It’s that time of the year, and I’m excited! I looooove Christmas time. The wine, the food, the family & friends – it’s just such a great time of the year. Whenever I put together my annual ‘gifts for wine lovers’ post, it’s basically a list of:
a) Products I’ve tried and love
b) My wish list of products I want (hint hint Mr Spittoon)
So let’s get merry and delve into what I think of some of the hottest Christmas gifts for wine lovers this year. Continue reading →
I love Christmas, I love wine (obviously) and I also get a bit crafty after 4 glasses of vino. So therefore this year I thought I would deck the house with wine-inspired Christmas decorations and of course share my creations with you. These Christmas wine decorations are easy, cheap and I have to admit, look pretty Cab Franc’en amazing! Continue reading →
It’s a couple of days before Christmas/someone’s birthday/a big event and you’ve completely forgotten to buy a present for Mr & Mrs Smith…uh ohhh! Don’t fret because I have the perfect solution and the best bit is that you don’t even have to get those elbows out to get through the masses at the mall. Actually you can organise it while downing a bottle of wine!
Various wineries in the Swan Valley have gift vouchers! Many of them can be bought and printed online while some need to be ordered and are then sent out to the recipient. To avoid that awful awkward situation of trying to explain why you don’t have a present for someone who has given you one, this is it!
Here is a good handful of Swan Valley gift vouchers you can order right now!
You can choose either a voucher for wine, concert tickets, a restaurant meal or a wine tourism experience with a minimum value of $50 and no maximum limit. You order online and can either send the voucher straight to the recipient or email it to yourself to then pop in a card! If you want to be really creative you could print it on some nice paper and really fancy it up. Super quick and easy. Check out my post on my super divine lunch at Sandalford here.
Harris Organic have made it super easy for you. Simply place your order online and receive your gift voucher straight away. Minimum value of a Harris Organic gift voucher is $35 and a maximum of $1000. You can also pop in a lovely message for the recipient. Check out my post on Harris Organic wines here.
You can order vouchers for the Lamont’s Swan Valley cellar door or their Bishops House restaurant. Vouchers range from $50 up to $150. The only catch for these one’s are that the vouchers are sent out in the post. So if you are ordering today it is likely the recipient won’t have these before Christmas. If you’re not worries about it being a little late at least you can be rest assured that they will receive a well presented voucher which will be sure to go down a treat! They also have various other gift ideas in their online shop, click the link below to see more. Check out my post on my visit to Lamont’s in the Swan Valley here.
Sittella, another beautiful spot in the Swan Valley offer gift vouchers. You can either order online, via phone or pop into the cellar door. If you’re doing the latter you’ll be able to get the voucher on the spot otherwise if you order online or via phone the voucher will be posted out. As far as I know there is no minimum or maximum value for the vouchers. A Sittella voucher would be a fantastic idea for someone who loves bubbles. Check out my latest post on visiting Sittella Winery here.
Give the gift of a Swan Valley Tour! Transport, wine and food are all taken care of – who wouldn’t love that! To give the gift of a Swan Valley Tour you simply choose a tour and the number of people you want to give this awesome gift to and the voucher will be valid for 12 months. The voucher is automatically sent to you, you then add in the names and message manually and you’re done! Check out my post on doing an Indulgence Tour with Swan Valley Tours here.
I love Christmas and I’m in the mood for giving! I have 2 packs of Wine Glass Writer pens up for grabs! Each pack includes a metallic gold, a silver & an emerald green coloured pen valued at $16.80
Simply leave a comment on this blog post before 5pm AWST on Sunday 24/11/2013 telling me: What is your favourite wine accessory and why?
It could be an existing accessory like why you love your corkscrew or an accessory you’ve dreamed up! Perhaps it’s the bottomless wine glass, or Harry Potter’s water into wine spell or the secret wine cellar at the back of the wardrobe. The 2 most entertaining or convincing answers will win! For inspiration, check out my My 6 favourite wine accessories of the moment!
Wine Glass Writer pens are a fantastic way to mark your wine glass and keep track of it. The ink dries within 1-3 minutes and easily washes off with water & a cloth leaving no residue on the glass. The pens are made with a patented non-toxic ink that writes on leaded crystal, plastic and glazed ceramics – making it a multifunctional pen! Watch the video here.
Competition is open to all Travelling Corkscrew readers with an Australian postal address.
Two Travelling Corkscrew readers who have commented here with what their favourite wine accessory is and why will be selected to win a 3 pen pack of Wine Glass Writer pens valued at $16.80
Competition closes 5pm AWST Sunday 24/11/2013 and the winners will be notified by email on Monday 25/11/2013. If the winning readers do not respond within 72 hours with their postal details, Travelling Corkscrew will redraw the competition and notify new winners.
Once the two winners are confirmed, the results of the competition will be published on the Travelling Corkscrew facebook page, twitter page and blog.