From limited-edition releases, wine advent calendars and beers from around the world; tipple tastebuds this Christmas 2021 with our alcohol gift guide!
Whether you’re looking to find the perfect present this Christmas for a family member, a friend, a colleague in the office or even yourself – treat that alcohol connoisseur to the ultimate gift this Christmas 2021!
And to help you celebrate the festive season we’ve found the best Australian-made wines, beer Christmas trees, the latest spirits and even a apple pie flavoured liqueur. So let us tipple your tastebuds and help that alcohol connoisseur say cheers with our gift guide to the 15 best wine, beer and spirit presents for Christmas 2021!
The Best Wines to Gift this Christmas 2021:
Kellybrook Winery 2019 Yarra Valley Rosé
It’s the season of sensational sips – and that’s exactly what you’ll get thanks to Kellybrook Winery’s 2019 Yarra Valley Rosé ($26). The ultimate summer wine perfect for those who love to entertain or lounge around on those balmy afternoons, Kellybrook’s Rosé shows aromas of candied strawberries and cream, raspberries and Turkish Delight. A sweet sip, you’ll find hints of frangipani, fairy floss, lavender and rose hip. Despite its sweetness, the texture is delicate and finishes with an overall dry complexion. Pair this gift with a bunch of flowers and a box of artisan chocolates!
Lanson Black Label Champagne
Hailing from Champagne, France, Lanson’s Black Label is a must-have for any celebratory occasion, especially Christmas 2021. Showcasing a soft and overall pure texture, this Champagne features an overall delicate acid structure. One of the best valued non-vintage Champagnes, drinkers can expect an elegant palate that continues through each sip. A crowd pleaser, we recommend pairing this drop with fresh seafood on Christmas Day. Better yet, Dan Murphy’s is also offering shoppers a gift set that includes two branded Champagne glasses for $65.
Virgin Wines Advent Calendar 2021
If 2021 has taught us anything, it’s that we definitely enjoy a wine or two. So, to celebrate the end of year festivities, they have unveiled their 2021 Wine Advent Calendar ($130). Inside of the grand, navy blue box, wine lovers will find 24, piccolo-sized wines for every night up until Christmas Eve. Including some of the best selling Australian and New Zealand wines, expect to find Black Duck Durif and more.
Voyager Estate 2020 Sparkling Chenin Blanc
Renowned for having some of the oldest Chenin Blanc vines in Margaret, 42 years on, Voyager Estate is at the top of our Christmas wish list for 2021. Think of it as a crisp, aperitif-style sparkling wine, Voyager Estate’s 2020 Sparkling Chenin Blanc ($32) encapsulates versatility in every sip. Ready for immediate drinking and best paired with crustacean dishes, drinkers can expect notes of lemon zest, grapefruit, meringue and crisp acidity – great for the festive season, especially on warmer days.
Yalumba 2016 The Signature Cabernet Shiraz
When the Barossa Valley and Eden Valley team up, you know that it’s destined to be a drop to remember. Diverse in it’s own sense, Yalumba’s The Signature Cabernet Shiraz ($59.99) is the best wine gift for every occasion. Classically rich, wine lovers can expect exotic florals, a cranberry complexity and hints of dark chocolate and liquorice. Full-bodied with a long, flowing and precise tannin profile; this drop also features a tight acidity which makes for an overall stylish yet approachable drink. Plus, thanks to BoozeBud, the Yalumba 2016 Signature Cabernet Shiraz comes in a signature gift box.
The Best Beers to Gift this Christmas 2021:
Cider & Spice Crafty Fruits & Spicy Roots Pack
Welcome to summer! It’s the time of the year when some of our favourite seasonal fruits go into full spring. But if fruit picking is off the cards, why not gift your special someone with Cider & Spice’s Crafty Fruits & Spicy Roots Pack? Featuring a delicious selection of apple ciders and ginger beers, this six-pack includes brews from award-winning Zeffer, Big Red and more. Expect flavours of sweet apples, juicy mangoes and lush berries. The best gift idea for Christmas 2021 that is convenient as it is delicious, Cider & Spice’s Pack is perfect for any cider lover or even yourself!
Craft Cartel Christmas Tinnie Tree
We’ve seen wooden, Disney themed and even upside-down Christmas trees. But, just in time for this Christmas 2021, Craft Cartel has unveiled the one tree every Aussie beer lover wishes to sit under – the Christmas Tinnie Tree. In partnership with designer Domus Vim, this sustainable timber tree comes ready to assemble with 48 handpicked Australian craft beers and a beer glass guide. Plus, as a gift that keeps on giving, they’ll also receive five $20 vouchers to use at Craft Cartel! If they love to rock around the Christmas tree, then this is the ultimate Christmas 2021 gift. No ornaments needed.
