Wines of Xmas Past

Phil enters like Jacob Marley and introduces the wines of Xmas Past.

What do you do for Xmas drinks?

I for one am big on sharing wine with the people I am with. But also pitching the wine to the people I am with. My lovely mother-in-law likes wine but generally hates anything I bring that is too structured or ‘serious’. On the big day, it is a range of interesting wines that are approachable for those who don’t take it as seriously as I do.

However, the next day is all about me. It is an annual tradition that came about because boxing day I was usually on my own watching the cricket. It is ‘Burgundy on Boxing Day’ and it is the best way to spend boxing day in my humble opinion.

For reasons unknown to me, I had kept everyone one of those bottles until recently (pictured below).

A lot of Boxing Day hours were passed with this company.
A bottle of Burgundy (my choosing) to the first person to name all the wines in the line-up!
What I want to know, is what you do with your Xmas drinking? Do you go all out or do you not really care? I want to hear it all.

2 thoughts on “Wines of Xmas Past”

  1. From left to right i have

    1. 2005 Bouchard Vigne L’Enfant Jesus
    2. 2007 Louis Carillon et Fils Puligny-Montrachet
    3. 1995 Faiveley Charmes-Chambertin
    4. 2006 Domaine Faiveley Nuits-Saint-Georges
    5. 1995 Faiveley Mazis-Chambertin
    6. ???? Denis Mortet – gevrey chambertin 1er cru les champeaux
    7. 1997 ???????????????????????????????????
    8. 2002 La Pousse d’Or Volnay 1er Cru En Caillerets
    9. 2004 Denis Mortet – Gevrey Chambertin Mes Cinq Terroirs

  2. Thanks Brad, you were so very close.

    Corrections are follows:
    1. 2006
    2. Yes
    3. Yes
    4. Yes
    5. Yes
    6. Domaine Armand Rousseau Les Cazetiers 1er 2002 (Vintage might be 01).
    7. Blain Gagnard Batard Montrachet Grand Cru 1997
    8. Yes
    9. Yes.

    A bottle of wine coming your way.


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