Wines, Spirits and Other Drinks

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 8.52.39 AMLand of Wonders Brut Reserve Holiday Bottle

As we move full speed ahead into fall holiday season, the perfect Champagne to accompany the Thanksgiving bounty and beyond is the Land of Wonders Brut Reserve Holiday Bottle (SRP $36) from Nicolas Feuillatte, the #1 selling Champagne in France.

Feuillatte, one of France’s youngest, trendiest and most popular Champagne producers, created this limited edition Champagne to reflect the rich diversity of its collection. The bottle, adorned in a deep amber color enhanced with a dusting of golden powder, features a delicate eco design that pays homage to the agricultural heritage of the Champagne region. The Land of Wonders bottle fits perfectly amongst a Thanksgiving bounty and Champagne is a fantastic wine choice for the holiday, pairing well with everything from turkey to cranberry sauce. 

TASTING NOTES: Subtle on first sip, with a harmonious cavalcade of fresh, white fruit aromas of apple, pear and peach, together with curry and turmeric spices on the nose, the bouquet gains in intensity and develops ripe fruit character. Direct, elegant and complex on the attack, the delicate bubbles impart freshness on the finish.

Screen Shot 2015-11-22 at 8.50.59 AMThe Traveler Beer Company

Tired of trying to make the ultimate seasonal beverage for your holiday parties? Broke the punch bowl last year? Or just stretched too thin and need an easy holiday drink?  Whatever the reason, The Traveler Beer Company has your beverage needs covered. 

Enter Jolly Traveler – everything you’re looking for in a holiday beverage and available nationwide for the first time this November.

The American craft wheat ale is made with real orange, pomegranate and a hint of holiday spice, making it the perfect beverage choice for entertaining your family, friends or coworkers. While many winter seasonals are heavy, Jolly Traveler extends the shandy season year-round with a sessionable beer that redefines holiday cheer.

Inspired by the old European pub classic, The Traveler Beer Company takes the traditional shandy and combines it with American craft beer innovation and passion.  Rather than mixing ale with a fruit-flavored soda, Traveler’s craft American wheat beers are actually made with real fruit.

Berentzen USA

Since 1758, Berentzen USA has had a rich history as the premier spirits producer in Europe.  Based in Germany and known for their fruit liqueurs, Berentzen is now making a bigger splash in the USA. Tey have a great portfolio that just expanded with an apple bourbon, Bushel & Barrel, and a supermint schanpps, called Icemint. The apple bourbon tastes like fall in a bottle and the supermint schnapps is great for the upcoming winter holiday (i.e. mixed with chocolate liqueur for a peppermint patty taste).

Screen Shot 2014-02-02 at 8.32.50 AMClos du Bois Rouge

Clos du Bois Rouge, a unique red-blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petite Sirah, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Charbono, is the perfect wine for V-Day evening.  With aromas of jammy blackberry, plum, chocolate, mocha and roasted coffee, followed by notes of lush, red fruit and toasty oak, Rouge is an approachable, easy-drinking wine that pairs perfectly with sweets like chocolate-covered strawberries and decadent chocolate cake.  Available at wine and liquor stores nationwide for $11.99, Clos du Bois Rouge is a great addition to any romantic evening.


MARTINI Sparkling Wines
Price: $12.99-$14.99
Location: Available at your local fine liquor store

  • MARTINI Sparkling Rosé ($12.99) – Aromatic, sweet and balanced with notes of citrus fruit, elder & peach. The sparkling rosé pairs well with delicately flavored fruits and cheeses and is PERFECT for Valentine’s Day with its soft pink hue!
  • MARTINI Prosecco ($14.99)– The invigorating and fully sparkling prosecco is a great alternative to champagne (with only 60 Calories and 1 gram total carbohydrates per 3 ounce serving) and works well to sip alongside spicy chicken, pork or fish.
  • MARTINI Asti ($12.99)– A naturally sweet white wine, is the number one-selling imported sparkling wine in the United States. The sweet taste of Asti is an ideal pairing to complement desserts.

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Screen Shot 2014-02-01 at 9.29.44 PMMARTINI Sparkling Wine Minis
Price: $14.99
Location: Available at your local fine liquor store

MARTINI sparkling wine minis (187ml) are available in MARTINI Prosecco, Sparkling Rosé, and Asti and are a great gift for your significant other or best friend on Valentine’s Day.  For the chic sophisticate – the fully sparkling Prosecco; for the bold and sexy siren – the Sparkling Rosé; and for the stylish sweetheart – the classic Asti.  Sold in 4-packs for only $14.99, the minis are ideal for any budget.   They’re very versatile. They can be used as place cards (just tie tags around the bottle and place at a table setting) or served individually (with a straw!) to guests as they arrive.