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Phillip Schofield's Seasonal Case

Phillip Schofield's Seasonal Case

Discover what Phillip Schofield will be drinking this winter

Choosing the wine is the one decision I get to make at home that no one interferes with. I like to watch everyone’s faces as they taste, and when someone looks across the room and nods, and you know they’re saying ‘that was a good choice’.

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Your Phillip Schofield Case contains....

3x Chiarli Vecchia Modena Pignoletto NV Spumante


Alc. vol 12%

This is lovely – refreshing and not too sweet, with an elegant smell of peaches and apples, a gorgeous fizz, and a hint of walnuts on the finish. Personally, I prefer something like this over one of the more affordable branded Champagnes – it’s got a lot more character.

Chiarli Vecchia Modena Pignoletto NV Spumante

Match with
classic smoked salmon and scrambled egg

Chiarli Vecchia Modena Pignoletto NV Spumante food pairing

2x Giesen Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc

Marlborough New Zealand

Alc. vol 12.5%

New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc can be very, very green, with a soaring smell of gooseberries, but this is a little less ‘in your face’. It still has the greenness that is the attraction, but it’s tempered with a very discreet layer of tropical fruit that softens it down just a little bit.

Giesen Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc

Match with
a variety of festive canapes

Giesen Dillons Point Sauvignon Blanc food pairing

2x Tabalí Encantado Reserva Viognier

Limari Valley, Chile

Alc. vol 13.5%

You can often pick Viognier out in a line-up because of its powerful nose of apricots – here there are subtle hints of apricot and pear, and in your mouth, it’s rich and full. What makes it attractive is that it’s not a Sauvignon Blanc or a Chardonnay, but a really exciting alternative

Tabalí Encantado Reserva Viognier

Match with
Christmas turkey

Tabalí Encantado Reserva Viognier food pairing

2x Sandiford Road Pinot Noir

California, USA

Alc. vol 14%

As soon as you put your nose into the glass, you get a burst of ripe berries, vanilla and a subtle hint of oak from this wine. There are no hard edges and it’s as elegant as a Pinot Noir should be, with depth of character and a creaminess that comes from the oak.

Sandiford Road Pinot Noir

Match with
roast goose

Sandiford Road Pinot Noir food pairing

2x Climbing Shiraz

Orange, Australia

Alc. vol 13%

This is a bigger, bolder, spicier red, but don’t think that, because it’s Australian, it can’t be subtle. It doesn’t have the smack-you-in-the-face fruit you might expect. Instead, there’s a loamy earthiness and a subtlety to the rich plumminess – perfect with your cold cuts on Boxing Day.

Climbing Shiraz

Match with
gammon and bubble and squeak

Climbing Shiraz food pairing

1x Waitrose Reserve Tawny Port

Douro, Portugal

Alc. vol 20%

A fantastic drink all year round, port’s natural home is Christmas. This is absolutely the best quality you’ll find at this price level – warming and rich, with a chestnut roastiness and flavours of caramel and figs. Perfect to send you up to bed, celebrating a job well done.

Lab Lisboa

Match with
a cheeseboard

Lab Lisboa food pairing