Festive offerings for your tavern

Let your patrons toast in style this holiday season

Honour the true French tradition with Moët & Chandon

Just in time for the festive season, Moët & Chandon presents a highly symbolic limited-edition ‘Tribute to the French Art of Living’ gift pack, featuring French landmarks and symbols with special significance to the internationally celebrated Champagne house.

The limited edition ‘Tribute to French Art-de-Vivre’ is available in three varieties: Moët & Chandon Impérial, Nectar Impérial and Rosé Impérial. Available from select retailers nationwide. www.moet.com

 Add some sparkle with Grace du Roi

Using grapes chosen for their balance of sweetness and acidity and harvested at night to maintain their freshness, Grace du Roi sparkling wines offer a lively bubble and a refreshing green apple and pear character, while the Rose Gold variants offer a hint of raspberry and cream. www.trumanandorange.com

Just in time for the festive season!

A great gift: Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey® tin

The popular Jack Daniel’s Collectors Tin featuring a distinctive Jack Daniel’s filigree is on offer once again this festive season. The gift pack includes a bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey®, charcoal mellowed for smooth sippin’ — the perfect addition to any bar.

Take a tumbler, with the Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey® gift pack

Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey® is a finely crafted blend of Old No 7 and a unique honey liqueur. It’s a taste that truly is one of a kind and unmistakably Jack – a little bit of honey, a whole lot of Jack. With hints of honey and a finish that’s naturally smooth, Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey® offers a taste of the unexpected. This gift pack comes with a 750ml bottle of Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Honey® and a single tumbler glass.

All gift packs are available at select liquor merchants nationwide. Prices may vary from store to store. www.jackdaniels.com


SCOTTISH LEADER’S I SEE A DIFFERENT YOU GIFT PACK: OWN IT!

Scottish Leader, one of South Africa’s favourite whisky brands, has released a limited-edition gift pack in collaboration with the popular I See A Different You creative duo, Innocent Mukheli and Vuyo Mpantsha.

The provocative gift packs includes a 750ml bottle of Scottish Leader Original and a complimentary 50ml miniature bottle of Scottish Leader Signature, a delicious variant introduced to the market in 2015. Available at participating liquor outlets nationwide. www.scottishleader.co.za

Valdo Prosecco Rosé Brut Floral Edition Brut

When spring is in the air, Valdo Floral Rosé blossoms. The exquisite floral design on the bottle is created by Fabrizio Sclavi, the eminent Italian fashion editor with a special passion for illustration.

This is a standout bottle of Prosecco that’s fresh and lingering, as beautiful on the inside as it is on the outside, a softly sparkling, strawberries and cream delight. The enticing colour of pink rose petals with a tinge of watermelon, and aromas of raspberry and spring flowers lead to an enveloping fruitiness on the palate - a whirlwind of cherry and strawberry flavours – with a lovely tingle from the fine, lively mousse and a soft floral finish. www.proseccosa.co.za

NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RÉSERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT

The Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut is a fresh yet full-bodied Champagne. It is matured on the lees for three years which adds creamy depth and silky texture to the vibrant mid-palate.

Aromas of juicy pear and apricot merge and weave in a beguiling fusion around a mass of delicate bubbles, gradually unleashing their true character over time. Approachable and refreshing, this Champagne offers the complexity to be enjoyed with appetisers or a celebratory meal.   www.nicolas-feuillatte.com

BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE NV

There is a lot that’s ‘Special’ about Bollinger’s Special Cuvée, an icon among non-vintage Champagnes. The signature bottling of the House of Bollinger, it is a blend of 60% Pinot Noir, 25% Chardonnay and 15% Pinot Meunier from Grand or Premier Cru vineyards of exceptional quality. The Special Cuvée also includes the addition of reserve wine which is still wine from previous vintages that is aged in magnums in the Bollinger cellar. This addition enriches the cuvee, adding flavour and weight to this sophisticated blend.

The Bollinger Special Cuvee displays an intense golden colour, very fine bubbles and a beautiful aromatic complexity: roasted apples and ripe peaches with gentle citrus nuances. Full and expansive on the palate, this is an intense, very elegant and refined creamy cuvée with pear and brioche flavours and notes of fresh walnuts with a long refreshing finish. www.champagne-bollinger.com