Can we talk about Christmas yet?
Planning and purchasing my wines for Christmas is almost as enjoyable as drinking them over the festive period, so please don’t say ‘no’. Okay, I know that Christmas doesn’t officially begin until the Wine Society sends its Christmas list out.
So, there’s Christmas Eve (two stages), Christmas morning (two more), lunch of course (red and white), then something for the turkey sandwiches for Christmas night (red and white); a tipple with the cold turkey and chips for lunch on 26th (red and white) and, finally, something for the family get together on Boxing day (red and white).
The only one I’ve narrowed down to two is Christmas morning. No raised eyebrows please; surely Christmas day is the one time I can have a guilt-free drink before noon. For me, it always used to be The Society’s Champagne Brut, and it still is I suppose, especially for any visitors who drop by. But, as we approach midday, the new challenger for me is Greywacke, which is simply the perfect accompaniment for some smoked salmon as we head towards lunch.
So, suggestions please for the best wine for the twelve stages of Christmas. Stage One: just arrived home from work early on Christmas Eve; what glass of wine will help me unwind and set the tone for the Christmas break?