GO BE­YOND WINE

Food & Drink - - SPECIAL OCASSION -

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.

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