Top 10 Wines You Need this Christmas and New Year

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Top 10 Wines You Need this Christmas & New Year 

 

Christmas truly is the most wonderful time of the year, the chance to spend memorable moments with family, loved ones and friends - a time to be thankful and reflect as well as celebrate and enjoy.

However, with each year that passes, the Christmas rush seems to begin earlier and earlier, with people battling to get their hands on the must-have gift or the biggest bargains.

When it comes to food and drink, the preparation involved in ensuring the big day runs smoothly and is a roaring success is stressful enough, but when you add in fighting through queues of traffic to make it to the local supermarket and driving around for what seems like hours to find a parking space - not to mention battling the hundreds of shoppers all eager to get their hands on a turkey, mince pies, brussel sprouts and tasty tipples - even the cheesy festive songs you happily sing along to in the confines of your own home end up driving you mad. As Noddy Holder screamed: "It's Chriiiiiistmaaaaas!" Only at times like this, you cannot wait for it to be over.

So, this year, why not take the panic and hassle out of your shopping - starting with the top-10 wines you will need this Christmas, either for great gifts or getting in the festive spirit with the family?

All of the following wines can be bought from the warmth and comfort of your sofa, meaning there is no need for you to endure the mad supermarket rush, so sit back and raise a glass to Perfect Cellar.

Shop at Perfect Cellar for award-winning wines, Champagne and gifts. What's more, Perfect Cellar are treating you to a corking £15 off all orders over £50, plus an extra 10% cashback reward just to help spread the festive joy! To claim your sparkling discount, use code TCB15 at the checkout.

 

Best wine for Christmas Eve

Many people prefer Christmas Eve to the actual day as it is a time for parties and feeling fabulous, rather than stuffing yourself like the prize turkey on your table. For those looking for only the best to get you in the festive spirit, Tendil & Lombardi’s Cuvée Brut Champagne NV, recently featured in The Independent’s top 10 Champagnes of 2015, is a sure winner. If you would rather not share your Christmas treat with the masses descending on your house, try a Cremant from Domaine de Landreau Anthonin Dubreuil Crémant de Loire Brut NV, a delicious sparkler made in exactly the same way as Champagne but without the price tag!

 

Best wine for the turkey breast

As soon as Christmas Day arrives, your mind seemingly becomes fixated on food. You have dreamt all night about the beast of a bird that will adorn the table and all the accompanying tasty trimmings. For those of you who like the white meat, then try a perfect accompaniment in the shape of a crisp Petit Chablis from Domaine Charly Nicolle

 

Best wine for the turkey legs

If it’s the delicious dark meat that gets your taste buds tingling, then a smooth Tuscan red from Cantine Minini could be the one for you. The Poggio delle Faine Rosso 2009 is rich and satisfying, with Christmas spices that awaken the senses.

 

Best wine for the Christmas pud

So, you have successfully, like a champion, made room for the almighty Christmas pudding. Gran started making this bad boy back in April, so it deserves a wine that can stand up to the mountain of dried fruits, spices and a healthy drizzle of brandy. Vintage 2011 Port from award-winning producer Senhora do Convento will not disappoint, with a texture like velvet and flavours of fig and dates.

Best wine for your cheeseboard

After a 30-minute tea break to catch the Queen’s speech, you are back on form for the cheese assortment. Port would only weigh you down, so turn to a classic Claret from Château Beauvillage Médoc 2009. This soft merlot dominant red is perfect for hard cheeses, as well as rich Brie and Camembert.

 

Best wine for Him

It’s gifting time! A time to show off your amazing present buying skills and trump everyone else’s. Get on the good side of the father-in-law with The Classic Christmas Trio Gift Set containing award-winning Champagne, Bordeaux and Petit Chablis. This is a sure-fire way to win some brownie points going into the New Year!

For the man in your life, give him Teso La Monja Almirez Toro 2013 - a bold wine with deep texture and intense in character. He will know this wine was created for him!

 

Best Wine for Her

Give her the gift of elegant bubbles this year with the Tendil & Lombardi Cuvée Brut Single Champagne Gift Set Gold. If she feels pretty in pink, try the Bénédicte Jonchère Rosé Single Bottle Gift Set.

 

Visit the Perfect Cellar to see the full gifting range and claim your £15 discount. Use code TCB15 at checkout (orders over £50) and get an extra 10% cashback.

Merry Christmas to one and all from the team at Perfect Cellar!

Posted on 16 Nov 2015  |  Posted in  'How To' Articles
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