Wines for Christmas - Festive Cases
from £100 & 6 Bottle Cases from £55!

Christmas is a great time for having a case or two of wine in the house, both for drinking when you just feel like a glass, or in case someone drops in to say hello. Each year, we pull together some suitable case selections which we believe work well for the whole festive period and which saves you having to bother… after all, there’s enough going on as it is.

To further help, we've pulled together some notes on wines that we would suggest for Christmas - for drinking with Christmas Dinner, wines that go with Turkey and other dishes for Christmas Dinner, wines for relaxing between visits, for taking to friends and wines for keeping to oneself and NOT sharing with the relatives! Read these notes here, then come back and have a look at some of our suggestions below.

During 2010 & 2011, our experience has shown that our clients are taking our message "Tell us what you like and we'll tailor a case to your specific needs" to heart - so much so that we often swap bottles in and swap bottles out of our Suggested Selections. So this year, we have concentrated on making sure everybody is catered for. There's quite literally hundreds of possible combinations and we'll put together one especially for you and for your budget.

The Festive Cases
start at £100 (or £55 for a six bottle half case)and below we've listed three example cases, A Festive Selection from TheWineschool at £120 (av. £10.00/btl),Stephen's Festive Selectionat £125 (av £10.50/btl) and to make sure nobody misses out, we’ve also sourced and tasted some wines for our "Festive Selection” at £100 a case. (£7.00//btl).

Don't forget, these lists are just suggestions - tell us your likes, tell us your budget and we'll select a case specially for you.

Ordering is easy, simply drop us an e-mail, letting us know what cases you would like to order and quantities.
Alternatively, phone either Stephen (07778 596756) or Scott (07854 246578).
Each case comes with a complete set of notes and we'll deliver them at a time and place convenient to you.

Don't forget to check out our Sparkling Wine and Cape Vintage Reserve offerings....superb quality, genuinely fantastic value....simliar quality Champagne and Port would cost you twice as much!

Festive Selection
£100 per case
(12 bottles)

6 bottle case @£55, includes one
bbttle of bubbly

A Festive Selection from
TheWineSchool

- £120 per case
(12 bottles)

- includes 1 bottle each selected from the following

Stephen's Festive Selection
£125 per case
(12 bottles)

- this is an example of the wines Stephen will be enjoying over the Festive Period

Selections might include some of the following wines - Ruby Port & Bubbly can be replaced with your choice. These selections include wine for drinking with family & friends, wine for "taking on visits" and wine for "Keeping to yourselves!" - each case would include 1 bottle of each
selected from the following
Pierre Jourdan Brut NV Cap Classique, Franschhoek

Sparkling wine is a must for Christmas. This is a classic and wonderful value   Pierre Jourdan Brut NV Cap Classique, Franschhoek Sparkling wine is a must for Christmas. This is a classic and wonderful value   Pierre Jourdan Brut NV Cap Classique, Franschhoek Fantastic value sparkling wine is always popular.
Du Toitskloof
Sauvignon Blanc
One of our most popular wines of 2010   Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose, Cap Classique, Franschhoek A salmon pink bubbly with lovely hints of strawberry. similar Champagne would cost double   Pierre Jourdan Cuvee Belle Rose, Cap Classique, Franschhoek One of the best wines we sell....similar Champagne would be in the region of £30/bottle
Du Toitskloof
Beaukett
This is an excellent light blend of Chenin Blanc and Muscat, a slighlty off dry wine with flavours of apricots and citrus.   Rickety Bridge
Sauvignon Blanc 2012
Franschhoek
Concentrated, fruity and elegant Sauvigon Blanc. Citrus flavours and fresh mouthfeel.   Edgebaston
Sauvignon Blanc 2009, Stellenbosch
A great "halfway" style of Sauvignon...fresh and zingy, concentrated and intense, not too rich or over ripe
Pebble River Cabernet Sauvignon
A wonderful example of this classic grape, rich Cassis flavours backed up by smooth round tannins  

Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc 2012, Franschhoek

Chenin Blanc is a great wine to have at Christmas...goes with any bird and great on its own.   Sumaridge Sauvignon Blanc 2007, Hemel-en-Aarde This wine is delicate, fine, restrained but cool, crisp, fruity and definitely zesty.

