Wine is most definitely at the center of many holiday celebrations. It’s what gives everyone that warm holiday glow and festive cheer (well that and spending time with family and friends, a plethora of presents, and likely some time off from work). But mostly the wine.

If you have a few people on your shopping list who are fanatic about wine, a wine themed gift is a great idea for a Christmas gift.

With the help of the folks at Village VQA Wines Kitsilano, we’ve assembled a list of 5 great gifts for the wine drinker in your life this holiday season.

Vista D’Oro Small Batch Artisanal Preserves

From Langley, Vista D’oro Winery and Perservatory produce an array of seasonal jams and preserves that always pair well with any cheese board or warm baking. Winter flavours include Mango with Passionfruit & Kirsch, Figs & Walnut Wine and Pineapple with Sake & Candied Ginger, each one a perfect gift for the wine & food lover in your family.

Black Sage Vineyard Pipe

A late harvest or port style wine always makes for an elegant gift, Sumac Ridge’s reserve line Black Sage makes one of BC’s best port-style late harvest Merlots. A warm and sweet treat to keep you cozy this winter holiday season.

Stoneboat Rosé Brut

Sparkling wine pairs best with festive times and sparkling rose is the unsung hero of the large family dinner season. A good sparkling rosé pairs great with all the holiday classics, such as turkey, ham, cranberries and good times. Stoneboat Vineyard produce a great sparkling rosé brut, a lovely mix of strawberry, kiwi and rhubarb with a dry finish.

Black Hills Syrah

Black Hills are known for their Note Bene blend, but the true hero of Black Hills estate winery is their Syrah. A great gift for any lover of wine, the Syrah is much more adaptable than more heavy reds of its caliber. Currently in 2014 vintage, this is a big and bold red with surprisingly soft tannins that can be cellared and aged for years or be enjoyed right away.

Wine Away Stain Remover

Because it’s a great time until someone spills the red. Most wine stain removers do work well enough, it’s just being ready for when it goes down. A great little adult stocking stuffer for the wine lover in your life.

All five of these gift ideas are available at Village VQA Wines Kitsilano at 1811 West 1st Avenue, just 1/2 a block west of Burrard on 1st Avenue.

Last modified: January 1, 2017

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