Make The Season Merry & Bright With These Wine, Champagne, Spirits & Cocktails This Holiday Season

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From coordinating your Zoom schedule with your family and friends, to watching classic holiday movies, or if you are gathering safely, we understand one thing that is an absolute must! Being able to get into the holiday season with holiday-themed cocktails and other spirits to make the season festive and merry.

Below please find a Christmas and New Years wine and cocktail guide to make you feel festive, even if we may be a part this season.

FESTIVE COCKTAILS

Cincoro’s Spiced Old Fashioned with Reposado

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Ingredients

2 oz Cincoro Reposado

½ oz spiced syrup

2 dashes orange bitters

Orange twist

Method

Build all ingredients into a mixing glass.

Then add ice, stir briskly and strain into iced filled rocks glass.

Garnish with an orange twist.

Spiced Syrup recipe

In small saucepan, add the following ingredients:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup water

4 cinnamon sticks

4–5 cloves

1 vanilla bean pod

Bring all ingredients to a boil in a covered saucepan, let simmer on low heat for 30 minutes and allow syrup to cool for 1 hour.

Cincoro Midnight Manhattan

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Ingredients

2 oz Cincoro Reposado

½ oz sweet vermouth

½ oz premium coffee liqueur

Dehydrated lemon wheel

Method

Build all ingredients into mixing glass

Stir briskly then strain into a chilled coupe glass

Cranberry Bramble

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1 ½ oz Beefeater Gin Pink

1 oz Cranberry Sauce

¾ oz Lemon Juice

½ oz Orange Juice

Method

Build in tin. Ice. Shake. Strain. Garnish with Rosemary.

Siberian Select Boulevardier

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Ingredients

1.5 oz Russell’s Reserve 10 Year Old

1 oz Campari

1 oz Cinzano 1757 Sweet Vermouth

Absinthe

Caviar

Orange peel

Mini toast

Method

Rinse a rocks glass with absinthe and burn. In a mixing glass, pour Russell’s Reserve, Campari and Cinzano 1757. Stir until chilled and strain into rocks glass over a large ice cube. Express the orange peel over the cocktail and discard. Garnish with a mini toast topped with caviar.

Flying Mule

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Created by Josue Romero, The Garnish Guy

2 oz Apothic White

3/4 Ginger Syrup

1/2 Apricot Liqueur

3/4 Lemon Juice

Pinch of Healthy on You’s Here Comes The Yum Spice

1/2 oz Mezcal Float

Method

Place all the ingredients, except the mezcal, into a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake vigorously, and strain into a rocks glass. Using a spoon float the mezcal on top of the cocktail or pour it on a tiny vessel, garnish with fresh mint.

Holiday Alpine SpritzZ

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A delightful holiday display in a glass, add fresh juniper and rosemary to enhance the evergreen flavor profile of Mezza di Mezzacorona Brut.

Ingredients

1 tsp juniper berries

1 sprig rosemary OR clean, organic pine

1 oz Green Chartreuse

1 oz dry vermouth

Chilled Mezza di Mezzacorona Brut, to top (about 3 ounces per cocktail)

Method

Muddle the juniper berries, rosemary OR pine sprig, and Green Chartreuse in the bottom of a chilled rocks glass.

Add dry vermouth and ice, then stir until chilled.

Top carefully with chilled Mezza di Mezzacorona Brut. Garnish with additional rosemary or pine.

The Botanist Olive Oil Martini

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Ingredients

2.5 oz The Botanist Islay Dry Gin

0.5 oz dry vermouth

0.5 oz olive oil

Directions

Add all ingredients to a mason jar or similar container. Shake and place in the freezer overnight. Fine strain into a mixing glass and stir over ice. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Garnish with a sprig of rosemary and a zest of lemon and if desired, a few drops of olive oil on the surface of the cocktail

The Merry Mule

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Ingredients

0.75 oz Cointreau

2 oz Vodka

0.5 oz Fresh Lime Juice

0.25 oz Ginger Juice

0.25 oz Simple Syrup

0.5 oz Soda Water To Finish

Directions

Add all ingredients to a shaker except soda water. Add ice and shake. Fine strain into collins glass over ice. Finish with soda and garnish with lime wheels.

Joven Royale

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INGREDIENTS

2 oz Lobos 1707 Tequila, Joven

1⁄2 oz rosolio

1⁄2 oz dry vermouth

2 dashes of celery or cucumber bitters

Cucumber rose ice cube garnish (or cucumber slice)

DIRECTIONS

Combine all the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass with ice.

Stir until well chilled.

Fine strain into a chilled rocks glass over a 2” cucumber rose ice cube (or in a coupe glass with a floating cucumber slice garnish).

Copper Guild

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INGREDIENTS

2 oz Lobos 1707 Tequila, Reposado

⅔ oz vanilla-flavored liqueur

1⁄2 oz sweet vermouth

2–3 dashes of apple blossom bitters

1 orange peel garnish

DIRECTIONS

Combine all the liquid ingredients into a mixing glass and stir gently.

