02 Nov 2022

Elite Traveler

Wine & Spirits

The holiday season is the perfect time of year to share a special bottle with loved ones.

By Alex Martin

We’re lucky at Elite Traveler. We get to drink rare whiskies and fine wines just to advise our loyal readers which ones are worth buying. So, we thought we would make this year’s list of wine and spirits gifts the greatest hits of what we’ve tried throughout the course of 2022.
Some of these inclusions are obvious (Louis XIII and Dom Perignon continue to fly the flag for the Champagne region once again) but others have come straight out of leftfield. Every inclusion is exceptional, but many also come with incredible narratives attached.
Whether you’re buying for a collector, a drinker or for yourself (we’re not judging), there’s something for everyone in this year’s wine and spirits gift guide.

Château d’Esclans, Garrus

Garrus has been named the best rose in the world by prominent critics / ©Château d’Esclans

Who doesn’t love a glass of Whispering Angel on a hot summer’s afternoon? It’s the most popular rose in the US for good reason. Now the owners, Château d’Esclans, want you to get serious about it with Garrus. Created by using the finest parcels on Château d’Esclans’s prized vineyards, Garrus has won plaudits from a raft of critics, several naming it the best rose in the world. Presented in a beautiful bottle that feels premium to the touch, this is as giftable as it is quaffable.