The Perfect Toast to the Property Boom
The Perfect Toast to the Property Boom
Despite the influence of both a pandemic and the much-maligned price of avocado toast (which many say is a hindrance to a home loan), the property market is still booming – even behind closed doors. So, how can you celebrate a sale or thank a vendor who is moving during lockdown? Enter Shorty’s Gifting Tool – a simple and seamless real estate gamechanger and your new home for both gifting and choosing special client beverages.
From the finest French Champagnes to exclusive and rare whiskies, collectable reds and celebration size Magnums, we have it all. And if you’re unsure what to choose (let’s face it, you’ve just invested all your energies in helping your client to make the biggest decision of all), leave it in the hands of our Gifting Concierge – you know houses, we know wines! We can guide you on gifts for hard-to-buy people and best bottles for your budget. Best of all you can record a personalised video message to accompany the gift and welcome the recipient ‘home’.
To surprise, thank or toast a client (sans avocado), all you need is their name, email and phone number. We do the rest by contacting them and allowing them to choose a delivery address that suits them best – perfect if they’re up to their eyeballs in boxes or you simply want a beautiful bottle to arrive at their new abode – when they do! There is something for every palate, but here are our firm favourites for those who have just realised their real estate dream.
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French and Fabulous
From a vintage Dom Pérignon to one of the world’s favourite Champagnes, Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial or a beautiful pink like the Ruinart Rosé NV Champagne is always a celebration. France also produces the world's finest brandies in Armagnac and Cognac – truly something to behold is a bottle of Christian Drouin VSOP Calvados Pays D'Auge or a special and rare organic Cognac from the house of Jean Grosperrin.
Plenty of packaging is just as extraordinary as what’s inside the bottle. For something unique, consider a bottle of Clase Azul Reposado Tequila in its majestic decanter hand-painted and numbered by local artisans. You can also send those bottles that gift their own glassware such as the floral adorned twin flutes accompanying Perrier-Jouët Belle Epoque or a showcase Riedel Apple Decanter accompanied by a special bottle of Burgundy.
A Supersized Surprise
For something extra special, gift a super celebratory size – many great Champagnes and table wines are available in Magnums. We love a Bollinger Special Cuvee NV in a Jeroboam bottle, Hewitson Falkenberg Shiraz in a Double Magnum or mixed collection such as our Critics Choice 6-pack presented in a beautiful wooden box.
Ones for Investors
If the new property has space for a cellar (or even if it doesn’t), connoisseurs will love a wine designed to age gracefully. There are few finer for the cellar than a gift-boxed vintage Penfolds Bin 95 Grange Shiraz or a collectable Burgundy such as the extraordinary Mongeard-Mugneret Echezeaux Grande Complication – a Grand Cru Pinot Noir of provenance.
Travel the World from a New Home
For a touch of Hollywood, you could deliver Ryan Reynolds in liquid form (that is his new Aviation Batch Distilled American Gin) or Brad Pitt’s Chateau Miraval Côtes de Provence Rosé in a Magnum. For something more exotic, soak up some Mexican fever with Patron Silver Tequila or head to the home of Olympics with a gift-boxed bottle of Nikka From The Barrell Japanese Whisky.
Our favourite is simple. A Magnum of Belvedere Vodka in a Pure Silver ILLUMINATED Saber bottle emblazoned with 'Congratulations'. But no matter your choice (or whether we help you), your personalised message and gift of cheers is the perfect way for a new homeowner to toast to happy days ahead. Forget avocadoes. This is the toast we all want to enjoy.