The Holiday Drink Guide

written by Josiah Kahiu 20th December 2018

Fret not, from the perfect celebration wines to cocktails you can make at home, we’ve got the know how you need.

Quinta dos Murças 10 years Old Tawny Port

Port is always a good choice for the festive season. This port has a great amber colour with a great balance between wood ageing and fruity notes. It is fairly complex and persistent on the palate with nutty notes of hazelnut, figs and vanilla. It is fresh dry and of course ready to drink.

Available from Uva wines. Price 5200Ksh


Life Sparkling Rose Moscato 2015

This wine has a bright pink colour with pleasant aromas of strawberry, peach and flowering Jasmine. The crisp acidity is a perfect match for the fruity sweetness that lingers on the palate with the floral notes. It’s good for desserts and cheese.

Available from MIA. Price 1860Ksh


Georges Duboeuf des Quatre Vents Fleurie 2016

This 2016 Beaujolais is distinctively soft with notes of violets, red and black fruit on the nose. It also presents a gentle earthiness over time. The palate is medium bodied with crisp tannins. The oak ageing gently combines with the fruity notes creating a round silky finish.

Available from Le Decanter ABC place. Price 2500Ksh


Edmond Thery L’Or Brut

This sparkling wine with an attractive gold bottle is made from 100% Chardonnay and comes from the Burgundy region. On the nose, it has aromas of vanilla and white flowers. On the palate, it is fresh and light, with flavours of flowers and white fruit. Lovely as an aperitif and perfect for your celebration’s toast!

Available from Le Decanter ABC place. Price 3500Ksh


Duchessa Lia Cuvee Brut

This spumante or Italian sparkling wine has a pale straw yellow colour with fine and persistent bubbles in the glass. It has delicate floral and white fruit notes with a hint of yeast. It is dry and well balanced on the palate and perfect as an aperitif. It also pairs well with shellfish.

Available from Chandarana. Price 1270Ksh

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