from Ireland's West Coast. Enjoy Al-Fresco with soft-cheese or hummus and a glass of chilled white wine!
Or if you don’t want to choose the wines yourself, any wine lover will very much appreciate the chance to come here and browse the shelves themselves so a gift voucher will go down a storm!
Don't forget to upgade your gift packaging for the perfct finishing touch!
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