Lifestyle & Parenting

We Love These Five Holiday Wines

December 21, 2015

Wondering what wines to have on hand over the holidays? Here, our top picks for every occasion.

For the Party

2014 Yalumba, Old Bush Vine Grenache, Barossa, Australia

Lush and full-bodied with generous notes of raspberry and wild strawberry, Yalumba will seduce the most discerning wine drinker. This is the crowd-pleaser you’ll want to bring to all your holiday fêtes.



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For the Bird

2013 Joseph Faiveley, “Paulée” Bourgogne AOC, France

Fruit-driven with savoury cherry notes and light tannins, this well-priced Burgundy is a perfect turkey partner. 


Cheers to 2016!

nv Taittinger, Brut Réserve, Champagne AOC, France 

We believe that what you drink on the 31st is an indication of what the year will bring—so make it good! Elegant with a fine and creamy mousse and delectable notes of lemon curd and brioche that lingers … drink this and you’re off to a good start.

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Seafood feast

2011 Kumeu River, Estate Chardonnay, New Zealand

When crab and lobster replace the traditional turkey dinner, a richer yet mouth-watering Chardonnay is the match. Round with succulent notes of butter, hazelnut and lemon. Take a sip, dip your seafood in butter and repeat. Heaven!



Taylor Fladgate 10 year old Tawny Port, Portugal

Sweet treats and holidays go hand in hand. This is the ideal sipper for a chocolate and caramel dessert or blue cheese. It also makes a delicious aperitif when served slightly chilled with mixed nuts.

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Here’s to you and yours! — Michelle Bouffard


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