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December Mixed Dozen - Xmas Drinking Dozen 2018 - PART II

December Mixed Dozen - Xmas Drinking Dozen 2018 - PART II
Selected by Myles Thomson

It hard to believe it's that time of year again! It really is crazy how time flies but at least you get to rip through a selection of tasty Chrissy drinking wine. And what would Christmas be without a PWS mixed dozen. This year we have put together a killer line up of wines to cover all your festive needs. It's one of the best value packs we have done all year and there is only one simple rule here -it must be delicious! Whether its sunshine, rain or hail we got you covered. And let's be honest in Melbourne it will probably be all the above. So, hang up your stockings, put out the carrots and milk, then kick back and relax while you pull the top off something delectable to drink.

Let's start rolling out the Christmas cheers with a Method Traditional prosecco from Bellenda. This is as good as it gets in its class and perfect for that mid-afternoon pick-me-up on Christmas day. We have a cracking Grigio form northeast Italian producer Erste + Nue - delicious crunchy and fresh. Then a new arrival in the Pajot Blanc, a white blend from the Gascogne (Armagnac) region of France. Keep this as your secret weapon when friends come around - it's inexpensive, utterly delicious and everyone is going to love it.

To follow up a textural and bright white blend from Morgado del Silgueros in Portugal with lovely weight and freshness -a versatile food match with all your Christmas fair. What would the December be without some cracking Chardonnay and punchy rose? The 2017 Medhurst Yarra Valley Chard is off the hook and the Bellenos Gamay Rose is perfect for a lunch time tipple.

On to the reds and we have a selection to cover you for all occasions. Toolangi Pinot is a staple in our shelves and should be on yours too. So consistently good and hard to beat. Next up the crunchy Durdilly Beaujolais. We struggle to keep this in stock it's so popular but don't worry all its juicy deliciousness won't be running out any time soon. Next up the Head Cellar Reserves Shiraz - I challenge you to find a better value Barossa Shiras. Plenty of fruits, judicious sweet oak but fresh and vibrant.

The Ministry of Clouds Temp/Grenache follows with its rainbow of pastille flavours and sweet spice aroma. Onto the final round with a stellar 2015 Bordeaux from Croix Mouton: a slick and smooth Merlot blend as only the Bordelaise can produce. And last what would the Christmas mixed dozen be without a magnum!? So, keeping with tradition we have included a magnum of the Guigal Cote du Rhone 2014 - no introduction necessary!

We hope you enjoy the selection and wish you a very merry Christmas from all the crew at Prince Wine Store.

Cheers and happy drinking,
Myles