5 Christmas gifts to please the wine lover in your life
For the wine-lover on your holiday list, these gifts are sure to please:
Wine Club Membership
Almost all B.C. wineries offer wine club memberships, delivering wine directly to your front door. Most memberships include extra perks such as wine discounts, priority access to first releases, complimentary tasting, free shipping and exclusive events. Visit your favourite winery’s website to give their wine club membership this holiday season or give one of these memberships that include all the perks:
Blue Grouse Winery- wine club memberships from $76.00 plus per year
Tinhorn Creek Crush Club- wine memberships from $130.00 plus per year.
Poplar Grove Winery- wine club memberships from $150.00 plus per year.
The BC Wine Lover's Cookbook by Jennifer Schell
Released this spring, The BC Wine Lovers Cookbook: Recipes & Stories from Wineries Across British Columbia has already become a national bestseller. Award-winning author, Jennifer Schell shares stories, prized family recipes and perfect wine pairings from 53 local wineries. This gorgeously photographed book also provides insider tips for planning a trip to B.C’s wine regions.
BC VQA Wine Information Centre-Beautiful Waterford Wine Glasses
From wine tasting seminars to the best of local artisans and an amazing selection of local wines, the BC VQA Wine Information Centre in Penticton is a must visit when in the Okanagan Valley. For wine-drinkers you can never have too many beautiful wine glasses. The BC VQA has an amazing selection of Waterford wine glasses, champagne flutes and decanters. The helpful staff will help you choose wine glasses as well as an accompanying bottle of wine to make the perfect gift.
A relaxing get-away to the Naramata Heritage Inn
After tasteful renovations, the historic Naramata Heritage Inn reopened their doors on June 5th, 2020 under the new ownership of celebrity chef Ned Bell along with partners’ Kate Colley, Paul Hollands and Maria Wiesner. Located in one of Canada's best wine-growing regions, the Naramata Heritage Inn is once again the place to stay and eat. A relaxing weekend getaway at the Naramata Heritage Inn, in any season, is the perfect gift for wine and food lovers.
For wine connoisseurs and Netflix’s The Queen’s Gambit fans-Checkmate Artisanal Winery’s Cellar Selections Set
Netflix’s superhit series, The Queen’s Gambit tells the story of an orphan chess prodigy, Beth Harmon, and her quest to become the world's greatest chess player. Canadian Checkmate Artisanal Winery located on the Golden Mile Bench is focused on producing the world’s best Burgundian style Chardonnay and Merlot. They hold the prestigious honour of being the first Canadian winery to receive a perfect score from acclaimed wine critic, John Schreiner for their 2015 Little Pawn Chardonnay. They were again awarded the 100 point score for the 2016 Little Pawn Chardonnay. For both wine connoisseurs and Queen’s Gambit’s fans, Checkmate’s Cellar Selections Set is the quintessential gift. The cellar selection showcased in a beautiful chess themed collector gift box includes the perfect score, 2016 Little Pawn Chardonnay as well as the 2015 Attack Chardonnay, 2014 Fool’s Mate Chardonnay, 2014 Opening Gambit Merlot and 2014 Silent Bishop Merlot. $475.00
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