5 of the best Sussex Christmas tipples
PUBLISHED: 11:33 26 November 2018 | UPDATED: 12:19 28 November 2018
A warming glass of something delicious is a vital ingredient for the festivities. We round up some of the best Sussex tipples
Food and drink are front and centre during the festive period, so why not combine both in one drink? That’s exactly what Partridge Green-based Dark Star have done with their Crème Brulee ale (£23.40 for a keg). Dark Star also produce a number of other permanently available tipples such as the Partridge Best Bitter and Hophead pale golden ale.
Bolney Wine Estate
This estate near Haywards Heath has a number of gift boxes to give to loved ones this festive period. The Single Sparkling Gift Box (which can be filled with their Bolney Bubbly) is priced at £26.99 with the Magnum Gift Box (with either Cuvée Rosé, Blanc de Blancs or Cuvée Noir inside) is £86.99.
Bignose & Beardy
Phil Day (Bignose) and Steve Stark (Beardy) make traditional real Sussex cider at their Framfield base and have a number of offerings perfect for the holiday season. Treat your loved one to a Cider Club subscription from £15 per month. Six bottles of their small batch cider delivered monthly to desk or door, as well as invites to Bignose and Beardy cider experience days. Gift packs, limited edition Cider Spirit as well as ‘Bags in Box’ cider for parties and gatherings are also available.
Gin has become increasingly popular in recent years, and Sussex has been at the forefront. Brighton Gin is produced with organic British wheat spirit and is available in bars and shops right across Sussex, as well as locations around the country. The Brighton Gin Christmas Gift Selection contains their gin, sticks of Brighton Gin Rock, gin flavoured lollipop and more.
The award-winning Furner’s Green vineyard is selling the perfect gifts for wine-lovers this Christmas with the Sparkling Trio (£85) and Sparkling Six Pack (£170) including a selection of their sparkling wine; you’ll find Bluebell’s flagship tipple Blanc de Blancs in the latter. Also on sale are experiences such as Tour and Tasting (£16) and the Cheese and Wine Tour (£22.50).
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