Christmas Wines with Le Petit Ballon

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The cost of Christmas dining and all its trimmings seems to increase more and more each year. A decent, free range turkey or fore-rib of beef alone is going to set you back the best part of a hundred quid these days. Hams, puddings, sprouts (if you’re that way inclined), crackers and the kitchen sink covered in glitter stacks up to often ill-afforded figures. We haven’t even begun to discuss the most important accompaniment: the booze.

Champagne, wine, beer, spirits, and enough sherry to embalm your mother-in-law before she’s resurrected the following year can easily dwarf the overall cost and effort of just some of the essentials listed above for the big day. One sensible method to help consolidate and reduce these costs (not to mention the effort involved) would be sommelier-selected wine, delivered to your door to make the final piece of the cardboard box mountain of panic-bought presents you’ve been erecting since the Black Friday sales.

To make this easy step we’ve once again teamed up with Le Petit Ballon, France’s foremost wine subscription service, to offer our readers a special discount for the two boxes their Master Sommelier has selected for this festive month. Since it’s Christmas, we’ve also included a special offering on gift card subscriptions too. You can choose three, six or twelve-month subscriptions for that one relative you just simply cannot bear to put up with on the day itself, who instead can be happily placated with some fine wine to choose for themselves.

This month we have two boxes to peruse. To receive 10% off gift cards, the code is, obviously, HOHOHO

Inside the Grape Expectations Box:

Château des Bois – Mâcon Milly-Lamartine 2015

Bindi Sergardi – La Boncia 2016


Inside the Age of Raisin Box:

Maison Thiénot- Vintage 2007

Château Guibeau- L’Émotion de Château Guibeau 2012