This website use cookies and similar technologies to improve the site and to provide customised content and advertising. By using this site, you agree to this use. To learn more, including how to change your cookie settings, please view our Cookie Policy
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
EU
Pocketmags Digital Magazines
   You are currently viewing the European Union version of the site.
Would you like to switch to your local site?
Digital Subscriptions > Delicious Magazine > Dec-17 > Your one-stop shop for festive drinks

Your one-stop shop for festive drinks

EX PERT GU IDE

“ It’s a special time of year, so make sure your drinks selection stands out. I’ve come up with spectacular matches for your best cooking – not only wines but also exciting beers, ciders and soft drinks, all of which will enhance whatever’s on your menu, at a range of prices. And since it’s party season, I’ve selected sparklers, spirits, winter cocktails of the moment and lots of gin as well. Cheers! “

Get the party started

The job of that first drink is to zip across the palate, waking up the taste buds with zesty, light, crisp flavours – and, often, lively bubbles. Here’s some fine fizz and a couple of alternative aperitifs

GREAT VALUE

Majestic Loves Fizz NV, Italy (£7.99, or £6.49 as part of a mixed six until 1 Jan, Majestic) Lively prosecco-style Italian sparkler. It’s fresh and easy (11% abv) with a fun label. Perfect party pop.

• Franck Massard Mas Sardana Cava Brut Nature NV, Spain (£13.50, down to £12.50 until 3 Jan, greatwesternwine.co.uk) Prefer a bone-dry, mouth-watering fizz to softer prosecco? Try this premium cava: lean, slightly toasty with a white-pepper twist. Just the thing to accompany salty snacks.

• Camel Valley Classic Cuvée 2014, Cornwall, England (£28, Marks & Spencer) Cornwall’s finest fizz is a rich and complex bubbly with exquisite notes of brioche and pineapple but with a dry finish. Fly the flag for English sparkling wine.

READ MORE
Purchase options below
Find the complete article and many more in this issue of Delicious Magazine - Dec-17
If you own the issue, Login to read the full article now.
Single Issue - Dec-17
€4.49
Or 449 points
Annual Digital Subscription
Only € 2.83 per issue
Get the last 3 back issues free with this subscription
SAVE
37%
Was €33.99
Now €33.99
6 Month Digital Subscription
Only € 3.00 per issue
SAVE
33%
€17.99
Or 1799 points

View Issues

About Delicious Magazine

Make your Christmas and New Year the best ever with the December issue of delicious. magazine. Shopping’s a breeze with our last-minute gifts, drinks advice and festive taste test. Try Nigel Slater’s cakes and bakes, Paul A Young’s trademark truffles and Nigella’s sensational side-dishes and stay cool tips. We also find out what Rick Stein and family get up to over the festive period. For a low-stress Christmas day, cook our classic turkey lunch with timeplan. Plus, don't miss our amazing £8,400 prize giveaway. It's a happy Christmas – guaranteed!

Other Articles in this Issue