Reserve Wines Official Christmas Gift Guide
So it's Christmas time and you've a long list of people to buy presents for. Next to some of those names you've written the word: WINE. Yes, great! That'll be sure to go down well.
The only problem is, you don't know what they like and staring at the wide range of bottles on the shelves makes your head spin. If this sounds like you, then don't worry. We're here to help.
We love wine so much that some days we barely think about anything else. So let us choose the wines to buy this Christmas for you - simply pick up a gift from our Christmas gift range.
(If you do know what you're looking for and you can't find it here, simply select the wines you want and add a gift bag or box from our selection here.)
Crowd pleasers for £26 or less
Cremant de Loire Christmas Gift, £19.00
Red Wine Christmas Gift, £26.00
White Wine Christmas Gift, £26.00
Gifts for a connoisseur for £40 or less
Champagne Christmas Gift, £32.00
Premium Red Wine Christmas Gift, £36.00
Gifts for those that like the finer things, for £65 or less
Fine Red Wine Christmas Gift, £56.00
Fine Mixed Wine Christmas Gift, £61.00
Gifts for the wine enthusiast for £80 and over
Christmas Day Mixed Case, £80.00
Christmas Party Case, £165.00
This takes the Christmas case and expands it with extra choices of wines to serve with dinner, whether that is Rioja with lamb or Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with seabass. Plus some luscious sweet wine to go with desserts and an extra bottle of fizz for New Year. However it is also a spectacular gift to give someone who loves wine. You'd knock their brand new Christmas socks off with this.
Fine Wines Gift Subscription, from £225.00 (3 month subscription)
If in doubt, choose glassware
Schott Zwiesel Vivid Senses Sparkling Wine Glass, £22.00 a pair
Made by highly respected German glassware producer Schott Zwiesel, these Vivid Senses sparkling wine glasses stand out for their elongated bowl and effervescence point at the base, which maintains that special fizz in sparkling wine and champagne.
Serious luxury and style meets high performance functionality with this innovative decanter. Eto gives you the freedom to enjoy wine on your time. Its innovative, patented design prevents oxidation, to preserve your wine’s full flavour until you’re ready for another glass.
In Master of Wine blind taste tests, laboratory trials and in the homes of wine lovers the world over, eto performs beautifully - enhancing the pleasure of wine drinking and reducing wastage. Wines that were stored in the eto for 7 days tasted just as fresh as a newly opened bottle, with the added benefit of opening up the flavours in the wine. Every sip is as delicious as it should be.
This is an ideal gift for a wine lover and for those who like to enjoy finer wines in moderation.
Gifts for the those who prefer spirits
Presented in a striking Attitude Decanter. This is aged for over 20 years in red Limousin oak casks and then in ‘old’ barrels, and is made from a series of eaux-de-vie from the Petite Champagne terroir. Elegant, floral, fine and original, with impressive complexity. Aromas of candied fruit (apricot, prune, peach, apple) mixed with a note of honey, cocoa. The texture is full, mellow and silky leading to a refreshing finish with a warming spiciness that goes on an on. Taste at 20°C, to appreciate its suppleness, finesse and complexity.
For those with a sweet tooth, Elodie Vallet suggests a tasting of this with a chocolate dessert!
Finally, stocking fillers
Finally if you're after a stocking filler, have you ever considered giving mulled wine christmas gifts? Why not pop in a bottle as an easy festive treat.
"Mulled wine is a Christmas essential. Just the smell of it can get you in the festive mood. This is a great time saver, just pop it in a pan and warm it up for a cosy sip that is sure to make you smile."
Le Creuset WA-126 Cooler Sleeve, Volcanic, £22
Chill your wine or sparkling wine in style with this great Cooler Sleeve. Very efficient, it cools your wine in just a few minutes and keeps it cold for hours.