My pick of wonderful wines to try this festive season

Wanting to try some new wines this festive season? I have some wonderful ones to recommend, which can all be ordered from Independent Wine straight to your door! Whether you want a lovely fizz just because it’s Christmas or something sweet to pair with your pud, there are some fantastic options here.

Bubbles are mandatory at Christmas and I recommend the highly aromatic and sweet Francone Antichi Poderi dei Gallina with notes of guava, pear, candy and just a hint of white blossom.

If you are a Rosé lover I recommend the Francone Valsellera Sparkling Rosé Brut. It’s made from pure Nebbiolo is dry and fresh, with notes of raspberry and wild strawberry underpinned by vanilla and toasted bread. Sounds delicious right?

If it’s white you prefer, I love Peter Zemmer’s Riesling. This fresh and floral wine is packed with flavours of melon, yellow apple, bread dough and elderflower.

If you’re going to be feasting on turkey, pair it with an organic wine such as Massimago Amarone Conte Gastone.

The festive season isn’t complete without a cheese board! Why not pair it with a Super Tuscan wine. Favourites include Gagliole’s Organic Super Tuscan 2016, which comes from the heart of the Chianti Classico region, and is crafted from a blend of hand-picked Sangiovese and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. It has stunning flavours of coconut, vanilla and chocolate along with classic flavours of black plum, redcurrant and herbs.

Finally, if you want a gorgeous wine to pair with your Christmas pudding, opt for Decanter’s Wine of the Year – Siddùra Nùali Passito. It is made in the Italian passito method, meaning the grapes are dried on the vine to concentrate the flavours. The result is a sweet wine with powerful aromas of mango, acacia honey, pineapple and caramel. As the grapes are picked early, there’s plenty of zingy acid to cut through the stickiest of puddings.

To find out more about pairing wines with your Christmas meals, read Independent Wine’s Article:

How to choose the best wine for Christmas dinner?

This is a collaborative post with Independent Wine.


About Binny

Hi, I'm Binny - a writer, dreamer and serial wanderluster with a love for Wildlife Conservation. I am originally from Kenya but I now live in London. 'Karibu' to Binny's Food and Travel! I regularly share my experiences eating out, cooking and travelling, both in the UK and globally, as well as educate on the plight of Wildlife. I am an ambassador for World Animal Protection and regularly support the work of The Born Free Foundation, Four Paws and Dreams Come True Charity. I love packing my bags and going off on adventures as one of the best things about travelling is the ability to just get lost in it. To set aside the maps and itineraries and just see where the road takes you, learning and evolving and living in the moment along the way. It's my goal to get swept off my feet as often as possible!

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