Between the hedonistic excesses of the holiday season and the Spartan austerity of abstaining from alcohol or "going dry", January is an interesting month for wine. For those of us who wish to pursue the middle path, there are many options to continue the holiday cheer while transitioning into a new phase of the calendar.
The Post-Christmas Crackers we have chosen for January embody this approach to the new year. A crémant to celebrate the quiet moments of the month, a lithe and mineral Chablis to accompany any fresh fish dishes and a Barolo with approachable tannins and aromatic depth for any lean, protein-rich mains.
Enjoyable on their own and as accompaniments to whichever foods your new year's resolutions will allow you. These three wines offer great quality and clarity of taste, reliable classics with elegant streaks.