Six stunning dessert wines under £20

Published on Yahoo Lifestyle UK & Ireland on 10th December 2013:

Christmas wines

Most people will avoid dessert wines with their sweet treats while others relish in its lip-sticking delight.

I certainly fall into the latter.

Dessert wines are one of the greatest styles of wines for sharing because their inherent sweetness means you have to drink slow and savour while their complexity and long finish will leave you talking for hours.

From lighter styles to more intense offerings, here are six dessert wines that you’ll find easy to fall in love with:

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Five great sparkling wines under £30

Published on Yahoo Lifestyle UK & Ireland on 6th December 2013:

Christmas wines

When it comes to festive bubbles, there are plenty of options.

While the top of your list might be Champagne or Prosecco, there are also many other sparkling wines on the market that offer similar or a refreshingly different style.

Whether you’re being budget conscious or simply looking to try something new, here are five sparkling wines offering their own style of luxury:

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Six Champagnes under £40 to get your party started

Published on Yahoo Lifestyle UK & Ireland on 6th December 2013:

Christmas wines

A quick trawl through the internet will reveal endless quotes from persons of note and their ode to Champagne. There is a reason for that.

As far as celebrations go, there’s nothing that quite completes it like the popping of a Champagne cork. And as far as wines go, there’s no style of wine quite like Champagne.

It’s a wine that takes years to craft and gets its bubbles and flavours from a secondary fermentation in the bottle. It’s a skilled job to get the wine just right and that’s one of the reasons why it’s so expensive.

Thankfully with Christmas coming up, there are plenty of Champagnes on offer out there. Here are just six Champagnes to get the party started:

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