Our Favourite Christmas Tipples

Burford Garden Company

Join together in celebration with our selection of delicious drinks and nibbles, perfect for complementing the feast and festivities this Christmas.

Come one, come all

Welcome your guests with a wonderfully wintery take on a French classic. Our ‘Winter Kir Anglaise’ marries the stunning Woodchester Valley Cotswold Classic Brut NV with a generous dash of Foxdenton Winslow Plum Gin Liqueur. For an alcohol-free alternative why not try a glass of The REAL Drinks Co.’s Peony Blush Sparkling Fermented Tea.

Winter Kir Anglaise

Serve in a Champagne flute and garnish with a raspberry.

Appetisers and an apéritif

Whet your appetite with a selection of our finest olives, courtesy of our friends at Olives et Al. Highlights included our Garlic Stuffed Olives, Kalamata Olives with Cumin, Coriander and Cardamom, and if you are feeling thoroughly adventurous, try our Nocellara Olives Infused with Lemon Vodka; perfect for martini fans. However, whatever you choose to serve whilst your turkey is resting, we cannot recommend a better accompaniment than a glass of our fizzy Domaine Villemaine L'élegant Blanc Brut.

Crisp and even

Complement our course cut Venison Pâté with Cognac on sourdough toast, or fresh Scottish smoked salmon, capers, and horseradish crème fraiche, with a chilled glass of our stunning Danubian Château Burgozone Côte du Danube Viognier. Aromatic and full bodied, with a creamy tropical fruit notes, and a long, refreshing finish, wine aficionado Oz Clark hails Château Burgozone as not only the finest producer of viognier in Bulgaria, but as one of the six best producers in the world.

The main event

Finding wines that pair perfectly with a turkey dinner may feel like a daunting task, but it needn’t be. Turkey is succulent, but isn’t overly rich, so it lends itself towards richer whites, and more developed reds. Blending merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes, our Château Gassiot Côtes de Bourg is a well-balanced, medium bodied red that offers a delicately poised balance of fruit notes with soft, integrated tannins, and will prove an excellent choice with your Christmas dinner.

Sprinkle on the sugar

Spare the brandy this year and complement your figgy pudding with a small glass of our Castelnau de Suduirant Sauternes. Guaranteeing a great consistency in both style and quality, this elegant dessert wine is intensely fruity and can pair equally as well with soft blue cheeses as it does with sweet fruit desserts.

Close the show

The dishes can wait, so grab your Boston shaker, and whip up a chilled glass of our very own ‘Burford Bianco’. Combining Adriatico’s Bianco Crushed Amaretto, Organic Oxford Rye Vodka from The Oxford Artisan Distillery, a shot of Ride & Grind’s Rocket Fuel blend espresso, and Wiener Mocca Coffee Liqueur. It’s a decidedly creamy take on a martini that even vegans can enjoy.

Burford Bianco

Shake well over ice

Double strain into a chilled martini glass and garnish with toasted almonds.

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