Char’s 50 Wines Under €25 for Christmas in Dublin

Words: Shamim de Brún
Images: Unsplash

‘Tis the season to be tipsy, and I’m here to guide you through the treacherous terrain of Christmas wine selection. Forget about your usual “drink what you fancy” mantra, because Christmas is a wine chess game, and you need to make your moves wisely.

Do you have a wine-osaur among your relatives? Maybe think about hitting the classics just so they don’t come at you with a ‘back in my day’. Maybe you have a cousin who’s a cork dork and would love to join you for a little breakfast wine in the form of a Pet nat? These are all things to consider, as well as your budget of course.

This is a choose-your-own-adventure wine-shopping article. So how would you like to shop?

By StyleSparkling, Red, White, Orange, Rosé

By PriceUnder a Tenner, Under €15, Under a Score, Under €25

By PairingKick Off, Mains, Deserts, Couch Snacks, Universal Matches

By Shop Lidl, Aldi, Tesco, SuperValu, Mitchell & Son, Baggot Street Wines, Martin’s, Sweeney’s, The Corkscrew, 64 Wines, Fallon & Byrne, Donnybrook Fair, Drink Store, Deveney’s, Green Man

We all have our unique shopping styles. Some of us are one-stop-shop enthusiasts, grabbing all the bits in a single swoop. Others love the thrill of bargain hunting. Then there are those perfectionists who want a wine for every phase of dinner. Fear not, my diverse drinkers, I’ve crafted a guide to cater to all your whims and fancies with every single wine clocking in under €25.

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