top of page
  • Writer's pictureTony Elvin

Die Hard with Wine

Updated: Dec 23, 2022

Yippie-Ki-Yay Mother F#&$ers and thank you so much for joining us for our Nakatomi Staff Party, festive screening of 'Die Hard with Wine' at The Crescent Theatre on Wednesday.

If you got out safely then that means John's cousin Tony McClane hasn't lost his touch just yet and you were saved from the grasp of Gruber and his henchman.

Read on for details on all the wines from the evening, our gallery of photos, and a bunch of trivia.

Jingle those bell Ladies and Gentlemen, jingle those bells. Merry Christmas!!

As promised, these are the wines we enjoyed ...

Wine Hard

Graham Beck, Cap Classique, South Africa - Majestic £16.99 (£11.99 mixed six)

Known as 'The President's Choice' after it was served at Barrack Obama's presidential win and Nelson Mandela's inauguration, this Champagne style South African Sparkling is perfect for a Christmas morning.

Sturmwolken Dry Riesling, Pfalz, Germany - Sainsbury's £7.50

This fresh, zesty Riesling will stand up well to your Christmas Lunch. A perfect foil to cranberry sauce, pigs in blankets, turkey, veggies and rich gravy and a departure from the traditional Chardonnay pairing.

Bauer Mayr Zweigelt, Austria - Majestic £11.99 (£8.99)

If the traditional pairing for Christmas lunch is Pinot Noir then this is a fantastic twist. Another light red, slightly more body than Pinot Noir, the grape is also known as Rot-burger. It is a cross of St Laurent & Blaufrankish grapes. Red fruits on the nose, juicy black fruits and violet on the palate.

Bread & Butter Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, USA - Majestic £15.99 (£9.99)

Enjoying beef or goose on Christmas Day? .. this is the one. Bolder, more intense than the last red but still smooth and easy drinking. Vanilla, and dark fruits on the nose, blackcurrant, black pepper and coffee on the palate. Smooth, mellow and juicy.

No.1 Reserve Tawny Port - Symington Family - Waitrose £13.99

Aged for seven years in barrel, then bottled for sale. Nectar in a glass, deliciously smooth, mellow and fruity with flavours of ripe figs, raisins, butterscotch and toasted nuts.

Great with Christmas pudding, cheese or even on its own!

Yippie-Ki Gallery

Yippie-Ki Trivia