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The best wines for Christmas dinner

We’re here to help make Christmas dinner 2021 the finest yet, with recommendations from the experts on top wines to accompany different main courses – plus dessert wines to round off the meal perfectly.

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Published: December 23rd, 2021 at 11:00 am
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Whether you opt for turkey, beef, gammon, or goose for your Christmas dinner, there is a perfect wine to accompany your dish. We've spoken to experts from some of our favourite wine merchants for their wine recommendations to go with every course.

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Recommended by the wine experts at Berry Bros. & Rudd

Turkey: 2018 Berry Bros. & Rudd Extra Ordinary Claret by Château Villa Bel-Air, Bordeaux, £16.95 (75cl)

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Beef: 2010 Château Potensac, Médoc, Bordeaux, £39.50 (75cl)

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Gammon: 2018 Moulin-à-Vent, Vieilles Vignes, Thibault Liger-Belair, Beaujolais, £27.50 (75cl)

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Goose: 2010 Château Potensac, Médoc, Bordeaux, £39.50 (75cl)

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Dessert: 2001 Ch. Suduiraut, Sauternes, £65 (75cl)

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Recommended by Liz Smith, Wine Director at Laithwaites

Turkey: La Voûte 2020, £13.99 (75cl)

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Beef: Roc Cuvée 2020, £13.99 (75cl)

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Gammon: Willem the Silent 2020, £10.49 (75cl)

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Goose: Castillo de Epifania Rioja Alta 2020, £10.99 (75cl)

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Dessert: L’Epiphanie de Sauternes, £19.99 (3.75cl)

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Recommended by Jack Merrylees, wine expert at Majestic

Turkey: Edouard Delaunay 'Septembre' Chardonnay 2020, Burgundy, £14.99 (75cl)

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Beef: Château Caronne Ste-Gemme 2016 Haut-Médoc, £16.99 (75cl)

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Gammon: Marqués de Riscal Rioja Reserva 2016, £16.99 (75cl)

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Goose: Jean-Paul Dubost 'La Ballofière' Morgon 2019, £14.99 (75cl)

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Dessert: Royal Tokaji Late Harvest 2017, £12.99 (50cl)

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Recommended by Tom Laithwaite and the team at RedHeads Wine

Turkey: Harmonie Rox Chardonnay, £13.99 (75cl)

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Beef: Night of the Living Dead, £21 (75cl)

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Gammon: Coco Rôtie, £13.99 (75cl)

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Goose: Harmonie Rox Chardonnay, £12 (75cl)

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Recommended by Charikleia Mavrommati, Hedonism Wines

Turkey: Tyler Rinconada Vineyard Pinot Noir 2018, £89.80 (75cl)

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Beef: Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota Produttori del Barbaresco 2016, £82.10 (75cl)

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Gammon/ Ham: St Peray Figuiers Bernard Gripa 2018, £45.90 (75cl)

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Goose: Syrah Keir Tua Rita, £102.00 (75cl)

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Dessert: Guiraud Half 2009, £35.90 (37.5cl)

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Recommended by James Reed, Cadman Fine Wines

Turkey: Domaine Bertrand Nuits-St-Georges 1er Cru En Rue de Chaux 2019, £65 (75cl)

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Beef: Chateau Duhart-Milon, 2009, £90 (75cl)

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Gammon: Domaine de Chevalier Blanc 2018, £95 (75cl)

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Goose: Walter Massa Timorasso Derthona 2018, £23 (75cl)

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Dessert: Château Doisy-Daëne 2005, £38 (75cl)

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Recommended by Becka Leigh, The Oxford Wine Company

Turkey: Domaine d’Ardhuy Aloxe Corton, Les Bouttieres, £39.95 (75cl)

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Beef: Boekenhoutskloof Cabernet Sauvignon, Franschhoek, £45.99 (75cl)

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Gammon: Hugel & Fils Gewürztraminer, Alsace, £19.99 (75cl)

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Goose: Fenocchio Langhe Nebbiolo, £19.99 (75cl)

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Dessert: Valdespino, El Candado Pedro Ximinez, £13.99 (37.5cl)

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