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Your 2015 Xmas Gift Guide

We have your Christmas Gift Guide sorted…

FOR THE PERSON WHO LOVES TO TRY SOMETHING DIFFERENT…

Alternative-style winemakers Born and Raised have an exciting selection of wines for Christmas. The stellar small-batch Australian vinos are a little less mainstream, focusing on up- and-coming varietals and putting a spin on the traditional. Born and Raised Wines have recently released four new wines: Grenache 2014, The Chance 2015 Field Blend, Sauvignon Blanc 2014 and Nebbiolo 2013, each with their own distinct flavour and matched perfectly with a Christmas feast. The selection of vinos are born to be different and raised to be shared by the wine lover who wants something diverse yet approachable to drink.

Price: Cases start from $288
Stockists: Selected premium bottle shops across NSW, VIC and QLD, and available online
Website: bornandraisedwines.com.au

FOR THE PERSON WHO LOVES TO INDULGE…

Cake Wines have created delicious hampers that make up the perfect gift for those who love a bit of decadence. The food hampers are filled with a selection of European cheeses, matching wines and all the other delightful nitty and gritty pieces that go dreamily with cheese and vino. The boutique wine company takes a new approach to the often over- complicated world of wine, crafting their wines to be easy drinking with just enough personality to keep you guessing.

An example – ‘The Shepherd’s Hut’ hamper contains:
• Cake Wines 2014 Pinot Gris
• Fresh Chevre
• Artisan’s Table Marinated Chevre
• Ossau Iraty (French cheese)
• Crispbread
• Grace + James Scented Tealight Candle Pack
• Dried Cranberries
• Moscato Jelly for cheese 150g
• Fig & Pomegranate Jam for cheese 40g
• Pana Chocolate Block 45g

Price: Hampers range from $85-$275 Stockists: Available online
Website: cakewines.com

FOR THE PERSON WHO LOVES ICY TREATS…

Yonanas is a fast, fun and easy kitchen appliance that transforms your favourite frozen fruit into guilt-free desserts and snacks that look and taste just like soft-serve. From kids to grandparents, the recipes are endless – use any frozen fruit to create pies, cakes and even a Christmas tiramisu with a little chocolate and coffee liqueur. The practicality of this gift makes it ideal for the adult entertainer, the health-conscious, the foodie, and families.

Price: $79.95 (Yonanas Maker), $179.95 (Yonanas Elite)
Stockists: Target, Harvey Norman, David Jones, Myer, Bing Lee, The Good Guys and available online
Website: yonanas.com.au

FOR THE PERSON WHO LOVES FINE DINING AND SPECTACULAR HARBOUR VIEWS…

Treat your loved one to a unique and truly impressive Sydney seafood experience at Flying Fish Restaurant and Bar. Executive chef Stephen Seckold delivers a menu that is both progressive and surprising with a focus on Asian-inspired seafood. The menus seasonally change, using the freshest produce available and innovative flavor combinations. This Christmas gift is perfect for those who love to dine by the Sydney seaside and enjoy spectacular views of the harbour.

Price: Vouchers start from $50
Bookings: 02 9518 6677
Address: Lower Deck, Jones Bay Wharf, 21 Pirrama Road, Pyrmont
Website: flyingfish.com.au