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Have A Red, Red Red Red Wine Christmas…

Every year at the Christmas dinner table there is always lots of different wines to choose from but we’re never quite sure which wines goes with which dish!  So we take a look at some our favourite red wines and what dishes they are best suited to which were kindly sent to review.


Blason de Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Beaune Rouge is an award winning wine which offers dark berry fruits with a hint of floral and spicy notes. This rich red wine can be enjoyed while eating a roast or vegetable gratins. It comes in a 75cl bottle, has an alcohol content of 12.5% and it is recommend it be served at 14 to 16°C temperature.

Blason de Bourgogne Hautes Cotes De Beaune Rouge is available to buy at Tesco


Lindeman’s Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 is part of the award winning Bin Series which was named after the traditional wine cellar where all of their finest wines have their very own unique ‘bin number’ after each vintage to ensure consistent quality.

This Bin 45 Cabernet Sauvignon has a rich blackcurrant and mint flavour with a smooth finish. Serve this wine with grilled meat or rich pasta dishes, so if your not having turkey this Christmas but pasta instead then Lindeman’s red wine is the one for you.

It is recommended that this wine should be served at room temperature (14°-18°C).


Next up we take a look at a few of the red wines from Isla Negra’s range.

Isla Negra Reserva Merlot Chile 2013 is a full bodied wine with 12.% alcohol  content. This 75ml red wine is a dark red and is rich in aromas such as cherries, blackberries and also dark chocolate and is ideal to serve with tomato based pasta dishes and cheeses. Isla Negra have also produced lightweight bottles which have a lower impact on the environment.

Isla Negra Seashore Cabernet Sauvignon is packed full of flavours of ripe plum and raspberry. This Cabernet Sauvignon has an alcohol content of 12.5% and is an easy drinking, full bodied wine. It goes perfectly with roasted meats and casseroles. Have this wine over dinner or it is just as nice to drink on it’s own. Red wine’s such as this are also nice to have with cheese and biscuits.

Isla Negra is a seaside village which is famous for it’s artists and writers who come to the coast to be inspired by the coast and landscape. The Isla Negra wines capture the charms and characteristics of this unique setting, all in one bottle.

View the full Isla Negra range at Tesco


Echo Falls California 2012 Merlot is dark, rich and smooth to drink and hails from the Central Valley region in California. When drinking this red wine you will taste ripe plums, black cherries and blueberries and it has a soft and dry finish.

This Echo Falls red wine is perfect with lamb or beef dishes or is just as nice to drink on it’s own.

Echo Falls Merlot red wine is available at Tesco


Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva 2009 has been aged for 18 months in cask and is a ruby-red colour. This red wine has complex aromas and a great balance between fruit such as cherries, black plums and ripe blackberries.

As this wine is in a cask there is also a smell and taste of clove, pepper, vanilla and coconut. Serve with stews or roasts and serve at around 16°-17°C for the perfect glass of Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva. This wine will leave a smooth, balanced, lingering finish.

Campo Viejo Rioja Reserva is available at Tesco


Jacob’s Creek Sangiovese has a medium depth and has tastes of juicy dark cherry, red current and hints of fried herbs. It also has hints of smokey oak flavour and leaves a dry savoury aftertaste.

This 750ml red wine has 14.2% alcohol content and is the perfect drink to accompany cheese and biscuits or roast dinners, so if your having friends and family round for dinner then this wine would sit just nicely on the table.

Jacob’s Creek Sangiovese Vintage 2012 is available at Tesco


Dourthe’s Chateau Pey La Tour Bordeaux Superieur 2010 is a stunning red wine which is a deep ruby red colour.  When drinking this wine you will taste red and black cherries, blackcurrants and mocha with hints of oak as this Chateau Pey La Tour has been aged for 12 months in a barrel. This wine is soft on the palette and  leaves a smooth, silk and fresh taste.

Drink this wine with foods such as cheddar  or beef for the best taste but it will also be very nice to drink on it’s own.

What’s your favourite red wine to have at Christmas? Comment below and let us know.

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