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  • Writer's pictureTony Elvin

White Christmas with Wine

Thank you so much to everyone that joined us for our festive screening of 'White Christmas with Wine' at The Electric on Sunday afternoon.

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

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

White Christmas Wines

Athur Metz, Cremant d'Alsace, Alsace, France - Amazon £15.00

Sadly, this wine has now sold out but we recommend you look for Arthur Metz Cremant in Home Sense or look for another Cremant d'Alsace such as the Cave de Turckheim Crémant d'Alsace from Waitrose at £13.49 per bottle. We've visited this particular winery and can recommend it.

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.

Réserve Hospitaliers Cairanne, Cru des Côtes du Rhône - Waitrose £11.99

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, chocolate and Morello Cherries on the nose, black cherries and bramble on the palate with a touch of cinnamon and close .. very festive.

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!

White Christmas with Wine Gallery

White Christmas Trivia

Some highlights from our movie trivia ...

  • This was not the first time Bing Crosby had sung White Christmas, first time was 13 years prior on the radio, then in Irving Berlin’s Holiday Inn & Blue Skies in 1946. This was of course though, the best rendition.

  • Irving Berlin presented the 1943 Oscars. During the evening he opened the envelope that announced his own name as winner for the Holiday Inn rendition of White Christmas. He joked that he was glad to present the award as he's known the winner a long time.

  • Fred Astaire was meant to play Phil Davis reuniting them from Holiday Inn, but Fred had since retired. Then Donald O’Connor was cast but pulled out due to ill health and the part went to Danny Kaye.

  • Kaye caused so many retakes due to his goofing about on set. They loved him for it though and he would have them howling with his