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From classic smoked salmon to playful mini hot dogs, there’s something for every occasion.
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Have a stress-free festive feast with simple-to-cook sides such as frozen brussels sprouts with bacon and thyme butter and instant bread sauce.
Elevate your dessert course with everything from espresso martini cream to salted caramel sauce.
On the hunt for fizz and wine to fuel Christmas Day and the rest of your festivities? Sainsbury’s is offering 25% off wine when you buy six or more bottles. To help you choose, wine pro Kelly Sullivan has picked out her favourite bottles – and shared what to serve them with.
Ellercombe English Quality Sparkling Wine, £22
Kick-start the celebrations with something special from local soil. This vivacious fizz has all the trappings of a traditional-method English sparkling wine, awash with acidity and bursting with crisp green apples and lime alongside those softer brioche notes to balance.
This is a really lovely red wine to pair on Christmas Day. It’s a lighter-style red wine with juicy black fruits and a hint of spice jumping out the glass. This is one that won’t overpower your turkey, it’s very easy to drink and enjoy and at 13% ABV, you won’t be falling asleep after one glass. Available here
Some of us like something a bit more indulgent on Christmas Day and this cabernet sauvignon is ideal for those of us who do. This is bold and robust with a rich, dark palate. A good dose of oak, spice and intense black fruits combine to make a powerful and smooth wine.
For a lighter, brighter white wine, a Spanish albariño is just what you need. Faustino Rivero never fails to impress with its racy acidity and vibrant profile. It’s got plenty of citrus fruit, a touch of peach and a strong vein of minerality. It’s super interesting and is a great wine to stock up with at home. Available here
If you like your white wines with a little more body, then this excellently priced chardonnay from Mâconnais is a great choice. Bright and floral with crisp stone fruit flavours (think apples and pears) this crowd-pleaser has a hint of creaminess to give it an edge and will match well with traditional Christmas Day dishes. Available here
Why not finish things on a sweet note? Whether you’re partial to a Christmas pudding or cheese board, a dessert wine is the perfect bottle to accompany both. Hungary is famed for its royal tokaji sweet wine – it has flavours of honeyed apricots and peach which work well at this time of year. Be sure to pair it with a robust blue cheese. Available here