Best wines for the festive season

Article date: 6 December 2011

Red wines under £10

CUVÉE CHASSEUR 2010

  • Waitrose
  • £4.13
  • “It’s perfect for serving at a party” – Olly Smith

Mauregard Bordeaux, France 2010

  • Marks & Spencer
  • £5.99
  • “A juicy merlot-dominated bargain” – David Williams

Tesco Finest Argentina Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2010

  • Tesco
  • £6.49
  • “Just made for Boxing Day roast beef” – David Williams

2010 Corvina, Veronese IGT

  • Marks & Spencer
  • £7.99
  • “So moreish with finger foods” – Anthony Rose

Red wines over £10

2009 Volnay, Domaine Roux

  • Marks & Spencer
  • £20.00
  • “Youthfully irresistible mouthful of fine pinot noir” – Anthony Rose

White wines under £10

Montgravet Chardonnay 2010 France

  • Waitrose
  • £4.99
  • “Clean, plain and straightforward” – Victoria Moore

ASPEN ESTATE PINOT GRIGIO 2011

  • Majestic
  • £4.99
  • “Serve it chilled at your Christmas bash and the glasses will be licked clean” – Olly Smith

Wither Hills Sauvignon Blanc 2011

  • Majestic
  • £7.49
  • “Star buy” – Fiona Beckett

Blind River Sauvignon Blanc 2010, Marlborough, New Zealand

  • Majestic
  • £9.99
  • “I love this sauvignon blanc” – Victoria Moore

2010 Mâcon Villages Uchizy

  • Marks & Spencer
  • £9.99
  • “Best party wine for splashing out” – Anthony Rose

White wines over £10

Tim Adams Sémillon 2008 Clare Valley, Australia

  • Tesco
  • £11.29
  • “One for the hot smoked salmon with horseradish” – Victoria Moore

Sparkling wines under £10

SanLeo Prosecco Brut, Italy NV

  • Waitrose
  • £7.99
  • “It’s frothy and fun” – David Williams

Tesco Finest Bisol Prosecco di Valdobbiadene NV

  • Tesco
  • £9.99
  • “Great value as Christmas approaches” – Vicoria Moore

Sparkling wines over £10

De Saint Gall Blanc de Blancs Premier Cru Champagne NV

  • Marks & Spencer
  • £22.00
  • “Another triumph from St Gall” – Victoria Moore

Louis Roederer Champagne Brut NV

  • Majestic
  • £27.00
  • “A consistently good grande marque champagne” – Victoria Moore

Waitrose Brut Special Reserve Vintage Champagne, France 2004

  • Waitrose
  • £29.99
  • “Rich and complex with a suave and elegant finish” – David Williams