EARLY FESTIVE FUN AT WILD CARD

Ever year, Christmas comes early at Wild Card, heralding the start of our extremely-advanced festive preparations. We have spent recent weeks gathering glorious gifts, soirée snacks and amazing ‘holly’days away (pardon the pun) for our media houses to sink their teeth into.

In the gifts corner, we have strong contenders from both Laurent-Perrier and Gin Mare, as well as new vintages from Château Léoube. Laurent-Perrier has offered up a twist on their classic Cuvée Rosé gift set, this time adorning it with bright flashes of neon colour – festive fun paired with enduring elegance. Gin Maré is a special gin as it is made with savoury botanicals, including Rosemary – the perfect accompaniment to a Christmas roast.

We also have stupendous stocking fillers in the guise of Twinings Baubles, each containing a type of Christmassy tea and Campbell’s Andy Warhol soup cans. When else can Warhol art cost you less than £1 and fit under the fireplace! And when another cookbook just won’t do, for the foodie in your life we have the new Bradley Convection food smoker.

Moving on to the Christmas table, one can’t help but salivate over smoked salmon, roast turkey and party treats such as sausage rolls. Fortunately, Donald Russell’s Christmas Box comes with everything necessary for the entire family! Smaller households can also benefit from a new ‘half turkey’: thus avoiding the perils of leftovers throughout January. Pair with Ilumi’s new lactose free, gluten free, any-other-allergy-free poultry or beef gravy and you’re good to go! Kelly’s Cornish Clotted Cream Ice Cream and Rodda’s Cornish Clotted Cream provide the perfect accompaniments to traditional puddings, including Fifteen Cornwall’s thoroughly boozy Christmas pudding affair. Other party treats include an extra special pud from  and a brand new antipasti and olive selection from unearthed®.

If you can’t stand the festive heat and want to make sure you’re not in the kitchen this Christmas, three of our Cornish clients have partnered up and created the ultimate festive getaway. The fabulous escape starts with a family stay at Watergate Bay and ends with a week long stay in a glorious Sea Garden Cottage or Flying Boat Club house on the island of Tresco, just off the Cornish coast.

Home or away, here’s to December and the festive fun that awaits us all!

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