Christmas wines

December 26th, 2015 | Food & Wine

Christmas winesIn the age of social media there appears to be a growing trend amongst wine lovers to post a photo of the wines that they have enjoyed over the Christmas holidays. I immediately thought to myself, why should I be any different? I guess it’s the time of year that you might dig around in your ‘cellar’, and dust off a couple of exceptional bottles to quaff with your special menu – wines that you generally don’t get to savour on a regular basis.

I know that I have recently preached about the virtues of albariño with turkey, so I think it only fair to point out that our Christmas lunch actually comprised a very nice sirloin of beef (with Yorkshire puddings of course), which is why we selected quite a voluptuous red wine to go with it. Roast beef is of course, far from being traditional at Christmas, but as it is not very common at all here in Spain, it therefore automatically becomes a special treat – perhaps a bit more for me than for Angela….


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