Taste the Difference Albariño 2017, Rías Baixas, Spain, 13.5%, Sainsbury down from £8.50 to £7.50 until 1 January

Floral aromas with peach, tangerine and apricot flavours backed by crisp acidity.  Good with a Boxing Day salad.

Madonnina Gavi 2017, Italy, 13%, Morrisons down from £9.50 to £8 until 1 January

Ripe pears, peaches and a steely backbone make this a perfect wine to match with creamy chicken and grilled fish.

Beronia Rioja Gran Reserva 2009, Spain, 14%, Booths down from £23 to £20 until 1 January 

Seriously good Rioja, aged for 5 years in casks and now mellow with layers of bramble fruit, spice and sweet vanilla.

Quinta do Noval 10 year old Tawny Port, Portugal, 19.5%, Waitrose down from £24.99 to £19.99 until 1 January

A mid-afternoon style of port with bags of figgy fruit caramelised orange peel and a smooth, balanced finish. Accompanies a bowl of mixed nuts or a piece of cheese perfectly.

About The Author

Christine Austin

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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