AM/PM Gift Hamper
**PRICE Includes Delivery**
AM: Coffee | PM: Wine.
The AM PM gift hamper that takes you from Coffee O'clock to Wine O'clock. Enjoy locally sourced Irish goods alongside products from our winemakers and some organic pasta from Italy. Surprise someone special with this thoughtful gift that takes them on a delectable journey from morning to evening (without ever having to leave the house). All packed and delivered in our luxurious branded gift box.
Start the morning with Bell Lane coffee roasted in Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. Top your toast with Timeless Preserves Seville Orange Marmalade from Bunbrosna, Co. Westmeath and wash it down with some refreshing organic apple juice from The Apple Farm in Cahir, Co. Tipperary.
Who doesn't like a ready-to-go Pasta night paired with some Paddy Borthwick wine? Rustichella D'Abruzzo Italian organic bow tie pasta, premium olive oil from our winemaker Quinta do Crasto in Portugal and Janet's Just Delicious Red Pepper & Rosemary Pasta Sauce made with all-natural ingredients from the foot of the Wicklow mountains.
Paddy Borthwick is a favourite at Wines Direct (both the man and his wine). Paddy's wines are a constant on the customer and staff favourite list, and if you have yet to try, you will be pleasantly surprised. His Pinot Noir is a French-influenced New Zealand Pinot Noir — rich, silky and finely structured. The Sauvignon Blanc is from the best grapes only and its expressive vibrancy showcases the true expression of the estate.
Do not forget to treat yourself at some point in the day with a bit of award-winning Mella's Butter Vanilla Fudge made from Irish butter from the lush pastures of West Cork. You could pair your fudge or some seafood pasta with Le Contesse Pinot Rosé. This sparkling wine is a beautiful pink colour with rose petal and berry aromas and an excellent aperitif. The Italians will pair it with rich chocolate cake — a feature of birthday parties or any celebration.
1x Bell Lane Coffee - Evening Shadow (ground)
1x Bell Lane Coffee - Breakfast Bar (ground)
1x The Apple Farm, Apple Juice 750ml
1x Timeless Preserves Marmalade - Seville Orange
1x Borthwick Pinot Noir
1x Borthwick Sauvignon Blanc
1x RUSTICHELLA D'ABRUZZO Pasta Spaghetti 500g
1x Crasto Premium Olive Oil 500ml
1x Janet’s Just Delicious Red Pepper & Rosemary Pasta Sauce 350g
1x Le Contesse Pinot Rose
1x Mellas Fudge, Vanilla Fudge Pouch 175g
Paddy Borthwick is a regular visitor to Ireland, and a firm favourite with Wines Direct customers and staff for two reasons: his wines are excellent, and he is a charming, easygoing guy who is great fun to be with! Paddy Borthwick is a maverick whose experience in the vineyards of France and Switzerland has made him into one of New Zealand’s most unique winemakers. His fantastic 25HA estate is located in Martinborough (Wairarapa), the fine food capital of New Zealand, and it fits perfectly in this region of fantastic flavour.
Lets start with the wines: his family were sheep and cattle farmers, but he had a desire to make wine, so went to Roseworthy College in Australia, graduating with a degree in Oenology. He then spent seven years gaining experience around the world, returning to set up the Paddy Borthwick estate in 1996, releasing his first vintage in 1999. Paddy allows his wines to express their terroir, as he believes his land has perfect conditions for delivering excellent wine.
Warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall, along with free-draining soil on the banks of the river, enhance the exceptional quality of fruit produced here. The difference between night and day temperatures preserves the aromatic characteristics of the wines.
Like all the best winemakers, he makes wine instinctively, and has the confidence to take risks where others hedge their bets. With the 2011 harvest,for example, which followed a cooler and wetter than usual summer, it was this confidence and experience which allowed him to wait a bit longer than other growers in the area, let the rains pass, and pick beautiful, ripe, flavoursome grapes.
Now, all that remains is for you to try and catch the lovely Paddy on one of his trips to Ireland, either at a tasting or dinner around the country or at the Wines Direct HQ in Mullingar.
The 27 hectares of vines bordering the Ruamahunga River in Gladstone, Wairarapa are on stony, free draining, alluvial soils, with a micro climate giving warm daily temperatures, cool nights and low rainfall; perfect conditions for producing distinctive, quality wines.