Pebble River Merlot

Lots of dark fruits, good tannins, full bodied   De Krans Unwooded Chardonnay 2009, Calitzdorp Great fruit, concentrated, citrus, complex,full,"chewy" , georgeous.   Seidelberg Chenin Blanc, 2007 Paarl Lovely rounded, classic SA Chenin. Apricots, honey, richness, full bodied, warm.
De Krans Cape Vintage .Smooth 'port style' wine for winter evenings   Edgebaston Sauvignon Blanc 2009 A clean, fresh fruity style of Sauvignon Blanc. Easy drinking, melon flavours, creamy aftertaste   Sumaridge Chardonnay 2007, Hemel-en-Aarde Terroir, the reflection of place is a "Holy grail" of wine. This wine has it in spades, minerally, gravelly and genlte butterscotch and vanilla.

In a 12 bottle case the selection will also be drawn from the following wines

    Du Toitskloof
Beaukett 2009
Rawsonville
This is an excellent light blend of Chenin Blanc and Muscat, a slighlty off dry wine with flavours of apricots and citrus.   Highlands Road Ruadh 2007, Elgin Deep plum with a vibrant edge. Cedary, red fruits, mulberries and cherries. Vanillins show of barrel ageing.

Rickety Bridge
Pinotage

Rickety Bridge Sauvignon Blanc  

Rickety Bridge
Foundation Stone
2009
Franschhoek

Very classic Syrah based Rhone blend, intense fruits, pepper and earthy notes, smooth drinking.   Glenwood Shiraz 2006, Franschhoek Exotically spiced, peppercorns and rich red fruit. Full bodied, smooth, elegant and spicey. A serious wine.
Rickety Bridge Foundation Stone De Krans Chardonnay   Pebble River
Cabernet Sauvignon 2006
Stellenbosch
A wonderful example of this classic grape, rich Cassis flavours backed up by smooth round tannins.   Philip Jordaan Cabernet Franc 2001, Limited Edition, Rawsonville Silky refinement, exceptional elegance and balance, coffee, plums, smooth, soft tannins.
De Krans Cabernet Sauvignon Rickety Bridge Chenin Blanc   Rickety Bridge Pinotage 2009,
Franschhoek
Pinotage is SA's grape. This one shows how well these wines can age. Complex, deep, long flavours.   Knorhoek Cabernet Sauvignon 2003, Stellenbosch This is a superb Cabernet Sauvignon, delightfully showing the benefits of some ageing. Smooth, soft, deep black fruits, silky tannins.
De Krans Pinotage     Pebble River Bordeaux Blend A classic blend of Cab Sauv, Merlot & Cab Franc. The Pebble River range are fabulous value when included in this case.   Knorhoek Shiraz 2004, Stellenbosch As before, a 'stonking' wine.Shows ageing well, a Rhone Syrah but not at overblown Rhone prices. Spicy, peppery, red & black fruits.
      Glenwood Merlot 2007, Franschhoek .Elegant and medium bodied, chocolate and mulberry flavours   Seidelberg Cabernet Sauvignon/Merlot 2007
Paarl
Seidelberg prides itself on its approach to terroir - displaying a sense of place and the CSM blend exemplifies this. Beautiful smooth fruits, soft tannins. Yum
     


    Glenwood Merlot 2007, Franschhoek Elegant and medium bodied, chocolate and mulberry flavours
      De Krans Cape Reserve Vintage 2007 Calitszdorp 5 star wine from 2009 Platter's Guide to SA Wines. Best 'Port' style outside of Portugal and at a fraction of the cost   De Krans Cape Reserve Vintage 2003 Calitszdorp 5 star wine from 2009 Platter's Guide to SA Wines. Best 'Port' style outside of Portugal and at a fraction of the cost
               



Stephen, Jan & Scott
December 2013


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