Corney & Barrow Christmas
Christmas wines straight to your door
It’s all here. Everything you need. Everything you want. Everything that you even think you are going to want. C&B own labels, mixed cases, sparkling wines, sweet wines, dry wines, red wines, white wines, rosé wines, even nice gifting wines.
With Corney and Barrow you are prepared for whatever Nature – or Government - may hurl at you.
Don’t delay, we urge you to order early for Christmas and have your wines delivered straight to your doorstep – one less thing to do on your checklist!
Have a fabulous Christmas.
We'll be back with more Christmas Wines in 2022.
C&B OWN LABELS
Although we all try to plan ahead for Christmas, it’s really essential to have a couple of bottles on standby for the inevitable impromptu drink or two, and our Corney & Barrow own label wines are perfect for the job.
There is a wine for every occasion, be it one of our wonderful reds to enjoy on a crisp wintry evening, a decadent sloe gin or a sparkling blanc de blancs to party the night away. You won’t be disappointed.
The run-up to Christmas is pretty crazy, to say the least! Where does the time go? When it comes to your wines, let us do the hard work for you this year, giving you one less thing to worry about. Our mixed cases are the perfect answer. We can deliver right to your doorstep and each case celebrates a selection of some of our favourite and best-selling wines, all from exceptional producers.
Stuck for a gift idea? How about a mixed case? - the perfect stress-free gift! Our mixed cases are a delicious mix of red and white wines – a great gift for wine lovers anywhere!
If ever there were a moment in time to crack open the fizz, it’s this Christmas – we have much to make up for! And for goodness’ sake, act like you mean it with our show-stopping magnums! Will the Champagne fans among you make it a white Christmas with Delamotte’s blanc de blancs, or opt for the classic cuvée? If you prefer a softer sparkling style, sip on Le Colture’s delicate, refined prosecco.
Don’t forget to champion the local. England’s best sparkling wines rival Champagne for quality these days. Award-winning family estates Ambriel and Breaky Bottom are at the top of the tree - world-class fizz grown at home - top up your glass and feel virtuous!
What could be better at Christmas than great red wine? Whether it is fireside or round a table with friends and family. We have aimed to provide just the thing here, at an array of prices and from a diverse set of locations. Try something game-changing like Romanian Pinot Noir or Peruvian Malbec; new classics like Elephant Hill Syrah from Hawke’s Bay in New Zealand, Biserno from Bibbona in Tuscany, or Roc de Cambes from the Mitjavile clan.
Maybe the mainstay of Christmas drinking, and for very good reason, are the wines of Pomerol, courtesy of Ets JP Moueix. The excellent run of recent vintages in Bordeaux means we have some seriously delicious wines to (re)discover.
For wines that can hold its own amidst a plethora of pâtés and smoked salmon platters, lead the charge while plates are brimming with turkey and a multitude of trimmings, and still be a vision of verve and energy when the cheeseboard comes out – look no further than our selection of whites!
A fresh, crisp Gavi di Gavi can pick up your tastebuds during that post-Christmas lethargy. For that all-important accompaniment to Boxing Day’s turkey and stuffing sandwiches, try the multi-faceted Gathering Sauvignon Semillon. Or, if you are putting together a turkey curry, pair it with the zesty Touraine Salamandre. Our selection will effortlessly match a wide range of food, or moods, and have guests clamouring for top-ups throughout the whole festive period.
MAGNUMS & DOUBLE MAGNUMS
With the whole family around the table, a standard size bottle just isn’t enough, so why not go for the ‘wow factor’ this Christmas and make that special day all the more memorable with a magnum or double magnum. A bigger format will not only dazzle your guests at a party, it will also make a fantastic gift. It is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas lunch and helps you celebrate the New Year in style. Bigger, in this instance, is most certainly better. It’s not just a coincidence that wine is said to ‘taste better from magnum. We can’t think of a Christmas event where a magnum doesn’t add that extra festive sparkle.
Our Christmas magnum and double magnum selection this year has never looked so strong, from Languedoc reds to own label classics, we’ve ticked all the boxes.
At Corney & Barrow, dessert wines are never forgotten and often take centre stage at Christmas. Their opulent flavours of ripe stone fruits, citrus peel and sweet spice are so redolent of the festive season and are the perfect accompaniment for all those mince pies, puddings and cakes we all enjoy far too often at this time of year.
Be it a lightly chilled glass of our deliciously delicate Château Septy or the richer, opulent caramelised flavours of the stunning Öreg Király Szamarodni, these wines enhance and improve any dessert or cheeseboard. So don’t forget to add a couple of these showstopping wines to your shopping list this year!
Christmas is all about spending precious time with family and enjoying festive traditions together. It is also a time to show your affection and appreciation through the gift of giving.This Christmas we have pulled together a wonderful selection of special gifts to both inspire and delight, including Christmas wine gifts, beautiful books and striking wine glasses.
Our Champagne Delamotte gift set is the perfect offering for Champagne lovers, while our double magnum of L’Hospitalet de Gazin 2015 will be perfect to share during family celebrations. And for those eager to learn about the inside world of fine wine, our beautiful hard back book ‘Le Domaine de la Romanée-Conti’ by Gert Crum, is just the thing!
