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Top 5 mistakes to avoid this festive season

Top 5 mistakes to avoid this festive season

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Festive entertaining is great fun… but it can be a recipe for disaster.


There’s nothing better than inviting a group of friends over for an evening of good food, great conversation, and mouth-watering wine. But we’re the first to admit – nothing ever seems to go to plan.


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Luckily success isn’t far away! Our friends at Naked Wines have put together 5 mistakes to avoid this festive season…


Serving pricey Champagne instead of Prosecco:

In 9 out of 10 blind tastings, Prosecco beats Champagne. It’s what people like to drink… not what they think they should drink!


Sacchetto Prosecco

Our Sacchetto Prosecco tastes just how pure, classic, no-nonsense Prosecco is meant to be – a bliss of elegant bubbles dissolving on your tongue, mmmm. Perfect for posh smoked salmon starters.

Sacchetto Prosecco – Normal price: £12.99, Angel Price: £9.99




Matching the wrong food and wine:

Food and wine pairing doesn’t need to be tricky. Just think about matching the weight of the wine with the food – full bodied wines pair well with richer foods, and vice versa.


Norrell Robertson


Norrel Robertson’s Garnacha Syrah Old Vines 2013 is full of deep, complex fruits with a lingering, peppery finish that’ll leave you licking your lips for more. The perfect Christmas table wine.


Norrel Robertson’s Garnacha Old Vines 2013 – Normal price: £11.49, Angel Price: £8.49




Serving a wine with a fancy label, long cork, and a bottle so big you can barely lift it:

Big companies spend a fortune on heavy glass, labelling and flashy seals. That’s money that could’ve been spent on the wine itself.


Small and Small Marlboroug


Need a lightweight wine that’s good for small bites and nibbles? Try Small and Small Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – packed full of classic gooseberry and kiwi flavours that’ll leave your tongue tingling for hours.


Small and Small Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc – Normal price: £11.99, Angel price: £8.99





Forgetting the Port:

No festive cheese board would be complete without the perfect Port.


Oscar Port

Oscar Quevedo’s ruby Port is a rich, sweet tipple that will stand-up to strong, tangy cheese flavours, (and keep Granny happy!)

Quevedo Ruby Port – Normal Price: £13.49, Angel price: £9.99



And the worst that can happen?… running out!


Perhaps one of the easiest ways you can avoid this is to try a nifty online wine provider like Naked Wines.



Naked don’t just sell wines – they make them happen.

Naked’s 160,000 customers, called Angels, fund talented, independent winemakers, who want to set up their own business, but don’t have the cash to do so.


In return, Angels get rewarded with delicious wines – which they’ve helped to create – at affordable prices.

You can be sure that all their wines have been lovingly made by a talented winemaker and stripped of all the costs that add nothing to the flavour or quality of the juice in the bottle.


A Hume customers can enjoy £60 off a case of mind-blowingly delicious Naked Wines…

Visit www.nakedwines.com/ahume to use your £60 voucher – and taste the delicious difference that Angel funding makes.


Click to Visit Naked Wines and redeem your voucher today


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