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Want to spread some Christmas cheer? Choose from these 10 top tipples

1. Beefeater 24, £22.11

Beefeater's new top-end gin impresses with its Art-Deco packaging, while its smooth taste makes for a sublime G&T

Tel: 0800 169 6760, www.thedrinkshop.com

2. Côtes de Provence Rosé Chateau Cavalier 2007, £8.49

An elegant nose and a sweet, fruity finish won this a silver medal at this year's Decanter World Wine Awards

Tel: 0800 328 2323, www.oddbins.com

3. Nyetimber Classic Cuvée 2001, £29.99

Medium-bodied, award-winning British fizz from one of the UK's top vineyards

Tel: 01798 813 989, www.nyetimber.com

4. Patron XO Café, £26.39

Silky-smooth, ultra-premium tequila blended with coffee liqueur that's been made for sipping rather then slamming

Tel: 0800 169 6760, www.thedrinkshop.com

5. Compass Box Hedonism, £50

A rich, sweet, award-winning grain whisky from Scotland that has set the proverbial cat among the malt-drinking pigeons

Tel: 020 8995 0899, www.compassboxwhisky.com

6. Moët & Chandon Brut Imperial, £50

Add some extra sparkle to this Moët with a personalised bottle: have your loved one's name spelt out in Swarovski crystals

Tel: 0845 871 1743, www.ateliermoet.com

7. Château Milon Saint-Emilion Grand Cru 2004 , £17.99

Classic heavyweight Bordeaux for the main meal

Tel: 0800 328 2323, www.oddbins.com

8. DQ Vodka, £50

Looks alone deserve to win this Swedish vodka brand a design award, but it doesn't stop there; its ultra-smooth taste makes it one of the most quaffable vodkas around

Tel: 020 7235 5000, www.harveynichols.com

9. Portia Ribera del Duero 2004, £13.50

Gold-medal winning, medium-bodied offering from Spain that's silky smooth on the palate and highly regarded by Decanter magazine

Tel: 0800 123 400, www.selfridges.com

10. Huber Riesling Von den Terrassen 2007, £9.99

Another gold-medal winner, this Austrian dry white is fruity with a great acidic kick

Tel: 0800 328 2323, www.oddbins.com