Christmas wine guide 2020 Bottles of red, white, rose and bubbles for the festive season
6 December 2020, 11:22
Stuck for what wine to serve with Christmas Dinner? Or need a present idea? We bring you the best wines ideal for gifting loved ones... or yourself
Meghan Markle will be kicking herself she left the UK now Aldi have brought out a £10 bottle of her favourite wine... which is usually a much more spenny £100-a-bottle.
Super Tuscan is known for being a unique combination of non-indigenous Italian grapes, particularly Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Syrah.
Developed in the idyllic destination of Tuscany, Aldi’s Piccini Super Tuscan is a classically rich wine with ripe notes of cherries and sultanas, and is available now.
Other new additions to their budget-friendly award winning wine range are a Gigondas, Amarone and a three Chateneuf du Papes (including a white one, pictured above).
Where to buy: Check out their wines online, or in your local store
Dark Horse bring the best of California wine to your table, for a very reasonable price.
They work with over 400 growers to make their fruity, full bodied wines. We especially love the Malbec, and the Cabernet Sauvignon would go wonderfully with a Boxing Day buffet (or good old fashioned turkey sandwich).
Where to buy: £7, Morrisons and other major retailers
Perfect for eco-conscious gifting, Sea Change wines make a donation to marine conservation charities to fight plastic pollution with every bottle sold.
The brand pride themselves on using minimal packaging and no plastics used on the bottle and closure.
Where to buy: www.seachangewine.com, £10.99
Black Tower's Fruity White is the perfect pairing to your roast turkey on December 25, or served with nibbles or cheese throughout the festive season.
It can be served cold or lightly chilled, and priced at just £5 a bottle, is a classy tipple that won't break the bank.
There's also a rose and a red in the range, all of which have been given a special festive makeover with gorgeous patterned bottles (which would look lush with a white candle in the top once the wine has all gone!)
Available from ASDA, Morrisons, Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
When in Rome
Not content with getting the nation through their mornings, Philip Schofield has also put his name and expertise to wine.
He has just added a Rosato to his line of 'bag in a box' premium wines, which are fantastic value if you are a regular after work drinker, or having guests over (tiers permitting).
He said: "I loved personally selecting the Rosato. I had been asked time and time again when we were launching one but we weren’t prepared to do it until we found the perfect balance of dryness and delicacy in colour, and I’m delighted with the final choice."
Where to buy: www.wheninromewine.com, £25.99
Vins De Provence
Keep the taste of sunnier flavours burning merry and bright this festive season with crisp and elegant rosé wines from Vins de Provence, the most renowned French region for rosé.
From bolder red fruit flavours and lightly oak-aged wines, to playful floral notes, refreshing mineral tastes and complex spicy hints, this year find the perfect Vins de Provence rosé to complement your yuletide celebrations.
Right now you can get a magnum (150cl) of AIX Rosé for £29.99 at Majestic. Salmon pink in colour, it is crammed with vibrant red fruits and watermelon. Deliciously fruity, with a delicately balanced, long and fresh finish, it is the perfect year-round rosé.
Faulkner Wine's Le Grand Cros (£17.95 at BBR) has an elegant peach-pink hue, and has a complex and intense aroma with hints of yellow peaches, passion fruit and yellow flowers.
Keep your party season topped up with a mixed case festive hamper of 100% vegan, low sugar, environmentally friendly Prosecco from The Emissary.
You'll receive three bottles of their DOC, and three bottles of the DOCG presented inside a luxury hamper.
Also, throughout the month of December, you can get 15 per cent off all Christmas orders and complimentary delivery on a case or more.
Where to buy: A Sparkling Christmas by The Emissary, £150
Veuve Monsigny Champagne Brut
One of the best supermarket wines, it's a crisp champagne with elements of ripe apples, floral hints and soft red fruit.
Perfect served as an aperitif or with light food.
Where to buy: In store and online, £12.99