Christmas Countdown: Festive Fizz & More

Luxury Main: Château Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien 2007 France
Budget Cheese: Morrisons Chilean Sauvignon Blanc
Luxury Starter: Pouilly-Fumé Baron de \'L\' Ladoucette 2008 France
Budget Pudding: Fortnum\'s Sauternes Château Briatte
Mid-Range Pudding: Berrys’ William Pickering 20-year-old Tawny Port Douro Portugal
Mid-Range Main: Rioja Tinto Finca Allende 2006 Spain
Luxury Pudding: Luxor Rosé Champagne
Luxury Cheese: Harvey Nichols 10 Years Tawny Port
Mid-Range Cheese: Fortnum\'s Claret Château Fongaban
Luxury Toast: Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque 2002
Mid-Range Starter: Macon-Villages Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Burgundy 2010 France
Budget Starter: Tesco Finest Chablis 2006 France
Budget Main: Gran Tesoro Garnacha Campo de Borja 2011 Spain
Budget Toast: Morrisons Best Prosecco
Mid-Range Toast: Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV
Luxury Main: Château Léoville-Poyferré, St-Julien 2007 France Budget Cheese: Morrisons Chilean Sauvignon Blanc Luxury Starter: Pouilly-Fumé Baron de \'L\' Ladoucette 2008 France Budget Pudding: Fortnum\'s Sauternes Château Briatte Mid-Range Pudding: Berrys’ William Pickering 20-year-old Tawny Port Douro Portugal Mid-Range Main: Rioja Tinto Finca Allende 2006 Spain Luxury Pudding: Luxor Rosé Champagne Luxury Cheese: Harvey Nichols 10 Years Tawny Port Mid-Range Cheese: Fortnum\'s Claret Château Fongaban Luxury Toast: Perrier Jouët Belle Epoque 2002 Mid-Range Starter: Macon-Villages Les Heritiers du Comte Lafon Burgundy 2010 France Budget Starter: Tesco Finest Chablis 2006 France Budget Main: Gran Tesoro Garnacha Campo de Borja 2011 Spain Budget Toast: Morrisons Best Prosecco Mid-Range Toast: Moët & Chandon Brut Impérial NV
By Camille Georges December 17, 2012
This notable Bordeaux will well and truly charm your guests while you feast on your beautiful turkey or goose. It\'s got excellent spicy notes and a vibrant smoky aroma. £75 available at Majestic www.majestic.co.uk
With lemon, passionfruit and a hint of spice, this Sauvignon will enliven your palette while you feast on your favourite cheeses. Plus it\'s an utter bargain! £6.49 from Morrisons www.morrisons.co.uk
Want a wine that\'ll truly do you seafood starter justice on Christmas Day? This Sauvignon Blanc is the wine for you. This wine is an elegant choice. £55 available at Majestic www.majestic.co.uk
The grapes of this Sauternes - a mix of Semillon and Sauvignon - reach their maturity between misty nights and sunny days in Preignac in Gironde, allowing them to become a perfectly balanced wine concentrating the sugars without dismishing the acidity. Because the Sauternes is sweet and fresh, it will complement your dessert beautifully. £15.50 from Fortnum & Mason www.fortnumandmason.com
Blended especially for Berrys Bros. & Rudd, this exceptional port has been matured in oak for 20 years reaching a beautiful balance between the richness of the fruit aromas and the maturity from the wood. Rich and nutty, it is heavenly with Christmas pudding and other festive desserts, £26.95 available at Berrys Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com
Please even the finest of palates at your Christmas table this year with this delightful Spanish Tempranillo. It\'s ripe, fruity and slightly spicy, the ideal accompaniment for your turkey and cranberry. £17.95 available at Berrys Bros & Rudd www.bbr.com
Enjoy your pudding with the most extravagant beverage in the world - this Luxor Rose Champagne contains genuine infusion of pure 24-carat gold leaf flecks creating an incomparable taste in the mouth. £295 available exclusively at Harvey Nichols www.harveynichols.com
With mouthwatering nuances of hazelnut, caramel and spiced orange, this blend of oak-matured port is rich and nutty on the palate and will enhance the taste of your Christmas day cheeses. £26 from Harvey Nichols www.harveynichols.com
This juicy Claret wine with silky tannins and a long finish is the perfect match for your Christmas cheese courses. £9.50 from Fortnum & Mason www.fortnumandmason.com
Founded at the start of the 19th century, this celebrated Champagne house has been selling sparkle to the UK since 1815 and has been enjoyed by Royal households since Queen Victoria\'s reign. Treat yourself and your guests with this beautiful bottle and make the most elegant of toasts this Christmas. £110 available at Fortnum & Mason www.fortnumandmason.com
This refreshing white Burgundy will bring a little bit of sunshine to your dining table when it\'s time to serve your smoked salmon starter. £14.75 available at Berrys Bros. & Rudd www.bbr.com
This fresh wine has a mineral finish with strong notes of green apples. It\'ll be the perfect budget accompaniment to your Christmas day starter. £9.99 from Tesco www.tesco.com
A wine offering bags of juicy sunshine at a truly budget price, this Spanish Garnacha will perfectly complement your roast turkey without leaving a huge dent in your pocket. £4.29 from Morrisons www.morrisons.co.uk
Bring some sweet Italian sunshine to your festive apéritif with this vivacious Prosecco. With notes of peaches and lemons, this Prosecco is an excellent alternative for your Christmas toast and fits even the tightest of budgets. £9.99 from Morrisons www.morrisons.co.uk
This is a classic choice for Champagne lovers. Moët & Chandon is an excellent fizz that has been delighting imbibers since the 18th century. Medium bodied and with a fine stream of bubbles it is one of the world\'s most popular sparking wines. £26.99 available at Waitrose www.waitrose.com
Lost in a frenzy of pre-Christmas preparation? If you've got guests coming this Christmas you won't want to forget a thing but it's tough when there's so much to remember. There's the beautiful decorations, the delicious food, a selection of fitting gifts. It's easy to overlook our number one Christmas essential - the booze! If you want tips of what will help make your starter sparkle, or what will help sooth alongside your cheeseboard, just click through the gallery below for our expert recommendation. From ultra slim, to all out extravagance and something in between, there's a bottle for all budgets...
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