Historic newspaper and alcohol gift sets

Historic Newspapers - Chablis bottle

Mark a special date, read all about and drink to that!

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Ever wondered what the top news stories were on the day you or someone else was born? We have, and thanks to Historic Newspapers we now know exactly what happened the day Mr Foodie was born!

If you’re struggling to buy a Christmas gift for someone close to you then here’s a unique gift idea. A full-size bottle of wine or a spirit, because most people love booze at Christmas, and an original full-size newspaper from your date of choosing – it doesn’t need to be the day someone was born, it could be any historically significant date in someone’s life, like the date of a wedding for example.

Once you have picked a date then you also have a choice of newspaper. We opted for the Guardian but then are plenty of others to pick from. Finally, pick your tipple. We’ve been drinking a lot of wine lately so the 75cl bottle of Chablis Premier Cru Wine seemed the ideal thing, but again there are other wines and spirits to select from.

Historic Newspapers - Chablis bottle

The Chablis is a 2018 vintage from Vincent Tremblay in Burgundy, made using Chardonnay grapes it is a clean, crisp white wine with aromas of flowers and ripe pear, with a mild acidic citrus taste.

You also receive a certificate of authenticity along with your newspaper as it is the real deal and not a photocopy or mock-up. Both local and national newspapers, including Sunday papers, daily and weekly publications are available from what is, we’ve discovered, the largest private collection of papers in the world!

The small print

You must be 18+ to purchase this product.
Please enjoy alcohol responsibly.
Newspapers from 1991 are larger and will not always fit this double gift pack. If the paper is too large your wine or spirit will be sent in a single silk lined gift box with the newspaper in a light blue gift box.

Prices vary and start at £59.99 depending on the chosen tipple – pick from wine, whisky, gin, champagne etc.

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Disclaimer: Historic Newspapers were kind enough to send us a complimentary gift set to see exactly what this was like, and we do genuinely recommend this as an unusual Christmas present for your partner, parents or children etc.




I am Emma and with my husband Mark write Foodie Explorers, which is a food and travel website.

I am a member of the Guild of Food Writers and British Guild of Travel Writers.

We have a wide range of judging experience covering products, hotels and have judged, for example, for Great Taste Awards and Scottish Baker of the Year.

Along the way Mark gained WSET Level 2 in Wine and I have WSET Level 2 in Spirits as well as picking up an award with The Scotsman Food and Drink Awards.    

Usually I can be found sleeping beside a cat.

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