Hope Brewery Sunny Boy Sour
As anyone over the age of 25 would know, Sunny Boys were the perfect treat for hot summer days. And now you can reminisce on the good old days with the Sunny Boy Sour — brewed by Hope Estate in the Hunter Valley, New South Wales. Featuring Australian grown specialty wheat malt and orange juice extracts, this beer is soured during the brewing process to create a vibrant, cheek-pinching beer. The adult version of a nostalgic childhood treat.
World Class Beer Collection
Whether that be in 80 days or not, after being stuck at home and travel has been off the cards, we all wish that we could go on an around the world trip. But, before you pay for overpriced tickets, we present to you the World Class Beer Collection – where planes, jet lag and long lines at tourist traps are replaced with 12 of the finest brews from around the world. All that can be enjoyed from the comfort of your own home! Including the likes of Asahi and Tiger Beer, the World Class Beer Collection is perfect for any travel and beer lover alike. Simply chill, sit back and sip your way into the best Christmas gift for 2021!
Young Henrys Newtowner
Whether you’re from Sydney’s inner west or not, there’s no denying that an Australian-made beer tastes better than others. This Christmas, if you’re looking for the best gift idea, why not treat your special someone to a six-pack or case of Young Henrys’ Newtowner. Coming in at fourth place at the GABS Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers, this is by far an iconic blend of Australian malts. A delicious, fruity, Australian pale ale; since Young Henrys’ inception back in 2012, they’ve been renowned for their iconic drops – and the Newtowner certainly has taken Australia by storm. Best gifted alone or placed in a hamper with nuts and our savouy treats.
The Best Spirits to Gift this Christmas 2021:
Baileys Apple Pie Liqueur
They’ve brought us Salted Caramel, Red Velvet Cupcake, Coffee and, not to forget, Strawberries and Cream. But this Christmas, Baileys has unveiled the ultimate festive treat: the Apple Pie Liqueur. Using their traditional flavours, they’ve infused their famous Irish cream liqueur with tastes of homemade apple pie and a side of vanilla ice-cream too! A creamy and equally delicious blend; in this drop you’ll find notes of cinnamon and spices to create a taste of indulgence like no other!
Feels Botanical Bask
Made in the Adelaide Hills using Australian ingredients, Feels Botanical is at the top of our wishlist this Christmas 2021. Taking home the bronze award at the 2021 International Wine & Spirit Competition, Bask is a sustainably sourced, Australian-made botanical spirit that embodies a rich presence of native ingredients. At the forefront is quandong, kakadu plum and hemp. When tasting you’ll find a deeply earthy, crisp and slightly spicy yet silky mouth texture. Made from grapes, this drop is all natural, gluten-, grain- and preservative-free. With no added sugar you’ll find notes of stewed plum and green apple all making this best enjoyed on a hot summer’s afternoon.
The Macallan A Night on Earth in Scotland
When art and whisky collaborate you get a limited-edition drop that’s perfect for any collectors bar. Some art belongs in museums, for us it deserves to be wrapped, placed under the Christmas tree and then enjoyed with family and friends. The Macallan’s newest release, A Night on Earth in Scotland, is a must-have this Christmas 2021. In collaboration with Japanese-French illustrator Erica Dorn, A Night on Earth in Scotland is an innovative release where unboxing is all part of the experience. As for the flavours, expect a medium finish with sweet butterscotch and freshly baked biscuits as well as notes of vanilla, baked apple lightly toasted marshmallow and dried oranges. A must-have this Christmas 2021.
Silent Pool Gin
Hailing from England, lovers of the classic gin and tonic will soon fall in love with Silent Pool. A contemporary take on a London Dry Gin, Silent Pool is distilled with over 20 botanicals including juniper, liquorice, cardamom, bergamot orange and kaffir lime to name a few. A full-bodied taste, this drop is simultaneously a rich and clean, juniper-driven spirit. Featuring rose, lavender, chamomile and honey notes; drinkers can expect a smooth, floral finish when paired with their favourite tonic. Best enjoyed at an occasion!
Whisky Loot Gift Subscription
Are you looking for a Christmas gift idea that will keep on giving? We’ve got the ultimate Christmas present for that whisky lover in your life! Meet Whisky Loot – their an Australian business who specialises in finding the newest, rarest and must-have whiskies for any type of drinker. This Christmas, why not treat your special someone to a Gift Subscription? With three packs to choose from, starting from $169, each month they’ll receive three whiskies that’s matched with expert tasting notes. With free shipping they’ll also score members-only pricing on full-sized bottles and an all-access pass to tasting videos. Now that’s the type of present we want to unwrap!
If you’re still looking for some gift ideas, be sure to check out our 2021 Gift Guide to the 10 Best Christmas For Her and Him. Or, countdown to the festive season with Australia’s 10 Best Advent Calendars for Christmas 2021!