Father’s Day presents — The booze edition

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Father's Day Gift Guide

I don’t know about you but when I am buying presents for Father’s Day I know I can’t go wrong with something booze related.   Either a really great bottle of Port, or a glass that says “Best Dad”, it is highly likely your recipient will be hugely grateful.    Here are a few ideas on a boozy theme for Father’s Day this weekend.

First up is a brilliant “thing”.   It is called the WhiskeyWedge and the idea is very simple.   You fill up a silicon mould in the glass with water and lie the glass down in the freezer for a few hours, before removing the silion wedge to leave behind an ice wedge.   This then cools down anything you sip from the tumbler, not just Whisky but vodka or tequila.   It melts more slowly than an ice cube so is less likely to water down your drink, but keeps it nicely chilled.

Genius I think you will agree (though as a lover of the Scottish tipple it has to be Whisky to me, not Whiskey but I won’t hold that against them)

WhiskeyWedge

Next up are some wine suggestions, and any one of these four would be well received

Birthday wine Guide

De Bortoli La Bohème Act Three Pinot Gris & Friends 2014 – £13.96, www.vinoteca.co.uk

An unusual blend of grape varieties: Pinot Gris 86%, the balance Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Gewűrztraminer, Favorita!!

Faintly aromatic with classic, perfumed Pinot Gris characters of pear, orange blossom and honeysuckle.

Dessert: A Sticky End Noble Sauvignon Blanc 2012 – £16.99 (mix and match 2 bottles and save 25% – £12.74), Majestic

Enticing and expressive on the nose, which offers ripe peach and lychee and fig, alongside subtle nutty notes. Intensely concentrated flavours of honey and ripe nectarine with a citrus lift.

Marques de Casa Concha Merlot 2012, £11.99, Tesco

Dark and deep red. Rich and balanced, bold red, with layers of complex currant, spice, wild berry and plum. A nice touch of vanilla oak and mocha.

Concha y Toro Terrunyo ‘Block 27’ Carmenère 2011 – £19.95, www.slurp.co.uk

Dark and deep red with violet nuances. Very elegant and complex with notes of blueberries, black cherries and violets. Great structure with minerality, sweet tannins and graphite. It is powerful as well as delicate with a long finish.

That last one was fabulous with barbecued steak.  It really blew me away and I am not really a huge red drinker.

I might also be ever so slightly in love with this wine carafe that I found on Amazon for £23, I think it is beautiful to look at, and there is no doubt that decanding wine does make a huge difference to the taste.

Carafe

 

Do let me know if you buy any of the above as presents, what the recipient thought of them!

 

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