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Christmas wines you cannot miss out on this year

Christmas wine guide

Hosting a Christmas party this year? Or looking for the best wines to pair with your festive dinner? We have some options that are sure to hit the spot.

Whether you are after perfect reds, light whites, refreshing rose or just some good old fashioned fizz, we bring you ten fantastic wine inspirations to ponder this festive period.

Rose

Christmas wine guide

Whispering Angel

Macerated strawberries mingle with delicate notes of peach, rose-water and orange blossom to deliver this stunning rose.

£19.95, 31Dover.com


Marks and Spencer Champagne Delacourt Rosé Brut

A pretty, salmon coloured fizz that you’ll want to drink all Christmas.

Full of juicy raspberries, strawberries and cherries with a delicate touch of cinnamon and pepper to balance out the sweetness.

£192 for a case of six, Marks & Spencer


Christmas wine guide

Red Wine

Carta Roja Pura Organic Monastrell Jumilla, Spain 2016

Offering an abundant tangy red and black fruit seasoned taste, with peppery spice in a concentrated but supple style, this red is perfect for Christmas celebrations.

£7.50, Morrisons


Aldi Dão Reserva Dão, Portugal 2015

With bright forest-floor fruit mingling with savoury oak and a seam of bright balancing acidity, Aldi deliver a beautiful tasting red everyone will enjoy this Christmas.

£7.99, Aldi


White Wine

Christmas wine guide

Domaine de Lasserre Jurançon, France 2015

This great-value sweet white blends local petit manseng and tangy grapefruit with richer crystallised tropical fruit to produce a refreshing taste.

£7.37.5cl, The Co-op


Bodegas Vinessens Tragolargo Blanco Alicante, Spain 2016

Extended contact between the grapes and the skins during winemaking has brought a moreish pithy-bitter bite and texture that’ll keep you and your guests asking for more.

£12.55, Vinissimus


Fizz

Christmas wine guide

Codorníu 1872 Vintage Cava Spain 2016

This vintage blend of the traditional trio of local Codorniu varieties offers classic cava sour apple tang and toastiness, and abundant creamy fizz.

£7.99, Waitrose


The Co-op Les Pionniers NV champagne

Made by Régis Camus at Piper-Heidsieck, the quality shines through in this fizz.

A toasty, buttery nose is followed by bright apple purée flavours and citrus acidity. A balanced, rewarding Champagne.

£19, Co-Op


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