Uncorked Winter 2017

When we say Christmas in Ireland we really mean the entire festive season, which seems to stretch from the first week in December all the way to Nollaig na mBan, or Little Christmas, on 6 January. This requires plenty of stamina and lots of planning. Whether you’re entertaining, looking for that perfect gift or indeed a little something for yourself, we’ve got just about everything covered for you this Christmas.

Swot up on your red wine knowledge for the inevitable red wine versus white wine chat on Christmas Day, with Raymond Blake’s guide to the many shades of red. If you’re dreaming of some sunshine during these short winter days, then settle down to Aoife Carrigy’s guide to some of her favourite, and often little-known, Spanish wines, all available at SuperValu.

Tomás Clancy is dreaming of a White Wine Christmas with plenty of ideas about which white wine to match with all those seasonal dishes. Our resident mixologist, Oisin Davis, has come up with a clever mix of hot and chilled cocktails, no fancy kit needed, and no obscure ingredients either. You’ve no excuse now for not having a jug of cocktails ready for unexpected guests.

Beer lovers are well catered for too with some clever tips on matching beer and the Christmas dinner. We’ve also come up with a list of Champagnes and sparkling wine to match nearly everyone on your Christmas shopping list, including your good self.

Nollaig Shona Duit!

ROSS GOLDEN-BANNON
Editor, UNCORKED

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