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Father's Day Gift Buying Guide

June 18th is the annual celebration of Fathers. 

Whoever is Dad to you, if you're looking to gift them something this Father's Day, we have a selection of wines and spirit gifts that are just right. From a wide range of full-bodied red wine to a finely curated whisky selection and more, you'll find something that shows you care. Getting your Father's Day gifts delivered is easy with our fuss-free next-day* standard delivery service (*when ordered before 2pm).

You can browse our full Father's Day Collection here, or read on for some of our top picks for gift options.

Father's Day Gift Guide - Nikka from the Barrel Ice Bucket Gift Set

If you want to choose a special bottle to show your appreciation, we have a few ready-made options for you. These can be delivered to your door to save having to rush to the shops on the way home from work and we can add a printed gift message to any orders too - just fill in the box at the checkout.

You can also add a gift box to any of our wines. Take a look at our collection of gift packaging here.

Classic Red Wine Gifts

Now there are some wine styles that always impress. Wines that have achieved iconic status and are known by many people beyond wine enthusiasts. We've put together a couple of single bottle gifts to make choosing that perfect gift even easier.

Gran Reserva Rioja Gift in Wooden Box

A serious treat for any red wine lover. Made only in years of exceptional harvest of the best quality fruit, Gran Reserva Rioja wines must be a minimum of 5 years old, with 2 years minimum in oak barrels and 3 years in bottle before release. These have the lots more savoury, oaky flavour. Only 2% of Rioja is Gran Reserva, so you know you're getting the best. Presented in a wooden gift box, this is a wonderful red wine gift.

Chateauneuf-Du-Pape Gift in Wooden Box

The most famous appellation in the Rhone is Chateauneuf-Du-Pape (it translates as The Pope's New Castle) which can be made with up to 14 different grape varieties. The main ones are Grenache, Syrah, Cinsault and Mourvedre and they create big wines with lots of spicy dark fruits. 

This terrific wine from Domaine de la Cote de l'Ange delivers the quality you expect from this famous wine region. The aroma has blackcurrants, blackberries, oak, tobacco and violets which carry on to the palate. There's a good balance to the weight and texture which is full but not too heavy. There's enough acidity, to give structure and noticable, but not chewy tannins on the flavoursome dry finish.

This would be terrific with a roast lamb.

If your Dad prefers white or sparkling wine, we've got you covered. Browse our full range of ready made single bottle gift options here. 

Designed for Dad, our new gifts are made with them in mind.

With these gifts we've chosen wines that are as fun and diverse as the people in our lives, but also as reliable, dependable and reassuring as the best father figures. 

Bold & Rich Red Wine Duo Gift Pack

A beautifully presented gift pack with our two best selling reds in a bold and rich style, these are perfect for anyone who loves full-bodied wines. This features a powerful, complex and velvety soft Primitivo from Puglia in Italy and a big, fruity Cabernet Sauvignon from California, USA.

Team Favourites Mixed Duo Gift Pack

Looking for something more unusual? Try these two superb wines chosen by our expert wine advisors. If you're looking for a gift for someone who knows about wine and you want something that will really interest and excite them, this duo the gift for you. This features a powerful, complex and generous Grenache and Syrah red blend from Lirac in France's Rhone Valley, and a lush, fruity, textured and refreshing white from Lombardy in Italy. These are a couple of real gems that will impress any wine lover.

Natural Wine Duo Gift Pack

If you're buying for someone who keeps up with the latest trends in wine, chances are they may have developed an interest in Natural wine. Meet two of our favourites from the world of natural wine. This duo are made with a hands off approach in the vineyards and the winery leading to wines that truly express the grapes and where they come from. The red is a powerful, richly flavoured Primitivo from the esteemed winemaker Filippo Petrera. It has a smooth taste of black sour cherry and plum with ripe fruity notes of blackberry and mulberry, and spices like clove and cacao. The white is an South African Chenin Blanc that has lots of crunchy apples, ripe pear and soft white peach with that bright streak of mouth watering acidity we expect from Testalonga. Both these wine demonstrate quality winemaking.

Discover more Natural Wine here.

Perfect Steak Wine Gift Pack

Sometimes choosing the wine is easier if you know their taste in food. This pack is a for the grill master who likes their wine to be as meaty as their food. Here we have two top quality, powerful red wines that are perfect for pairing with steak. This features a powerful, complex and velvety soft Syrah from Andreas - an independent winery in South Africa that specialise in this grape and know how to get the best from it. Pair this with a rib eye steak and you're in heaven. Plus a bold, rich Malbec from one of our favourite producers in Mendoza, Argentina. This is a showstopper with big concentrated fruit and chocolatey depth. Ideal with a sirloin steak.

Gifts for the those who prefer spirits

Whether you like whisky or rum, gin or vodka - we have a wide range of spirits to choose from too. Included in our Father's day collection are some spirits gifts that make it even easier to buy for the spirits drinker in your life.

We know a lot of dads also enjoy a good whisky and it is the spirit we get asked for most around Father's day. Our whisky range is a carefully curated selection of single malts and blended whiskies from Scotland, England, Japan, USA and beyond. You can view all of our whiskies by browsing our collection here, or read on to discover our pick of our spirit gift packs.

Port Askaig Whisky Gift Set with tasting glasses

Port Askaig 8YO Gift Pack inc. Glass

The perfect introduction to the Isle of Islay, Port Askaig 8 Year Old has a soft, sweet peaty character balanced to perfection. Ageing in refill American oak allows the character of the spirit to shine through, making for a gentle, smoky, moreish dram.

This gift pack includes 2 branded whisky tasting glasses that you can use to ensure you savour every last drop.

