Definition Rioja Reserva 2016/17, £11.99
Why I Like It: This is a prime, Christmas classic that delivers mature red and black fruit complexity, uplifting vanilla and toasty oak spice. Concentrated and rich, it’s medium-bodied rather than heavy and dense, with smooth, supple tannins.
Pair It With: This is an all-day Christmas wine. It will see you through lunch, and do brilliantly with cheese. Easy enough to be sipped on its own late into the night too – ideal for boardgames and snacks.