London, United Kingdom (PressExposure) December 05, 2009 -- Serenata sees that Burgundy, a classical Christmas wine, is picking up gracefully in sales this year.
The London-based online wine specialists also revealed that additional established favorites, Port and Champagne, are proving admired.
Peter Ahl, Managing Director of Serenata Wines, said: "We typically become aware of variations in wine popularity throughout various time of the year and have in addition noticed a number of influences from recent economical downturns, but this Christmas we observe a solid growth and customers acquire the traditional wines.
"Britain is a great place to be a wine-lover. The old established wine regions send their golden liquid from their finest grapes and at hand it is a incredible variety of wines to select amongst at this time. Shopping wine online has too given customers a good deal more choices and freedom to acquire the best. Still Christmas can be a confusing occasion.
"A general recommendation is to go for Burgundy for Christmas. This is reflected by people who drink more wine with a stronger grip frequently go for a traditional Burgundy for Christmas dinners.
"Champagne has its usual place in many social gatherings throughout Christmas occasion and the equally could be understood for a glass of Port. Port is slightly going out of style, but it is incredibly strong and a customary part of Christmas."
But Serenata's unusual recommendation for the ideal Christmas wine [http://www.serenatawines.com/christmas-wines] is a red wine [http://www.serenatawines.com/Red] that is not quite as stereotypical. Montepuliciano d'Abruzzo from Valle Reale was the champion of Three Glasses in the 2009 Gambero Rosso Awards.
Peter added: "This is a lovely wine with a explicit balsamic and mild clove, and cinnamon notes shining through the mild impressive and damson fruit. Put plainly, it is the perfect glass of red for this occasion of year. It shares the stylishness and warmth of Italy. There is a complexity to the latest 2006 that belies its age: amazing stuff and a total bargain."
For revellers in the feel for fizz but who don't fancy paying out for Champagne, Serenata has recommended the "startlingly good" Prosecco from their man Giovanni Frozza.
Giovanni is a small producer in Valdobbiadene and is widely regarded by connoisseurs in the Veneto region as an outstanding virtuoso in the skill of Prosecco winemaking.