Christmas day, the experts’ way


Do you know which wines you’ll be drinking this Christmas? We caught up with a few of our experts to see which fine drops will be accompanying their festivities this year:

Alun“Lunch is always scrambled eggs and smoked salmon, accompanied by Berrys’ UKC Blanc de Blancs Champagne. I keep my appetite primed for the evening meal, precipitated by a glass of Champagne, probably vintage Pol Roger. Oysters washed down with a glass of Droin’s Chablis lead nicely in to a rib of beef, always accompanied by Red Burgundy, something like Chambolle-Musigny from Barthod or a 2002 Nuits-St-Georges, Les Georges from Domaine Thibault Liger-Belair.”
Alun Griffiths MW Berrys’ Wine Buying DirectorNick

“My chef’s perk is to sip Lustau’s incredible Oloroso, Pata de Gallina Sherry whilst stirring the gravy, my only contribution to the Christmas feast. Duck has always been a Boxing Day bird ever since I was a child, and my favourite wine match is a good Pinot Noir from California or New Zealand.”
Nick Page, Berrys’ Food & Wine Matching Expert

 Jasper“We always start our Christmas ritual on Christmas Eve, at 6pm sharp, gathered around in front of a roaring fire listening to Dylan Thomas reading his ‘A child’s Christmas in Wales’ and sipping Champagne, something a bit special like Berrys’ 2002 UKC Champagne by Mailly.”
Jasper Morris MW, Berrys’ Burgundy Director

Simon“We begin with scrambled eggs and smoked salmon and a magnum of Pol Roger. After an hour or so of fun and games we are ready for a glass or two of fine Riesling from Hermann Dönnhoff and then, for the goose, a nicely mature Châteauneuf-du-Pape, either a Ch. de Beaucastel or Domaine du Vieux Télégraph.”
Simon Field MW, Berrys’ Wine Buyer

Browse our Christmas wine recommendations and let us know what you’ll be drinking on Christmas day.