Serve on the rocks in a copper-dipped glass.

Garnish with an orange peel.

SPICED UP CIDER

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Ingredients

1.5 oz BACARDÍ Spiced Rum

0.5 oz Lime Juice (fresh pressed)

0.5 oz Cinnamon Syrup

3 oz Martinelli’s Sparkling Apple Cider

Method

Fill a highball glass with ice. Combine and shake BACARDÍ Spiced Rum, Lime Juice and Cinnamon Syrup, and strain into the highball glass with ice. Top with Sparkling Apple Cider and garnish with a lime wedge.

Apple Pie Sangria

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Ingredients

16oz Redemption Rye

24oz Apple Cider

2 Bottles Barone Fini Pinot Grigio

¼ Local Honey

¼ Brown Sugar

1 Teaspoon Cinnamon

16 Dashes Baked Apple Bitters

Method

Combine all ingredients, except Pinot Grigio, into large container and stir until dissolved.

Let chill for 1 hour, then add 2 bottles of Barone Fini Pinot Grigio to container.

To serve, add sliced pears and apples with ice to wine glass.

Pour in 3oz of Sangria.

Garnish with Fanned Apple Slice and dusting of nutmeg.

Each batch serves 16.

THE JINGLE BELL FIZZ

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Ingredients

1 oz ABERFELDY 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

1 oz Unfiltered Apple Juice

½ oz Lemon Juice

½ oz Cinnamon Syrup

Sparkling Wine (to top)

Method

Add ABERFELDY 12, apple juice, lemon juice and syrup to a glass and stir. Pour into a champagne flute and top with sparkling wine. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and a dehydrated apple slice.

THE JOLLY SCOTSMAN

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Ingredients

2 oz ABERFELDY 12 Years Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky

½ oz Lemon Juice

¼ oz Cointreau

½ oz Cranberry Simple Syrup

2 dashes Peychaud’s Bitters

Method

Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake vigorously for ~30 seconds and strain into a coupe martini/champagne glass. Garnish with a rosemary sprig and an orange slice with cloves.

NEFT Violet Night

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Ingredients

1.5 oz NEFT ultra premium vodka

.75 oz creme de violet

.75 oz fresh lemon juice

.5 oz rosemary simple

2 drops violet flower essence

Directions

Add all ingredients into a mixing tin with ice and shake vigorously. Strain into rocks glass over fresh ice and garnish with a singed rosemary sprig.

Barefoot Bubbly Winter Wonder

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INGREDIENTS

4 ounces Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee

3/4 ounce Blue Curacao

1/4 ounce Grenadine

Maraschino Cherry garnish — optional

DIRECTIONS

Combine blue curacao and grenadine in cocktail shaker with ice.

Shake to blend and chill. Strain into champagne flute.

Top with Barefoot Bubbly Brut Cuvee.

Garnish with a sunken maraschino cherry if that suits your fancy.

Jameson Hot Toddy

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1.5 Parts Jameson

.75 Parts Spiced Tea Syrup

3 Parts Hot Water

Lemon Wedge

Cinnamon Stick

The Proper Toddy

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2oz Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey

.25 oz lemon juice

1 dash spiced lemon bitters

2 heaping bar spoons of Firebee Vanilla honey

Hot water

Tea bag

1 star anise

2 cloves

1 piece cracked cinnamon stick.

Directions

Place tea bag in a mug, pour hot water. Add Proper No. Twelve, lemon juice, spiced lemon bitters, star anise and Firebee Vanilla honey. Stir until honey is dissolved. Garnish with a cinnamon stick.

SKYY Holiday Mimosa

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0.75 Parts Simple Syrup

0.75 Parts Grapefruit juice

1.5 Parts SKYY Infusions Pineapple

Top with Sparkling Wine

Add all ingredients to the shaker except sparkling wine. Shake and strain into glass, top with sparkling to desired wash line.

Garnish with grapefruit twist or wheel.

Absolut Jingle Buck

Ingredients

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1 Part Absolut Vodka

¾ Parts Cranberry Juice

¾ Parts Lime Juice

2 Parts Ginger Ale

Add all ingredients into a glass filled with ice. Stir briefly. Garnish with two fresh cranberries and one rosemary sprig

Captain Morgan Cranberry Mule

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Recipe

1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum

0.5 oz. Fresh Lime Juice

2 oz. Cranberry Juice

6 oz. Ginger Ale

Rosemary Sprig and Fresh Cranberries

Directions

Combine Rum, lime juice, and cranberry juice in an ice-filled highball glass. Top with ginger ale. Garnish with rosemary and cranberries.

RED

Skyside Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast 2018

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Skyside 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon shows aromas of plum and blueberry fruit followed by violets, tobacco, clove spices, and mocha. The wine fills the palate, enhancing with flavors of chocolate and darker fruits. The bold tannins gracefully meet the vibrant acidity and extend into a lingering finish.

