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Pass over the Port and Christmas Pudding

There is just something nostalgic about traditional Christmas puddings and  tasty drinks such as port. We were kindly sent the below items to review.

Just like most families up and down Britain someone from the family will smother the pudding in brandy or sherry, put a light to it and by the time the lights are turned off the flames have gone – all part of the traditional fun or so it is in our house!

Christmas puddings have changed over the years with a much wider variety such as a chocolate version available, however nothing beats tradition and we can’t help but stare endlessly at figgy’s Puddings.

Figgy’s Puddings are handmade and is luxury at it’s finest – the perfect finale to your Christmas  dinner!

Using traditional and British produce such as Somerset Cider Brandy, the pudding is matured for several months and then wrapped in traditional cloth which will allow it to breath.

Inside this dome of deliciousness are glace cherries which are coloured with fruit juice making them stand out, handmade breadcrumbs using fresh bread, free range eggs, fresh fruit including English Bramleys, orange, lemons and more – Hungry yet? we are!

Just like most Christmas pud’s both raisins and sultanas have also been included which not only makes it full of depth but gives it a real rich taste.

This is with out a doubt one of our favourite Christmas puddings on the market and we may even leave Santa a slice on Christmas Eve – if it lasts that long!

RRP : £10 small (350g, serves 2-3), £14 medium (550g, serves 4-6), £19 (950g, serves 8-10)
For more information : http://www.figgys.co.uk/

Traditional or chocolate xmas pudding – What do you serve on your table?

To top off a real traditional Christmas, every table needs a bottle of port and no not that old bottle which has sat back in your rack for the last few years, but a really rich and smooth one.

Taylor’s late bottle vintage port will make a dramatic statement at any table, with it’s dark  red colour and full body taste this late bottled vintage port is left to mature in wood for between four to six years, unlike others which may only be left in for around 20 months.

Family and friends will love to pour a small glass of this after or even during any meal, plus once the cork has been drawn it does not need to be decanted and still be served several weeks after – great for all those extra parties!

The perfect tipple for any cheese board we found this went perfectly with cheddar, smoked cheese and of course a creamy blue cheese topped with grapes and oat cake biscuits. There’s no denying that this bottle of vintage port would be the ultimate indulgence after your christmas pudding.

Heading to a New Year’s party and don’t know what to take?  This bottle would be a fantastic way to cheer in the new year or to be given as a gift this Christmas.

Taylor’s LBV 2008 retails at £14.99 from a wide range of stockist which you can view on the official website here: http://www.taylor.pt

Will you be buying a bottle of Port for the festive season?  Share your comments below using our easy  comments box.

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