Published on November 21st, 2015
Which wine for Christmas Pud?
The wine tasted this episode and where you can buy it Wyndham Estate Sparkling Shiraz, Australia £11.59 from Drinks Direct.
A great alternative: Bleasdale’s Sparkling Shiraz from The Wine Society, £10.99
Still richly fruity, with port like flavours, but a tad drier than Wyndham Estate.
Hi I’m Rebecca Dunphy with my choice for plum pudding. Wynham Estate Sparkling Shiraz, just over £10 from Morrissons. It’s rich, ripe and sparkling, with port/licorice-like, prune fruit and a hint of earthiness. The sweet richness matches that of the pud, but the fizzy freshness allows you to indulge in more than one mouthful. It is the most festive of fizz with its deep, inky red colour and rich flavours. This is the most versatile wine of all time – its wonderful with turkey topped with lashings of Cranberry sauce, the sweetness of the sauce and sweet fizz and fruit mix into one. It will even go with honey roast ham, blue cheese and it’s fantastic with dark chocolate and big cheese. In fact, this is probably the only wine you will need this Christmas.
Cheers to Sparkling Shiraz and Christmas pud!