The goose is getting fat and all that. Is it really the 1st of December already? Cue panic Christmas online shopping and frantic list-making. I’m actually going to be enjoying the festive season from a beach towel in Australia but that hasn’t stopped me scouring the shops in search of festive fare. I’m nibbling on a mince pie as we speak.
Here are a few of my favourite great value wine selections to kick start your Christmas wine rack. Enjoy!
Bissinger Premium Cuvée Champagne
With a fine mousse, enticing flavours of lemon citrus and hints of toast and hazelnut, this Champagne will make a welcome addition to your dinner table this Christmas. You can pick up a bottle of this fizz for £16.99 in Lidl and, while you’re there, make the most of the impressive seasonal aisle packed with everything from Christmas chocolates to lebkuchen.
The Exquisite Collection Muscadet Sevre et Maine Sur Lie 2015
An excellent all rounder, this French white wine is a steal from Aldi for just £4.99. Fresh and crisp with a hint of brioche, try it alongside smoked salmon, shellfish and white meat.
Truly Irresistible Domaine de la Noblaie Chinon 2014
I continue to be impressed with Co-op wines and this versatile red, priced at £9.99, doesn’t disappoint. Made from 100% Cabernet Franc in the Loire, this is an excellent choice to accompany red meat and rich turkey with all the trimmings. With earthy aromas, ripe cherry and raspberry fruit and a hint of liquorice, it’s sure to be a hit with family and friends.