November 19, 2019
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As the holidays near, many feasts and get-togethers are sure to come, and with all these festivities, of course, some wine is needed to complete the meal and add a touch of class to any celebration. But instead of just bringing the same wine in every single one, each kind of party should have a wine appropriately paired with it. As is the same for gifting, a wine should reflect the person you’re giving it to for a personal touch.

Thankfully, our good friends at Estate Wine have curated a holiday guide for every kind of wine you can gift this Christmas. From the sparkling to reds, traditional and the new, this list will surely have something for every kind of wine drinker.

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For Celebrations

Nothing symbolizes a festive feel like a good bottle of sparkling wine. This choice will sure charge up any event whether it’s with some old friends or shared with family.

What to Get:

NV Prosecco, Treviso, Brut Spumante, Masottina 2010

The Wine Merchant’s Range English Sparkling Wine

NV Berry Bros. & Rudd, Cremant de Limoux, Antech-Limoux

NV Hambledon, Classic Cuvée, Sparkling, Hampshire

NV Anthonij Rupert, L’Ormarins Brut Classique

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For the Lush

For a touch of decadence, Estate Wine’ newly launched Champagne Pommery is perfect gift or pairing for any opulent feast with its elegant taste.

What to Get:

Champagne Pommery Brut Royal

Champagne Pommery Brut Rosé Royal

Champagne Pommery Grand Cru Royal

Champagne Vranken Diamant Brut

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For the Regal

With two Royal Warrants from Queen Elizabeth II herself and her son the Prince of Wales, Berry Bros. & Rudd is a staple bottle at many royalty events. These wines have a refined and elevating taste that is fit for any king or queen.

What to Get:

2013 Chablis, Domaine du Colombier

2016 Grüner Veltliner Weingeberge, Federspiel, Nikolaihof

2017 The Wine Merchant’s Range Provence Rosé

2013 The Wine Merchant’s Range Chianti

2015 The Wine Merchant’s Range Châteauneuf-du-Pape

2015 Sauternes by Ch. Climens (350mL)

NV Fino by Bodegas Emilio Lustau

NV Amontillado by Bodegas Emilio Lustau

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For Mon Amour

No other color represents the holidays best such as red, these fine red wines from Bordeaux are best paired with a warm feast with loved ones.

What to Get:

2014 Fleur de Clinet, Pomerol , Chateau Client

2012 Baron de Brane, Margaux

2011 Duluc de Branaire-Ducru, St. Julien, Bordeaux

2014 Echo de Lynch Bages, Pauillac 

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For the Purist

DuMOL wines are known for their attention to detail and highlighting the pure flavor of the vineyard their wines are grown from. A favourite at former US President Obama’s presidential dinners, these wines are the peak of refined quality.

What to Get:

2015 DuMOL, Clare Hyde Vineyard Clare, Chardonnay

2015 DUMOL, Russian River Valley, Chardonnay

2015 DuMOL, Lia, Viognier

2014 DuMOL, Montecillo Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon

2015 DUMOL, Wildrose Vineyard Aidan, Pinot Noir

2016 DuMOL, Highland Divide, Pinot Noir 

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For the Environmentalist

As is the call for sustainability in today’s time, so must winery’s adapt to the call for environmental responsibility in their wine making process. Producing organic wines since 1989, Frog’s Leap wines will surely add a green touch to your Christmas.

What to Get:

2017 Frog’s Leap Winery, Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford

2016 Frog’s Leap Winery, Chardonnay Napa Valley

2015 Frog’s Leap Winery, Merlot

2016 Frog’s Leap Winery, Zinfandel

2015 Frog’s Leap Winery, Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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For the Adventurous

If a new distinct flavor is what you’re seeking, South African wines are a definite must-try. Mullineux wines have a unique flavour that takes you on an adventure unlike any wine before it.

What to Get:

2016 Mullineux, Kloof Street, Chenin Blanc, Swartland

2017 Mullineux White Old Vines, Swartland

2016 Mullineux Kloof Street Red, Swartland

2015 Mullineux Syrah, Swartland 

Estate Wine is located at Ground Floor, Republic Glass Building, 1229, 196 Salcedo, Legazpi Village, Makati, Metro Manila. For orders and inquires, contact +632-8-804-5028 or through their website here.

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