Laithwaites Festive Pours: Wines for the Christmas feast

What do you drink on Christmas Day?

Do you start with a Champagne cocktail, making sure you’ve got the perfect bottle to pair with each moment of the day? Well it probably won’t surprise you to know that we do too!

Whether you’re looking for the perfect fizz to pair with your smoked salmon starter, or to raise a glass of after the King’s Christmas speech, our top choice is definitely Laithwaites Champagne Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru. Made exclusively from Chardonnay, it’s all about elegance, minerality and finesse with just the right amount of toasty complexity.

Then there are the nibbles. Do you always have a bowl of nuts on the go? If so then consider a bottle of fruity and nutty Alfonso Olorosso Sherry from Gonzalez Byass, winners of ‘Best Spanish Producer’ 2018 and 2022. With rich, dark, dried fruits, toasted nuts and coffee aromas, it’s one to savour slowly.

For Christmas dinner we’ve got the perfect partner to your roast Turkey, it’s tried and tested and never, ever fails. La Voute is a rich, creamy Chardonnay made in the Burgundy style but at a much more affordable price. But, if your centrepiece is less traditional, Château La Clarière will pair wonderfully with red meat or a rich, mushroom or squash dish.

Then we get onto dessert, and we’ll be opening a chilled bottle of L’Epiphanie de Sauternes to drink with our Christmas pudding and, of course, Andresen Royal Choice 20-Year-Old Tawny Port for our cheese platter.

What will you be drinking on Christmas Day?

Win Christmas by taking part in our Festive Pours giveaway

We want you to get involved in this most wonderful time of the year and are giving you a chance to win every single wine in our Festive Pours countdown to Christmas.

This includes FIVE of our favourite sparkling wines, from the luxurious Laithwaites Champagne Blanc de Blanc Premier Cru, to the flirtatious, winking  L’Occhiolino Sparkling Red from Italy’s Emilia-Romagna. 

Then there’s the still wines: an iconic New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc from the country’s first vineyard to make the style, a full, creamy Chardonnay you won’t believe isn’t Burgundy, a trendy Orange wine from France’s Languedoc region, an organic Frappato packaged in 100% recycled glass and a juicy, fruity Californian Pinot Noir perfect for pairing with roast Turkey. 

And we’ll throw in a selection of sweet and fortified wines including a sweet white Port and a rich, nutty sherry

Finally, it wouldn’t be Christmas without a party … so we’re including a pack of our Grazing Sun wine in cans, perfect to taking to someone else’s house! 

To be in with a chance of winning, make sure you’re following on Instagram and follow the steps on our competition post.

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