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Christmas Eve, in preparation for the big day…
2014 De Toren ‘Z’ – it’s a great winter red wine, with charming old-world, Bordeaux-like characteristics (without the price tag!).
2016 La Vierge ‘The Affair’ Pinot Noir – a really good value Pinot that packs-in a lot of wine for the price. Earthy and savoury, it can go with food or without.
Christmas morning, to get things going!
Definitely Champagne! Edouard Brun, either Rose NV or Vintage 2004. Gotta have bubbles to kick everything off!
The main event – the Christmas feast…
Later, by the fire or collapsed in front of the TV...
2017 Consolation Miranda Marsanne. A rich white that goes well with Christmas foods, If I’m still snacking (likely). For a red, the 2016 Consolation Wild Boar Syrah. Something spicy to warm up with, put that boozy blanket on.
Boxing Day with the leftovers or after a bracing walk…
Patz and Hall Dutton Ranch Chardonnay to go with the leftover poultry. Probably also a 2017 Four Vines Lodi Zinfandel to accompany the cranberry sauce.
When the inevitable unexpected guests drop in, what do you open?
Another bottle of 2016 Edetaria Seleccio Blanco! It’s really is my favorite white of the year! Could also do a 2015 Edetaria Seleccio Red if the food calls for it.
New Year’s Eve, to end the season in style…Seems like celebration time again – I’d say that bubbles are definitely in order, probably a NV Edourd Brun, Cuvee Speciale this time though.