Christmas really is the season for giving – and, goodness me, I can’t believe how generous we are with our amazing offer of six bottles for only £25.
I’ve been through the list and believe me there are lots of great wines included in the offer, including tasty treats from Jacob’s Creek and that Marlborough star, Koru Sauvignon Blanc. But, if I really, really had to make a choice (life is so hard, isn’t it?) here are my half dozen favourites. So here goes…
Pick of the bunch for Christmas lunch
With starters or party bites
Extra Special Viognier
People absolutely loved this soft and ever-so-slightly apricotty French wine at the recent Wine Gang and Taste of Winter wine and food fairs and they just couldn’t believe the value at £5 – marvellous with spicy nibbles.
LFE Familia Sauvignon Blanc
Oh, the fresh, zesty greenness of this brilliant Sauvie from Chile. Layer a plate with our Extra Special Smoked Salmon with Buck’s Fizz, generously squeeze over fresh lemon and pour a chilled glass of this great Sauvignon Blanc. Bliss at Christmas.
The main event: turkey or roast beef
Extra Special Barbera d’Asti
One visitor to the Wine Gang tasting at Vinopolis last weekend stood in front of the Asda table and declared: “This is the best value wine for a fiver at the Fair”. That was at a fiver – imagine the deep joy you’ll feel buying some of this gorgeously fruity but authentically brisk on the finish Italian red at less than £4.20 a bottle. A wondrous wine to go with turkey and all the trimmings.
Faustino VII Rioja
Wow! Faustino for well under a fiver – oaky, smoky, spicy and juicy, a totally delicious Rioja to go with roast beef, duck, venison or vegetarian roasts. Be rude not to.
Wolf Blass Red Label Chardonnay/Semillon
Super smooth and fresh as anything, this Aussie white would make a brilliant party or Boxing Day Buffet white. Goes with just about anything!
Casillero Cabernet Sauvignon
Somebody once wrote that this is probably the best value Cabernet Sauvignon on the planet and at 6 bottles for £25 you really can’t find a better fabulously blackcurrant fruity red – mighty fine with spicy foods, cold meats, snacks, nibbles and any kind of music on the playlist. Bring on the celebration!