Christmas; a crazed month of cocktail parties, lunch parties and dinner parties, of ludicrous jumpers, hyperactive children and general over-indulgence. In all the festive madness there is an oasis of calm available, a moment when we can press pause and just take pleasure in a simple, infinitely gratifying action. That first sip of a really good wine that you are about to share with your friends.
If you're still trying to decide what to drink with your Christmas dinner, then fear not, we're here to help. A quick poll around the office generated lively discussion as to what wines will be donning our dinner tables when we close our doors for Christmas.
We hope that our Christmas favourites will help inspire your festive food & wine pairing!
‘‘This wine is my favourite in the Armit portfolio - having visited the winery on many occasions, I have an affinity for this corner of north-west Spain. The 20% Garnacha from the Rioja Baja added to the core Tempranillo gives the wine some punch and oomph, which combined with the softness and fruit from the Tempranillo results in a wine close to perfection in my eyes. I just need to persuade the family to have lamb for Christmas dinner!!’’
Richard Volpi, National Account Manager / Head of Regional Sales
Le Pupille's Morellino di Scansano Riserva >>
"It's absolutely delicious, especially with goose and its gold and green label also looks lovely and Christmassy on the dining table! (In magnums this year too!)."
Edwina Watson, Buyer
2016 Vouvray Clos du Bourg Moelleux, Domaine Huet, Loire, France>>
“The Clos du Bourg is sweet but with great acidity. There is not a hint of cloying; opulent silky texture, exotic spice and ripe red apple all finished with vibrant acidity. It is great with cooked fruit desserts or mature hard cheeses alike. Delicious!”
In this season of indulgence, we have plenty to offer! To see our full range of Christmas wines visit our Christmas Shop