Winter whites – Favourites for the holidays under 17€

December 12, 2015
favourite white wines

We’re getting excited for a snowy, white Canadian Christmas (hopefully), which put us in the mood for white wine.

I know red wine is usually the go-to wine for winter holiday dinners, but why not change it up a bit and opt for a crisp white wine this winter? You can even pair it with hardy meats (if you’re careful).

Here is a list of our top 5 white wines to give (or try for yourself) this holiday season.


We recommend for white wines:


Mesa Giunco Piccolo – Price: 11€

Old school white wine; whatever that means for you, the characteristic of this wine is authentic, dry with a bitter background. I give it 5 stars, and that doesn’t come easy from me. You must note, that you can also buy the more expensive, refined version of this called Giunco Opale Dopo, which is also GREAT! You can choose either! Paired best with oven cooked sea bass.

Mesa Giunco Vermentino

Giunco from Sardegna

Fontaleoni Casanuova Di San Gimignano Vernaccia – Price: 10€

It’s a good compromise between a fresh, simple, young white wine and a more bodied and structured white wine. I paired it with grilled chicken breast and spinach, this wine was fresh enough to balance the spicy flavour of chili peppers but had a strong enough body to accompany the white meat. You can also pair it with heavy fish like swordfish or tuna.

Fontaleoni Casanuova di San Gimignano

Fontaleoni Casanuova di San Gimignano

Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino Bolgheri – Price: 13€

Ok, I have to say this before hand, I love Vermentino Toscana. I also love Bolgheri. If you don’t have time to go there and understand why I love Bolgheri so much, just buy this white wine and enjoy its beautiful scents coming from its amazing, dry flavour. Spaghetti alle vongole (Spaghetti with clams) would be a perfect match.

Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino Bolgheri

Marchesi Antinori Guado al Tasso Vermentino Bolgheri

Angoris Friulano  – Price: 12€

Fruity and dry. Do you think it’s easy to find a wine like this? It took me up to twenty labels to find such a combination. Fruity and dry, but not sugary – how a white wine should be. You can even drink it alone without food, or else, it’s best paired with seasoned, strong cheeses.

Angoris Friulano

Angoris Friulano

Livio Felluga Sauvignon – Price: 17€

Real experts say that apart from some exceptions there are no ‘good’ white wines. Enjoy this sublime exception. Fruity, dry, and elegant. Paired best with Catalana di scampi e gamberi (seasoned and fried shrimps and prawns).

Livio Felluga Sauvignon

Livio Felluga Sauvignon