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Shopping for Christmas during lockdown

In case you didn`t know it: WE ARE OPEN! What`s more, we are now taking turkey orders, so please hurry while stocks are good. G & J Barron Farms are anticipating significantly less big bird sales this year, while making up the numbers with small birds. My take on this, is we should SEIZE THE DAY. Few of us will have so many mouths to feed we can`t afford to pay a little more for better quality produce this year. For example, if we don`t normally, we should consider buying the best free-range farm turkey, not supermarket, this year. In our shop we sell only the best G&J small turkeys, so look no further!  Additionally, traditional for Christmas Day, there`s our Pinney`s of Orford smoked salmon, which is simply divine with a squeeze of lemon. And, of course, our fabulous Hamish & Johnson cheeses.  For those with a sweet tooth we have cinnamon iced star, Farhi chocolate almonds, marzipan Stollen and Panettone, and Cannoli lemon, hazelnut & pistachio. For the children, chocolate sardines and chocolate Brussel sprouts. They`ll love these sardines and Brussels! Something for everyone at The Wine Centre. Naturally, also, we have your Christmas Day wines, and we want to make it special this year for everyone. Come see our Christmas selection.  In the shop, from today, we will feature our Christmas recommendations. But I will name here two: In white, Perrin Nature Cotes du Rhone Blanc 2019, £16.99 per bottle. This is an organic white wine produced by one of Chateauneuf-du-Pape`s most famous family`s “la Famille Perrin”. A blend of 50% Grenache Blanc, 30% Viognier, 10% Marsanne & 10% Roussanne grapes. It has bright stone-fruit characters and a moreish, creamy palate. I can`t recommend it enough. In red, also from the Rhone Valley, and made by another top Chateauneuf-du-Pape producer, Domaine Lafond Cotes du Rhone Rouge Roc-Epine 2018, £16.99 per bottle. A blend of 70% Grenache and 30% Syrah grapes. Wonderful dark fruits, of cherries and blackcurrants, soft and rounded. A perfect match for that small turkey.  Cheers everyone!

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