It’s the most wine-derful time of the year! With Christmas rolling round the corner, year-end festivities are kicking in and there’s no better way to end the year than with a nice glass of wine. Not sure which wines will pair well with your Christmas spread? Fret not, we’ve got you covered with some of the best Christmas wines in Singapore in 2022! Cheers!
What is a good food and wine pairing?
Wondering what kind of wine would go best with your Christmas meal? Here’s a non-exhaustive list of some of the best food and wine pairings.
|Type of wine
|Intensity of wine
|Charcuterie and fish like salmon or tuna
|White meat like chicken or turkey and vegetables
|Steak, lamb and meat sauce pastas
|Soft or hard cheese and cured meat
|White meat like duck or turkey and fish
Best red wines in Singapore for Christmas 2022
1. Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon
If you love the smell of crushed blackberries with sweet mocha then getting a Yellow Tail Cabernet Sauvignon (available on Bottle & Bottles Official Store) for your Christmas party would be a great idea. Taste wise, this Yellow Tail wine is brimming with rich blackcurrant fruit and sour cherry flavours that would leave you wanting another glass. Packed in a set of three bottles, this is one of the best Christmas red wines in Singapore that delivers in both quality and quantity.
2. Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon
Hosting a Christmas party this year? You might want to get some Jacob’s Creek Double Barrel Cabernet Sauvignon (available on Pernold Ricard Official Store) to liven up the atmosphere! As one of the best Christmas red wines in Singapore, the wine comes into contact with aged Irish whisky barrels, so there’s a hint of spiciness in the vino. You will be able to instantly smell the ground spices and leafy notes. Coming in a set of four bottles, this Jacob’s Creek wine definitely makes a good gift for wine lovers too!
Tasting notes: Smooth with cassis and roasted nut flavours
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with a roasted rack of lamb
3. Brown Brothers Cienna
If you like the taste of summer berries in a glass, then you can consider getting the Brown Brothers Cienna (available on Shopee Supermarket) for your Christmas dinner. As one of the frontrunners on our list of best Christmas red wines in Singapore, you’ll enjoy a nice mixture of natural acidity and fruity sweetness with every sip! This Brown Brothers wine also has a nice ruby red colour which would definitely set the mood for Christmas.
Tasting notes: Rich and juicy with a hint of spice
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with roasted turkey or goose
4. 19 Crimes Red Blend
Elegant, sophisticated and refined is exactly how you would describe the 19 Crimes Red Blend (available on Shopee Supermarket). Each swirl of this 19 Crimes wine reveals hints of vanilla and chocolate. You might even notice a sour cherry at the start before the flavour evolves into a cooling raspberry with a semi-dry finish. It’s a medium-bodied wine with no tannins but nevertheless, still delivers a juicy, lingering aftertaste. We can totally see why this is one of the best Christmas red wines in Singapore!
Tasting notes: Strong fruit flavours and hints of sweet blackberry
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with poultry or pasta dishes
5. Cockburn’s Special Reserve
Having been around since 1969, the Cockburn’s Special Reserve (available on Malt & Wine Asia Official Store) has definitely been a top wine choice for the last few decades. Carefully selected for its richness and concentration from the finest vineyards, this is one of the best Christmas red wines in Singapore with refined taste. Made of luscious red berry flavours, Cockburn’s Special Reserve has a sweet taste of red cherry with hints of dry plum and strawberry.
Tasting notes: Sweet with a distinctive peppery finish
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with chocolate desserts
Best white wines in Singapore for Christmas 2022
6. Tahuna Sauvignon Blanc
Did you know that white wines are full of antioxidants which are said to reduce stress? That being said, it’s a good idea to get one of the best Christmas wines in Singapore to relax and unwind this year-end period. Specifically, we suggest the Tahuna Sauvignon Blanc (available on Shopee Supermarket) which has ripe tropical and gooseberry flavours that will send your taste buds into a frenzy! For maximum flavour, drink this Tahuna wine while it’s young and lightly chilled.
Tasting notes: Tropical taste with a zingy finish
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with seafood
7. Sula Chenin Blanc
If you like wines that are bursting with tropical fruits then the Sula Chenin Blanc (available on Shopee Supermarket) is one of the best Christmas white wines in Singapore that you should consider. With a mix of fruits like pineapples and pears, you’ll definitely feel refreshed after a glass (or two) of this Sula wine! Best served chilled, it also fits perfectly if you’re planning to have a Thai-style Christmas dinner with mildly spicy Thai curries and Pad Thai.
Tasting notes: Strong fruity flavour
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with creamy curries
8. Whistling Duck Chardonnay
Like most Chardonnay wines, the Whistling Duck Chardonnay (available on Shopee Supermarket) is a zesty drink that encompasses a bouquet of citrus notes complemented with a hint of oak. But what makes the Whistling Duck wine one of the best Christmas white wines in Singapore is its perfect balance of a creamy palate and the citrus lemon and stone fruit flavours. It will surely add a clean finishing touch to your hearty Christmas meal!
Tasting notes: Tropical notes complemented with a hint of oak
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with grilled polenta and wild mushrooms
9. Wakefield Promised Land Chardonnay
Still on the hunt for the perfect Secret Santa gift for your wine lover friends? This Wakefield Promised Land Chardonnay (available on Bottle & Bottles Official Store) will be right up your alley. Made in Australia, this Wakefield wine is one of the best Christmas white wines in Singapore with a touch of subtle tropical fruits. We love its long banana taffy and ginger peach tea finish, complete with a hint of oak at the finish!
