An elegant French dinner table needs to feature exquisite fine wines to be a success. This gets even more important at Christmas when we are serving the most noble and delicious specialties France has to offer. To make sure you are ready to host the perfect party we are revealing some of our tips to make your evening magical!
Champagne is the Master of Ceremonies and perfect for kicking off and conclude all beautifully celebration. It can be paired with most, if not all, delicacies from canapés to desserts and gives a luxury feel to your dinner. Because Christmas only happens once a year we recommend you amaze your guests with a well-known bottle like a Roederer, a Ruinart or Bel Canto’s Dom Perignon.
However, if Champagne is a bit out of your budget, why not pair last week’s Vol-au-Vent with a fantastic Pessac Leognan Blanc or with a Chardonnay from Burgundy. With a crisp and fresh Saint Veran, Meursault or Chablis you have the guarantee that your guests’ taste-buds will remember this treat for a very long time.
Every French family will have some traditional foie gras at Christmas and, in fact, there is no Christmas dinner without it. If you plan on having some too, we recommend pairing this specialty from the South-West of France with a sweet and fruity Jurançon or a Sauternes. However, again Champagne will be your best ally in seducing your guests with the ultimate luxurious experience.
For French wine lovers, Christmas is perfect occasion to open the exquisite bottles they preciously kept secret in their cellar. It’s the time they open their finest vintages from Bordeaux, such as a Chateauneuf-du-Pape, a Chateau Pichon Longueville or a Saint Emilion.
There is indeed no better time to open your favourite bottles than at a Christmas family dinner. So, visit your cellars, buy the bottles you always wanted and share the love with the people you care most about. After all, Christmas is the most beautiful time of the year and we all deserve magnificent wines.