Terrazas de los Andes Grand Malbec 2017

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The Grand Malbec quality of grapes was exceptional, the excellent weather at the time of maturity allowed a low quantity of grapes per plant resulting in a deep garnet red color. On the mouth, it is a smooth, bold and fresh taste with outstanding acidity. On the nose, it reveals attractive and complex aromas of dark fruit with balsamic and aromatic herb notes with delicate aromas of dark chocolate toward the end.

Recommended: Ideal to pair with a grilled turkey and slow cooked meats with wine reductions. This wine also pairs beautifully with stewed lamb and mature or smoked cheeses.

Apothic Cab

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Immerse your senses in this smooth Cabernet. Hints of jammy dark fruit and aromas of vanilla blend with a silky smooth texture that boldly lingers on the palate. This 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a bold red wine with an impossibly smooth profile. Layers of blackberries and black currant reveal a dark fruit presence while aromas of vanilla deliver a silky texture that rolls across the palate, smooth as silk.

Apothic Inferno

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Apothic Inferno Red Blend is a bold, intriguing red aged for 60 days in toasted whiskey barrels. Apothic Inferno is a fiery Red Blend that delivers a unique and unexpected taste. This Wine with a Whiskey Soul emerges from the flames of the time honored craft of whiskey making. An intensive oak aging process, including 60 days in whiskey barrels, enhances Inferno’s rich character.

Meiomi Cabernet Sauvignon

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Sourced from Meiomi’s signature tri-appellation regions, Sonoma, Monterey and Santa Barbara, Meiomi Cabernet Sauvignon offers a beautifully balanced and deliciously complex wine just in time for the holiday season. Known for their flavor forward Pinot Noir, Meiomi’s Cabernet Sauvignon reveals a deep ruby color with expressive aromas of juicy blackberry, boysenberry and bramble, laced with hints of toasty vanilla and graham cracker. The full and bold flavors are highlighted by a plush, velvety mouthfeel with a long finish.

Tussock Jumper Cabernet Sauvignon 2019

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Dark ruby red in color, with blackberries, cassis, and dark plums on the nose. Full bodied with medium acidity, a dry finish, and silky smooth tannins. Spicy and fruity on the palate, half-American and half-French oak barrel aging add balance to this bold, flavorful Cab at a very budget friendly price. Pair it with beef stew, mushroom dishes, and aged cheeses.

French Velvet

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With intense flavors of ripe plum, cherry, and a hint of chocolate that would pair perfectly with a few smokey BBQ dishes. Masterfully created by Xavier Vignon, one of Châteauneuf- du-Pape’s most respected winemakers, French Velvet is a truly generous and unique expression of South Rhône. Maison Marcel wine is made with low sulfites and no added sugar and comes in a variety of expressions including, Ocean Bound which is a crisp Sauvignon Blanc and still and sparkling Rosé. Each wine is carefully crafted to deliver vibrant, fruit-forward tasting notes.

Belle Glos Taylor Lane Pinot Noir

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Celebrate the holidays this year with this limited-edition Taylor Lane Pinot Noir magnum from Belle Glos owner Joseph Wagner, a wine that was meant to be gifted & shared. With Bing cherry, blackberry, pepper, tobacco, and forest floor aromatic notes, each sip of this wine will send your senses on a journey. The flavors found in this bottle include cherry, apple, and blackberry which are balanced with pleasant acidity and nice minerality resulting in excellent depth and concentration that lingers through to the silky, smooth, and supple finish.

Belle Glos Clark & Telephone 2018 Pinot Noir

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The Belle Glos Clark & Telephone Pinot Noir boasts aromas of red fruits of cranberry and raspberry jam, laced with clove, cedar, and holiday baking spices. Bold and complex flavors of crushed ripe cherry, cranberry and blueberry pie linger on the palate. The texture is rich and lively and leads into a warm and structured finish.

Chêne Bleu Héloïse 2012

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Chêne Bleu, a new winery situated on an ancient site in the up-and-coming Mont Ventoux wine region of Southern France, has produced award-winning wines and achieved acclaim in a very short time frame. Héloïse, one of Chêne Bleu’s flagship red wines, is an elegant and refined Syrah-based blend (65%) with one third Grenache and a touch of white — Viognier or Roussanne depending upon the vintage — in the spirit of the cooler Northern Rhone, like a Côte Rôtie, but with her own identity.

Bourbon Barrel Aged Cabernet Sauvignon

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This gorgeous wine pairs perfectly with entrees like grilled steak, a leg of lamb or barbecue ribs and is ideal for bringing to a Christmas feast. The bourbon barrel aging imparts notes of cedar, vanilla, brown spice, caramel, and a touch of bourbon which blend harmoniously with flavors of ripe plum, cranberry and hints of barbecued meats. The nose is rich and complex with hints of baked black fruit, dark chocolate, vanilla, coffee and sweet toffee. This release is ideal for gifting, pairing and sharing.

