Month: December 2013

Crémant du Jura Brut, Domaine de Montbourgeau review

Sparkling wines to welcome in the New Year with a pop

JUST when you thought you’d had your fill of celebrations, a new year beckons and it’s time to start all over again. Here’s some sparkling wines to help your 2013 go out with a snap crackle and a hand-clapping pop. Valdobbiadene Prosecco Spumante DOCG (£7.29) Aldi has a frizz-frazz of light bubbles with delicate apples …

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Jen Pfeiffer Rutherglen Tawny

Sweet wines are delightful at the end of a Christmas meal

SWEET doesn’t  always mean  sickly and in the  interests of making your  Christmas special, with the person of your dreams. It might not be one of  your things to seek out sweet wines to sip with your  Christmas pud or  cheese. You may think they’re too expensive a risk if you shouldn’t like  them.  But you …

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Sacchetto Moscato IGT Veneto NV

Festive wines to enjoy with your Christmas Day meal

PRESENTS bought? Wrapped and under the tree? Thinking of the Christmas meal and festive wines? Well I’ve not done the presents thing – but I’m well on with the drinking thing. Let’s go. Guests arrive. Sacchetto Moscato IGT Veneto NV (www.nakedwines.com £10.99 or £7.99 if you’re an investing Angel).The wine notes describe it as tasting …

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cono sur sparkling, Christmas dinner wines

Christmas dinner wine ideas to go with your starter

Christmas dinner wine … what to choose?  To make this a genuine Scientific Experiment, I rustled up two of my favourite Christmas Day starters to help you with suggestions for wine to drink as you first gather round the table. My first was a smoked salmon terrine with a filling of creme fraiche and horseradish cream; …

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