Festive Food & Drinks


It’s almost Christmas and I honestly can’t wait now, it’s all about family time, presents, Santa and over indulging!  I say every year that I won’t eat all the chocolates, but who am I kidding?
Christmas is a time for not worrying about the diet and sharing with friends and family.
This year these are a few things you will find being indulged upon in our house – For the adults only!
Godminster Organic Brie Gift Selection

The Somerset cheesemaker based in Bruton, produces three creamy, organic bries. They are available as traditional, hand-rolled in crushed peppercorns and infused with garlic and chives.
The cheeses are produced over seven days using the traditional method.  The Godmister milk is ‘set’ using vegetarian rennet.  The soft curds are then hand-cut before going into individual moulds, which are hand-turned.  Finally the bries are moved into the drying rooms for five days to allow the flavour and creamy texture to develop.  They are then hand wrapped.
Available from www.godminster.com
Bancott Estate Sauvignon Gris
A perfect accompaniment to your Christmas starter – this works well with fish, bring on the smoked Salmon!
Priced at £10.49 and available from Tesco, Ocado and Asda.
Jacobs Creek Sparkling Shiraz
Good for post Christmas, drink in the evening – this red fizz is a nice accompaniment to have with your left over mince pies and to enjoy while unwinding after all the busy excitement of Christmas day.
Priced at £10.39 and available from Asda, Sainsbury’s and Waitrose.
Lindemans Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon
A medium to full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon that combines dark berry fruit with hints of chocolate and mint.  Drink with Christmas dinner or with cheese and biscuits later on in the evening.
Fletcher’s Ruby Port

A classic cheese board is one of the great pleasures of the Christmas season, and this delicious ruby port is the ideal accompaniment. Soft, smooth and fruity, it has a velvety sweetness that brings a round softness to creamy and crumbly Christmas cheeses, such as Wensleydale with cranberries.

Available from Aldi for £6.49

Champagne Veuve Monsigny by Philizot & Fils
Toast to the day in style with Aldi’s multi award-winning Champagne. Boasting aromas of baked apple, brioche and stone fruits, with gorgeous flavours of apples and red fruit, it’s the perfect way to kick start Christmas day.
Available from Aldi for £9.99
For a festive edition to the Christmas table we have these Elizabeth Shaw’s Mini Chocolate Crackers – 6 mini Christmas crackers which contain 2 flavours of their assorted chocolate crisps.  A nice after dinner treat, and Elizabeth Shaw’s Dark Chocolate Gingerbread crisps – combining wintery spices and gingerbread.
Crackers available from Tesco for £5 and the gingerbread from Waitrose and Sainsbury’s for £4
 Disclaimer:  This is a collaborative post.  I have included affiliate links for convenience

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