Drinking home for Christmas
We have written about Wine Line Scotland before (click here for our previous post about them). They offer a service where you can buy your favourite restaurant wines at home so with Christmas fast approaching – and hopefully, Christmas gatherings allowed, I am sure that most of us will be looking forward to some festive cheer and a tipple or two, or three, or four…and the best way to keep everyone happy is, of course, a selection. So Wine Line Scotland have created a Foodies Case, and with a case so aptly named we had to give it a go!
There are 4 bottles in total: Cava, Red, Wine and Port, so something for each course this Christmas Day.
Start your meal (or day, we don’t judge) with Parxet Cava Cuvee 21 from Spain. Cava often plays second fiddle to Champagne but why? It’s made the same way and is often just as good, sometimes even better.
On the nose, this is light and buttery, like a brioche or croissant, with some apricot too. Taste-wise, it’s soft and citrusy. Nicely balanced between sweetness and acidity. Rated at 3.7 on Vivino.
Jordan Peringuey Chenin Blanc, South Africa.
French oak gives this is a range of aromas – we detected straw, grass, tomato plant, bread, flowers, white pepper and oil. While on the tongue it’s like guava and lime and quite acidic, so a good food wine to match with the likes of seafood, ham and salads. Rated 3.8 on Vivino.
Verne Malbec 2017, Argentina
Plum and blackberry and a little bit of tobacco on the nose. A bold dark fruit taste with a dry tannic finish and some sediment in the glass. 3.6 on Vivino. Have it with big meaty dishes like steak and venison, or even ham.
Portal Late Bottle Vintage Port, Portugal
It’s been a while since we drank port and this seems remarkably light with a sort-of strawberry jam, Cherry Tunes menthol aroma and syrupy prunes and figs. The taste is also soft and light with dark fruity flavours, mainly of blueberry. Extremely quaffable for 20% ABV. 4.0 on Vivino.
For any wine lovers looking for a selection to impress guests this year without the hassle of picking the bottles, we would suggest the Foodies Case from Wine Line Scotland. It is £61 for all 4 bottles including free delivery anywhere in the UK mainland.
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Disclaimer: we received a complimentary bottle of each wine in the Foodies Case above but they are genuinely all great!