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the Independent - Terry Kirby

Cedro Do Noval 2009. £14.99, ocado.com

A red of depth and richness; velvety spice

Tercius Alvarinho 2012. £10.99, Marks & Spencer

concentrated white, with intense fruit flavours, lovely acidity

Ramos Reserva 2012. £7.49 Majestic

robust, spicy, all-purpose, very food-friendly red

the Observer - David Williams

Thymiopoulos Xinomavro, Greece 2011 (£10.49, Marks & Spencer)

rippling with juicy dark cherry in a sweet-sour, Italianate mode

Feiler-Artinger Blaufrankisch, Burgenland, Austria 2010 (£10.99, Waitrose)

full of subtly peppery blackberry succulence

Morrisons Signature Pic-Saint-Loup, Languedoc, France 2011 (£8.99)

sun-bleached wild herb and deep dark berry character

The Guardian - Fiona Beckett

Chateau Senejac Haut-Medoc 2009 (13.5% abv) at £13.99 Co-op
Tesco Finest Bolgheri 2010 (£11.99; 13.5% abv)

ideal if you're having beef rather than a bird

Exquisite Collection Limoux chardonnay 2012 (£6.99; 13.5% abv Aldi)

buttery, rich

Chateau Chantemerle Medoc Cru Bourgeois 2010 (£9.99; 13% abv Aldi)

a fruity Bordeaux from a great vintage

Aldi Selection Beerenauslese (£5.99 for 37.5cl; 11.5% abv)

to go with pud

Norman Hardie Chardonnay Canada 2011 (£19.50, 12.5% abv Wine Society)
Norman Hardie Pinot Noir Canada 2011 (£19.50, 12.5% abv Wine Society)

both on a par with good burgundy

Burklin-Wolf 2011 Wachenheimer Riesling Trocken (£13.50, Tanners; 13% abv)

a refreshing aperitif that's not champagne

Sainsbury's Winemakers' Selection 2013 Sauvignon Blanc (12.5% abv £5.99)
Sainsbury's Winemakers' Selection 2012 Merlot (14% abv £5.99)

ideal for party drinking

The Scotsman - Brian Elliott

2012 Wolf Blass Yellow Label Chardonnay Australia, 13% £6.99 on offer Morrisons

apricot and honeydew melon fruit and proportionate lemon-centred acidity

2012 La Cadence Carignan France, 12% £6.49 Ellies Cellars

soft, bright and rounded red cherry fruit; herby undercurrent

the Telegraph - Susy Atkins

Graham Beck Brut Rosé NV, South Africa (Majestic, £9.99)

dry and refreshing with just a touch of red berry

Morrisons Prosecco Spumante NV, Italy (£9.99)

tasting of lemon and lime squash, dryish and light

Champagne Veuve Monsigny NV, Philizot & Fils (Aldi, £11.99)

big, lively bubbles, and a toasty end to a lemon-laced sparkler

Reina Ma Cristina Cava Reserva 2010, Blanc de Noirs (Sainsbury's, £11.99)

though dry, has a succulent, fruity note of raspberry

Cave de Lugny Sparkling Burgundy Blanc de Blancs NV (Waitrose, £13.49)

creamy lemon, biscuit hint and crisp finish

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Brut NV, France (Majestic, £16 until 2 December)

Well balanced, never sour, with apples and oranges

Vilarnau Brut Cava NV, Spain (Ocado, thedrinksshop, Exel Wines, £11.49)

If you like your fizz lean, limey and mineral then track down this cava

Mail on Sunday - Olly Smith

Marks and Spencer Corbieres 2011. £7.99

Hearty red has the perfect oomph to boost your palate

Cambalala Chenin Blanc 2012, South Africa. £3.99 Aldi

Top value for an appley, fruity, fun wine

Koyle el Peuco Tempranillo Mourvedre 2011, Chile. £7.49 Wine Society

This gem tastes like a top notch Rioja

Paul Mas Marsanne La Forge Vineyard, France. £9.99 Majestic

As scented as a tray of ripe nectarines

Durou Exception Nalbec 2011. £6.75, Lea & Sandeman

Deep and fruity gem

Tesco Finest Pignoletto. £9.99

Brighter than your averaqe bubbly

Rioja Real de Asia 2004. £46 Marks & Spencer

Silky and alive with flavours

Sainsbury Taste the Difference 12 Yr Old Pedro Ximenez. £7.99

Tastes like an entire planet of sticky figs

the Telegraph - Hamish Anderson

2010 LaIlot de Haut-Bergeron £9.95 (50cl), Marks & Spencer

glorious purity and pineapple fruit

2007 Castelnau de Suduiraut £15.50 (50cl), Oddbins

flavours of caramel, marmalade and smoke

2008 Chateau Bastor-Lamontagne £23.99, Waitrose Direct

wonderfully fresh, peachy nectar


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