Nenad Trifunovic

10 Christmas Wines to Restore Holiday Spirit

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As the holiday season approaches, the air is filled with the nostalgic melodies of timeless Christmas songs that have become the soundtrack to our festive celebrations. In the spirit of blending the joyous notes of music with the rich and diverse flavours of wine, we invite you on a delightful journey through a collection of 10 wines, each carefully selected to evoke the essence of a famous Christmas song.

In our world, a day without the miracle of wine is wasted. So, we gave 2023 one last glance to see what good could be used to restore the Christmas spirit.

1. Enosophia Graševina Goveđa glava – Melodic and much more complex than it initially seems, just like Jingle Bells Rock. If that melody doesn’t lift your spirit, these perfectly balanced Graševina should.

2. Grabovac Draga Riserva – in case you overstuff yourself with codfish every Christmas like we do, singing Joy to the World might become difficult. To aid digestion and ace the food pairing task, remember to take Dalmatian white accordingly. Pssst… Nature sings

3. Vislander Bugava – Apply gently with We Wish You a Merry Christmas 🙂 An easy ride, focused with accents appearing in regular order. Just like the song. Only sung by angels.

4. Kutjevo Graševina Vrhunska – Use generously with Silent Night. Literally heart-melting, with residual sweetness that will bring tears to the most suspicious eyes.

5. Tomić Prošek Hektorović – It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year. The very name feels like roast turkey and a table full of everything, including this wine that will shine like a Christmas tree. Warmth, joy and plenitude.

6. Kastel Sikuli Crljenak – A red that makes you sing Deck the Halls. “Croatian Zinfandel” and Christmas, can’t get more festive than that. Fa-la-la-la-la, la-la, la-la…

7. Coronica Grand Teran – Seemingly simple, pure and effective. Progression on the palate, indeed. One that you can’t get out of your head. A lot like Jingle bells. Don’t fight it. It’s Christmas.

8. Bedalov Tribus Pair it with Twelve Days of Christmas because it lingers, confirming the previous sensation and bringing a new one each time you taste it.

9. Saints Hills Dingač – If you can’t see yourself with Dingač in hand resting by the fireplace, with snow outside, you need that one badly. Let it Snow.

10. Testament Prošek To slow things down after a good meal, Croatian tradition prefers Prošek, with or instead of dessert. It’s time for White Christmas, only without dreaming…

Because, “This small moment in the history of the universe, this is ours. And let’s do everything with it. Everything.”

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