If my true love wrote the 12 days of Christmas, there would definitely be wine in there somewhere!
So to rectify this on the fifth day of Christmas I am giving you “Five wines worth swigging”. Much better than five golden rings or five fat poaka (Maori for pigs), in the Kiwi version ;).
Five wines worth swigging
It seems this one is a bit of a Crash Test Community favorite. What’s not to like? It’s light, slightly sweet, a little bit fizzy and low alcohol.
Perfect for a light Christmas breakfast or brunch, and has the added bonus of not getting you too trolleyed before the main event.
Innocent Bystander Yarra Valley Moscato approx $15
2. Sparkling Shiraz
That’s right a sparkling red wine. A lovely juicy and rich wine, yet light and bubbly with that all important festive fizz.
Another good breakfast wine if meats like bacon or ham are on the menu. Also goes brilliantly with turkey in the same way cranberry sauce does!
Seppelt Sparkling Shiraz approx $20
3. Sauvignon Blanc Semillon or Semillon Sauvignon Blanc
This fresh tangy wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon which makes it a little bit milder than a straight Sav Blanc.
This one makes the list as a perfect match for the quintessential Christmas seafood platter. As much as I love a good Malborough Sauvignon Blanc, it can be too acidic for the subtle flavors of seafood.
Voyager Estate Margaret River Sauvignon Blac Semillon approx $20
4. Pinot Grigio
This Italian style variety is a friendly white wine that is refreshing and enjoyable to drink.
Pinot Grigio is very food friendly and will go well with almost anything from seafood to ham and turkey. It’s a real crowd pleaser so if this is the only wine you serve up you’ll be doing well!
Ninth Island Tasmanian Pinot Grigio approx $17!
A sweet sticky fortified wine with the deep flavor and richness of raisins. A decadent way to finish your Christmas feast.
An excellent mate for a traditional Christmas pudding. If you’re going to serve pavlova or trifle, then stick with the Moscato or your favorite dessert wine.
Campbell’s Rutherglen Muscat approx $20
We will definitely be breaking out some Moscato to take to our Christmas morning street party and I’m looking forward to tucking into some major seafood platter action!
I hope this guide helps you find a wine that’s right for your Christmas this year.
Because it’s Tuesday I’m linking up with all the other brave bloggers for I Blog on Tuesday with Jess from Diary of a SAHM for her crazy Christmas Vlog edition of IBOT!