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What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« on: 25 November, 2011, 01:00:44 pm »
I plan to have Cave de Tain Hermitage La Triboulette 2008 for me and the red wine drinkers and a Chablis for the white wine drinkers.
The Chablis is probably the best the most expensive white wine I have in the house.
The Hermitage was what my wine advisor offered me when I asked for a recommendation to go with Turkey.


Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #1 on: 25 November, 2011, 01:29:23 pm »
Watever F-I-L serves. But I can guarantee there'll be Asti with the christmas pud! :thumbsup:
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #2 on: 25 November, 2011, 01:37:54 pm »
The last of two cases of Chateau Batailley 1990 (a Pauillac 5me cru) that I bought twelve years ago from the college cellar out of payments I got for teaching while a postgrad. Probably just past its best now, but last year's bottles were delicious.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #3 on: 25 November, 2011, 01:54:27 pm »
None.  I don't like wine, and will be with non-drinkers anyway.  We'll be having tomato/apple/cranberry juice.

I'm very much hoping my brother and sister-in-law that we haven't seen for a few years will visit from Canada - but it's uncertain because my s-i-l is unwell.  So it'll either be a great or terrible Christmas here.  Nothing in between.
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #4 on: 25 November, 2011, 02:02:42 pm »
I'm going to a cheese and wine tonight and will probably make a selection based on what I discover there.  Or at least remember!
I'm gonna limp to the pub and drink 'til the rest of me is as numb as my arse.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #5 on: 25 November, 2011, 02:05:09 pm »
It'll be my ninth Xmas sober and dry, so all being well.....NONE!
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #6 on: 25 November, 2011, 02:14:08 pm »
probably not an appropriate to follow oncemore's very impressive post with this, but as we're hosting the first ever joint do for mrs mikes family and mine (we've only been married for 13 years, so personally I think its a bit early), so I'll be drinking 'lots'.


Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #7 on: 25 November, 2011, 02:50:40 pm »
probably not an appropriate to follow oncemore's very impressive post with this, but as we're hosting the first ever joint do for mrs mikes family and mine (we've only been married for 13 years, so personally I think its a bit early), so I'll be drinking 'lots'.

We only need to be hosting one side for "some extra" to be applicable. Sadly our table isn't big enough for both families.  ;)

I'll go and find something decent soon (to go with beef not turkey) and Port for afters, the non drinkers will have a wide selection of Mr Tesco's fresh fruit juices with no bits in.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #8 on: 25 November, 2011, 02:59:09 pm »
Séguret

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #9 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:06:25 pm »
Christmas Day will be with wife and mother-in-law, both teetotal, and 13yo son, who isn't allowed more than the occasional sip, so whatever we drink, it'll only be me drinking it. Think I'll get some good beers in instead of wine.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #10 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:17:18 pm »
Red

A St Emillion and a nice bottle from Languadoc who's name escapes me at the moment that I picked up at a wine tasting on holiday.

White

None, we all like red :)

I need to pick up a pudding wine though and that might be a white. Possibly a Tokaji.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #11 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:24:01 pm »
Séguret

Damn fine idea.  There's a chap near us who sells this in magnums!

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #12 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:33:33 pm »
None, I'll be on-call 'bah humbug!'   :(

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #13 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:35:35 pm »
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #14 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:36:20 pm »
...my wine advisor...

You have a wine advisor?!! Do you have a butler to serve it too?  :P
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #15 on: 25 November, 2011, 03:46:52 pm »
Dunno. I'll be at my mum's who doesn't drink much more than the occasional Tia Maria & coke (we're not allowed to mention the work do she went on 2 years ago which ended with tequila slammers) and doesn't like wine because it's too sour.  ::-) My dad will be biking in Tanzania if his shoulder is up to it, but if not he'll be joining us and he'll bring some good red. I might take a bottle myself just in case.
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #16 on: 25 November, 2011, 04:48:29 pm »
Red. Lots.
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #17 on: 25 November, 2011, 05:29:02 pm »
none for me I don't drink

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #18 on: 25 November, 2011, 07:51:03 pm »
Whatever unlimitless plonk is on offer in the ski chalet.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #19 on: 25 November, 2011, 08:02:06 pm »
I'll be drinking beer as usual.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #20 on: 25 November, 2011, 08:34:15 pm »
Some kind of red wine and some vintage port for the dessert.
I might enjoy some Christmas beers during the afternoon, just to get into Christmas mood.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #21 on: 25 November, 2011, 08:48:36 pm »
Haven't decided/bought yet, but I imagine with the main course I will be mostly drinking Amarone.

I have some Pineau des Charentes which will feature as an aperitif, and I would be amazed if I didn't find my way towards some Madeira at some point too.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #22 on: 25 November, 2011, 09:33:51 pm »
Probably Shloer or similar here. We don't drink either.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #23 on: 26 November, 2011, 09:09:05 am »
I'll be drinking beer as usual.

Me too :thumbsup: cheers!
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #24 on: 26 November, 2011, 09:54:53 am »
As a family, my parents will indulge in a (very) nice bottle of wine reasonably regularly, but Christmas Lunch for us is wineless.  My father and a cousin or two MIGHT have a bottle of Christmas beer each, but the rest of us will be drinking Julmust, a malted Swedish soft drink only available at Christmas.  We manage to put away about 45 million litres of the stuff through December (keep in mind there are only 9 million Swedes)!

Since dinner that night consists of risgrynsgröt, a rice pudding like substance, it's Julmust with that too as wine would be really weird!   ;D