The Food&Wine Festive Wine Advisory

The Food&Wine Festive Wine Advisory

We set wine critic Cathal McBride a challenge: to sample the Dunnes Stores Simply Better range of delicious wines, and to choose his favourite dozen. His list represents a value-driven, guaranteed crowd-pleasing primer on the red, white and sparkling wines to stock up on this festive season, and comes with the Food&Wine stamp of approval. Your challenge? Simply to pour and savour

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5th December, 2021

Chianti Classico Campomaggio 2015, now €12

Chianti is made from sangiovese, a rustic Italian grape, but is produced in a refined style, with a typical nose of cherry and plum, along with a pleasing bounce of herbal notes. This well-balanced example is bright and smooth, but with a full-bodied nature and firm tannins, and is excellent value considering the vintage. It would be perfect with hearty tomato-based pasta dishes and with pizza, but its...

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