Best wines for Christmas 2016

We’re already excited about Christmas 2016 here at Hennings Wine. Christmas is a special time of year to spend with family and friends. It’s a time to enjoy good food, fabulous wines and wonderful company. Choosing the right wines can contribute to your enjoyment of the magical festive season so don’t wait until the last minute to pick something up from your corner shop, spend some time here with us and we’ll let you know the wines to pick!

Best red wine

Flavoursome reds are a fantastic accompaniment to the traditional cheese and biscuit Christmas nibbles and of course the heavier roast-themed dinners. Whether it’s a Shiraz, Pinot Noir or a Malbec we can suggest the best reds for your Christmas 2016 celebrations. Whether you love New World or Old World wines, we have carefully and expertly selected all of our red wines, especially those suggested for Christmas, to make sure you find the beautifully balanced red wine that will perfectly complement your Christmas events.

Our top picks of Shiraz, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo and Grenache for Christmas 2016 are: Jim Barry McRae Wood Shiraz, Parker Estate First Growth Cabernet Sauvignon, Atamisque Malbec, Serbal Cabernet Franc, Auxey Duresse Premier Cru Jaffelin, Barolo Essenze and Scala Dei Cartoixa.

Best white wine

Let’s not forget that there are times during the Christmas period when light, elegant white wines are called for. Whether it’s earlier in the evening, over nibbles and charades or when you are enjoying a seafood or fish dish a delicate white wine is very much essential. Sauvignon Blanc is a particular favourite when pairing with a salmon dish whilst Pinot Grigio can be served with snacks. A German Riesling can be the perfect accompaniment for duck and Asian cuisine which you might treat yourself to on the run up to the main Christmas dinner – remember, there is always a good excuse to have some delicious food over the Christmas period! Finally, the classical Chardonnay in either its traditional Burgundy or modern New World guise is ideal for your Christmas poultry dishes.

Our top picks for Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling and Pinot Grigio for Christmas 2016 are: Saint Roman Mark Haisma, Churton Sauvignon Blanc, Heinrichof Schlossberg Riesling Auslese and Robert Oatley Helmsman Pinot Grigio.

Best rosé

Rosés are a characteristically lighter, fruitier wine and can be enjoyed in the afternoon or evening. Often preferred by drinkers who wish to avoid a heavier red wine, rosé is a wonderful middle-ground and offers a delicious array of wines within its own category. Whether you are looking for a citrus flavour, floral, or red fruit, we have a selection of rosés to suit your tastes. We have picked our favourites from these that will perfectly suit the Christmas period to make your festive season all the more joyful.

Our top picks of Provence Rosé, Pinot Noir Rosé and Grenache Rosé for Christmas 2016 are: Fouquette Pierre de Moulin, Alain Gueneau Sancerre Rosé and Le Versant Grenache Rosé,

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