December Wine Deals

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With Christmas just a few weeks away, keep your eyes peeled for great deals on wine and Champagne.

Here are the latest deals you can't afford to miss from Food Editor Jane Curran.

Sainsbury's from 7th December until 3rd January

Taste the Difference Vintage Cava was £10.49 down to £6.99
It's worth paying a bit extra for decent Cava and this offer takes it down to a bargain price.

Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc was £9.79 down to £6.52
At just under £10 I think it's a bit over-priced, but well worth it on offer. It's a crisp, classic New Zealand Sauvignon.

Taste the Difference Rioja Blanco was £8.99 down to £5.99
You don't often see white Rioja, this is really fresh and crisp, a good call if you're having turkey on the 25th.

Waitrose from 7th December until 3rd January

Lindauer Special Reserve Brut Cuvée NV New Zealand Sparkling Wine, £11.99 down to £8.99
Oyster Bay Sparkling Cuvée Rosé NV Hawkes Bay New Zealand Sparkling Wine, 25% Off, £12.99 - £9.74

Both are real bargains if you want a decent yet affordable fizz for a party.

Louis Roederer Brut Premier NV Champagne France, £36.99 down to £29.59
My favourite Champagne made by the same house which makes Cristal. It's biscuity, yeasty - definitely one for a very special occasion.

Concha y Toro Sunrise Merlot Central Valley Chile, £6.99 down to £4.66
Rare to find such a smooth, fruity, drinkable red for under a fiver - another good one for a party.

St Hallett Gamekeeper's Reserve Barossa Valley S Australia, £9.99 down to £6.66
Consistently excellent, this blend of Grenache, Shiraz and Touriga Nacional is rich with dark fruit, pepper and spice - great with roast beef.

Porcupine Ridge Sauvignon Blanc Western Cape South Africa, £7.99 down to £5.99
A great food wine for when you need something with a bit more body. Really good with any fish dishes.

Co-op from 16th November to 3rd January

Villa Maria Cellar Selection Pinot Noir 2009, £14.99 down to £9.99
If you want to drink red with the turkey, this Kiwi wine would be perfect - it is rich and concentrated with flavours of dark cherries, plums and a hint of spice.

Perrin Côtes du Rhône La Grange St Martin Reserve 2010. £10.99 down to £5.99
This is a rich, deep red with delicate tannins and good berry fruit character. Excellent with roast beef or a rich lamb dish.

La Castelia Prosecco NV, £11.99 down to £5.99
Half price Prosecco! What a great party choice. It's fresh, fruity with a rather pleasant grapey, peachy fruit character.        

M&S from 28th November to 4th December, buy 6 wines and receive 25% off at the till (instead of the usual 10%)

DEAL OF THE MONTH from 5th December to 1st January

Barolo Villa Peironte 2007 £22 down to £10
A ripe, rich Italian red with overtones of violets and plums - needs to be drunk with food to really appreciate it. Great with game or beef.

Louis Chaurey NV Champagne, £30 down to £15
An amazing bargain for Champagne of this level for the festive season.

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