What Wine to Choose for Christmas
Well it’s that time of year again and the Christmas madness has well and truly begun. We all know there’s a million and one things to do to get in order for the big day. But choosing your ‘Christmas wine’ should be one task that’s easy and stress free.
Here is a helpful guide of wines that will suit your Christmas feast. And will go down a treat with family and friends.
I’m not going to recommend certain brands of wine but instead I’m recommending grape varieties. This will make it even easier for you to pick your wine for the big day.
For the Reds:
A Pinot Noir from Burgundy will go very nicely with your turkey as it has a very nice red berry, jammy character. Also try a Tempranillo from Spain. If you’re having spiced beef you could go for a nice Shiraz from Australia. as they have a bit of spice and pepper to them.
For the Whites:
If you are having shellfish for nibbles before the meal a Sauvignon Blanc will go very well with fruits de mer. For the main meal, a Chablis or a Petit Chablis should sit well with you and your guests. If you want to push the boat out you could get a Dessert Wine for afters to go along with whatever sweet dish you are having. Maybe a late harvest wine from Australia or a Sauternes from Bordeaux.
Now is the perfect time to get your wine in for Christmas – it’s one less thing to worry about or worst still, forget about! So pop into your local Off Licence with the grape varieties you’re looking for and let the staff help you, sure that’s what they’re there for.
Looking for more festive drinks inspiration? Read:
- Festive Drink Ideas
- Patrick’s Top Christmas Drinks with Easy Recipes
- Five World Class Christmas Cocktail Recipes
- Ale for the Festive Season
- Alcoholic and Non-Alcoholic Mulled Wine Recipe
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