Olly’s wines with turkey—

Mellow reds are brilliant for crowning the Christmas table. If it’s a bargain you seek, Tesco Bulgarian Merlot (12.5%) is a proper gem for £4.50. While I’ve always enjoyed Rioja Reserva, this year it’s time to choose bold reds that thrill – whatever the budget. And, whisper it, a rich white wine can be beautiful with turkey, especially alongside fruity stuffing. Whatever you’re sipping, I raise my glass to you this Christmas. Cheers!

Olly’s pick of the bunch

Specially Selected New Zealand Chardonnay 2019 (13%) £5.99 AldiA peachy white bargain to pair with Turkey this Christmas.

DV Catena Cabernet Franc Historico 2018  (13.5%) £12 Tesco. Sleek, fruity and spicy, this is aromatic excellence from Argentina.

Côte Rotie Ampodium Domaine Rostaing 2017 (14%) £52.48 laywheeler.comDeep and inspiring as a black olive dipped in divinity; a vibrant, splendid treat.

Errazuriz Don Maximiano 2013 (14%) £54.50 Waitrose Cellar. One of Chile’s finest red blends with freshness as well as oomph, perfect to pimp up the turkey.

Wine of the Week

Tangled Knot Zinfandel 2019 (13.5%) £10 M&SFragrant, silky, rich and bold, this festive red is a Californian cracker.

This article was originally published in YOU Magazine, Mail on Sunday, 20th December 2020

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