One of my favourite things about Christmas is the extra time it allows for spending with friends & family. And what better way to do so, than over a good meal – and more importantly – some great wine.

Perfecting the dinner party menu can be a difficult task, however choosing the wines need not be. In fact two if our Christmas cases provide the perfect mix, presenting wines that are sure to enhance your Christmas gathering.

One such case is The Christmas Classic selection – full of timeless wines, that I find myself coming back to time and time again. You are certain to find something to suit every main course & starter with in this amiable bunch. The selection includes Pouilly Fumé, Chianti, a top notch Rhone red, Italian Gavi and a white Burgundy. A fabulous sample of some of the best wines Europe has to offer!

If I had to choose just one case to take home with me this Christmas, it would have to be the James Nicholson Recommends case.  James has hand-picked some of his favoured tipples, and popped them all in this easy to love case. Chock-full of interesting options for your dinner party this case provides something different whilst still being easy to match with any meal. Take the Sartarelli Tralivio for example – a charming match for fresh shellfish, white fish & other clean fresh flavours. But matches equally well with mushrooms & truffle!

And don’t forget to round off your evening with a glass of something sweet. If Christmas puddings & mince pies are the order of the day, a tawny port could be the ideal choice. I would lean towards Quinta De La Rosa 10 year old Tawny, as I just adore the warming fig, honey & hazelnut flavours. It also pairs wonderfully with blue cheese, but there are many fabulous ports to choose from on our website.

50cls Quinta De La Rosa Tawny 20yr Pk6

If you are looking for something a little bit special that delivers well beyond its price, I would opt for Hopler Pinot Noir Eiswein. Full of caramel & honeyed fruit this wine is perfect with bright fruit flavours and sweet pastries.

Hopler Pinot Noir Eiswein (1/2) Pk6

If all else fails, don’t hesitate to give us a buzz, or pop in for a chat. We are always happy to discuss your dinner plans with you, and help you pick the perfect wines for your special occasion. Whether that might be a dinner party for you and all your friends, or a special meal in with your nearest & dearest.