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8 Great Wine Gifts For Vino Enthusiasts, Paired By Personality

Treat them to the winer things in life this Christmas with this perfect wine suggestions for every person on your list, available from Laithwaites.

Sipping from a bottle of wine that’s a little posher than your typical plonk is one of Christmas’s most treasured activities. Of course, there’s a rather extravagant dinner to look forward to and an array of thoughtfully-chosen presents to unwrap, but for any vino enthusiast, some downtime with a splash of the Bordeaux that’s been saved for best is an unsung moment of satisfaction amidst the chaos of the festive period. As such, for many of us, a great bottle of wine makes for an excellent gift idea. 

For anybody who likes a tipple, enjoys entertaining or has an interest in the winer things in life, with a little guidance, finding a bottle of something special can be fairly straightforward. The best wine gifts can be anything from a fresh label to liven up a novice palette to a cellar-worthy addition for a dad who fancies himself as something of a sommelier. But if you’re not sure where you should start when picking out the perfect wine for your loved one, fear not, because after 50 years in the game, Laithwaites has some experience to share. 

Laithwaites prides itself on delivering wine the right way – from people who love making it to people who love drinking it. A specialist wine merchant and subscription service with a focus on smaller, family-run wineries from all over the world, it’s the perfect place to explore a new name or flirt with a grape variety outside your comfort zone. You’ll find a mixed case that’s ideal for stocking up ahead of the party season, alongside a top rated Sauvignon Blanc for a loved one, or perhaps a bottle of vintage port – all at a better price than you’d find buying in the shops, verified with customer reviews and Laithwaites' own authenticity guarantee. 

Looking to impress the wine lover in your life? Scroll on to discover Port’s curation of Laithwaites-approved wines to suit every person and personality. And, until 29th November, you’ll find an array of exceptional Black Friday deals alongside a sitewide 20% off + Free Delivery for new customers using the code FRIDAY20

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For You

Treating ourselves is paramount during the festive season, which is why selecting a mixed case that will last all season long is the perfect choice. Ideal for indulging in when the guests have gone home, but equally ideal (if not more so) for when you really want to impress the socks off everyone round the table. Featuring a mature Cru Bourgeois claret with a 2015 vintage, as well as a mellow Spanish red with five years’ maturity, and two Shiraz legends from two of Australia’s elite estates - there’s something for every palette and every occasion. 

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For The Host

A top rated red is the perfect dinner party wine because it goes with lots of different types of food, and this premium Portugese Douro - the Gold-medal Grande Reserva edition of Vilarissa, made from very old-vine grapes - is the perfect gift. A fine balance full of plum, prunes and dark berry spice, this is perfect to enjoy with a hearty make-ahead casserole - the ultimate dinner party dish. Fancy a case? This Black Friday, a case of 12 will bring the price down to £14 a bottle.

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£28.00
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For The Discerning Dad

If your father fancies himself as something of an expert, this amazingly rich, complex and powerful 2017 port from Fonseca will be a surefire way to please him. Dense, velvety, compact ripe black fruits, balsamic, and firm tannins all evoke the wow factor thanks to the tiny yields that have produced a vintage of the decade.

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£80.00
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For Your Best Girlfriend

If they love rosé, the chances are they will love Whispering Angel. Terrible name, but a complete cult favourite, this wonderfully textured, subtle apricot and berry fruit flavoured wine has top balance and a creamy peach aroma. Dubbed as “the reference point for fine Provence rosé” - this 'Especially For You' case us a must-gift this Christmas for any lover of the pink stuff.

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£30.00
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For The Champagne Supernova

Mums love getting on the fizz, which is why you’ll want to pull out all of the stops (or corks) when you’re buying for her this Christmas.  This classic from one of Champagne’s top houses boasts a high proportion of Chardonnay and reserve wines, plus at least four years’ ageing in the cellars to ensure a very fine bubbly - at a price that's simply too good to pass up.

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£29.99
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For The Organic Fanatic

If they’re a fan of organic food and drink then this brilliantly aromatic Sauvignon Blanc will be a welcome sight this festive season. With a bright gooseberry, mineral-zipped fruit taste and tropical fruit aroma, this 4.7/5 rated New Zealand dry white is also vegan - so a perfect purchase for a plant-based pal.

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£19.99
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For Your Drinking Buddy

If they’re someone you'll happily meet up with for a glass or two after work, then they’ll love this top-quality, easy-drinking Italian Friuli from East by North East. A glorious dry white wine with floral, candied peel, orange and peach notes and an apple and blossom aroma, it's delicious and light - the perfect drink to accompany a long conversation.

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£19.99
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For The Dare Devil

If they love trying new things (and new wines), this Advent calendar is an exciting option – even more so when there’s a quarter-bottle of delicious wine waiting inside, spanning classic customer favourites through to new discoveries from around the world. And – spoiler alert – there’s even a half-bottle of Champagne tucked into the roof for a spot of indulgence on Christmas Eve. 

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£79.99
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