Wine: A feast of festive favourites

From breakfast Champagne to a fine Burgundy, Christmas is a time to treat yourself

There’s nothing quite like starting December 25 with a glass of sparkling wine and Champagne is the decadent choice. Picture: Getty Images/EyeEm

When it comes to choosing Christmas wines, I always think this is a time for indulgence. The traditional Christmas dinner is full of combative flavours, from succulent white meat to the jammy tartness of cranberry sauce, earthy green vegetables to the unctuous sweetness of a roast ham glaze.

Finding a wine to balance out all these taste sensations is tricky – but here are some classic examples that can be enjoyed at different stages of ...