The best wines and Champagne for Christmas Day

Cheers and Merry Christmas! (photo: 5PH/Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Cheers and Merry Christmas! (photo: 5PH/Getty Images/iStockphoto) - Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Vik Gubski, owner of Loughton’s 8 Rocks Deli & Wine, on the best wines and Champagne for Christmas Day

Vik Gubski of 8 Rocks Deli & Wine

Vik Gubski of 8 Rocks Deli & Wine - Credit: Archant

Looking for advice on the best wines and Champagne to serve over the festive season? Vik Gubski - former assistant manager at The Ivy and now owner of Loughton’s 8 Rocks Deli & Wine - is your man. And better still, he delivers locally!

Champagne

Alexandre Filaine Cuvée Spéciale NV, Champagne (£40)

Fresh green apple, yellow pear on the palate with elegant creaminess and long dry finish

8 Rocks Deli & Wine (photo courtesy of venue)

8 Rocks Deli & Wine (photo courtesy of venue) - Credit: Archant

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White wine

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White Wine of Malgas, Sijnn Wines, Malgas 2017, South Africa (£26)

Zesty passion fruit, rosemary, fennel, liquorice, slightly citrusy finish 

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Red wine

Paestum Rosso ‘Bacio-il-cielo’ de Conciliis, Campania 2017, Italy (£17)

Full, ripe blackberry and cherry, a little spice, fine and elegant tannins

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8 Rocks Deli & Wine is delivery sparkling wines, red, white and rosé wine, plus platters of cheese and antipasti in the local area right up until Christmas Eve. Orders, on special request, can be fulfilled within an hour for collection, but most usually on a next day delivery basis.

8 Rocks Deli & Wine, 238 High Road, Loughton IG10 1RB; 020 8508 7838; 8rocks.co.uk

 

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