Wine: A seasonal selection to savour

You can’t please everyone, but a good stock of red and white wines will keep most Christmas callers happy

Some clever wine choices now will make life easier when the guests start arriving over Christmas. Picture: Getty

I have a confession to make. Last July, I purchased a new artificial Christmas tree during a summer sale when every other sane person was contemplating flip flops and swimwear. In my defence, I not only bagged a Yuletide bargain, but also satisfied my love of being prepared.

Planning ahead for Christmas is an excellent way to ward off panic when family and friends come calling, particularly about wine. The biggest obstacle when serving a ...