Of course, a perfect festive meeting must be sealed by the right wines on the table, to go with all the typical Christmas foods, from starters to desserts, and the same wines will absolutely serve as highly appreciated Christmas gifts as well.
A classic of the festive season are sparkles: they suit well for celebrations, with that pleasing, popping sound when uncorked, and sparkles are just the happy ending one need for a long digestion. In Italy, spumante and Prosecco are the favourite choices to pair with traditional Christmas sweets like panettone and pandoro, often filled with mascarpone cream or Chantilly to add up on the flavour. A Malvasia by Cantina Rauscedo would do you good, just as a Gran Moscato by Sancin.
But we went straight to the end of the lunch... so let's start all over again from the beginning: white wines can be a fit opening for aperitivo and appetizers, like the Ribolla Gialla Brut or Pinot Bianco by Cantina Produttori Còrmons.
Red wines are usually paired with ham and meat, so in this case you could switch to a Monte d'Oro by Sancin (a blend of Refosco and Merlot, cuvée), a Cabernet by Do Ville, a Refosco or a Schioppettino by Zorutti. Fish and seafood get along nicely with white wines too, especially those with some edge: a Prosecco Rosé by Cantina Rauscedo, a Sauvignon by Do Ville or a Ribolla Gialla by Zorutti.
And in the end? A meditation wine to sip while sinking into a fluffy armchair, maybe by a fireplace, to sweep off all the stress: a sweet Picolit by Cantina Produttori Còrmons.
Whether it's gift boxes for your beloved ones, or a special treat for yourselves, here are the addresses and opening times of our business partners' shops in Friuli Venezia Giulia for all your Christmas purchases.
Via Mitraglieri 2, Ronchi dei Legionari (Gorizia) - Tel. (+39) 0481.786802, firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday-Friday: 9am – 6pm
Cantina Produttori Còrmons
Via Vino della Pace 31, Cormòns (GO) - Tel. (+39) 0481.631652, email@example.com
Monday-Saturday: 8.30am-12.30am, 3pm-7pm
18 December: 9.30am – 5.30pm
24 December: 8.30am – 5.30pm
31 December: 8am – 5.30pm
Via del Sile 16, Rauscedo (Pordenone) - Tel. (+39) 0427.94020, firstname.lastname@example.org
Cantina Rauscedo's Shops:
CODROIPO (Udine): Via Zompicchia, 10 – tel. (+39) 0432.820252, email@example.com
Tuesday-Saturday: 8.30am-12.30am, 2.30 pm-6.30pm
TAVAGNACCO (UD): Via Nazionale, 42 – Strada Tresemana – tel. (+39) 0432.1842260
Tuesday-Saturday: 9am-1pm, 3pm-7pm
GEMONA DEL FRIULI (UD): Via Taboga, 291 – SS13 Pontebbana – tel. (+39) 0432 972791, firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday-Saturday: 8.30am-12.30am, 3pm-7pm
Sancin EVO Oil&Wine
Monte d’oro - Mont 173 - San Dorligo della Valle (Trieste) - Tel. (+39) 328.5915990, email@example.com
Casali Zorutti, 5 - Dolegna del Collio (GO) - Tel. (+39) 0481.60763, firstname.lastname@example.org