All you really want for Christmas…are beautiful wine and spirit gift packs. Take the hassle out of figuring out what glasses (or gizmos) go with what delicious libation. These stylishly packaged presents promise to, ahem, set the bar.
Hendricks’s Gin Enchanter, R399
Cast a spell on the gin lover in your life. This enchanting gift comes complete with a jigger—handy for measuring spirits—and behind the single tot cup stands affixed a double-shot measuring cup. Which of the measuring cups is the real one and which is the fantastical?
This limited edition gift box contains The Macallan 12 Fine Oak as well as a whisky glass and water jug etched with designs, which tell the story of the oak used to craft The Macallan’s casks. One for the collectors, the glassware will evolve over three years with new designs.
Cointreau Fizz Kit, R369.99
Summer cocktails are made easy with the Cointreau Fizz Kit. Inside you’ll find: a bottle of Cointreau, a classic goblet as well as a lime squeezer. On purchasing the Cointreau Fizz Kit, you’ll also receive a complimentary 1-litre soda water, to help you make the Cointreau Fizz cocktail (you’ll find the recipe on the box).
Pierre Jourdan Belle Rose, R159, 95
Make someone blush with this gorgeous gift containing two flutes along with the pink Méthode Cap Classique. Made with 100 per cent Pinot Noir; expect flavours of strawberries and cherries.
This gift is sure to delight any bubbly fan. Driven by chardonnay, Laurent-Perrier Brut is the signature style of the Champagne house. The brut comes packaged with two tulip glasses in an elegant gift box.
Ernie Els Cabernet Sauvignon 2014, R259. 95
Perfect for wine—and golf—enthusiasts, this Cabernet Sauvignon from the celebrated Stellenbosch estate is a fine wine indeed; plus it comes neatly paired with two voluminous red wines glasses. Why would you drink from ernie thing els?
Shoot for the stars with this festively packaged wine gift. The 2014 Quartz Stone Chardonnay and the 2011 Gravel Quarry Cabernet Sauvignon are paired with two Bohemia Crystal Lara glasses.
The Drift Moveable Feast, R519.95
This collection of items is a celebration of The Drift Farm. In a beautifully illustrated wooden box you’ll find red blend, Moveable Feast as well as honey and olive oil, which are both also produced on the Stanford farm. A real treat for foodies and winos alike.
Beyerskloof Braai, R219.95
What could be more South African Christmas than this? Gift your favourite braai master with the Beyerskloof Pinotage Reserve 2014, along with a handy pair of tongs, of course.
These gifts are all available from selected liquor stores and online retailers.
Written by Malu Lambert