Christmas hosting made easy with Clos19
Tips from luxury drinks brand Clos19 on mastering the art of generous hosting – from champagne toasts to Boxing Day Bloody Marys
In partnership with Clos19
This spirit of generosity makes hosting over the festive period especially poignant. Whether weeknight drinks or the day itself, a Christmas party throws caution to the usual daily stresses. From vintage champagne to a rare-edition whisky, Clos19 is passionate about promoting the art of hosting and, moreover, making this a stress-free and enjoyable experience. Stocking everything from well-known champagne brands to top-notch spirits, there's plenty on offer by way of inspiration for what to serve at your Christmas party. Read on for crowd-pleasing ideas, that are a cut above the usual glass of bubbles.
Spread festive cheer with vintage champagne
‘There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of Champagne,’ said Bette Davies. That time, for the host, is well before noon on Christmas Day and spreads right on to dinner. Because, as Oscar Wilde insisted, ‘pleasure without champagne is purely superficial’. And nothing compares to the clinked flutes and crisp fizz of a bottle of Dom Pérignon vintage 2009 champagne, for example, shared among loved ones.
Create intimate moments with a Glenmorangie digestif
Even big parties can feel intimate with the right glass in hand. After enjoying a festive feast, a tumbler of single-malt Scotch offers a moment of contemplation and conversation in equal measure; a shared whisky by the fire, fuelling heart-to-hearts. Have a bottle of Glenmorangie ready for those cosy lulls.
Brighten up Boxing Day with a Belvedere vodka Bloody Mary
After all the formality, but before the festive malaise sets in, Boxing Day is made for leisurely brunches. As host, it's on you to perk up spirits around the table, for which a jug or two of Bloody Marys could help. Mix Belvedere vodka with some zesty, savoury spice that will leave everyone reinvigorated and ready for a long walk, or a movie marathon. Click here for our go-to Bloody Mary recipe.
Exceptional service and ease with Clos19
Side-step supermarket crowds and explore exceptional to-your-door service with a curated selection from Clos19. Specialising in luxury drinks, they stock finest quality champagne, wine and spirits and deliver them at your convenience. Choose a day that fits your schedule, track the order for exact arrival times and have the ingredients for an exceptional party, delivered directly to your door or cellar. Clos19 makes gifting easy, too, with its gift wrapping, engraving and even hot stamping service. So, if you’re gifting to someone you won’t be seeing in person, look to Clos19's gift messaging service to add a personal note to your bottle.
Shop left to right: Glenmorangie Signet, Dom Pérignon 2009 Vintage, Belvedere Vodka
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