Your Holiday Wine and Spirits Guide

If you’re wrapping up your holiday shopping but are still in search of a super-sippable gift or the perfect pairing for you holiday feast, our beverage experts have put together a wine and spirits guide to help you make a lasting impression for any situation.

For Your Significant Other

Tapiz Black Tears Malbec $47.99
Pair with Grilled Spicy Marketmade Sausages or a thick juicy steak (as they would be enjoyed in Argentina)
Our experts say: “This one will age well, like the two of you!”

Domaine Séguinot-Bordet Chablis $19.99
Pair with Sweet Lobster Tails or a white fish with a citrusy marinade

Veuve Clicquot Yellow Label Brut Champagne $54.99
Pair with your favorite seafood pasta and parmesan
Our experts call it the Honeymoon Preview

Stags’ Leap Artemis Cabernet Sauvignon $47.99
Pair with dry rub pork ribs, grilled tri-tip, or prosciutto
The “It was the most expensive bottle in the shop (I spend more time at work)” gift

J. Henry & Sons 5 Year Bourbon $59.99
Pair with salty bacon or make a bourbon marinade with your favorite meat

Plantation Pineapple Rum $33.99
Skip the sherry and try rum with your Christmas cake

Quick! I Need a Secret Santa Gift

Vina Robles Cabernet Sauvignon $19.99
Pair with flank steak or pasta with mushrooms
Our experts’ opinion: A high-quality cabernet at quarter of the price of Napa

Gen 5 Cabernet Sauvignon $9.99
Great with slow-cooked lamb roasts
It’s our experts’ go-to “2 (or 10) Buck Chuck”

For Your Friend

Decero Malbec $19.99
Pair with your roast turkey
It’s a crowd-pleaser: Malbec is a very safe and inexpensive choice for any coworker or a friend

Moët & Chandon Impérial Brut $49.99
Pair with scallops or a citrusy dessert
Our experts say it’s for splurging on your bestie

For Your Boss

Elk Cove Willamette Valley Pinot Noir $29.99
Pair with Marketmade Marinated salmon
Great if you’re angling for a raise

Andrew Will Cabernet Franc $29.99
Perfect for your delicate meats, like lamb chops or roast chicken
I’m quitting! Life’s too short…said no one ever

Zenato Amarone $69.99
Pair with a braised beef short ribs or a rustic stew
Our experts call it the “I’m leaving for a better job” for your soon-to-be-former boss

For Your Sibling

Matsu El Picaro Tempranillo $15.99
Pairs well with a variety of beef, lamb, or pork. Its earthy notes add to tomato-based pasta, sharper cheese, aged cheddar, or hickory-smoked gouda
Our experts say it’s a great wine with some age that won’t break the bank

Elouan Pinot Noir $17.99
Pairs perfectly with pork loin or pan-seared salmon

For Your Parents

Château Larose-Trintaudon Haut-Médoc $27.99
Pair with your favorite family roast or a heart fish, like Tuna
Choose this if you’re the Golden Child

Their Favorite
But you always make the right choice, don’t you

For Your In-laws

Lazaret Châteauneuf-du-Pape Rouge $32.99
Pairs great with red meat, dishes cooked in sauce, meat terrine

Hofgut Falkenstein Kabinett Riesling $19.99
Pair with your favorite European cured meats from the Deli

1000 Stories Bourbon Barrel Aged Zinfandel $18.99
Pair it with burgers or roast lamb
Our experts say it’s best for your in-laws when you’re living at their house and “you’re going to need a high-alcohol California friend”