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with a gift of a digestif like Nonino Quintessentia Amaro (VINTAGES 933796, $49.05) or Calvados Boulard Pays d’Auge (LCBO 296228, $50.15) or Sandro Bottega Club Grappa (LCBO 478156, $30.90). If you know your host is a beer aficionado, a prized brew in a large, handsome bottle will certainly be welcomed. Here are two possibilities: Chimay Première (LCBO 198069, 750 mL, $8.05); La Trappe Tripel (LCBO 413575, 750 mL, $8.10). Cleverly named craft beers can be an affectionate in-joke for host gifts: like Beau’s Lug Tread Lagered Ale (LCBO 169334, 4 pk, $16.95) for road warriors or Great Lakes Brewing’s Pompous Ass Ale (LCBO 408054, 473 mL, $2.65) if you know an Englishman with a sense of humour.