David Chandler: "Caught up in the Christmas rush? Of course you are! Need wine? Of course you do! In this seasonal edition, Jason and David selflessly taste six wines that have been picked by the press as wholly appropriate for the holiday season so you don't have to!
Kicking off with the cream of Crémants from Domaine de L'Idylle (to mollify the peelers and preppers imprisoned in the kitchen), our doughty duo (with a starter of smoked salmon in mind), veer onto family Aubert's vivifying Vouvray. After that, it's a festive free-for-all as they round on a row of reds that will pair with everything from turkey to brisket or mushrooms to barbecued ostrich: a fruitful Chinon, Cabernet Franc from Jean-Maurice Raffault; a full-bodied Faugères from Château Estanilles; a moody Malbec, Tinto Negro from Uco Valley, Argentina and Napier Winery's sensational, South African 'Red Medallion' 2015."
The series of 'Adventures in Wine' podcasts featuring Jason Yapp and David Chandler can be downloaded from the iTunes store here.