There’s still time to buy some award winning wines from Grands Chais de France to get set for Christmas.
Grands Chais de France have an impressive portfolio of over 300 wine with numerous awards from international competitions including Decanter World Wine Awards and the International Wine Challenge.
So you can be sure you’re serving high-quality wines that are sure to impress.
Try the Calvet Côtes du Rhône Villages (£8 / £7 Clubcard at Tesco). A well structured and fruity wine with a fine deep ruby colour and a powerful nose with spicy notes, it goes well with rustic dishes, roast meat and refined cheeses. And, of course, your Xmas Stilton has to come out for this
Calvet Prestige Bordeaux White (£9.99 at Waitrose) is an elegant wine gently oaked and with hints of citrus and vanilla spice. Perfect on its own or with your seafood starter. Another prawn cocktail? Yes, please.
Fleurs de Prairie sparkling rosé (£8.75 at Morrisons). Why save rosé for the summer? Made from Grenache, Muscat Blanc, Cinsault, it delivers grapefruit, lime, orange and pink grapefruit in the glass. Great for saying cheers with the canapes.
Arthur Metz crémant de Bordeaux (£12 at Ocado) is made primarily from hand -harvested Pinot Blanc, is aged on lees, and is very bubbly but, as you might guess from the name, it’s deliciously creamy and velvety as well with a crisp acidity that makes it another winner with seafood, especially with scallops
Villiera Cap Classique Brut from South Africa (£16.99 at Majestic) is a blend of red and white grapes, Chardonnay and Pinot noir, and is aged on lees for around 18 months for extra texture. The winery is solar-powered, doesn’t use ant insecticides and is even a wildlife sanctuary, so you can sparkle without guilf.
GCF also have a delicious no alcohol option: Nozeco Spritz. This perfect drink is made made from dealcoholised wine where a computer-controlled system ensures the optimal and correct extract of alcohol, but leaves the natural orange and grapefruit flavours. Ideal for those who have to drive or want a more memorable Christmas.
And don’t forget New Year, those sparklers will light up the evening,