Although no longer at Fairy Hill in Reynoldston, Andrew Hetherington and Paul Davies are still involved in the industry with their wine distribution business. With Christmas in mind they have some great suggestions for wines to complement your festive menus, and Champagnes and sparkling wines to see in the New Year – at very competitive prices.
The time of year is fast approaching when we look forward to seeing friends old and new, be it to just catch up or to have a celebratory meal or even a party!
We are offering you some wine suggestions that we hope will be enjoyable, easy and that will work for different occasions.
You can never know who is going to drop in, or when, so it’s best to be prepared; a case of red and white should satisfy most. We have great red and whites from the Languedoc under the Brise de France label that offer great value. One of the whites is a good crisp Sauvignon Blanc – but without the acidity that you sometimes find from our Kiwi friends. The Chardonnay is un-oaked, and is a well-balanced wine that lets the flavour of the grape shine through. Brise de France Merlot is a soft, smooth mouthful with just enough tannins to give it structure. Get a mixed case of 12 bottles (4 of each wine or specify when ordering) for just £70.71.
Perhaps you’re considering having a get-together with friends at some point during the festive period; the norm these days seems to be Prosecco and why not? What used to be a frizzante or semi sparkling wine from the Veneto region of Italy is now the No 1 fizz to go for! Production methods have changed and the vast majority is tank fermented, giving a more uniform and controllable product. There is now an enormous amount of Prosecco on the market and it varies in quality—generally you get what you pay for. Have 12 bottles of ours for just £104.54.
If you have family or friends coming to you on Christmas Day or perhaps Boxing Day then you will have given a lot of thought to the food so don’t forget the wine! We have put together a case that will go with the Christmas classics but also will work with more modern menus.
2 bottles CHAMPAGNE MERCIER
Mercier Champagne offers you the classic way to kick off the celebration, clean and fresh.
3 bottles SAUVIGNON BLANC, Argosy, Marlborough, New Zealand
Argosy Sauvignon will go well with anything light and salad like and is great with fish!
3 bottles K NAIA, Bodegas Naia, Rueda, Spain
K Naia is a blend of Verdejo and Sauvignon and goes really well with smoked salmon but can also match well with poultry and for those not wanting red.
3 bottles CROZES HERMITAGE, La Rollande, Brotte, Rhone, France
Crozes Hermitage will go perfectly with turkey and the trimmings but is also great with red meat, not forgetting the cheese!
1 Half LATE HARVEST MUSCAT (375ml), Tabali, Limari Valley, Chile
Tabali Muscat is a well balanced wine with bright fresh fruit flavours. Be it traditional pudding, chocolate, meringue or anything else, this is neither too sweet nor too light!
The price for the SPECIAL CHRISTMAS CASE is £145.85 delivered
Delivery in the Swansea West area is FREE when you order a minimum of 12 bottles.