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24 Wines of Christmas - week 1





We're feeling festive at CellarVie Wines, it being the 1st of December.  We've already scoffed the chocolate from the first window in the advent calendar and Jon is getting creative with tinsel... don't ask about the baubles.
 
Anyway, moving on, the team are all excited about the run up to the big day, so we have created a special food and wine matching for the next twenty-four days, our idea being to come up with "24 wines of Christmas" which we love and which we hope will help and inspire you this Christmas.
 
Some recipes are not necessarily all that festive but we have tried them out and matched them with wines from the CellarVie range, so all you have to do is place your order, put on your pinny and get creative.  Just make sure you check the food & wine pages of the blog for the full recipes and feedback on what you thought of the combination.
 
So why not have a look at our 1st Day of Christmas recipe or feel free to tell us your favourite wine and food matches are in general?

21.11.14

Cocktail of the Week: Bee's Knees


The Bee’s Knees cocktail dates back to the prohibition. It is said that the addition of lemon and honey to this cocktail played a key part in masking the unpleasant smell of cheaply and illegally procured “bathtub gin”.
20.11.14

Wine Braised Chicken


Styled on the iconic Julia Child’s Coq au Vin and using a bottle of Pinot Noir, this recipe is from the blog glamorousbite, whose mouth wateringly good photos and recipes are enough to persuade you to pop out and buy all the necessary ingredients in a flash. A mother-daughter duo from California, these two are passionate about both food and wine, no doubt helped by their close proximity to Californian wine country.
19.11.14

The Wine Gang Christmas Fair


On Saturday 15th November Jon, Ben and Lucy attended the first Wine Gang Event this Christmas. Vinopolis was the stunning location for the day’s event, brilliantly located in the shadows of Borough Market, near Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre and the Tower of London.




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