You’ll find all our wonderful festive wines are priced well below RRP (the gorgeous Mont Rocher Carignan for example will save you a whopping 19%).
And until 10th December we’re adding a further 5% off – so you can now save up to 25%. Better still, you can leave behind the stress of parking miles away, and carrying heavy bags across a cold and rainy car park!
With so many great reasons to get your Christmas Wine shopping in early, it’s well worth a browse around the Festive Wine section of our online shop.
You’ll find lots of quality wines that pair perfectly with festive fayre – wine for your main meal, wine to serve (or take) when you catch up with friends and family, wine to indulge, or a bottle or two for gifts.
But be quick, offer ends 10th December. Just type in code FESTV5 at checkout, and some cracking wine will be on it’s way!
What wines to serve – and how many bottles you might need.
Here’s some thoughts on planning your festive drinks!
- Many people enjoy a pre-dinner drink to get things going – a light sparkler like Prosecco is ideal, and costs less than traditional Champagne.
- Start your meal with lighter flavoured wine (a Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon blanc)
- As you introduce stronger tastes such as turkey, gravy and stuffing with your main course, you’ll need wine that can handle the flavour (a Cotes du Rhone, Merlot or Syrah/Shiraz perhaps, or if white – more full bodied wine like Chablis or Chardonnay).
- A Dessert Wine always goes down well – not just because it’s great with Pavlova, Trifle and Christmas pudding, but also fab with your cheese board. (Oh, and if Auntie May only drinks Rose’, that’s fine – it’s actually quite a good match).
Different people drink different amounts – and you know your guests better than anyone – but here’s a bit of science to help you along.
- A bottle of wine will serve just over 4 x 175ml servings and each adult will normally enjoy a glass each course (with some having a second, and others a “wee top up”).
- We have suggested different wines for starters and main – so on that basis for 5 adults you will need around 2 bottles for each course.