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Want our Christmas Drink Picks?

So the ham and prawns have been ordered, but you’re stuck for ideas on how to keep your guests refreshed on Christmas Day?

Well, Matt from our Tarragindi store has come up with a tantalising list of beverages sure to keep the Christmas spirit bubbling all day long.

You can’t go wrong with a glass of champagne or sparkling on arrival and here are a few of our favourites that cater for all budgets. 

Pol Roger NV. ($72.99 on special): Being 33 per cent Pinot Meunier gives this champagne an added crispness and acid brightness.

Georg Jensen Cuvee ($33.99): From the team at Heemskerk, 60 per cent Chardonnay, 40 per cent Pinot Noir.

Jansz Non-Vintage Rose’ ($27.99 on special): From premium Tassie vineyards, 80 per cent Pinot Noir, 20 per cent Chardonnay.

Charles Pellitier Blanc de Blanc ($14.99 on special): 100 per cent Chardonnay, crisp and fresh with balanced acidity.

Moving on to white wines, and Matt has some suggestions that will pair wonderfully with seafood.

Pewsey Vale “Contours’’ Riesling 2015 ($41.99): Possibly the best the Eden Valley has to offer. Generous mouth-watering citrus with the added complexity only perfectly aged Riesling can offer.

Josef Chromy Pinot Gris ($31.99): Juicy nashi pear combined with a hint of minerality and a plush finish, a true Pinot Gris in style. 

Catalina Sounds Sauvignon Blanc ($23.99 on special): Marlborough in a glass! Tropical fruit, hints of pineapple. All that you would expect from this NZ gem.

Domaine Faiveley Burgundy Chardonnay ($43.99): From the spiritual home of Chardonnay, so you know it will be “old school’’. Creamy, buttery texture, peach and stone fruit, bright, clean balanced acid finish. An ideal accompaniment for turkey and ham.

Matt’s red wine suggestions are light to medium-bodied styles, perfect for a hot Christmas Day in Queensland.

Louis Jadot Beaujolais ($31): Dark cherry and strawberries.

Serafino GSM ($28.99): Rhone Valley style blend. Bright Grenache fruit, combined with medium bodied Shiraz and Mataro in perfect combination.

Coldstream Hills Pinot Noir ($32.99 on special): Yarra Valley at its finest. Dark cherry and plum. Whole bunch ferment and new French oak for select parcels.

Wirra Wirra Woodhenge Shiraz ($33.99): Dark plums and blackberries, and a definite “fruitcake’’ note.

If Rose’ is more your style, Matt recommends:

Maison AIX Rose’ ($29.99) on special: From the home of “serious’’ rose, Provence. Apple, melon and, of course, strawberries and cream, typical of the style and region.

La Vielle Ferme Rose’ ($14.99 on special): Serious bang for the buck! Grenache dominant blend from the Rhone Valley in France. Fresh, savoury and dry.

Turkey Flat Rose’ ($26.99): 100 per cent Barossa Grenache. Fresh red berries and delicate floral notes. Hint of lime adds a zingy finish.

Bird in Hand Rose’ ($21.99 on special): Predominantly Pinot Noir from around the Adelaide region. Strawberry and raspberry. Minimal skin contact, dry refreshing finish.

Beer lovers should try:

Ballistic Hawaiian Haze (15.99 4pk on special)

Colonial Pale Ale ($21.99 6pk on special)

Brick Lane Backyarder ($54.99 carton), midstrength

Balter Easy Hazy ($50.99 carton), new release midstrength

Stockade Raspberry Burst Sour ($14.99 4pk on special) 

And for something special ….

Four Pillars Xmas Gin ($99.99) limited release

Roku Gin ($54.99 on special)

Aviation Gin ($59.99 on special)

Morris Australian Single Malt whisky ($78.99)

Glenrothes 12yo Speyside single malt ($94.99)

Laphroaig 10yo Islay single malt ($93.99 on special)