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Christmas is one of those special times when our streets are adorned with lights and spruced up, spectacularly multi-coloured; everywhere you look there's brightness enhancing the happiness reigning during the festive season. Clearly our tables need to reflect this too: bubbles will provide brilliance, while sparkling rosés and sweet wines will add that final touch of colour.
Few Champagne houses have accumulated as much prestige over the past as Delamotte or Taittinger; in Champagne terms, the first is a byword for refinement, whilst the second is a true reference point among non-vintages. A rosy glow will be provided on the table by two very different, yet at the same time similar, Catalan sparkling wines: the De Nit from Raventós i Blanc stands for subtlety and elegance while Recaredo's Intens, the first Cava to gain the Demeter biodynamic certification, exhibits all the colour intensity the Monastrell grape is capable of producing in the Mediterranean. Ximénez-Spínola and Tokaji Hétszolo will take us into the world of sweetness to discover amber hues and mahogany glints, profound aromas and wondrous acidity.