Raise A Glass to Delightful Festive Gifting

Berry Bros. & Rudd embrace the Christmas spirit by launching bespoke designed Champagne magnum, a luxury Christmas hamper, warming winter liqueur set & exciting 2019 wine evening course.

With the Festive season fast approaching, Berry Bros. & Rudd is offering a selection of wonderful gifting ideas hand-delivered across Hong Kong to your door. For more than 300 years, Berry Bros. & Rudd has played an integral part in festive celebrations, providing exceptional wines and spirits to gift, savour, and celebrate.

Adding a dash of British heritage to the Hong Kong festive season, the selection of 2018 gifts include a luxurious wine and spirits hamper, a winter-inspired ginger liqueur set and a limited edition magnum of Champagne. In addition to the perfect experiential Christmas gift of an insightful wine education course, starting from January in Hong Kong.

The Gift of Knowledge

This year Berry Bros. & Rudd has launched gift certificates for specialised WSET (Wine Spirits Education) wine courses – from HK$1,950 per person – all taking place in the Berry Bros. & Rudd tasting room in Central Hong Kong, and hosted by Jeanette Robson, one of Hong Kong’s leading wine educators. The Introduction to Wine Evening Course is a four-class series, taking place every Wednesday evening throughout January 2019.

In the capable hands of Jeanette Robson, wine enthusiasts and beginners will enjoy lessons on how to identify grape varieties, ingredients and tell-tale signifiers of region, as well as understanding complimentary food and wine pairings. Attendees will appreciate specially selected premium Chardonnay, Riesling, Syrah and Merlot from the in-house wine cellar, educating and inspiring the palette.

With a maximum capacity of 20 students per class, the wine course offers an intimate and engaging tutor-student interaction. A wonderful way to welcome in the new year, this is the ideal gift for loved ones who would like to expand their wine repertoire. Upon completion of the Wine Evening Course, attendees will receive a complimentary copy of the Berry Bros. & Rudd book ‘Exploring and Tasting Wine: A Wine Course with Digressions’.

The Once in a Lifetime Gift

Newly launched for the festive season, the Champagne Thiénot Brut Magnum Limited Edition (HK$625) is a beautiful and exclusive bottle that will be sure to spark conversation this Christmas. Designed in collaboration with Parisian graffiti artist Speedy Graphito, the recognised French artist created striking visuals to bring the intricate Thiénot style to life. The luxurious bubbles from the Montagne de Reims Natural Park are the perfect collector’s item as the bottle embodies the Thiénot character. Combining quality and originality in a harmony of roundness and zest; an elegant Champagne perfect for gifting this holiday season.

The Gift of Sharing

Berry Bros. & Rudd have hand-picked a number of wines – white, red and sparkling – from the award-winning own-label range, to be served at the Christmas table. The specially designed Christmas Dinner Set (HK$1,500) includes all that is needed to host family and friends over the holidays. Including a delectable magnum of Grand Cru Champagne and delicious classics from Bordeaux and Burgundy. Other festive bottles include Berry Bros. & Rudd’s Barolo by Giovanni Rosso, Pauillac by Ch. Lynch Bages, and Sauternes by Ch. Climens, an exquisite wine vinified by one of the finest châteaux in Sauternes, Ch. Climens – the ideal bottle to open over a cheese board this Christmas.

The Versatile Gift

King’s Ginger liqueur was made by Berry Bros. & Rudd in 1903 for His Majesty King Edward VII. Well suited to cooler climes, the King’s Ginger Set (HK$438) comes with a compact festive leather hip flask and two extendable cups, along with a bottle of the King’s Ginger Liqueur. The liqueur is a great addition to cocktails at Christmas parties, in long drinks such as Mojitos and Mules, poured over ice cream, paired with chocolate, or even sipped neat. This tasteful gift set is sure to be an all-round party pleaser.

Berry Bros. & Rudd’s specialists are available throughout the holiday season to help guide and recommend alternative spirits and wines best suited to each buyer’s taste, all of which can be delivered directly to doors, anywhere throughout Hong Kong.

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