If your loved one loves wine, look no further. We’ve compiled the ultimate list of gifts to consider buying them, only if they’re on your good list…
Happiness in a hamper
There’s really nothing like a white (wine) Christmas. So why not spoil your loved one with a bottle of our (John Platter 5-star) Natura Vista White Blend and a bottle of our just-released Blanc de Blanc MCC, wrapped up in a stylish cooler bag, along with a quality bottle opener. All for just R490. Only available at our Wine Shop.
A classic wine decanter
You can’t go wrong with a classy wine decanter. The volume allows for maximum aeration, reviving older wines quickly and opening up younger ones too. This loop decanter (R999), by Spiegelau is available via www.cybercellar.com.
For the finale of a great meal, you may be torn between the accompaniment of another glass of wine, or a comforting cup of coffee. But why not have both? These merlot-infused beans make the perfect after-dinner brew. The 100% Arabica beans are aged in oak wine barrels for a unique profile of fresh, red berry flavors and subtle hints of currants and blackberries. Caffeinated, but contains no alcohol. Check out http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/merlot-infused-coffee
To get the most out of a wine, the right glassware makes a profound difference. It’s been more than 50 years since Professor Riedel first designed stemware to match and complement different wines and spirits, and the results are nothing short of remarkable. Visit http://www.riedel.co.za/ for more info.
This nifty little gadget chills wine from the inside (without affecting its taste), and with a built-in aerator, expect an enhanced aromatic profile too. The easy-pour spout makes serving a breeze, and should there be any wine left over, the corksicle can also act as a cork, preserving your wine for a little longer! ($39 from Amazon).
Stylish Wine Fridge
This 18-bottle storage cabinet from yuppiechef keeps your prized wines at the perfect temperature for consumption, preserving their shelf life, and making it easy to drink exactly what you want, when you want it, at the correct temperature.
Food & Wine Pairing for two
Treat your partner to the ultimate indulgence at Open Door: the new and highly-anticipated four course pairing. R650 per person.