With Christmas almost here again our thoughts turn to the giving of presents, in particularly that special gift for someone who has everything. The festive season is a time to enjoy the finer things in life, and it is here that auctions can offer a unique present for that special someone.
As the saying goes – eat, drink and be merry. Today, more and more people are turning towards gifts of wines and spirits, which can either be kept for a special occasion or enjoyed over the festive period.
Traditionally at Christmas our thoughts turn to the warming, rich attractions of a good bottle of port. What could be nicer with the wonderful array of cheeses? A special late bottled vintage Ruby port or an aged tawny is an always appreciated, but Vintage port is very accessible and can offer great value for money. In our Winter specialist sale we have a selection of port, with a highlight including six bottles of Fonseca 1994 (a particularly good year), suitable for drinking now, but also showing signs of being able to store for another 30 years.
What better way to celebrate than with champagne? Good vintage and non-vintage Champagne is always enjoyable and the perfect way to toast Christmas. The auction also includes bottles of 2002 Bollinger RD, a 1969 Moët e Chandon, and a 1973 Don Perignon. For a little something different, older gins make a pleasant surprise. While boutique and independent producers have been blooming over the past decade older names still carry great regard.
What better way to toast the New Year and Burns night than with whisky? We have a wide range of aged single malt whiskey is following on from our recent sale of a Macallan 25 Years Old Anniversary Malt.
Alternatively, you could combine someone’s love of art and love a cognac to give them a limited edition Erte decanter designed by the artist shortly before his death, at least with that you will have something to remember the drink after it is long gone. Merry Christmas!