Isle of Raasay Whisky and tasting glasses gift set

Isle of Raasay Whisky Gift Pack inc. 2 x Whisky nosing glass

Raasay's signature style is a lightly peated single malt balanced with rich dark fruit flavours. Inspired by some older style Hebridean single malts, it's made from a combination of whiskies that have been matured in six different casks, and carefully blended.

Isle of Raasay Whisky Gift Pack includes a bottle of their lightly peated Isle of Raasay Single Malt and two branded Glencairn whisky glasses – a gift to be shared and enjoyed together.

Nikka Days Whisky and Glasses gift set

Nikka Days Gift Pack inc. 2 Glasses

Japanese whisky is very high quality and innovative, and if you're looking to begin a tasting adventure Nikka have provided a very easy-going place to start.

Nikka Days is a "whisky for every day". Designed as a casual spirit that is fresh and summery it is an ideal introduction to the world of whisky. It has a creamy texture with notes of apple, melon, flowers, vanilla, spice, citrus, liquorice, and delicate smoke.

This whisky can be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, in a simple highball or refreshing cocktail.  A superbly presented gift for a whisky lover looking for something modern and fresh.

Nikka from the Barrel ice bucket Gift Set

Nikka from the Barrel Gift Pack - Ice Bucket Set

Bringing the flavour intensity up a notch, this blend of single malts from the Yoichi and Miyagikyo distilleries and a unique grain whisky , Nikka from the barrel is married from a selection of different oak casks. At cask strength it possesses solidarity, depth of flavour and a rich aroma of orange and cinnamon spice. 

This set includes a unique portable stainless steel ice bucket and engraved ice tongs. The square 50cl bottle of Nikka from the Barrel fits snugly inside for ease of transportation.

 

Diplomatico Rum gift set

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Gift Pack inc 1 Glass & Ice Mould

Now I know this one isn't a whisky, but we had to sneak it in here. Diplotico Reserva Exclusiva is an exquisite sipping rum, made almost entirely from sugar cane honey. A blend of 80% pot still rum and 20% light rums aged for 12 years. Full of fruity and sweet flavours such as banana and toffee and accompanied here by a beautiful glass and round ice mould (the idea with this is the large round piece of ice melts more slowly and so it chills the spirit without diluting it), making it an ideal gift for anyone serious about rum.

If your Dad would prefer a fine Armagnac or Bourbon, you're sure to find the right bottle over in our spirits collection.

Beer gifts

Now as well as wine and whisky, the go-to choice for many Father's day gifts is beer. Our shop over at Bents Garden & Home has a vast beer range and they find that outside of Christmas, Father's day is the time they sell the most. We have a couple of curated beer cases for the beer loving Dads.

German Lager Mixed 12 Bottle Case

This is a treat for a beer loving Dad. A mixed selection of World Class German Lager's. All brewed according to the German Purity order Reinheitsgebot ensuring only the highest quality water, malt, hops and yeast are used.

Kate Says:

"I love a good beer. If lager is your drink then this case is for you. Here we delve into the subtlety and nuances of this refreshing style through six top class golden lagers from Germany."

Gifts for the wine enthusiast over £100

If you're looking for a serious treat, we have some extra special gifts that are sure to knock their socks off.

Red Wine Bestsellers Case

Bestsellers Red 12 Bottle Box (FREE Delivery on this case)

A selection of reds that we come back to again and again. From a silky expressive Italian Passimiento, bold juicy Californian Zinfandel, generous and warming Australian Merlot, bright and crunchy Portuguese blend and not forgetting a satisfying Argentine Malbec and a stunning Spanish Rioja Crianza. There's a lot enjoy here.

Kate Says

"If you're looking for a case of really good red wines and are feeling overwhelmed by the range, this is the place to start. Wines we love that have been tried and tested again and again so you know they're good."

Prefer a mix of red and white, or more into natural wine or rosé? We have a wide selection of mixed wine cases available for all tastes. Shop all wine cases here.

 

Fine Wines Gift Subscription

For the ultimate treat, you could give someone a gift that keeps on giving and giving and giving. To provide that, we have a range of subscription options that can be gifted for either 3 or 6 months. We think our fine wine subscription is the one to go for this year. A top-notch selection of three superb wines with extra finesse, intensity and prestige from some of the top wine regions of the world; delivered to their door every month. It's the perfect choice for someone who is really into their wines and is a great way to learn and explore finer wines. This is a seriously special wine gift.

Give the gift of an experience they won't forget

Of course if you're giving a gift, it doesn't have to be a bottle. If you live local to us, you should consider gifting a ticket to one of our upcoming tasting events.

New for this year are two summer wine fairs in Manchester and Macclesfield. These are a chance to try a large number of wines and talk to our team and the people we source the wines from. A brilliant way to discover new styles that may never have considered and we've teamed up with our local independent food businesses to make sure there is quality food to enjoy alongside all those wines. 

Summer Wine Fair 2023 at Grub, 29th June

For our Manchester wine fair we've partnered with our good friends at Grub, and invited our favourite suppliers and producers for what is sure to be a great event. There'll be over 100 wines and spirits available to sample, making this a a wonderful opportunity discover new things. Plus with a discount for orders placed on the evening making this is a great chance to stock up the cellar for summer.

All that tasting can make you hungry, and we have you covered as there will also be food available to purchase on the night from the usual line up of Grub vendors in their garden.

Take a look at all of our upcoming tasting events across our sites here.

We hope you've found some inspiration here. You can browse our full Father's Day Collection here. Or get in touch via email or on the livechat for some personal recommendations.

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