Perfect Wine for Xmas Party

Perfect Wine for Xmas Party

When Christmas is approaching, our frontline colleagues are often asked the same question: “What wine should I get?!” – their family, friends or customers are all starting to look for some fine wines for Christmas! So, in case you have the same question, we’ve interviewed some of our most experienced store managers, on which the most popular Xmas wine selections across the years are. Here we have featured some of our managers’ picks for different budgets, including reds, whites and Champagnes! Let’s check them out now!

Most people looking for a wine to share in parties or gatherings have the budget of around $500 per bottle. With this budget, one can get a wine of nice quality. The most popular choices are Champagnes and Bordeaux reds, which are presentable and of quality assurance. For the former, we will suggest Non-vintage Champagnes of famous Champagne houses, such as Veuve Clicquot, Perrier Jouet and Moet & Chandon. Our managers also highly recommend some Grower Champagnes, like Pierre Peters.

If you have a higher budget, you may choose the Classed Growths from Bordeaux, such as the household names Beychevelle and Clerc Milon. They are devoted to maintaining the traditional winemaking of Bordeaux since the classification in 1855 and at the same time perfecting themselves technologically and sustainably. Consistent is not only their fame but also quality, earning them countless supporters around the world.

It’s common for wine lovers to start exploring Burgundy after they are familiar with Bordeaux – it’s like opening the door to a new wine journey. Burgundy & Bordeaux are two of the most important wine regions in the world, but they differ significantly in terms of styles, classification system and so on. Burgundy’s red wine are mainly Pinot Noir, with low yielding and an elegant style. Their classification is based on specific geographical sites, giving classification to certain region/village/vineyard regardless of the producer. It might be hard to understand at the beginning but once you have more exposure to it, it’s highly likely that you will fall in love with its delicacy and complexity, knowing why it makes the world’s top (and most expensive) wine!