Olly’s best bottles for giving!—
Always go iconic with gift bottles, and let character be your guide. By selecting intense flavours, your generosity goes further since smaller servings can be shared between several people. For value, M&S has Port Reserve Special Decanter NV (20%) for £12. Or for a mega-splurge, sip back an entire century with Hermitage 1920 Grande Champagne Cognac (43.5%) from brandyclassics.com, £1,085.62. Save a drop for me!
Rhubarb Light Globe (20%) £18 Marks & Spencer (in-store only). A gin liqueur that lights up with gold leaf? As festive as it gets – and tasty too!
Quinta do Noval 10 Year Old Tawny Port (19.5%) £24.99 Waitrose. A classic to serve chilled with Stilton and a festive treat alongside mixed nuts.
Vin de Constance 2017 Klein Constantia (14%) £48.59 laywheeler.com. The best sweet wine in the world for the price. Electric apricots, liquid excellence.
Hermitage Provenance 10 Grande Champagne Cognac (40%) £53.40 brandyclassics.com. Warming and rich as a golden flame, this Cognac is pure Christmas spirit.
Wine of the week
Gusbourne 2015 Blanc de Blancs (12%) £59 Gusbourne.com. Elegant box and terrific fizz with complexity and finesse, British bubbly at its best. Top gift!
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