Christmas 2013

With Christmas fast approaching, it's time to start thinking about which wines you're going to be buying and drinking this festive season - to help, we've rounded up all our seasonal Panel Tasting results and Expert's Choices to give you a little inspiration for top Champagnes, Sherries, Ports, sweet wines and great value picks to stock-up on during the holiday period.

If you're in need of some great gift ideas for the winer lover in your life, don't miss our Christmas Gift Guide, full of gift-sets, new releases, gadgets, wine books, glassware and novelty items perfect for the wine lover in your life.

We've also got some fantastic competitions coming up over the next few weeks including the chance to win one of Berry Bros. & Rudd's 12-bottle case of great Christmas dinner wines - the competition starts on Monday 2nd December.

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UK retailers report strong Christmas for Prosecco, Bordeaux, Bucks Fizz

8th January 2014

Magnums of Prosecco and Champagne surged in popularity over Christmas, according to UK supermarket Sainsbury's, with several retailers including Majestic and Tesco reporting higher festive wine...

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Sauternes 2009 and 2010: panel tasting results

22nd December 2013

A successful and enjoyable tasting with our judges praising both the 2009s and 2010s, hihglighting excellent winemaking, value for money and impressive ageing potential. See the 25 top-rated...

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Vintage Champagne latest releases: panel tasting results

18th December 2013

Vintage Champagne offers the best value of any of the Champagne categories, agreed our tasters, but choose carefully as there's huge diversity - and then don't hurry to drink it. See the top rated...

Christmas weekday wines part 2

30 top Christmas wines under £20: Part 2

13th December 2013

Looking for some great-value wines to drink this festive season? Decanter's tasting team has selected a range of exciting and unusual wines to delight your palates this Christmas. These 30 top...

25 sparkling under £25

25 great sparkling wines under £25

11th December 2013

Choose wisely and you could be happier – and better-off – with sparkling wine than some of the Champagnes on offer in the run-up to Christmas, says Susie Barrie MW

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Christmas gift ideas: Glassware

8th December 2013

More Christmas gift ideas...

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Christmas gift ideas: Part two

7th December 2013

More gifts to consider giving this Christmas...

Christmas weekday wines part 1

40 top Christmas wines under £20: Part 1

6th December 2013

Looking for some great-value wines to drink this festive season? Decanter's tasting team has selected a range of exciting and unusual wines to delight your palates this Christmas. These 40 top...

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Christmas reads: New release book reviews

4th December 2013

Looking for some Christmas gift inspiration? Read our expert reviews of this year's latest book releases including A Traveller's Wine Guide to Germany, My Favourite Burgundies and The Champagne...

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30 great-value Bordeaux wines under £20

3rd December 2013

You have to pay for greatness in Bordeaux, but if you know where to look you can find delightful, food-friendly wines at under £20 - perfect for the festive table. Peter Richards MW picks 30 of...