Food and wine matching – perfect Christmas partners

Do you find picking the right wines to drink with food a daunting task?

We do and with Christmas coming there is often the added pressure of entertaining wine enthusiasts who may question you on your choices. Well worry no more – our lovely friends at sustainable winery, Cono Sur wines, have given us the low down on which wines to match with your Christmas meal and which wines are great for parties.

Christmas lunch
Cono Sur Bicycle Chardonnay 2009, RRP 7.49 at Tesco.com and Yourfavouritewines.com

If you like the rich, ripe fruit flavours of Chardonnay, but don’t enjoy oak-aged wines, this is the wine for you. This un-oaked Chardonnay is full of delicious peach flavours, combined with refreshing citrus, making it a great match for your traditional turkey with all the trimmings. This Chardonnay is also ideal for any vegetarian or vegan guests as unlike some wines it doesn’t use any animal derivatives in the production process.

Cono Sur Pinot Noir RRP 7.49 Booths, Morrisons, Musgrave, Sainsburys, Tesco, Tesco.com, yourfavouritewines.com

If you prefer a red wine with your turkey,is a delicious lighter bodied red with rich fruit notes enhanced by subtle smoked hints.

Party wines
Cono Sur Sparkling Brut, RRP 9.99 at Tesco.com

Cono Sur’s sparkling wine is lively and radiant, offering a great alternative to traditional French Champagne. This Chilean sparkler is juicy, crisp and refreshing, making it the perfect complement to canapés at a festive drinks reception, or for a gift!

Cono Sur Viognier, RRP 7.49 at Morrisons, Waitrose

This wine is rammed with succulent notes of apricot, peach and citrus fruits combined with a hint of oak, making it a great wine to drink alone at parties. It also complements light vegetarian or fish dishes, perfect for a starter of smoked salmon ahead of your Christmas feast!

Cono Sur 20 Barrels Pinot Noir RRP 19.99 at Morrisons, Waitrose

This is a great wine to take as a gift to a party, or for matching with winter game dishes. Displaying complex aromas of red fruits with a hint of leather and a lingering smokiness, this award winning wine has a long, smooth finish.

If you want to know more about matching wine with food then check out this great video starring Chef Paul Merrett.

If you want some seasonal recipes to go with these lovely wines visit www.conosurgreencooks.com

Good luck to everyone who enters our competition to win a bottle of Cono Sur Sparkling Brut!

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