Listen to our festive recommendations


The Christmas season calls for extra special bottles that your guests and loved ones will remember in years to come. When it comes to finding such bottles, we know it can be hard to know where to start. So, this year, we asked a handful of our experts to share their top recommendations on what to drink. Delve in and listen to their suggestions below.

Bottle of the week

1970 Graham’s Port

Vintage Ports can age magnificently for decades, developing almost ethereal layers of nuance from their time in the cellar. This makes them particularly special and rare bottles to enjoy at Christmas. Tom Cave tells us more about the 1970 Graham’s Port, a traditional choice in his family and still drinking beautifully at over 50 years old.

Buy the 1970 Graham’s Port here

More inspiration from our team

2019 Bourgogne Blanc, Clos-du-Château, Domaine de Montille, Burgundy  

Alexandra Gray de Walden adores the Chardonnay grape – and for her, it reaches its zenith when grown in the celebrated vineyards of Burgundy’s Côte de Beaune. Full of golden, ripe fruits and layered complexity, the 2019 Bourgogne Blanc from Domaine de Montille is a particularly tasty treat for Christmas.

The Côte de Beaune is located to the south of the Côte de Nuits. If you’d like to learn more about Burgundy ahead of our 2022 release in January, visit our hub page hereYou can buy the 2019 Bourgogne Blanc from Domaine de Montille here

2010 Berry Bros. & Rudd Caol Ila Christmas Whisky

Few things are more gratifying than a drop of rich, smoky whisky on a winter’s evening. And amid the mayhem of the festive season, our Caol Ila whisky is just the thing to savour during a quiet moment. Spirits Buyer Rob Whitehead tells us more about one of his favourite winter-time treats.

Buy the 2010 Caol Ila whisky here

2021 Langhe Nebbiolo by Giovanni Rosso

When it comes to red wines, Christmas is often associated with rich, full-bodied expressions. But Sarah Adwalpalkar finds that it’s often lighter, fruity reds she finds herself craving amid all the indulgence. Giovanni Rosso’s Langhe Nebbiolo is perfect for those moments – and a delightful match for the leftover sandwiches.

Buy the 2021 Langhe Nebbiolo here

2016 Château Batailley

Christmas and Claret are the perfect partners for one another. And you can’t go far wrong with the 2016 Château Batailley – a beautifully layered wine with notes of cedarwood, cassis and mellow fruits. Victoria Bull from our Buying team tells us more about why she’ll be pouring this wine around the table come Christmas time.

Buy the 2016 Château Batailley here