Wine Pairings for Christmas!
It’s never too early to start preparing for your perfect Christmas; let us help with some delectable Christmas wines and food pairing suggestions to get you started
Whatever your Christmas morning traditions, it’s always nice to know that you won’t have to rush to get everything ready. This delicious starter can easily be prepared a few days before Christmas and is a great accompaniment to our refreshing Corney & Barrow Périgord 2020.
For your main course, this will be the most succulent roast turkey you’ll ever have! Enjoy it with our Château Barrail du Blanc Grand Cru St-Émilion 2016. By virtue of the terroir, this can never be a massively powerful wine – but so much the better to enjoy along with the mouth-watering flavours of the turkey.
Whether you are looking for a vegan recipe for a guest or one for yourself, this heart-warming vegan supper is a match made in heaven with a glass of Egy Kis Dry Furmint Barta 2020.
Discover more festive food and wine pairing recipes here.
OUR CHRISTMAS WINE GUIDE: A C&B WINE FOR EVERY OCCASION!
At Christmas we look forward to all those magical moments, the decorations, the candles, the presents. At Corney & Barrow, we also get particularly excited about the bottles we will get to share! Follow our guide, we have your Christmas wines sorted!
Celebrate Christmas Eve with our own labels wines
Why not try one of our wonderful reds to enjoy on a crisp evening: Corney & Barrow Rouge Vin De France 2020 to be shared in good company with a charcuterie board, while Corney & Barrow Reserve Claret 2018 will pair beautifully with a pasta dish - why not! Corney & Barrow Blanc 2020 will taste deliciously with some Comté or Manchego cheese.. Our very own Ida Weatherall, Fine Wine Team, has her particular favourite: “the Corney & Barrow Sauternes 2017. Our Sauternes is the perfect treat at the end of a meal – I can see my friends faces light up as I sneak a cheeky half bottle out of the fridge!”
The perfect wine selection for Christmas dinner or lunch
Christmas is the day to pull out all the stops! So treat yourself and your loved ones to a spectacular Christmas wine box C&B “Classics” Mixed Case – an inspiring selection of timeless classics all from exceptional producers. Savour a glass of Delamotte’s exquisite champagne then let this outstanding line-up work its Christmas magic. For James Franklin, Head of Merchant Sales, mixed cases are the perfect answer to Christmas gatherings: “Hassle-free wines and gifting ideas. Each case celebrates a selection of some of our absolute favourites and bestsellers, all from exceptional producers.”
Relax and reset on Boxing day
Boxing Day is surely time to unwind a little. Pour yourself a cool glass of elegant and creamy Ambriel Rosé Brut Traditional Method 2015. Our buyer Rebecca Palmer highly recommends this wine: “England’s best sparkling wines rival Champagne for quality these days. Award winning family estates Ambriel and Breaky Bottom are at the top of the tree, so make sure they’re under yours this Christmas.”
Sip a rich and velvety Soraie from Italy, luxuriate in silky dark fruited decadence of L’Hospitalet De Gazin 2015 from Pomerol, and savour a crisp and refreshing, Verdicchio Dei Castelli Di Jesi, the perfect match for traditional cold cuts.
Magnums create that extra sparkle - Celebrate New Year’s Eve in style
There is nothing like a magnum to add some magic to your dinner – a show-stopper on any festive table, and a spectacular gift for any wine-lover. “A magnum will not only dazzle your guests at a party, it will also make a fantastic gift. It is the perfect accompaniment to your Christmas lunch and helps you celebrate the New Year in style.” insists Will Monroe, Fine Wine team.
Some of our best wines for Christmas are in magnum format. You will need to try – the delicately creamy Pianer Prosecco DOCG Le Colture Extra Dry NV, the elegant and fresh Corney & Barrow White Burgundy, Maison Auvigue 2018 Magnum - we love the almondy notes and the refreshing orchard and stone fruit palate – un délice. Or go big for the main and pair it with the deliciously self-indulgent Cabernet Sauvignon, Domaine De Saissac, Igp Pays D’oc 2018 Magnum. Such great value for money, you will order again!
We’ve got it all, an amazing selection to share with lots of friends until the end of the night! Perfect for giving 2021 a good send-off!
Some important Christmas questions answered for you
I need some wine! When can I order?
No need to wait! Order as soon as you can to secure your favourite wine for Christmas. You can place your order until 1pm on 20th December to receive your Christmas wine delivery in time for the festivities. For customers who live in the Highlands please order by 1pm on 10th December and outside of mainland UK you will need to place your order by 1pm on 3rd December.
Can I send a gift?
You can order all kinds of gifts for your loved ones on our website. Please make sure to add a gift box and a message and the recipient will receive a pretty present and gift card delivered straight to their door by our C&B vans! Need some inspiration? This Christmas we have pulled together a wonderful selection of special gifts to both inspire and delight.
Treat yourself with Champagne!
Enjoy an exclusive 15% off Delamotte champagne. When ordering, use the code CHAMP15 at the checkout to ensure you receive the discount. This code is valid on the range available here.
Need personal advice? Please contact us at [email protected] or at 0207 265 2430.