Christmas Wine Selection

So I know there were plenty of websites and blogs just like this one giving advice on what to drink during your holiday dinner plans.  However, I wanted to share with you what I opened up for my family on Christmas day to enjoy with my wife, my parents, and my in-laws.

Christmas Wine Selection

We started out with the 2008 Antigal UNO Malbec (second bottle from the left), a great malbec full of bright fruit flavors and that I look forward to reviewing later by itself (I have another bottle for that).  Next up was the Paradise Springs Cabernet Franc.  I had visited Paradise Springs Winery here in Virginia some months back and really enjoyed this light, peppery wine.

The third wine opened up was the 2009 Chamine, a Portugese wine I had picked up at the recommendation of my local wine shop.  Being of Portugese heritage, I’m always game to try out a wine from there, and this wine was bright and tart.

Finally, we opened the 2007 Azura Pinot Noir.  Light and bright, with great fruit flavors and a smooth finish that complimented our dinner perfectly.

Well, now you know what I had for dinner on Christmas day.  I’d love to hear what you had as I’m always looking for more recommendations on this to try.  Hope everybody had a great Christmas weekend, that you didn’t get snowed in or out of where you were going, and that you have a great New Years.

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A wine lover for as long as I can remember, I hope that my thoughts on wine can help others to make decisions on what they should drink as well.


  1. Absolute crap. Stumbled on your blog somehow from the NYtimes diners comment section. I hope you aren’t the authority on Richmond’s wine scene.

  2. Good to meet you the other day. It was mostly beer at my house on Christmas. But, as dinner approached, I opened a wine from Trader Joe’s, Monte Ducay Reserva 2005. For $7, I excited to see how this would taste. And reading this made me think it’d be worth sharing with family. Nope. Everybody agreed that it tasted about as plain as can be. Little fruit or earth, just middling and flat. T

    To rebound from that I pulled out what might have been my best bottle: 2006 Cliff Lede Cabernet Sauvignon that I got from a Cinderella Wine 3-pack. Reviewers said to decant it for two hours. It smelled and tasted pretty fantastic when I opened it. After decanting, we shared the cab over dinner. Loads of fruit and oak. Really big with enough softness to work with most of the dinner options. I don’t think I’d ever opened a $40-50+ bottle before, personally. So, I was glad it was successful and there were lots of folks on hand to take part.

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