This year we have created a range of Christmas gifts and experiences, perfect for colleagues, friends and family; delivered to your door. With wine, hampers and non-alcoholic gifts available, choose from our ready to go range or get in touch to create bespoke gifts. With a focus on local produce and organic and biodynamic wines, we have gifts starting from €20 for an ELY experience that can be enjoyed from the comforts of home. Plus, we have virtual wine tastings, food boxes and if you can’t decide, an ELY Gift Voucher!
Adapting an ELY experience to one that could be enjoyed from home is something that we have been thinking about for a long time. Along with our wine retail we now offer a food box service, ‘LovELY at Home’. Here we have adapted many of the ELY favourites, along with a range of optional wine recommendations, delivered to your door. With all the prep and 90% of the work done and easy to follow instructions, it leaves you to enjoy your food and wine box from the comfort of home and in your own time. A LovELY treat for you or why not gift to someone special!
Blankbottle Epileptic Inspiration, Western Cape, South Africa 2019 - Pieter Walser’s wines like their names are always unique. This 100% Semillon is partially aged in oak, amphora, and on lees, the consequence is a harmony between the primary fruit and the winemaking quality.
Ficomontanino ‘Bulgarelli’ IGT Rosso Toscano, Italy 2017 - An obvious brightness surrounds Maria Sole Giannelli’s wines. Bright fruit, like just-ripe cherry and red berry. Bright acidity, an elegant hint of liveliness runs through the wine, and vivid tannin, frequent but never obtrusive. I’ve always loved Sangiovese for this reason.
It’s Rhone time. The savoury & peppery reds of Crozes Hermitage or St. Joseph & the warm, spicy wines of Vacqueyras, Gigondas & CdR Village offer the best value & consistency. Or Rhone style blends from Oz & South Africa -John Duval’s wonderful Plexus or the Syrah/Grenache/ Cinsault wines from David & Nadia, Savage and Blankbottle. The firmly structured reds of Tuscany and Piedmont are perfect right now. Nebbiolo from Valtellina is a revelation. Softer & more approachable, like a baby Barolo.