By Lorcan O'Brien | Wine & Communications Manager
As we enter the festive period our minds begin to stray towards what wines to serve for those big festive occasions. Whether it be for Christmas dinner, a gift or a bottle for the New Year's celebrations we all strive to serve quality wines to our family and friends. Luckily the Irish wine press have been busy writing about many of the fantastic wines available at O'Briens and have some wonderful recommendations that are sure to impress even the most avid oenophile. Below I have compiled some of the sparkling and white wine quotes from our top wine journalists to help you pick up that perfect bottle.
BEST FESTIVE FIZZ
"Fans of Bollinger will love the rich toastiness of this Champagne, which is made from 100% Pinot Meunier and has soft flavours of spice, apples and a touch of savoury cherry." - Corinna Hardgrave, Irish Independent 23/11/2018
"A stylish lightly creamy Champagne with subtle red cherries and strawberries. With lobster for a real splurge, but his would also go nicely with oysters and most seafood." - John Wilson, The Irish Times 01/09/2018