Enjoy Christmas with Bacchanalia
What better or bigger upcoming event is there other than the annual Festive Season?!
It is the time when us Bacchanal lot get the most excited about happy customers,
gorgeous food and of course, plentiful libations. From vino to spirits, whatever
your chosen imbibement, we have shelves full to choose from be it party wines to
The prices below are discounted prices for a mixed dozen of any of our wines
Fizz for morning frivolities or brunch & nibbles
Terredirai Prosecco Extra Dry Doc Treviso nv £8.99
Full sparkling and very sophisticated, all apple, lemon, and acacia flower. Perfect
as a pick me up,but it also works brilliantly with fried food, battered vegetables
La Vida al Camp Cava Spain NV £11.79
A classic, crisp, citrusy Cava with laser-like minerality, nicely propped up by
a smidge of richness and soft fruit from Xarel-lo adding in depth & character.
Champagne Lallier Brut R.012 NV £21.99
Lallier’s NV Champagnes contain a slightly higher amount of older wines in their
blend making them much deeper & more biscuity than expected for wine at this level.
An absolute star for the price!
Bollinger Grande Anee 2005 £65.99
If you wake up on Christmas Day feeling like Mr or Mrs. Bond (perhaps you pulled
off present buying/hiding with the suave, sophistication of a “00” agent) this is
undoubtedly the Champagne for you. Endorsed by James Bond, this is the new vintage
of the ever impressive Grand Anee from Bollinger and is full of rich hazelnut, caramelized
apple and quince. Creamy and broad on the palate, this is for the Hedonist.
When it gets round to lunch or dinner, you can often go red or white if going trad
Turkey, Chook or Pork, but we’ll highlight a couple of Reds for those who might
be opting for a beef dish.
First up though a shop fav:
Clos de L'Église Mâcon Charnay 2014 £9.69
A smashing white burgundy that is not too heavy, you could almost think it was a
quality Chablis. Clean and rounded yet with a fresh mineral finish it is just about
the perfect wine for those of you who don’t like your wine to full.
Turckheim “Brand” Pinot Gris Grand Cru 2012 £13.99
For something a bit differnet, especially with a bit of pork, this Pinot Gris shines
through with its ripe honey & buttery characteristics coupled with fruity apricot,
white flowers & rich texture it’s decadent but balanced.
Ramey Sonoma Coast Chardonnay 2010 £32
When pushing the boat out, only the luxurious SS Ramey from the sunny climbs of
California will do! A total classic for a festive meal and perfectly shows how great
California is for sculpting powerful yet elegant wines that blend the best of the
US climate with Burgundian winemaking techniques, delivering a quality wine brimming
with poached pear, toast, baked apple, creamy & concentrated, balanced by vibrant
lemony acidity. Superb wine.
Feria et Fêtes Grenache Noir, Pays des Côtes Catalanes France 2014 £6.79
If looking for a quality party wine why not try this 100% Grenache Noir from the
deep south of France. This is ridiculously good value… bold, ripe, ‘everyone’s mate’
style of Grenache with enough spice and shape to still be serious. And at only 12%
alcohol you shouldn’t wake up with a thick head!
'The Plateau' Pinot Noir, Hawke's Bay NZ 2013 13% £11.69
There’s something so Christmasy about Pinot Noir, plums, spices, cherries, clove…
Anyway, here we have class in a glass, just the right weight and not too heavy,
black cherry, ripe, smooth and enticing, smiles all round here.
Au Bon Climat Santa Maria Valley Pinot Noir 2013 £19.99
Another expression of Pinot Noir, tasted blind this could almost be Burgundy and
at 13.5% this is a super restrained Pinot from California displaying bright cherry
& cranberry fruit, red berries, and a hint of pepper. Spot on.
Krohn Lagrima White Port NV 20% £10.69
A hands down all-rounder for this time of year. Yes indeed white port, it has for
a long time been a shop favourite, elegant sweet wine with notes of caramel, honey,
and nut. Serve slightly chilled
Lustau Pedro Ximenez 75cl £16.99
You could believe that the reason PX was invented was to compliment anything Christmasy!
Stick this with your Christmas Pud’ anything chocolatey, over ice cream or just
in glass by the fire, heater or oven. A syrupy textured sherry, dark as night with
intense flavours of molasses, fig, raisin and sultana with just a hint of spice
to balance. Of course, you could also ask in store about Liquer Muscat, which is
Australia’s answer to the same Chirstmasy Cry for complimentary pudding wine.