Bring the festive cheer into Christmas with the collection of quality and affordable Californian wines from E&J Gallo Winery. Whether it’s as a gift to bring when visiting friends, that special wine to complement Christmas dinner or to raise a glass, and toast the New Year, there is a wine to suit all tastes and occasions.
The must-try wine this Christmas is Turning Leaf Pinot Noir - a crisp and smooth red with delicious hints of nutmeg spice and red cherries, which linger to the last sip. Turning Leaf Pinot Noir will complement any traditional Christmas dish, ideally enjoyed in front of a burning fire with family and friends. Turning Leaf Sauvignon Blanc is a crisp, flavourful wine with white nectarine flavours that are perfectly balanced by tangy hints of grapefruit. For those who choose an alternative to the traditional turkey Christmas dinner, this wine can be paired beautifully with the rich succulent tastes of goose and pheasant.(RRP €9.99 widely available ).
If you enjoy a full-bodied red, look no further than Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon. With sweet aromas of fresh dark red fruit, the Gallo Family Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon succeeds admirably with thick juicy cuts of Christmas ham and rich giblet gravy. For the perfect accompaniment to a starter of fine Irish smoked salmon, try the ripe flavours of green apple and tropical pear, supported by mild oak and butter notes of Gallo Family Vineyards Chardonnay (RRP €7.99 - €8.35 widely available ).
Since its launch into the Irish market earlier this year, award-winning Californian wine Barefoot has become a real favourite with both first-time wine-consumers and long-time connoisseurs. With a touch of effervescence, Barefoot Pinot Grigio is the perfect wine to bring a bit of sparkle to your meal – enjoy chilled with succulent turkey, fresh green vegetables and a mild cheese for dessert (RRP €7.99 - €8.35 available in Dunnes Stores ).
If you’re looking for a stocking filler that will really be appreciated, check out Barefoot White Zinfandel. This blush wine is very palatable and appeals to all tastes making it the ideal wine to serve at seasonal drinks parties. (RRP €7.99-€8.35 available in Dunnes Stores ).