Quaffable gifts are always well received, whether you choose a bottle or a regular delivery of the recipient's favourite tipple.

If you're planning on stocking up for the festive season, there's still time to order beer and wine online. Quaffable gifts are always well received, whether you choose a bottle to pop in a bag or a regular delivery of the recipient's favourite tipple. These sites more than perform on all levels.

BEER

BEER 52
www.beer52.com


Sign up to receive a monthly delivery of handcrafted beers from the best independent microbreweries around the UK and abroad. Beer 52’s resident beer experts have visited breweries all around the world, in the search of the most interesting brews they can find, in order to deliver a carefully curated case of these craft beers from its favourite microbreweries every month. The Meet The Brewers’ booklet in every box and its online community along with its YouTube Channel, means you get to hear from the people behind the bottles. Beer 52 is also enabling small breweries develop exciting new beers and lets its members try them first.

BEER HAWK
www.beerhawk.co.uk


Beer Hawk sources and sells the best beers from all over the world. That's right, not just from the UK, the WORLD. The benevolent beer enthusiasts at Beerhawk have scoured the globe, tasting and assessing various real ales, craft beers and lagers (the good and the bad) so that you don't have to. Ardent ale drinkers can now get their hands on the very beery best that Belgium, Germany, the Netherlands, America and a whole host of other countries have to offer.

Shop for your favourite tipple by country, style or by beer. The choice is extensive, with a range of wheat beers, porters, bottled lagers, stout, barley ale, beer gifts and much more besides. There are a selection of mixed Discovery Cases - a great way to explore world beers - with an American Discovery 15 bottle Case, the Belgian Discovery 15 bottle case and a Worldwide Beer Collection of 15 bottles, amongst others. 

Count down to the bid day with the 2016 Advent Calendar that contains 24 bottles and cans of beer from all over the world.

BEST OF BRITISH BEER
www.bestofbritishbeer.co.uk


Based in Staffordshire, Best of British Beer works with over 250 different breweries, from across the British Isles. Whether your favourite tipple is from Orkney or St. Ives, you will probably find it here. The team has put together a wide selection of cases, using feedback from customer tasting sessions. You will find a choice of cases offering Traditional Bitters,Award Winners, Seasonal Beers, British Ciders and many more besides.

Sign up for the Monthly Beer Club and Best of British Beer will send you twelve different artisan beers from twelve different breweries each month, along with tasting notes and a pub quiz. This would be a perfect gift for any real ale enthusiast. Beer can be delivered monthly, six times a year or quarterly - whichever you prefer - and delivery is free. Prices range from £33 - £36.49 per case, depending on whether you go for monthly or quarterly delivery.

Struggling for gift ideas? Consider 'Beer for a Year' (£155) which comprises four cases or the three-month beer club.

COCKTAILS

TASTE COCKTAILS
www.tastecocktails.com


Ever wanted to mix your own cocktails? Host the kind of Tom Cruise shakeathon that will really get your guests going? This is where TASTE comes in, a site that thinks outside the box when it comes to the more elegant spectrum of the drinking culture. What is in effect a very clever concept goes the extra mile with subscriptions and some excellent gift options, going where flowers and chocolate just don't.

The cocktail box starts at £29 with free postage and packing and should you be lacking the requisite tools then reach for an equipment kit complete with shaker, jigger, bar spoon and double strainer. Each boxes provides ingredients for six drinks, recipes for two classics and two variations and a little extra should you wish to taste neat.

WINE

BERRY BROS & RUDD
www.bbr.com


This 300 year old family company has proved that tradition is no barrier to innovation, as its website is regarded as Britain's leading wine websites, consistently winning Website of the Year at the prestigious International Wine Challenge.

BB&R has also concentrated on developing a range of niche premium sprits, including the Glenrothes Single Malt Whisky, Kings Ginger, and No. 3 Gin, which are all available in select branches of Waitrose.

MAJESTIC
www.majestic.co.uk


Majestic is one of the biggest names in UK high street wine sales and they have a dynamic approach to wine buying that means a wide range of wines and keen prices overall. Buying online, as you would expect, is extremely simple with free UK delivery.

LAITHWAITES
www.laithwaites.co.uk


Laithwaites offer you a brilliant and exciting range of wines. They go straight to the vineyard to find them, ensuring they're exclusive and that they're excellent value for money too. At over 1500, their diverse range encompasses almost every wine producing country under the sun! In order to compile their list, Laithwaites taste over 40,000 wines; they select 1500 and if you are still overwhelmed, they can distil that further by telling you what their Top Ten Bestsellers are.

Updated November 2017