The days are getting shorter, and your winter coat and warm scarf have returned as part of your everyday attire. Winter is well and truly on its way and whilst your social calendar is rapidly filling up with various dinner parties – as well as those all-important nights in by the fire watching your favourite TV shows – sometimes you find yourself faced with aisle upon aisle of tempting looking wine bottles, without a clue for which tipple to partner with said social occasions…
Cosy Night In
William Hardy Shiraz 2012, £8.99 Tesco
For a night in with a hearty winter recipe such as a comforting lamb stew, why not try a glass of William Hardy Shiraz 2012? This full bodied wine displays rich plum and mulberry fruit flavours complemented by dark chocolate, vanilla and spice, with a soft, rounded palate and a long, savoury finish.
Take to a Dinner Party
William Hardys Chardonnay 2012, £8.99 Tesco
Be the perfect dinner party guest and impress your host with a wine which compliments a range of dishes including a range of shellfish and roast chicken. This delicious Chardonnay shows intense peach and nectarine fruit characters with just a hint of oak adding to its medium bodied structure.
Romantic Dinner for Two
Nottage Hill Cabernet Shiraz 2012, £7.99 ASDA, Sainsbury’s and Tescos
Treat your other half to a cosy, romantic dinner by the fire and a delicious glass of Nottage Hill Cabernet Shiraz, this rich full-bodied red wine displays rich plum, cassis and mulberry fruit flavours which perfectly complement a meaty pasta dish such as Lasagne or rabbit ragu.
Hardys Crest Sparkling Rose, £9.99 Tesco/Waitrose
Celebrate the festive party season in style with Hardys Crest Sparkling Rose, every glass offers a delicious combination of white stone fruit and ripe red berry flavours, enhanced by a lively, refreshing citrus finish.