Bubbly for an impromptu celebration

Veuve Clicquot Champers. Price: free, top xmas pressie! Tastes best chilled in inpromptu celebrations

Widely available, c £26-30 per bottle.



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A sweet number from Brown Brothers

Brown Brothers Orange Muscat. Great sweetness to go with pudding. Sainsburys £6.49 375ml


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Oz red is no turkey

Gulf Station Pinot Noir. Great light fruity Ozzie red for the turkey. M&S £9.99


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Advocaat: the taste of Christmas?

Warninks Advocaat. It’s just not Christmas without it. Widely available c£10 a bottle


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Hardy’s is full of flavour

Hardy’s 2008 riesling Gewurtztraminer – very yummy, full of citrus fruit flavours.

Widely available, c £6-7 a bottle.


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It’s balanced, for starters

Weingarten Weissenkirchen, Grüner Veltliner, balanced Austrian white, ideal with starter. Majestic £7.99.



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Refreshing Knappstein

Knappstein, Clare Valley, riesling. Very fresh and refreshing, light with lingering honey tones. Yumtastic. Majestic, £8.99 (moreish)


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