The best gifts to drink for toasting
The arrival of the Christmas celebrations, in addition to the usual search for the most interesting gifts and thoughts for friends, colleagues, and relatives, is an opportunity to try, share, and taste the new 2022 beverage proposals or those already affirmed for 2023. We have come up with a selection of gift ideas for beverage lovers and for those who love toasting together during holidays, from appetisers to desserts!
For sparkling wine lovers
Deeply connected to its area of origin, Altemasi Trentodoc Pas Dosé is the ideal sparkling wine for the toasts of the 2022 Christmas season. Suitable for all palates thanks to its fine, persistent perlage and fresh fruit bouquet. Straw yellow in colour, it is the perfect Trentodoc Metodo Classico sparkling wine for pairing with hors d’oeuvres and refined fish dishes, to accompany Christmas lunches and dinners. (Price 38 € in wine shops)
Brut Millesimato Metodo classico Lungarotti
For a Christmas toast and a nice conclusion to the year 2022 as well as for a toast to the new year, Lungarotti recommends its Brut Millesimato – Vino Spumante Metodo Classico 2017 from Chardonnay and Pinot Noir grapes, born from an idea of Giorgio Lungarotti.
He began producing his own classic method in Torgiano, as he saw in the pedoclimatic peculiarities of the area a potential to give grapes with good acidity, ideal for the making of excellent sparkling wines.
Intense and enveloping, Lungarotti’s Brut Millesimato is the perfect choice to cheerfully celebrate every new beginning.
Prime Rose, the new Rosé from Cavit
Prime Rose: a refined sparkling wine with a gentle rosé colour and a delicate, fruity, fragrant bouquet comes from the vineyards of the Adige Valley and Vallagarina. Obtained with the Charmat Method, it is the perfect companion for festive aperitifs as well as fish dishes and Christmas hors d’oeuvres.
Le Manzane Prosecco Solidale for 4-legged friends
Le Manzane winery celebrates the festivities with the new Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Limited Edition.
Part of the profits from the sale of the bottles will be used to finance the new clinic for dogs and cats in Ponzano Veneto. The service is aimed at the less well-off (identified on the basis of the owner’s Isee or on the recommendation of the municipality): their little friends will be given food and outpatient treatment ➡️ To buy it
Prosecco Solidale 2022 (price €9.80) is the result of the 11th Vendemmia Solidale. The event in favour of Enpa, Ente Nazionale Protezione Animali, Treviso Branch.
L’azienda vinicola Le Manzane celebra le festività con il nuovo Conegliano Valdobbiadene Docg Prosecco Superiore Extra Dry Limited Edition.
For rum and whisky lovers
The right gift for lovers of intense and exotic spirits, for all the rum lovers of the world, with its refined bottle that can be personalised with the recipient’s name. Having a dark amber colour and a fruity aroma with hints of wood, Santa Teresa 1796 rum has a unique taste of hazelnut, leather, vanilla, cinnamon, dark chocolate, plum, hints of honey and pepper.
Santa Teresa 1796 is characterised by its rich and refined taste with a dry finish, perfect for both rum aficionados and whisky drinkers who want to try something new.
Price 47.43 euro➡️ To buy it
For those who love herbaceous distillates
For lovers of the most drunk distillate of 2022 and of Elba Island, Helba Gin is not just a gin but a journey into the heart of the island, among the scents of the Mediterranean vegetation, the flavours of a unique land and the freshness of Tuscan waters.
Helba, a true homage to Elba Island, is also perfect as a gift because of its unusual and surprising bottle shape and colour. Price: 45€
For grappa lovers
Castagner Fuoriclasse: grappas awarded by the Bibenda Guide 2023
5 Bunches from the Bibenda Guide 2023 for Castagner grappas. The company from Visnà di Vazzola (Treviso) is among the most awarded in Ital. As many as 4 references have received the highest recognition for wines and grappas that is awarded every year by the Italian Sommelier Foundation:
- Grappa Fuoriclasse Leon 14 Anni Riserva
- Grappa Fuoriclasse Leon 7 Anni Riserva
- Grappa Fuoriclasse Leon 3 Anni Riserva
- Grappa Fuoriclasse Leon Amarone Riserva.