I can’t believe how quickly the last half of 2014 passed. The Christmas season crept up quickly mostly I think because the weather in November was fairly mild. I didn’t truly feel festive until Christmas was right around the corner. That being said I did enjoy the holiday.
When I stay in the UK for Christmas D and I always head to his parent’s and this was the plan for this holiday. His mum cooks and we have a traditional Christmas. This year I was asked to participate in a Christmas wine challenge. The mission was to pair a wine usually consumed in summer with a favourite Christmas dish.
For the meal I brought with me a bottle of white – Muscadet Sevre et Maine 2013, la Famille Bougrier to try pairing rather than our usual red. The wine is from a family run wine producer in the Loire Valley in France. Typically this would be paired with seafood but on our menu was turkey, ham and all the trimmings.
I know I was supposed to narrow it down to one dish but it was Christmas, the time to eat all the food! The Muscadet was a great wine for the entire meal. It had ripe fruit aromas, a pleasant richness and had a clean, crisp finish. It was actually a refreshing balance to have a less full bodied wine with our rich Christmas food.