At Majestic we know how important food and wine pairing is – especially at Christmas. With over 30 years of specialist experience, the most highly trained staff in the business, and FREE tastings in store everyday – at Majestic nothing about your Christmas wine will be left to chance.
However, if you can’t make it into store, don’t worry. We’ve decanted our expert knowledge into five easy tips to make your Christmas go with a pop!
1 Don’t forget the fizz
Christmas is a celebration, and what celebration is complete without fizz. However, don’t go for something too heavy. Greet guests or family with a bottle of crisp, clean Prosecco, that’ll whet their appetite before the main event.
2 Pair smoked salmon with plenty of acidity!
With so many of us starting Christmas with a plate of smoked salmon blinis, it’s worth spending the time to find the right wine. Look for whites with plenty of acidity like Chablis that’ll cut through the fatty fish.
3 Make your turkey the main event
Christmas simply isn’t Christmas without turkey. So make sure you pair its weight, but lack of fat, with a full-bodied white or medium bodied red. When it comes to white wine, Chardonnay is the obvious candidate – especially Burgundy – but white Rioja and Rhône blends are also ideal. If your prefer reds go for Pinot Noir or Gamay.
4 Don’t forget your cold cuts
Since tucking into delicious cold cuts is one the best parts of everyone’s Christmas, here’s a tip on finding the perfect wine. Look for medium bodied reds like Rhône blends. Their pepper spice and raspberry notes will elevate yesterday’s leftovers to haute cuisine!
5 Cheese boards don’t just need reds
Whites are actually more versatile and will complement a far greater range of cheese. Try crisp Sauvignon Blanc with goats cheese or rich Viognier with something a little softer.
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