Whether it’s wine, beer or whiskey, the right beverage can bring out the best in every course of your holiday meal. These prime picks include something special for every palate and budget, and they’re just the tip of the iceberg. Here’s a sneak peek of what you’ll find in our Holiday Wine Guide—pick up your free copy in stores!
What to drink before a meal:
Schramsberg Mirabelle Brut Rosé: Made with chardonnay and pinot noir grapes grown all over California's coolest growing regions, this sparkling wine has a depth of flavor and complexity that’s rare for this price range. Its pleasant taste and effervescence make it an impeccable choice for raising a toast.
What to drink with a meal:
Daou Estate Cabernet Sauvignon: Crafted with care, this California cab is made with hand- picked fruit, 100% free run juice and native yeast. Its classic flavors of dark black currant, vanilla bean and oak spice, firm tannins and silky, smooth texture make it an extremely high value for the price.
Duchesse de Bourgogne: A Flanders-style red ale, this complex beer is top fermented with sour notes that play well with sweet plum, prune and raisin flavors and richly textured mouthfeel. The tart and sour notes and minute tannin levels make it extremely food-friendly.
What to drink after a meal:
Elijah Craig Small Batch Bourbon Whiskey: This small batch bourbon whiskey is aged in charred American oak barrels for 2-3 years longer than most others on the market, adding layers of complexity and depth to its flavors of burnt orange, nutmeg and vanilla bean and long, sweet, toasty finish.
What to drink with dessert:
Bogle Petite Sirah Port: Made from grapes grown in the Clarksburg region of Yolo County in the tradition of the great port wines of Portugal, this ruby-style port entices with flavors and aromas of dark fruit and cocoa with a hint of caramel on the finish. A prime choice for pairing with chocolate.
Château Laribotte Sauternes: From the Sauternes region of Bordeaux in France, this unique dessert wine is made from very ripe grapes with a special, good mold that creates super-concentrated grape juice. Enjoy this rare treat at a great value with blue cheese or a non- chocolate dessert.
For even more adult beverage options to bring to your holiday table, pick up a free Holiday Wine Guide or chat with one of our friendly and talented wine stewards in store!