Tasting notes: Medium weight palate with subtle citrus flavours and a clean finish
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with a fresh salad
10. Langmeil Live Wire Riesling
Selectively picked from 35-year-old vines which flourish on ancient soils in the cooler region of Eden Valley, the Langmeil Live Wire Riesling (available on Le Vigne Official Store) promises a refreshing and juicy palate. As one of the best white wines in Singapore, its aroma instantly screams ‘Christmas’ and sets the tone for your parties. With natural sugars that balance out the sweetness and crisp acidity, the low alcohol content of 8.5% makes it easier for beginner drinkers too.
Best sparkling wines in Singapore for Christmas 2022
11. Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial
As one of the largest champagne houses in the world, wines from Moet & Chandon are definitely a favourite among wine lovers. In particular, we recommend their sparkling wines like the Moet & Chandon Brut Imperial (available on Bottle & Bottles Official Store) for your upcoming Christmas party as it goes well with any spread. The best way to enjoy this wine in Singapore is with ice. Don’t frown at this idea just yet, because Moet & Chandon specifically designed this wine to be consumed this way. So, let loose this Christmas and indulge in this fresh and fun sensation!
Tasting notes: Soft vivacity of citrus fruit and nuances of gooseberry
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with sushi
12. Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rose Wine
There’s nothing not to love about a nice cold glass of sparkling wine like the Jacob’s Creek Sparkling Moscato Rose Wine (available on Pernod Ricard Official Store). Best served chilled, it is recommended to drink this alongside a nice cheese platter which includes Brie and Blue Castello. Additionally, if you’re having roasted meat dishes for your Christmas dinner, they are said to be a good complement as well. If this is not one of the best Christmas wines in Singapore, we don’t know what is!
Tasting notes: Refreshing hints of berry fruits with fine bubbles and a crisp finish
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with soft cheeses or roasted meat
13. Pearly Bay Celebration Sparkling Wine
Another contender for the best Christmas wines in Singapore is the Pearly Bay Celebration Sparkling Wine (available on Sake.SG Official Store). Made from South Africa’s Cape Winelands, this Pearly Bay wine promises a tropical and floral serving — the perfect sip for your Christmas dinner. Psst, we love how there’s a slight dried apricot taste in this wine too. Additionally, its unique yet sleek bottle design also makes a great Christmas gift idea for your wine lover friends.
14. Villa Veroni Asti Sparkling Wine
With a lovely golden yellow colour, the Villa Veroni Asti Sparkling Wine (available on Sake.SG Official Store) will be the centrepiece on your dessert table. But beyond its aesthetics, this Villa Veroni wine impresses with its intense fresh fruit bouquet that develops into aromas of dried fruit. Priced affordably below $30, this is one of the best Christmas wines in Singapore that can be used as a secret Santa gift for wine lovers too.
15. La Gioiosa Treviso Brut
Having a relatively small serving of 200ml, the La Gioiosa Treviso Brut (available on Shopee Supermarket) makes for one of the best Christmas wines for your next festive party. Made of fresh summer fruits, you’ll be surprised at how refreshing it is. With a flowery aroma and hints of small mountain flowers, you’re sure to enjoy the savoury yet juicy flavour that will leave you craving for more. Best served cold in a tall glass, this La Gioiosa wine also adds to the overall Christmas mood at the dining table.
Tasting notes: Bold and slightly effervescent
Food and wine pairings: Best enjoyed with steamed shellfish
Best wines bundles in Singapore for Christmas 2022
Why stop at one bottle of wine when you can get them in a bundle as a gift for wine lovers? Not only are bundles more value-for-money and wallet-friendly, you’ll also get many flavours — great for those hosting Christmas parties this year.
16. Noel Gifts Christmas Wine Hamper
If you can’t decide on a particular wine flavour, then maybe it’s a more worthy decision to indulge in a wine hamper like the Noel Gifts Christmas Wine Hamper (available on Noel Gifts Official Store). Complete with flower arrangements, it will definitely be a great gift for wine lovers. This hamper includes some of the best Christmas wines in Singapore from top wine brands such as Los Vascos, Amancaya and Wild & Wilder.
Best Christmas wines in this hamper:
- Los Vascos Cabernet Sauvignon Chilean Red Wine
- Amancaya Gran Reserva Sauvignon Cabernet Argentina Red Wine
- Wild & Wilder Unforgettable GSM Australian Red Wine
17. Far East Flora Christmas Wine Hamper
Going to be away from home this Christmas? Show some love to your loved ones still with this Far East Flora Christmas Wine Hamper (available on Far East Flora Official Store). Featuring two bottles of De’Valier wines, expect only the highest quality wine which would work well in any meal. You’ll also get some toffee and pecan biscuits and assorted chocolates all packed in a repurposable felt gift basket, serving as a great gift for wine lovers this Christmas.
Best Christmas wines in this hamper:
- De’Valier Bianco
- De’Valier Rosso
Jazz up the year-end festivities with the best Christmas wines
There’s nothing quite as sophisticated a holiday drink as wine, and we hope that your Christmas parties will get a whole lot merrier because of it. Once you’ve gotten your preferred bottle of wine (or two), don’t forget to store them in the best wine chillers to enjoy refreshing alcohol. All that’s left is to pair them according to your Christmas menu. Some suggestions include the best Christmas hams and some of the most affordable Christmas dinners in Singapore.