If you’re taking a winter trip in your caravan or motorhome, you may not be curling up by an open fire, but we’ve thought of five other ways to keep just as cosy – and they all come in a bottle! This seasonal selection of winter warmers is perfect for nights in, whether you’re celebrating something special or just keeping out of the cold.
Vinalba Malbec – Argentina
This full-bodied red number has won awards for its quality and is great with a lamb tagine, game pie or roast beef. It has rich, dark fruit flavours and dark chocolate notes, with juicy tannins. The grapes are sourced from vineyards at the foot of the Andes and hand harvested to ensure quality.
Montes Alpha Chardonnay - Chile
A rich, new world white, this wine has been matured in French oak for 12 months to give it buttery, creamy characters to complement the tropical fruit on the palate. It’s delicious with poultry in creamy sauces, or with dishes based on corn, butternut squash or pumpkin.
Kangarilla Road Shiraz – Australia
A firm favourite with us, this is a big, fruity wine with real depth of flavour. The result of a favourable summer, the 2011 vintage displays aromas of cherry and plum and notes of juicy blackcurrant and plum on the palate, tempered by hints of spice and silky tannins. It’s fantastic with roast beef or venison.
Marqués de Cáceres Rioja Blanco – Spain
A lighter, fruitier option, this wine is a gentle reminder of summer on cold winter days. There are lots of citrus and mineral notes on the nose, with refreshing grapefruit and floral characters on the palate. This one is the ideal partner for seafood and fish dishes.
Bollinger Grand Année (2004) – France
What would the Christmas season be without a tasty celebration? Bollinger Grand Année is perfect for that special occasion – a gorgeous, barrel aged Champagne with toasty aromas and stone fruit, vanilla and brioche on the palate. It’s a rich, bold number you won’t forget in a hurry. Christmas Day breakfast just wouldn’t be the same without it, whether you’re at home with the family or in your trusty caravan in the French Alps.
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