It’s going to be a ‘Chile’ Christmas!
by Nick Harman - Friday December 5, 2008 8:16 am
Let it never be said Foodepedia didn't have fun with puns! With Christmas fast approaching, it is time to wrap up warm and choose some delicious wines to enhance those festive occasions. Chilean wine is perfect for Christmas entertaining with its innovative and diverse wine styles. Popularity of Chilean wines continues to rise with around a third more sold this year to date *. So whether or not it is a white Christmas, why not make it a ‘Chile’ Christmas with some of these stunning Chilean wines.
Whether you are hosting a festive Christmas party or simply want to get Christmas dinner off to a great start, there is nothing quite like an elegant glass of Viognier from Chile. The Anakena Single Vineyard Viognier 2007, £8.99 Thresher, is a delicious full-flavoured fresh style of Chilean viognier that works perfectly with canapés but also has enough weight and richness to hold up to a Christmas dinner.
Some people would rather drink a red wine at Christmas but are often unsure of what to choose. Turkey is extremely versatile and pairs with lots of different wines. A lighter red such as a Chilean pinot noir works perfectly with Christmas dinner. The Anakena ONA Pinot Noir 2007, £9.99 Oddbins, is an ideal choice as it is light-medium in body and bursting with red fruit and sweet spice flavours. The splash of merlot, syrah and viognier in this wine also adds complexity and complements all the trimmings, especially the “pigs in blankets!”