JUSTIN Vineyards & Winery 2017 ISOSCELES

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In 1987, was when the first vintage of a wine styled after the famous First Growth producers of Bordeaux, created with the same uncompromising care as the Grands Vins of those venerable chateaux. For more than 25 vintages, ISOSCELES has been the flagship wine and quality benchmark for this style of wine here on the Central Coast of California. A blend based on Cabernet Sauvignon supported by Cabernet Franc and Merlot, the 2017 ISOSCELES shows why Paso Robles is such a great place to grow these varieties.

Full-bodied, with ripe black fruit, complex barrel spice and amazingly ready to drink right out of the gate, you can try a bottle or two now, but make sure to save a few to enjoy this wine as it continues to evolve after some time in the cellar.

2017 Failla Pinot Willamette Valley

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On behalf of Acker Wines, resident Sommelier Lily Freedman states, a juicy Pinot Noir checks the same boxes with a bit more ripeness and richness, ideal if the seasonings on the bird are simpler. Look to Oregon’s Willamette Valley for Pinots with lots of spice and dark berry fruit which work great for Christmas dinner. This 2017 Failla is lush with red cherry flavors and baking spice aromas.

2018 Gramenon Cotes Du Rhone Poignees De Raisins

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For those wanting a little more body to their wine, look to Grenache or Syrah based wines from the Southern Rhone Valley or further afield. These wines have a distinct meatiness and savory, peppery profile that matches well with sweet potato, squash, and gravy. A great option is the 2018 Gramenon Cotes Du Rhone Poignees De Raisins.

Irmàna Frappato

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Has the fruit and light body similar to a young Pinot Noir. Notes of sweet berries with a touch of spice that are typical of Sicilian red varietals. Try it slightly chilled and pair with rich fish dishes, elaborate white meat or simple red meats.

Castello Banfi Brunello Di Montalcino

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Castello Banfi’s Brunello Di Montalcino transports to Tuscany with flavors of the region like ethereal, violet, vanilla and licorice. A glass of Brunello Di Montalcino boasts a velvety taste with traces of spice in an intense ruby red hue, perfected by 100% Sangiovese grapes from Banfi’s 7,100 acre vineyard estate, a leading producer of Brunello in Montalcino in the region.

Saldo 2018

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Don’t let the simplistic label fool you, this Zinfandel is the perfect thought-provoking bottle to gift the wine enthusiasts in your life. Its deep, ruby color is coupled with aromas of black pepper and cherry — each sip featuring just a hint of chocolate. If your go-to holiday recipes include roast beef or layered lasagna, Saldo is the perfect match.

Eternally Silenced 2018

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You may not have heard of the new Eternally Silenced pinot noir, whose sleek wax coating will make a recipient feel like she’s holding a collectible bottle. This wine is light, red fruit forward and has cozy winter aromas like pine needle and cranberry.

2018 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

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On the palate, the wine is full and juicy, brimming with black fruit and full of tannins to match a fatty slice of prime rib roast. Otherwise, offering this wine is guaranteed to impress your in-laws, no matter how precarious they may be.

Avaline Red

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Avaline wine co-founders Cameron Diaz and Katherine Power recently announced the highly anticipated release of the new Avaline Red, which joins their portfolio of clean, delicious, vegan-friendly wines made with organic grapes and without unnecessary extras.

Originally scheduled for a later release, the early launch of Avaline Red comes in response to popular demand from the brand’s community and its rapid success with over 120,000 bottles of White and Rosé sold in the first ninety days.

Consumers can pour with confidence, knowing that the Red lives up to the brand’s clean standard. For Avaline, clean means always using organically grown grapes and, when needed only NOP (National Organic Program) approved ingredients, never adding animal by-products, colors and concentrates or unnecessary sugars and keeping sulfites always below 100ppm. And of utmost importance, being transparent.

Stella Rosa Black

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Slip into your sexy and seductive side with Stella Rosa Black, a sultry semi-sweet, semi-sparkling red blend from the Luxury Collection. There’s a mysterious nature about this one — about you — that is undeniably alluring.

WHITE

Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2020

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The 2020 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and focused, with appealing and expressive aromatics of grapefruit, lime, and passionfruit. The vibrant fruit and freshness bestow poise and balance, leading to a long and impressive finish, suggesting a wine that will age gracefully.

Tussock Jumper 2019 Riesling

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This off-dry, smooth-drinking Riesling has flavors of juicy sweet golden apple, melon, and lemon, along with bright crisp acidity. It’s the perfect match for honey glazed ham, turkey with cranberry sauce, and creamy soft cheeses like Brie or goat cheese.

Tussock Jumper 2019 Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

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This elegantly approachable white wine features aromas of citrus and fresh pineapple, grassy notes, as well as grapefruit flavors and a crisp, long finish. Pair it with everything from poultry to whole branzino, fresh fruit, and green salads.

Tussock Jumper Chenin Blanc 2020

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Off dry in style with tropical flavors of guava, ripe peach, and pineapple aromas, along with crisp minerality. This is the perfect wine to pair with vegetable dishes, green salads, mild cheeses, and desserts like peach tarts.

Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc

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A fresh juicy wine with vibrant acidity and plenty of weight and length on the palate. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc is a pale yellow color with notes of passion fruit and guava, in addition to intense citrus notes of grapefruit, lemon, and a zesty concentration.

2018 Robert Mondavi Winery Napa Valley Chardonnay

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The sweet flavors of sun-ripened pineapple and lemon crème in the wine pair perfectly with mild, sweet butternut squash dishes this fall. Alternatively, gift this chardonnay to your favorite pescatarian this holiday season.

Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio

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Wonderfully versatile on the table with a medium body, fresh aromas of apples and citrus and long, multi-layered finish, this Pinot Grigio is ideal with white meats and soufflé.

Irmàna Grillo

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The bright crisp flavors of a Sauvignon Blanc with the soft easy body of an unoaked Chardonnay. A lot of tropical fruit notes and stone fruit flavors typical of Sicily. Pairs with white meat, white fish, and the range of wonderful, holiday sauces.

2017 Eroica Riesling

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“Eroica Riesling is a perfect Thanksgiving white wine because it’s cool, crisp, and light option for a marathon day of eating and drinking. I love that this bright and zippy wine can balance out all the rich dishes on the table. It keeps your palate clean and refreshed though buttery mashed potatoes and rich casseroles. The green apple, peach, and citrus notes in Riesling are so versatile that it’s one of the only wines I can confidently say truly pairs with everything — a must when there are so many family-style dishes on the table.” Sarah Tracey, Sommelier and Founder of The Lush Life

Tasting Notes: Eroica offers sweet lime and mandarin orange aromas with subtle mineral notes. The mouth-watering acidity is beautifully balanced by flavorful Washington Riesling fruit. Eroica is a blended statement of the fines Riesling vineyards in the state.

SPARKLING

Krug Grande Cuvée 168th Edition

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Krug Grande Cuvée is born from the dream of Joseph Krug to offer the very best champagne every year, regardless of annual variations in climate. Krug Grande Cuvée is the fullest expression of champagne, and is the first, unique prestige champagne to be re-created every year, beyond the notion of vintage. Krug Grande Cuvée 168th Edition is a blend of 198 wines from 11 different years, the youngest is from 2012 while the oldest dates back to 1996.

Krug Rosé 24th Edition

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Krug Rosé is an unexpected Rosé champagne combining distinction and boldness. Krug Rosé 24th Edition is a blend of 22 wines from 7 different years, the youngest of which is from 2012, while the oldest dates back to 2006. This champagne expresses a broad palette of elegant fruit and spicy notes with astonishing breadth and depth.

Tussock Jumper Treviso DOC Prosecco

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Every celebration calls for bubbly, and Italian Prosecco is a popular, playful way to enjoy it without the Champagne price tag. With refreshing flavors of apple, pear, citrus flower, and lemon zest, this wine makes a great aperitif to welcome guests, as well as a palate refresher between courses. Try it with orange liqueur and cranberry juice for a delicious holiday cocktail.

Ruffino Prosecco

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Bubbly shouldn’t be reserved for a special occasion, especially in a year when so many gatherings for special occasions have been postponed. For the 2020 holiday season, we recommend Ruffino Prosecco in mini, medium and magnum pours for you to celebrate the best and safest way you can — in style and at home.

In all sizes, upon popping the cork, Ruffino Prosecco exudes aromas of apple, pear and citrus, with hints of wisteria. A crisp, clean, delicate effervescence greets the palate, followed by intense flavors of apples and peaches, rounded out with a lingering finish of fruit and floral notes.

Santa Margherita Prosecco Superiore DOCG

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Fine, lively bubbles with fresh aromas of pineapple and peach will elevate your meal and is perfect to pair with anything cheese appetizers or dessert!

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Brut NV

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The ideal match for holiday celebrations and special meals. The Réserve Exclusive Brut NV is pale straw gold with aromas of fresh apple, pear and peach intermingled with curry and turmeric spices. On the palate, the wine is clean, elegant, and complex, while a delicate bead imparts freshness on the finish. Serve it on its own as an aperitif, or pair with roasted fowl, salmon or even takeout from your favorite Thai place when you need a break from heavy holiday dishes.

Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte Réserve Exclusive Rosé NV

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Rosé all day this holiday season — but upgrade to Rosé Champagne! The Réserve Exclusive Rosé NV is a delightful salmon pink color and displays intense aromas of blueberry, black currant and raspberry with a delicate mousse and fruity finish. The Réserve Exclusive Rosé NV is available with a beautiful pink and black box, perfect for holiday gifting.

Palmes d’Or Brut Vintage

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The iconic tête de cuvée from Champagne Nicolas Feuillatte. This glittering bottle — covered in tiny indentations that catch the light and make the Champagne within appear to glow — makes the ultimate statement this holiday season. The perfect accompaniment to say au revoir to 2020 and ring in the New Year when only a vintage Champagne will do.

