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The best champagnes & wines for the festive season

By LLM Reporters on 30th November 2015

As Christmas is a time for sharing, premium spirits and wine company Pernod Ricard have shortlisted 13 delicious wines for you to enjoy over the festive period.

There’s a classic, warming red from Campo Viejo to enjoy during a festive movie, a Jacob’s Creek Riesling and home-made sausage rolls pairing that is guaranteed to make gift wrapping a treat and an indulgent sparkler from Perrier Jouët to see in the New Year in style.

Christmas drinks with the girls

Perrier Jouët Grand Brut

Perrier Jouët Grand Brut
Perrier Jouët Grand Brut

Served with some delicious canapés, this lively and floral champagne with fresh fruit flavours is perfect for a catch up with the girls.


Make that tree sparkle!

Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Shiraz

Jacob's Creek Sparkling Shiraz
Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Shiraz

Bet you wish you packed the lights away properly last year! A glass of Sparkling Shiraz is sure to add a little festive sparkle.


Get creative and write those Christmas cards

Brancott Estate Classic Pinot Noir

Brancott Estate Classic Pinot Noir
Brancott Estate Classic Pinot Noir

Cure your writer’s block with a glass of this intense and fruity Pinot Noir alongside some delicious Christmas treats.


Drinks with the neighbours

Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir
Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir

The local Christmas carols have just finished and it’s time to raise a glass with the neighbours. Partner this sparkling white with some delicious cream cheese and salmon blinis, for a stress-free get together.


Unleash your inner Mary Berry

Brancott Estate Classic Sauvignon Gris

Brancott Estate Classic Sauvignon Gris
Brancott Estate Classic Sauvignon Gris

Enjoy a crisp, fruity glass of Sauvignon Gris as you wow the family with your Christmas pudding.


Snuggle up with some Christmas Films

Campo Viejo Reserva

Campo Viejo Reserva
Campo Viejo Reserva

The lead up to Christmas isn’t complete without watching a Christmas classic. Enjoy with a warming glass of Reserva and delicious Spanish jamόn and manchego for the ultimate indulgence. It’s a wonderful life!


Event of the year – Office party

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz and Reserve Chardonnay

Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz and Reserve Chardonnay
Jacob’s Creek Reserve Shiraz and Reserve Chardonnay

The highlight of the working year – the office party! Make sure you’ve got something for everyone. With these two wines you’re guaranteed to get them all toasting the festive season!


Tackle the wrapping

Jacob’s Creek Classic Riesling

Jacob’s Creek Classic Riesling
Jacob’s Creek Classic Riesling

Grab your sellotape, a glass of this zesty white wine and a homemade sausage roll or two. The perfect match.


One more day to go!

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV

Mumm Cordon Rouge NV
Mumm Cordon Rouge NV

Served as an aperitif to kick off the celebrations or as a partner to your dinner party, this enchanting champagne will add a special sparkle to your Christmas Eve.


Christmas Day

Graffigna Centenario Malbec

Graffigna Centenario Malbec
Graffigna Centenario Malbec

Choosing goose over turkey this year? This bold Malbec cuts through the fat and richness of goose perfectly.


Boxing Day

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

Campo Viejo Gran Reserva
Campo Viejo Gran Reserva

Let the leftovers take centre stage by partnering your turkey curry with this vibrant wine.


Christmas with the in-laws

Brancott Estate Terroir Sauvignon Blanc

Brancott Estate Terroir Sauvignon Blanc
Brancott Estate Terroir Sauvignon Blanc

Keen to impress the in-laws? A bottle of this delectable Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc with some delicious asparagus wrapped in Parma ham is sure to do the trick.


New Year’s Eve

Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque

Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque
Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque

They say your New Year’s Eve is a prediction of the year to come, so be sure to ring in 2016 in style. Showcasing pear and peach notes, this is the perfect way to toast in the New Year!

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