A Christmas toast for premium alcohol brands

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With Christmas fast-approaching, it’s time to get the old foodie checklist out.

Although the turkey and cranberry sauce will always spring to mind first (and in the case of sprouts, immediately spring out again), a delicious glass of wine or smooth whiskey is a priceless addition to your festive line-up. Not only is it sure to lift a meal and impress your guests, a striking bottle is handy to have in the cupboard during the party season to truly treat the host.

Our buyers have been on the case to make sure you have a range of premium alcoholic products to choose from, be it to enjoy yourself or give away. They’ve already caught the eye of some of our presenters, with their favourites too!

Hawkins Bros Brut Reserve English sparkling wine

Where to start… oh yes. Bubbles.

Go show stopping this year and raise your glasses for this delicious Surrey fizz, complete with two champagne flutes. If that’s not a Christmas must-have and the ultimate perfect (and easy) gift, we don’t know what is!

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I love a glass (or four!) of bubbly over Christmas and the new year. I really like champagne and varieties of French sparkling wine, but I’d love to find a good British alternative, so you can imagine how excited I am about this English sparkling wine. I’d serve this glass of bubbles with little chunks of sourdough bread topped with salmon, crème fraiche and dill… yum!

Craig Rowe

 

Drinks in Tubes five-piece white wine selection

The perfect gift for white wine connoisseurs, you get five premium white wines from France and Austria in sleek tubes.

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Most of my family drink red and I am definitely a white wine drinker, so it’s great on Christmas Day as I get the bottle to myself! I think this set is fab! I love the modern tube idea as your friends will have no idea what’s inside. It beats the boring old bottle in a bag any day!

Jilly Halliday

 

Drinks in Tubes five-piece red wine selection

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Shout out to you reds, you’re being looked after too. With this high-quality set,  you get five samples of fine wines to put your palette through its paces.

I love nothing more than a really good glass of red wine. It’s my favourite indulgence and I love it with a roast dinner or some lovely cheese. I love Pinot Noir for something light but also heavier wines like South African Pinotage. I will usually be drawn to a nice Malbec when out for dinner though.

Katy Pullinger

 

 

6 O’Clock Gin Great Taste Award winners three-piece selection

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If wine isn’t your bag (or your lucky receiver), you can always rely on a premium spirit to impress. Plus, it goes without saying, the second awards are involved, you know you can’t go wrong.

With this mouth-watering trio you get original gin, damson gin, and sloe gin – all Great Taste Award winners.

Gin lovers: you are welcome.

 

Drinks in Tubes Butlers Tray Gift Set

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If variety is your game, this selection of premium spirits is your name (nice to meet you, Drinks in Tubes Butlers Tray Gift Set). You get cognac, gin, and vodka so say hello to Christmas Day cocktails.

I change my choice of drink depending on the season or my mood, so I love the idea of this set. It’s a gift I’d love to receive, and would love to give too. A good whiskey or brandy is always well received and I’d rather have a cheeky whiskey – neat rather than with a mixer added in. I think it’s a throw back from being allowed to pour my Daddy’s drink – a whiskey, two fingers worth!

Claire Sutton

 

Joe & Seph’s stocking selection

And remember, with the likes of innovative brands like Joe & Seph’s, treating someone to their favourite tipple can be more than just a bottle. Their 12-piece Christmas stocking set includes an array of moreish popcorn flavours, such as Gin & Tonic and Caramel Macchiato & Whisky Popcorn, alongside festive favourites like Gingerbread Latte and Mince Pie!
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So enjoy yourselves this Christmas, give generously with these delicious treats, and cheers!

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