All these wines also work well with our festive feast!

Cono Sur Reserva Especial Riesling

Fabulous fizz

Morrisons Champagne Brut NV (£14.99), Morrisons

Elegantly smooth but buzzing with citrus zest, this even has a subtle hint of hazelnut!

Prosecco Valdobbiadene Superiore DOCG (£7.29), Aldi

Light and refreshing with autumn fruit flavours and delicate floral notes.

Zardetto Prosecco DOC (£11.99), Marks and Spencer

A vibrant and refreshing, sparkling wine with aromas of apricots and herbs and light floral notes.

Christmas Eve

For the canapés…

Cuvée Chasseur Red 2012, Vin de France (£4.99), Waitrose

Red fruit flavours with subtle tannins for an easy-drinking wine.

Mirabeau en Provence Rosé (£8.99), Majestic

A classic blend of Syrah, Grenache and Cinsault this is bursting with summer fruit flavours with a crisp, dry finish.

Taste the Difference Viñedos Barrihuelo Rioja Blanco 2012 (£8.49), Sainsbury’s 

A fresh, elegant white wine with delicate flavours of lime, citrus and apple.

Christmas Day

For the fish sharing platter…

Alain Grignon Viognier, IGP Pays d’Oc 2012 (£7.99), Majestic

With aromas of peach, apricot and rose petal this is fabulously smooth and velvety on the palate.

To go with the turkey…

Exquisite Collection Bordeaux Sauvignon Blanc (£4.99), Aldi

Citrus notes combined with flavours of greengage and apple and exotic fruits for a crisp finish.

Villa Maria Private Bin Chardonnay (£9.99), Tesco

Melon-scented this also has soft peach flavours too with a crisp finish.

Piccini’s Sasso al Poggio IGT Toscana 2008 (£12.99), Morrisons

Aromas of black cherry, liquorice and forest fruits mixed with mineral and vanilla oak notes for a rich accompaniment for all the trimmings.

For the Boxing Day buffet…

Cono Sur Reserva Especial Riesling (£8.99), Tesco

Citrus aromas of grapefruit, mandarin and limes with herbal notes – serve well chilled.

Marques de Casa Concha Cabernet Sauvignon 2010, £12.99 Sainsbury’s

Intense flavours of vanilla and black fruits have added depth from oak ageing. One to be sipped rather than glugged.

The Wine Selection at Asda Dão (£4.50), Asda

This is crammed will of ripe berry flavours for a fruity finish to the celebrations.

See your December 2013 issue of Candis for the full feature with all the recipes 

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