Collection: Spectator Wine Club | Christmas and New Year

↓ Jump to the wines

"My annual bout of CADDAD – Christmas Affected Doom, Depression and Despondency – struck early this year. It’s a terrible affliction about which I’ve written many times before and it knocked me flat in late September just as the first mince pies and Christmas puddings appeared in the supermarkets.

Stoicism being my middle name, I dug deep and vowed to carry on, only to be felled again outside Fortnum & Mason at the end of October, assailed by their ridiculously premature festive decorations and jaunty carols played on a loudspeaker outside their store. In October! For heaven’s sake. There should be a law against it.

Mrs Ray and I have already had our first festive row about the bloody tree and I can only applaud and envy the chap I saw only yesterday chucking his tree – gaudy baubles and all – into the council recycling area and stomping off. Oh to have such inner strength!

What I do have, though, is a thirst and I’ll be slaking it regularly over the coming weeks, helped by the following bottles from our partners, Honest Grapes.

The mixed case has two bottles of each wine and delivery, as ever, is free."

/Jonathan Ray, The Spectator