2008 Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin Vintage Champagne La Grande Dame Rose

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Christmas is a holiday after all so it feels right to start with a bottle of something bubbly — especially if you’re trying to impress! This champagne is quite dry and racy.

Mumm Napa Brut Rosé

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For the rosé fans, the award-winning Mumm Napa Brut Rosé is the perfect treat. On the palate, it has vivid aromas of black cherries, red berries, and citrus followed by soft red fruit flavors.

Mumm Brut Prestige

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If you are looking for something little crisper, Mumm Brut Prestige is the quintessential Napa Sparkling wine — filled with bright citrus, red apple, stone fruit and creamy vanilla aromas. It is a versatile Brut with a lingering, rich finish.

Perrier-Jouët — New Female Cellar Master & Eco Friendly Gift Box

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Perrier-Jouët’s Cellar Master Herve Deschamps is retiring this fall after 35 years and is handing the baton to the Champagne house’s first ever female Cellar Master Severine Frerson. Severine, who will become the 8th Cellar Master of the Maison, has a very exciting background, and one of her main goals for the brand will be to continue their sustainability efforts.

Perrier-Jouët is also releasing a new, eco-friendly gift set collection across its non-vintage cuvee range — Grand Brut, Blason Rosé and Blanc de Blancs. The gift box designs are inspired by the chalky subsoil of the vineyard and wine cellars, and are produced from 100% natural fiber, sourced from certified forests in Northern Europe and are nearly 30% lighter than previous gift box offerings. The sets are crafted using a special embossing technique which minimizes the consumption of ink and helps to deliver a 100% recyclable design.

Cinzano Asti

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High quality D.O.G.C sparkling wine made from 100% white Moscato grapes grown and harvested by hand in the Piemonte region of Italy. With its notes of sage, white peach, acacia and honey, it can be enjoyed as an aperitif and paired best with/after dessert.

Cinzano Prosecco

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High quality D.O.C prosecco made with a blend of Glera, Pinot Bianco and Chardonnay grapes from Veneto region of Italy. It has a sweet scent and a soft touch in the mouth and as such, it is perfect as an Aperitivo for everyday enjoyment on its own or in cocktails like the Aperol Spritz. Also, easy to pair with seafood, white meat and vegetables, even when citrus fruits are used in preparation.

Best enjoyed by the Glass or in cocktails such as the Aperol Spritz, Negroni Sbagliato, Bicicletta, Mimosas & more!

Mondoro Asti

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Made from D.O.C.G. level White Moscato grapes, sourced from the Langhe hills of Piedmont. The taste is fruity with subtle herbal aromatics making it versatile to pair with sweet and savory foods.

Cupcake Prosecco Rosé

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Cupcake’s variety of complex and premium wines are designed to pair perfectly with life’s joyful moments. Cupcakes Prosecco Rosé sparkling wine, sourced from the Italian Hills, delights any palate with fine bubbles and crisp flavors of citrus with notes of light berry and peach.

Spirits

GLENFIDDICH 12-YEAR-OLD

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Carefully matured in the finest American oak and European oak sherry casks for at least 12 years, it is mellowed in oak marrying tuns to create its sweet and subtle oak flavors.

Jane Walker by Johnnie Walker

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First introduced in March 2018, Jane Walker is Johnnie Walker’s first female iteration of the iconic Striding Man logo. In 2020, Jane Walker returned on a new Blended Scotch Whisky created by Master Blender Emma Walker. The whisky is aged ten years, well-rounded & smooth with notes of ripe orchard fruit and white peaches and a lingering dark chocolate finish.

The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old

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The Macallan Double Cask 18 Years Old, a perfectly balanced single malt whisky matured for 18 years in both American and European sherry seasoned oak casks. Sherry seasoned American oak adds delicate vanilla to the subtle spice of European oak, delivering a whisky with a sweeter, warmer taste and character.

High West American Prairie Bourbon

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American Prairie Bourbon is a complex blend of straight bourbons producing an aromatic whiskey that helps preserve the West. This whiskey is named after and in support of The American Prairie Reserve, a non-profit working to create the largest land reserve in the lower 48 states. This bourbon is a standout in holiday cocktails with its notes of light caramel and sweet vanilla, but has a rich and earthy complexity that makes it a perfect sipping spirit for this holiday season.

Cascade Moon Edition №2

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Cascade Moon Edition №2 is a bold, mature liquid befitting a celebration of a 150 year heritage. When tasting this liquid, whisky fans can expect to come across notes of vanilla, oak, leather and oil.

Starting this month, Cascade Moon Edition №2 will be regionally available in Tennessee, California and Texas for a limited time at a suggested retail price of $249.99.

Balvenie Single Malt Scotch Whisky

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Last month, The Balvenie announced the release of Tun 1509 Batch 7. The latest expression in the highly revered and collectible Tun series, Tun 1509 Batch 7 showcases Malt Master David Stewart MBE’s expertise and stock management skills to marry 21 unique casks from The Balvenie’s aged whisky stocks.

