Now’s the time to start celebrating the festive season in style. Whether you’re tucking into a tasty turkey, heating up the third mince pie of the day – no judgement here – or catching up with old friends, finding your perfect wine pairing for every occasion has never been easier, thanks to Lidl’s vast range of world wines. 

Here, wine expert Richard Bampfield shares his carefully curated list of wine including Lidl’s limited offer Christmas Wine Tour to ensure you toast the yuletide properly.

White: Chablis – £13.99

You’d be hard-pressed to find a more food-friendly white wine than the sophisticated flavour of a Chablis. Treat yourself and indulge in a glass with a tasty snack of smoked salmon on rye bread while watching your favourite Christmas film.

Red: Rioja Crianza – £5.99

This wonderfully versatile red is a real crowd-pleaser. Enjoy your rioja with food – perhaps a turkey sandwich and cranberry sauce – or even by itself on a cosy winter evening.

Red: Deluxe Argentinian Malbec Uco Valley – £6.99

Malbecs from Argentina are becoming increasingly popular, and it’s easy to see why. Classically paired with red meat, this fashionable red is smooth and sumptuous enough to be savoured by itself too. It’s a great choice for a competitive family games night this winter. 

Sparkling: Prosecco Brut Gold Bottle* –  £9.99

This tasty Prosecco makes for the perfect gift to take to a Christmas party. The vibrant gold colour will not only make it a table centrepiece but the delicate flavour makes it eminently drinkable. 

White: Corte Allodola Lugana DOC* – £8.99

A smart and popular Italian dry white from Lake Garda vineyards, this wine is well-balanced, very moreish, and even vegan. It’s a great choice for a relaxed night in with friends, or a cosy evening on the sofa. 

Red: VDP Alte Vogtei Spätburgunder Pinot Noir* – £9.99

An impressive red from Germany’s Baden region, produced from the delicious pinot noir grape, this wine is perfumed, fruity and dry. This makes it an ideal match for your Christmas turkey while wearing a Christmas cracker crown, obviously. 

White: Sauvignon blanc Südsteierm* – £11.99

If you like crisp, extra dry whites, this is the wine for you. From the popular Sauvignon Blanc grape, this is drier than most whites produced in New Zealand. You’ll want to drink this one into the new year.

To explore Lidl’s wine range in full, including their seasonal specials and limited edition bottles, visit your local store or see their website for more information. You can also find your closest Lidl with their handy store finder.

*Available from Novermber 30 for a limited time only.

**Please note these products are only available to people aged 18+. Lidl follows the ‘challenge 25’ so you may be asked when purchasing. Please drink responsibly. Do not drink if you are pregnant.