Your Guide to Christmas Food & Wine
Struggling to pair your Christmas food with wine? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you need to know about crafting a wine list to match your Christmas dinner.
“A wine list to match your Christmas dinner”
The arrival: Cordon Negro Cava
This Christmas might be different from last year but we hope you’re still able to celebrate the little wins. There’s always a toast to be had and our cava is the perfect way to start off the celebrations.
The canapes: Italian Sparkling Rosé
If you have ventured down the aisle of any big supermarket you will see the rows and rows of ready-made Christmas canapes that look delicious. We’ve noticed a rising trend in Asian-style canapes such as duck spring rolls. Our Italian Sparkling Rosé has just enough sweetness and fruitiness to pair perfectly with a lightly spiced canape.
The starter: Cordon Rosado
Smoked Salmon is the classic Christmas day starter and you want to pair with it a wine that will cut through that oiliness and leave your mouth feeling fresh. Our Cordon Rosado has just the right amount of acidity, so you’ll probably end up eating more starter than you should!
The main course (fish): Pinot Grigio D.O.C.
If you are having fish as your main course then our citrusy Pinot Grigio is the perfect match. Just ditch the lemon slice and add a glass of this citrus full wine on the side.
The main course (turkey or nut roast): Chianti D.O.C.G.
Our chianti is full of red berries and warm spices that will make you feel all festive inside. The main course is the only place for this wine as it’ll will go perfectly with your roast and all the trimmings.
The cheese: Italian Rosé
No Christmas day is complete without a board of delicious cheese. We automatically want to pair a red wine with a cheese board but actually a still rosé is perfect, as the creaminess in the rosé with compliment a board of creamy cheeses.
The Boxing Day Brunch: Prosecco
We know it’s not technically Christmas day, but Boxing Day is very much part of the holidays! A good Boxing Day brunch will cure any holiday blues that begin to kick in, and we suggest a plate stacked high with pancakes and a glass of prosecco on the side.