The resulting liquid comprises of a deep, rich and exotic oak notes followed by sweeter aromas of dried fruits, raisins, and dates, then a spicy outburst of ground ginger and some melted brown sugar. It is delightfully rich and lush and slight peppery on the palette with candied orange peel, vanilla, layers of honeycomb, toasted hazelnuts with some spicy ginger and nutmeg to finish.

Signature Rye Whiskey

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This traditional Maryland-style rye whiskey blends candied dried orange with notes of clove and nutmeg, making it a perfect gift for anyone who is new to the rye whiskey game. Provides a great base for classic cocktails like the Old Fashioned and Manhattan.

Cask Strength Rye Whiskey

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Gold winner at this year’s San Francisco World Spirits Completion, the Cask Strength explodes with a flavorful mix of dark chocolate, black pepper and brown sugar. Checking in at a strong 112-proof, the sleek bottle is a great addition to any at-home bar cart.

Manhattan Finish

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The limited-edition 103 proof whiskey is first aged in Sagamore Spirit rye barrels and then finished in vermouth, bitters, and cherry brandy barrels to create a unique Manhattan Finished Rye Whiskey.

This rye hits the nose with notes of cherries, orange peel, fresh herbs, cinnamon, and clove, making it the perfect addition to your favorite fall cocktails.

George Dickel Single Barrel

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George Dickel is releasing a new Single Barrel offering (aged at least 15 years) that offers drinkers a one-of-a-kind liquid experience!

Available for purchase by the barrel and by the bottle, those who order a barrel, are able to add custom branding and messaging to their bottles and choose from the highest proof options that were stored in the top tiers of the warehouse. Those buying-by-the bottle can expect to see a variety of proofs of the liquid at their retailers.

While no two casks are the same and each will vary in taste, consumers can expect a rich and complex liquid in every bottle. The variability that makes single barrel spirits so special is strongly expressed in these older liquids, with the influence of slight variations in their aging conditions growing over time. Tasting notes range from notes of vanilla, toffee and treacle to rich leather, saddle oil and wood, to a more delicate perfume of fruit or lavender notes. Color will be dark, rich leather brown from the many years spent in new American Oak. ABV also ranges from 40% to 52.3%!

Starting now, George Dickel Single Barrel aged at least 15 years is available for a suggested retail price of $59.99 per 750 ml bottle in CA, DE, FL, GA, TN, TX (Additional markets coming in Jan. 2021)!

Martell Blue Swift

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Blue Swift is the first-ever spirit drink made of cognac VSOP and finished in bourbon barrels. Through Martell’s signature distillation process, the eaux-de-vie absorbs the rich aromatic tones of the bourbon cask. The result is Martell’s hallmark style — delicate notes of candied fruit and plum — complemented by the subtle sweetness of vanilla and toasted oak from the casks. Exceptionally smooth, with a rounded taste and unique character.

Grand Marnier Cuvée 1880

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Grand Marnier’s Cuvée 1880 — a distinctive Liqueur made exclusively of premium Grande Champagne Cognac XO. Best served at room temperature neat, poured into a snifter glass

BACARDÍ Coquito

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Following the traditional recipe closely — used by abuelas around the world — BACARDÍ ready-to-serve Coquito combines signature BACARDÍ Superior white rum with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and cinnamon, allowing those to indulge in the heritage-filled libation without the time spent in the kitchen. Simply pop open a bottle, pour over ice, and serve!

For those who enjoy a creamy and rich holiday libation, or are looking for a Caribbean-inspired alternative to eggnog, BACARDÍ Coquito is now available for a suggested retail price of $17.99 (750ml) on ReserveBar, Drizly and at select grocery and liquor stores across the country.

SelvaRey Rum

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Bruno Mars wants to help make your holiday season a little warmer with his newly imagined SelvaRey Rum. Whether you’re gifting a spirit aficionado or looking for a last minute gift for the music lover in your life, SelvaRey White and Chocolate Rums are the perfect way to bring a much-needed tropical luxury escape to your bar cart.

Music superstar Bruno Mars has helped recreate the premium rum brand after laboring behind the scenes for years developing and perfecting the brand and global strategy with the founders. He fell in love with the taste at the first sip and humbly asked permission to get involved — now, after years of work, it’s been re-created in his own vision of tropical luxury, lush 70s-inspired packaging with the same incredible taste.

The bottles are fabulously sleek and is an essential to elevate any cart. It’s wonderfully easy to mix up and can be enjoyed on the rocks or in a piña colada to transport you to paradise through taste at a moment’s notice.

Patrón Estate Release

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This limited-edition silver tequila was made from Weber Blue Agave cultivated on the grounds of the Hacienda Patrón distillery in Atotonilco el Alto, Mexico. This special terroir gives the spirit a robust and complex flavor featuring unique herbal and citrus notes.

Cincoro Anejo

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With Tasting Notes that include, caramel, butterscotch, crème brulee, bitter orange and cooked agave. This is perfect for an evening by the fire with family or a loved one, gift for your favorite whiskey sipper who is looking for something new.

