Noble Estates & Sharp
Like most things in 2020, finding the right holiday gifts for the people you care about could be a challenge. One thing, fortunately, hasn’t changed at all: a case of excellent wine is a gift that makes a big statement. Noble Estates, a wine and spirits distributor with 30 years of experience bringing superb wines to Ontario’s top bars, restaurants and private wine cellars, has the goods to please the most discerning oenophile on your list. With an exceptional selection of premium wines from around the world, easy online ordering and fast, direct shipping within Ontario, Noble Estates takes the stress out of last-minute holiday shopping. Whether you choose to send a whole case or keep a few bottles for your own cellar (don’t worry, we won’t tell), here are a few options to make a lasting impression this holiday season. Order by December 21 for pre-Christmas delivery within the GTA.
Featuring six cellar-worthy bottles (and an optional set of Riedel red wine glasses), this mixed pack is designed to appeal to anyone with a taste for all things big, bold and fruit-driven. Featuring a bottle of Argentine malbec from the Catena Zapata estate vineyards, a cabernet sauvignon from Sonoma’s distinct Chalk Hill appellation and a meaty blend of syrah, cabernet sauvignon and merlot produced by Oregon’s Mouton Noir, these new-world reds are the perfect accompaniment to a thick steak and a roaring fire. $186
New Year’s Eve parties might be cancelled this year, but that doesn’t mean bubbles are off the menu. Toast this year’s successes and the opportunities to come in 2021 with this mixed six-pack of premium Italian and Spanish sparkling wines. The three selections included in this set reflect some of the world’s most refined sparkling winemaking traditions, from Conegliano, in the heart of Italian Prosecco country, to Penedès in Catalonia. If they’ve been extra nice this year, you even can add a set of Riedel Performance Champagne Glasses, a surefire way to impress even the most sophisticated wine connoisseur. $180
Culinary pilgrimages to the stately chateaux of Haut-Médoc and the sunny hillsides of Napa will have to wait a little while yet. In the meantime, Noble Estates’ World Wine Tour mixed pack makes the perfect gift for any serious wine lover to sip while they plan their ultimate international wine tour. Complete with a buttery California chardonnay, a light, citrusy Bordeaux and a spicy blend of touriga nacional, jaén and tinta roriz from Dao, Portugal, this is a great way to explore new wines and unfamiliar regions without ever leaving home. Add a set of varietal-specific Riedel glassware to make the experience even more memorable. $150
Like VSOP cognac and a good cigar, or sturgeon caviar and a glass of blanc de noir, pizza and wine make an unbeatable combination any night of the week. This mixed 12-pack brings together a selection of six wines from top producers, including a crisp Italian pinot grigio, a peppery Spanish tempranillo and a full-bodied Italian Montepulciano d’Abruzzo. Add an optional set of Riedel glassware and elevate pizza night to luxurious new heights. $299
Visit nobleestates.com for more information. Noble Estates’ sommeliers are available to customize a wine case with specific bottles, or offer other suggestions for creating your own. Contact Joe Alberti at JoeA@nobleestates.com or (416) 432-8059.