10 GIFT IDEAS!
What better way to express your thanks than bubbles for every and all occasion! Celebratory bubbles, bubbles by the pool and especially as an aperitif! Gone are the days where bubblys are pricey and only means champagne! Prosecco, Cava, Trebbiano, Méthode cap classique are other amazing forms of bubbly’s that don’t break the bank at an amazing value. Pssst, for some chamapgne style of excellent quality, you can’t even tell the difference!
2. PARTY BOX / NATURAL WINES
Going to a party? Gonzo Vino will be the life of your party. Reinventing the concept of box wine and reducing carbon emissions by over 90% - this natural wine made by Marcus Radny .
Don’t underestimate this 3L goon aka box wine. It has won many over at our shop with his refreshing zippy natural wines. With names such as club flog, mouth lube and more- it’s a great selection to dip your toes into the world of ‘natural’.
Natural wines - or other terms such as low-intervention/raw are all the rage these days. It’s typically made using native yeast or yeast found on the grapes without adding any additional. Grapes which are not sprayed with insecticides/herbicides. Unfiltered, un-fined & barely intervened. With the low intervention comes a myraid of flavors and ‘funk’ as some call it - Cloudy looking wine with a myriad of aromas of oranges, pomelo to rustic cherries, blue cheese and even durian! We’ve picked out an interesting range for you to give it a go and surprise your friends!
3. UNIQUE WINES
Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon are so last season. Why not surprise your recipient with a red wine from ancient world or with grapes they’ve probably never heard of? Think Georgia, North Macedonia, Moldova?! Grapes named Saperavi, Dingac, Vranec?! Your wine will definitely be the talk of the party.
4. NON-ALCOHOLIC/ WINE ALTERNATIVES
For that one friend that doesn’t drink anything with alcohol. 0% alcohol AND Wine alternatives are all the rage right now with Michelin restaurants and bars offering not just mocktails but beverages coined ‘Wine Alternatives’. These can range from apple ciders to drinks macerated from vegetables / fruits OR expertly fermented with minimal ABV - 0.4%
OR a wine that taste exactly like wine but without any alcohol! Kolonne Null is a perfect example **is a range of sparkling rose, white and still Riesling from Germany that- in a blind tasting, you can’t tell the difference. Both amazing offerings and quality in their own way!
5. CRAFT CIDER
Forget craft beers, craft cider is the next big thing! Complex flavors and acidity with varying levels of alcohol and sweetness. This category is set to replicate the sucess of craft beers. With no specific definition, Craft ciders are typically produced in small batches by independent cideries. High quality, with structural components and different flavors. Ciders can be purely fermented with apples or a blend with grapes! Ranges from 6-11% ALC
Not only are the labels on apple ciders typically colorful (extremely suitable for gifting) BUT the process of cider making is carbon efficient. Efficient water usage, sometimes using foraged fruits and - fun fact apple orchards are crucial to safe guard biodiversity by providing habitats for a wide range of wild life.
Best part: its Gluten-free with antioxidants & vitamin C.
6. CIPRIANI BELLINI
A gift for the perfect brunch party. Cipriani Bellini was founded in 1948 where peaches were in abundance in Italy. Inspired by a Venetian painter Giovanni Bellini, Giuseppe Cipriani experimented prosecco with small white peaches and voila! the OG Bellini was born!
Make a bundle out of it! With Cipriani’s pastas and sauces, turn this gift into a DIY date night or pot luck for friends and family! Psst, its also a Perfect gift for Tiffany Blue lovers.
*Contact us for the full range of CIPRIANI FOOD Gift Set - Comes in a Cipriani Box
7. PORT/SWEET STYLE WINES
Port is no longer for the old! (Sorry uncles!) Don’t be surprised, we’re seeing more interest from the younger gen enjoying port as a dessert/ Digestif. Port(including white port) is a sweet fortified wine typically from Portugal’s Duoro Valley. Close to 20% ABV, Port has gorgeous aromas of berries, caramel, dried figs and even caramel and chocolate. With a range to choose from (52 varieties!) don’t hesitate to ask the store to recommend a flavor profile suitable for your recipient!
If it’s one thing we love about our gins, its either the story behind it, or a pretty bottle - IYKYK. One of our favourites tho, has to be Bertha’s Gin.
The Irish gin is handcrafted from start to finish in small batches, producing only 100 bottles per production run. Bertha’s Revenge Gin is named after the legendary cow — Big Bertha, the world’s oldest cow. Whey alcohol serves as the base spirit for this unique premium gin, which makes it very distinct from other spirits. Whey is a byproduct of milk, Irish dairy farmers separate it from curds which are used to make cheese. A proprietary yeast is added to the whey, converting the milk sugars into alcohol, yielding a very high-quality whey spirit. Hand-distilled with 18 different botanicals which are locally foraged and grown, along with pure natural Irish spring water.
Effortlessly smooth from the start, Jaunty juniper leads, followed quickly by the spicy and warming notes of cardamon, cumin and sweet citrus. The complexity of Bertha’s Revenge Irish Milk Gin is evident and enthralling. She demands to be tasted.
Cheese, dips and more cheese! A cheese platter as a table setting to grasp the attention of your guests as soon as they walk through your doors! With a range of cheeses and dips (including non-pork options) our platters are sure to impress! From platters of 2-3 pax and up!
10. OLIVE OIL
Elevate your gift with an award winning olive oil in hand painted ceramic jars hand made by artisans in Apulia. The family Muraglia manufactures extra olive oil from 5 generations for more than 80 years in Apulia. Olives are harvested by hand and cold pressed in an ancient stone mill. A true piece of art that revives an ancient tradition.
Everyone loves a show stopper at a party, what better way to stop a show than a magnum (or jeroboam) size bottle! From bubbles, to whites and reds. For any and all occasions. Hit us up for Magnum options!