Christmas drinks

Christmas drinks

I am imagining the scenes across Australia on Christmas Day as people raise their glasses to the year that’s been. Some will chink glasses in a refined fashion. Some will have a sip here and there as they buzz about looking after guests. A few will get caught up in the unwinding and unravel. Others will use it as a way to limber up for the lounge room dance floor and many will just sit back, relax and spend time talking to (or trying to ignore) family members.

Never forgetting to advance gender equality while we are pouring a beverage, here is the list of Femeconomy approved bottle shops: BWS, Bottle-O, Cellarbrations, IGA Liquor, First Choice, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars, Cellarmasters, Dan Murphy’s and Langton’s. I will be ordering mine online from Dan Murphy’s and having it delivered, because I am still mentally scarred from the time my daughter played expensive champagne bottles like a xylophone when we were shopping one Christmas and I did the ‘trolley thing’ in the bottle shop.

If you need any tips on tipple, as a Publican’s Daughter, I feel like it is my duty to curate a list to satisfy all the relatives and friends who may drop in over this social period. So here goes.

Christmas Drinks


This drink always reminds me of Jade. We have celebrated many days ending in y with this bubbles Chandon.


Scotch Whiskey

There are many scotch and ice drinkers in our gene pool, so to cater for different tastes, there will be two on offer, Chivas Regal and Dimple.

Chivas Regal              Dimple


Yenda Pale Ale and The Hop Thief by James Squire seems to be the thirst quencher of choice for a post beach cool down.

Yenda Pale Ale      the-hop-thief-james-squire


I am a fan of Turkey Flat Rose, Giesen’s Pinot Gris and Annie’s Lane Shiraz. Actually, I am a fan girl of many more vinos but I shall stop there. I would love to hear your recommendations!

Turkey Flat Rose    giesen-pinot-gris    annies-lane-shiraz


A port usually makes an appearance during extended family celebrations, so this year I have chosen to showcase Galway Pipe 12 year old Grand Tawny as a nod to my Irish heritage.


We hope you have a safe and wonderful time with your family and friends this Christmas. Thanks so much for being part of our journey this year. Here’s cheers!

Alanna and Jade

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Posted by Alanna Bastin-Byrne - Femeconomy Director

CEO of the house, community builder and a globetrotting nomad. Background in Marketing and Communications leadership in the UK and Australia.