I know, I know! Its always too early to be talking about Christmas but it is now technically next month! I am not sure how everyone else plans for Christmas wine but I have been thinking and researching for a good month or so to be able to decide on what I want to open.
The issue last year is that I had 3 nice bottles that I wanted to try, however you are only ever near 1 bottle and get worried about the other bottles being finished before you are able to get to them (might just be me though!).
This year we are hosting Christmas for the first time (just moved into a house that can actually host people!) but I think I will just focus on 1 nice bottle and a few other ‘supporting’ bottles so to speak.
This thread is partly a ‘what are you planning on’ and also a ‘have you got any other suggestions’ thread, as I know there are some great wines I haven’t tried yet - already found some great wines from recommendations on this community.
Here are my thoughts so far:
Main bottle - Chateau Musar 09
Additional wines - Trenel - Fleurie, Louis Guntrum dry Riesling, Minervois - Chateau saint Eulalie, Navajas Crianza Rioja.
Champagne - The Wine Society Champagne
Back up sparkling - The Wine Society Samur Brut, The Wine Society Cava reserva
Port - I have a bottle of birthday year port that I will be opening but will also open a bottle of Wine Society LBV
Sherry - Society Exhibition medium sweet Oloroso blend
Might think about another white, maybe a white Burgundy but still deciding - do like to throw a curveball sometimes so might get a sparkling Shiraz or something