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Online - Wines for your Christmas table
What wine to choose for your Christmas dinner?! And what’s best for a Boxing Day buffet? Join Catherine and Emma to find out.
Whilst most of us have a fairly fixed idea as to what constitutes the perfect Christmas feast, choosing the perfect wines to complement and enhance our seasonal favourites can present more of a challenge.
Which wines will stand up to the richness of a Christmas pudding? What should you serve with the Boxing Day ham? Do any wines work well with sprouts?! Join Catherine and Emma for a fun and festive session where they’ll take the headache out of these Christmas culinary conundrums whilst exploring the principles behind successful festive food and wine matching.
They will be showing a selection of wines and suggesting dishes as examples and encourage you to join with one, some or all! The wines and example dishes can be seen below.
Following a recent renovation of the cellar, this cuvée has great tension and...
A rosé from the Rhône made from syrah and raised in oak barrels, this is a su...
Made for us by chardonnay specialists Kumeu, this is an outstanding example o...
A fresh and juicy single varietal example of a grape that is increasingly pop...
This mature left-bank claret immediately appealed to our Wine Champions tasti...
The Society's Exhibition Alsace Gewurztraminer 2020
We will be talking about the wines with reference to them being ideal partners for the below suggested pairings, so if you would like to prepare some festive dishes to enjoy alongside the wines during the session, please do!
With starters, especially those featuring smoked salmon or golden, buttery pastry
With starters such as prawn cocktail, or with crisp, fresh vegetable based dishes
For the Christmas turkey (or other poultry), richer fish main dishes or nut-based vegetarian dishes
For red meat based main dishes, or mushroom- and root vegetable-based vegetarian dishes
With hard cheeses such as Cheddar or Comte, or with roast beef
With soft/washed-rind cheeses, or richer birds like goose or duck
With festive desserts such as Christmas pudding, mince pies or panettone pudding
We’re proud of a diverse online food and wine programme at The Wine Society. Formats range from cheese and wine evenings, takeaway nights and restaurant ‘dine at home’ kits. We will explain where to purchase the food in advance; either from trusted partners or your own local suppliers, and we will suggest the wines to buy in advance to accompany the evening.
How do I use Zoom?
After successfully registering for an event, we will send you a link to the event via email and all you then need to do is follow this link directly to the event, no passwords required. Please see our ‘How to use Zoom’ guide for more information.
How much do these events cost?
Our virtual events are free to register and attend. Optional food and wine suggestions are advertised on the event page.
Are the events recorded?
Most of our events are recorded for our YouTube channel. However, others are privately recorded for registered members only.If you are unsure where to find a recording, email email@example.com
Catherine is our Tastings and Events Host at The Wine Society and joined the team in 2019 from Member Services where she was a valued Wine Adviser. Catherine hosts online and in person events across a range of themes and styles.
Emma Briffett is a Tastings and Events Co-Ordinator at The Wine Society. Emma has been part of the team since 2010 and is the ‘go to girl’ for all things food and wine matching. She has a degree in French and her WSET Diploma Award.