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january 2016

Wine Gifts Perfect For Any Occasion

Whether it’s a birthday, wedding, or a dinner party, we explore the ultimate gift options for wine lovers.


When looking for an ideal wine gift, there is no need to break the bank on that highly sought after bottle of 1961 Lafite or Petrus, which will most probably never be opened. South Africa has some truly superb wines from world class wineries, so there’s really no need to purchase international wines. In terms of wine varietals, you can hardly ever go wrong with a Chardonnay or a Cabernet Sauvignon. If you are unsure about their taste in wine, you could also give a bottle of red and white, beautifully wrapped.

For more elaborate gift ideas, consider looking at wine accessories such as decanters, foil cutters, high-end bar tools, wine bags, personalised wine glasses or even a wine pourer. Items such as decanters are readily available from suppliers such as Riedel and Spilhaus and vary in price from those used on a near daily basis, to the more elaborate and eccentric decanters, used when cherishing those rare vinous gems.

Wine pourers have also evolved over the years from the simple foil pourers, typically seen at wine shows used to prevent your white table from turning crimson at the end of the evening, to the more high-tech pourers that aerate your wine by means of the vinturi-effect, where air is drawn into the pourer by means of a tiny channel along the side of the pourer. A wine pourer not only promotes the opening of a wines bouquet, allowing fruit aromatics to develop, but are also supplied with a fine sieve that can be placed in the mouth of the pourer, so as to separate sediment typically found in older wines.

Wine bags also come in nearly every shape and form, from the more simplistic two bottle holders, to wine bags containing cork screws, pourers, wine glasses and just about every other gadget imaginable.

Alternatively selecting a highly sought after bottle of our Mount Vernon 2012 vintage Chardonnay or our rare Cabernet Sauvignon, is also an ideal gift for any wine aficionado. Whether opened immediately or carefully cellared, our range of premium wines will definitely be a most welcomed gift suitable for any occasion.

Cabernet Sauvignon

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R600 per half case

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