Wines for Christmas Day with Lynne Coyle 

Wines for Christmas Day with Lynne Coyle 

By Lynne Coyle MW| Wine Director            
Join Lynne Coyle, Master of Wine for a festive wine tasting on December 8th, 2022 @7pm. Join us online for an evening full of festive food and wine. We will be looking at Christmas day lunch and will be exploring some food and wine-matching classics along with some alternatives.

With Christmas only around the corner, it is time to start preparing for the big day. Discover the perfect wines for Christmas Day Lunch with O'Briens Wine.


Aperitifs Nibbles & Starter Wine


Santa Tresa Il Grillo Spumante Brut

Sicily, Italy
Grape: Grillo

“Sicily’s answer to Prosecco, in a dry style, but with the Grillo grape’s sun-washed ripeness and signature freshness, so a fine foil for spiced foods. Notes of acacia and almond blossom, generous body, delicate bubbles and crisp citrus finish."-Aoife Carrigy, The Irish Independent

Food Match: Savoury Nibbles


Geal Albariño

Galicia, Spain

Grape: Albariño

“Geal is wonderful and has that mineral, saline acidity. It matches nicely with clams, and I suspect it would be a great partner for most seafood. Try it with seared scallops for a real treat.” -John Wilson,

Food Match: Seafood Platter

 Main Event 


 Delheim Chardonnay Sur Lie 

Stellenbosch, South Africa 

Grape: Chardonnay

“A lively and luscious with a creamy quality to its aroma, texture and potential pairings (think rich risottos), this sings with sunny tropical fruit layered with buttered popcorn and tarte tatin richness, and taut acidity gives the full-bodied breadth some spinal structure.” - Aoife Carrigy, The Irish Independent

 Food Match: Traditional Turkey or Nut Roast



Zull Lust & Laune Red

Weinviertal, Austria

Grape:Pinot Noir & Zweigelt

An unoaked blend of the Austrian Zweigelt grape variety and Pinot Noir, this offers simple, juicy red fruit flavours with a smooth palate and soft tannins. A charming, elegant wine.

Food Match: Traditional Roast or Nut Roast



Cheese & Dessert Wines

Château La Rose du Pin

Bordeaux, France

Grape: Merlot & Cabernet Sauvignon

This wine is intense and rich with a harmonious blend of blueberry fruit and alluring smoky, toasted wood, and a hint of menthol. The palate is round with vibrancy and ripe tannins, overall, nicely full-bodied, with ripe fruit and roasted coffee aromas and a long, elegant finish.

Food Match: Irish Cheese Platter


Gérard Bertrand Riversalts

Languedoc, France

Grape: Grenache, Shiraz/Syrah

From superstar Languedoc winemaker, Gérard Bertrand, this Rivesaltes is a superbly complex, developed tawny wine from the south of France. Superb alternative to tawny port and an ideal match for Stilton cheese.

Food Match: Christmas Pudding or Irish Cheese Platter


A little more about Lynne

Lynne Coyle

Master of Wine

O'Briens Wine Director

Lynne Coyle MW is O’Briens Wine Director and sources and selects our wine and Champagne range. One of only 415 Masters of Wine worldwide, she has dedicated her career to the food and drinks industry. Lynne also writes, judges at international wine competitions, is a Wine & Spirit Education Trust Certified Educator and makes her own wines in Spain.

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