Welcome to Simple Hedonisms second annual “The Twelve Days of Wine Christmas” – a series that was a big hit last year. The goal of the article is to share ideas for wine related gifts.
We are off to a late start, and I may be out of pocket in a week, so lets get started, and we may have 2 posts many days.
It’s getting close but its not too late to buy wine and have it shipped as a gift for the holidays, Of course, one can also always treat yourself to a special gift as well.
Tomorrow is officially the ‘last day’ to ship wine and guarantee for Christmas, but if you are a day or too late, don’t fret, especially in California. Besides anyone I know, would be ecstatic to receive great wine a few days after Christmas as well!
Like many industries, this is the biggest sales volume time of the year, and wine is no exception. Many wineries are offering bundles and Holiday packs, that represent a great value for small lot wines – great for a gift, or for your own holiday enjoyment.
I am going to feature a couple of great picks, but do also check your favorite local winery or wine shop.
Wineries – feel free to post yours in comments.
Bonny Doon, American’s trailblazing Rhone producer, and one of our picks for Winery of the Month this year, has a fabulous assortment of holiday bundles.
There are many bundles to choose from ranging from their iconic Holiday Pack ~ Le Cigare Volant Vertical, (including one with Magnums! Feel free to send me a thank you pack!) , the Holiday Pack ~ Le Cigare Blanc Vertical, mixes of both. Is there a Syrah lover on your list – go for the Holiday Pack ~ Syrah Vertical. Send your green friend the Holiday Pack ~ Biodynamic.
Bundles start as little as Holiday Pack ~ Fireside.
Another Winery awarded Winery of the Month and second to none in Rhone wines is Tablas Creek. Right now they are offering a limited holiday package includes a bottle each of two newest signature wines: the 2009 Esprit de Beaucastel and the 2010 Esprit de Beaucastel Blanc in a special decorative gift box.
In addition, the offer includes shipping at no extra charge on the gift packs to any address in any of the 32 states they ship to.
Just $95 per pack, and just $76 per pack for VINsider Wine Club members, shipping included.
Esprit de Beaucastel is their flagship, premier wine, you can not go wrong with this is a gift. Click here and hurry before they take it down!