Rosaluna

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Rosaluna, an all-natural, handmade agave spirit distilled in the rolling hills of Oaxaca, Mexico that speaks to a modern and culturally-engaged audience, championing a new age of quality product with real and honest storytelling that unfolds into a beautiful narrative.

Rosaluna is the spirits’ first-ever naturally zero-carb, low calorie alternative, free of additives, coloring or flavors of any kind. Certified gluten-free, non-GMO, vegan, plant-based, carbon neutral, and single estate, Rosaluna is made purely with its own espadín agave, water, and lots of love.

Founded by Nate Brown (creative mind behind brands such as Yeezy, Beyonce, Alexander Wang and more) and Terry Lee (Brand Advisor to the likes of Thrive Market, Sundays and more), Rosaluna was founded with the intention to build new magic around mezcal and to capture the essence and magic surrounding the spirit.

Handmade in the mystical hills of Oaxaca, Mexico by a sister and brother duo whose family has been lovingly creating mezcal for over six generations, Rosaluna was born out of a passion for the spirit and is rooted in the simple belief that mezcal is, and should be for everyone.

CÎROC White Grape

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Returning for a limited time only, CÎROC White Grape brings a touch of luxury with its rich, flavorful taste of crisp citrus notes and hints of tropical fruit. The five times distilled vodka is made from fine French grapes and a distinct blend of white grape and other natural flavors. Elevate your holiday celebrations with a simple cocktail topped off with champagne. The luxe gold bottle will elevate any celebration, whether at home or with friends and family.

SVEDKA Pure Infusions

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Pure Infusions is a line of new and innovative products from America’s #1 Imported Vodka, SVEDKA. Pure Infusions has zero grams of sugar, zero grams of fat, zero grams of carbs, and only 70 calories per 1.5 ounce servings. It’s available in three natural flavors — Strawberry Guava, Ginger Lime and Dragonfruit Melon.

E11EVEN Vodka

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E11EVEN Vodka represents the “Miami Spirit,” a celebration of unsurpassed excellence that provokes a sense of pure curiosity and guiltless infatuation. Infused with an undeniably captivating personality of its own, the noticeably pure and well-balanced Vodka is now available for purchase online for nationwide shipping and at retail stores & on menus at establishments across South Florida.

The E11EVEN brand is a lifestyle. Created as a 24/7 Ultraclub in downtown Miami in 2014, people flocked to the unique nightlife experience, making it one of the world’s most recognized clubs. E11EVEN Miami accolades being awarded “Best New Nightclub Concept,” perennially voted among the top 10 nightclubs worldwide, and becoming the highest-grossing nightclub per square foot globally.

People trust E11EVEN to do things better. It was because of this that Nikki Simkins, through a company in which she controls, licensed the intellectual property of the iconic E11EVEN brand to create her own Vodka.

NOLET’S Reserve Dry Gin

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NOLET’S Reserve Dry Gin is the quintessential sipping gin which features defining botanicals of warm, spicy saffron and delicate verbena, each individually distilled allowing for precise and intense flavor profiles.

CEDER’S Non-Alcoholic Gin

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Non-drinkers and health conscious imbibers, fear not! CEDER’S, a distilled non-alcoholic, juniper-led “alt-gin” that launched in the UK in 2018 and subsequently expanded to over 24 markets, has officially made its US debut, just in time to enjoy during the typical booze-filled festivities of the holiday season.

Dubbed an ‘everyday escape’, CEDER’S provides is ideal or those who are mindful about alcohol consumption but interested in a sophisticated, adult drinking experience. CEDER’S is hand crafted and available in four expressions (Classic, Crisp, Wild and Pink Rose) and best enjoyed with a simple, premium mixer and varying garnishes. It is suitable for vegetarians and vegans and has 1–2 calories per serving with zero sugar.

Stella Artois’ Limited-Edition Midnight Lager

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Stella Artois’ first-ever, limited-edition seasonal beer — Midnight Lager — is back just in time for the holidays!

With notes of Belgian dark chocolate and freshly brewed espresso, a 5.4% ABV, and a bold black and gold look — the brew inspired by the midnight sky itself is officially back on the shelves!

Guinness Imperial Stout

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Guinness Imperial Stout Aged in Bourbon Barrels was developed specifically with barrel-aging in mind, so it has a strong, robust body. This roasty beer also has a velvety mouthfeel, notes of chocolate, bourbon — not to mention hints of coconut and vanilla — and an oak finish. With a 10.3% ABV, the stout provides a rich pairing experience and is perfect for steak, rib roast with rosemary and garlic or chocolate desserts. The best way to enjoy these flavors and aromas is to sip each beer slowly and savor it at a leisurely pace — with respect to their double digit ABVs.

Tony Bowles is one of the youngest sought out journalists in the media world. He focuses on lifestyle, travel, entertainment, food and more! Based out of NYC.

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