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Which wine to drink while cooking Christmas lunch?


Who is going to spend time in the kitchen preparing the Christmas Lunch for the family –  Mum, Dad, Granny, the Mother in Law?
Whoever it is to prepare this no doubt lovely meal for the whole family, an important yet often overlooked ingredient is which wine to drink while cooking!  We think the wines from the Discovery Three Continents Selection are ideal to enjoy while cooking, chatting and catching up with loved ones during the hours spent in the kitchen.


We begin with Cape Heights Chenin Blanc 2014.  A 2014 vintage wine already? Yes because it is from South Africa, where the vintage takes place in February and March.  This is a crisp, dry wine with citrus and aromas, serve very chilled it will delight your palate while the starters are being prepared.
Now that things are humming in the kitchen, the roast is in the oven, the gambas are on the grill, it is time for a glass Marktree Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot from South Australia.  A wine full of amazing ripe summer berry fruits, smooth and gentle on the palate.  As it may be fairly warm in the kitchen best to serve this wine slightly chilled.
That’s it, everything ready, family eagerly waiting for to your culinary delights. Enjoy and Merry Christmas.
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I am a Northern Irishman based in Valencia. My career in wine began more than three decades ago, in London. I am the founder of TheWinePlace.es, an online store, where wine enthusiasts can enjoy a selection of international wines and Verde Marte, a company dedicated to exporting Spanish wines. Also, Thewineplace.courses, an "approved program provider" of the courses of the prestigious WSET. I share my passion for wines through my media work writing weekly columns for the Spanish newspaper El Mundo and 5 Barricas, an online wine magazine.

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