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Gus

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #25 on: 26 November, 2011, 10:08:57 am »
Julmust and risgrynsgröt  :thumbsup: :thumbsup:

robbo6

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #26 on: 26 November, 2011, 11:36:48 am »
None. I really am sick of the sight of the stuff.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #27 on: 27 November, 2011, 07:30:41 pm »
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.

Ooh Pineau ! Haven't had that for ages.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

CommuteTooFar

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #28 on: 15 December, 2011, 01:38:28 pm »
I have a problem.  There are six of us. mum, dad, one older brother, me and two younger brothers.  Youngest brother does not drink.  The white wine is for mum but she is medically forbidden to drink much, so brother number 2 will have a bottle less half a glass to drink, too much.  Dad, me and oldest brother will have two thirds a bottle of red.  I think that is an ok amount for me at Christmas but  too much for dad and my oldest brother. The sensible thing to do is not put out the Chablis but I do not want to deprive mum of her half glass of white. The more boozy amongst you may think this is ok but remember we will probably have a Champagne as an aperitif, Port afterwards and possibly a desert wine with pudding.
   

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #30 on: 16 December, 2011, 08:59:03 am »
For the turkey it'll be a red. Most likely a Chilean Cabernet Sauvignon. Pleasant enough for me and good enough for the rest who aren't really apprecaitive of the finer wines  ;). And for white if anyone wants it an Argentinian chardonnay.
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #31 on: 16 December, 2011, 09:16:18 am »
None, I'll be on-call 'bah humbug!'   :(

Me too. And probably sitting in an airport.

jogler

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #32 on: 16 December, 2011, 03:12:44 pm »
a lorra lorra white.
not much red.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #33 on: 16 December, 2011, 03:15:55 pm »
Whatever unlimitless plonk is on offer in the ski chalet.

Where are you going? (TignesRus this year)

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #34 on: 18 December, 2011, 11:57:55 am »
Whatever unlimitless plonk is on offer in the ski chalet.

Where are you going? (TignesRus this year)

Alpe d'Huez on Friday. Hopefully Val d'Isere later in the season. Snow was a bit touch and go a few weeks ago but thankfully seems to have got its act together....  :thumbsup:

The espace Killy has got to be one of my favourite ski areas. I try and go to Val once a year but spend most of the time skiing around the Tignes area. It's fab.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #35 on: 18 December, 2011, 02:19:12 pm »
I will have apple juice or Sainsbury's Pressed Apple and Williams Pear juice.
I don't care for wine.
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #36 on: 18 December, 2011, 03:01:11 pm »
None for me, I don't drink, Mrs Aidan may or may not have some of the few bottles from Fortnum and Masons that my boss got me ::-) last year.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #37 on: 18 December, 2011, 10:21:55 pm »
Chateauneuf du Pape.  Unfortunately it varies quite a lot and we've had some fairly watery examples as well as some really good ones. 

Only for Christmas because of the price; normally we drink Sainsbury's house Corbieres (which is actually pretty smooth) or some similar plonk.  You can pay twice as much and get far worse wine.
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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #38 on: 19 December, 2011, 08:28:21 am »
Why not get your mum one of the small bottles of wine that are just barely a glass?  Then she can sip leisurely and the rest of you enjoy your reds?  Although many of them are a bit cheap, I've found a couple that were positively nice to drink.

Or pour your mum her glass in the kitchen and give it to her, keeping the bottle back.  Then enjoy at your own leisure the next day, or if it's not too fine a vintage, freeze some into ice cube containers for sauces/cooking  :)



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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #39 on: 08 December, 2012, 11:50:35 am »
This year I have a couple of bottles Chateau Labergorce 2004.  Probably a mistake.  I like Margaux but this doesn't appear to have many positive reviews on Celler Tracker. Maybe I will buy something else instead.  I have my usual Averys (Taylors) 10 Year Tawny port for afters.

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #40 on: 08 December, 2012, 01:00:54 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.
This again. Except dad will be at his new girlfriend's in York so there's no chance he'll bring a bottle. So I should take a couple of bottles myself, but I'm not sure I can cope with carrying it - I've made lots of homemade Christmas presents this year which are heavy and bottles of wine as well might be too much.  ;D
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jogler

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #41 on: 08 December, 2012, 07:01:47 pm »
This year...
refer to reply #33

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #42 on: 08 December, 2012, 08:24:53 pm »
I don't like wine, and will be in a tea-total house anyway.  I'll have tomato juice.  We'll also have awful grape juice on the table.
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Gus

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #43 on: 08 December, 2012, 10:18:50 pm »
Some kind of red wine, I'll be at my parents so I have no saying about the wine for dinner.
Port vintage 1994 for the dessert.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #44 on: 08 December, 2012, 10:56:30 pm »
I've got one bottle of  63 Taylor's left, is Christmas enough of an excuse?

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #45 on: 09 December, 2012, 01:28:30 pm »
I've got one bottle of  63 Taylor's left, is Christmas enough of an excuse?

Mmmmmm...go on, treat yourself  :-*

We are having pheasant for Xmas dinner, any good wine recommendations to go with this?

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #46 on: 09 December, 2012, 09:45:35 pm »
1) How are you cooking it?
2) Any preference for white or red?

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Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #47 on: 09 December, 2012, 10:14:44 pm »
I know it's odd but a cup of tea. Not a fan of soft drinks.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #48 on: 10 December, 2012, 09:03:12 am »
Actually, have a look here http://yacf.co.uk/forum/index.php?topic=65558.msg1373652#msg1373652 for some ideas (esp Lidl). If you'd like specific recommendations recipe and method would be good. I'd tend to serve red with phesant, but white can be good too.

Re: What wine do you intend to have with Christmas Dinner?
« Reply #49 on: 10 December, 2012, 11:02:09 am »
It's years since I had pheasant! If it's the main feature in a rich dish (which is the way I'd prefer it) I'd choose an Italian red; Primitivo (the same grape is available elsewhere as Zinfandel) goes well with most dishes. My preference, though, would be Montepulciano. A good one will be richly full-bodied and hugely enjoyable.