The Best Rueda 2017, Spain, 13%, Morrisons down from £6.50 to £6 until 1 January

Crisp and zesty like a Sauvignon Blanc, with melon fruit and fennel notes mid-palate. Try as an aperitif or with fish.

Animus Douro 2017, Portugal, 13%, Aldi £4.99

A full price, great value wine.  Ripe, juicy, blueberry fruit with soft, supple tannins.  Pour alongside meaty pasta and lamb tagines.


Prestige de Calvet Bordeaux, France, 13%, Sainsbury down from £7.50 down to £6.50 until 1 January

A classic Bordeaux wine with cassis fruit and a leafy edge. Certainly worth its full price, so a genuine bargain now.


Vintage Cava 2015, Spain, 12%, Marks and Spencer, down from £15 to £10 until 31 December

Up-market cava with notes of crunchy apple, pears and a touch of toast.


Check out red wines for Christmas in Saturday’s Yorkshire Post Magazine

About The Author

Christine is a wine writer, broadcaster and a wine judge for several international wine competitions. She has a technical background and spent five years as a buyer for a major supermarket before moving to wine writing.She writes for The Yorkshire Post Magazine and organises the York Festival of Food and Drink. She has won both the Lanson and the Roederer prizes for wine writing.

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