There's a lot of things to worry about this holiday season, so we thought we'd do our part and take the worry out of the wine selection. Whether this is for your main holiday meal, wines to have on hand for impromptu (small) friends or family gatherings, or wines that would also make great gifts, these have all been thoughtfully and carefully selected for their quality and deliciousness.
Graham Beck Brut Methode Cap Classique
51% Chardonnay, 49% Pinot Noir
Light yeasty aromas, limey fresh fruit on the nose and rich creamy complexity on the palate. The exceptionally fine mousse contributes the freshness and finesse.
William Fevre 'Sea' label Chablis AOC
100% Chardonnay Chablis AOC
Very refined bouquet, developing citrus, white-fleshed fruit and floral notes. Fresh and supple, the wine is marked by mineral notes that are typical of the appellation. 12.5%
Bric Cenciurio Roero Arneis DOCG
Bright straw-yellow with light green reflections. The nose is fresh and fruity with the typical notes of ripe pear and white flowers. There are also intense and persistent mineral notes.
Atlantis Rose DOP Madeirense
Tinta Negra grapes (100%) have given the wine good depth of colour, neither self-consciously wan nor robustly pink. It tastes of guava and tamarillo with an interesting but subtle line of manuka honey, finishing bright with strawberry and a cream-of-tartar tang...Best of all, it has that volcanic-mineral spine, mouth-watering and moreish, and making it the most delicious partner for food.- Jancis Robinson
Dominique Piron Brouilly AOC
Violet, sour cherry, blackberry, cranberry on the nose with black currant, cherry and red berries on the palate with a bit of pepper and a long finish. Moderate acidity and low tannins make this a crowd pleaser.
Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes du Rhone Rouge 'Les Abeilles'
60% Grenache, 30% Syrah, 10% Mourvedre
Intense purple color. On the nose, violets combine with plums and cassis. This is a silky wine with dark red fruit and a hint of spice on the palate.