Tag: Christmas

A white Christmas

Burgundy, Claret and Port might be traditional with your Christmas feast, but are they really the right choice? Our Wine Advisor Manager Peter Bishop thinks not… It would be wrong to suggest that people “simply don’t do” white wine at Christmas, because they do – often in large quantities. It would be fairer to say […]

A guide to Port

With the season of Stilton and Port almost upon us, George Lacey runs through the key styles of Portugal’s most famous fortified wine, explaining everything from how they’re made to their decanting requirements Unashamedly, the apogee of my festive period involves putting together the family wine order; each year I take a not-insignificant amount of […]

Christmas with a New World slant

Selecting the perfect wine to drink alongside your Christmas feast can seem a daunting prospect. Here, Catriona Felstead MW advocates looking to the New World for effortless choices that will work well whatever’s on the menu. Christmas: if you are anything like me, you haven’t even thought about it yet. That enormous tick-list of presents […]

Battle of the bottles: do spirits have a place at the Christmas table? Nay

Following on from yesterday’s post, Mark Pardoe MW – our Wine Buying Director – steps into the ring, appealing to the head and heart as he claims wine’s worth at Christmas. It always seems to me that complex spirits – by which I mostly mean Cognac, Armagnac and Scotch whisky – are meditative drinks, savoured […]