Dust off the big platter, hang the wreath and go tinsel crazy, the holidays are right around the corner! As we cap off a wild-in-all-the-ways year, there’s still plenty of good to go around and great deals all season long. Our expert Wine Team offers up 24 food-friendly bottles — from effervescent bubbly to rich reds — that dazzle, no matter the occasion.
Andover Estate Pinot Noir
Because the fire is so delightful.
Tasting notes: ripe red fruit and a silky finish
Food pairing: roasted turkey, glazed parsnips and carrots
Pairs with all the good tidings.
Tasting notes: strawberries, raspberries and white peach
Food pairing: hors d’oeuvres (and yes, cheese boards!)
While wrapping up the perfect gift.
Tasting notes: fragrant bouquet of rose petals and lavender
Food pairing: pumpkin curry soup or apple-brined smoked turkey
Criterion Pinot Grigio
Toast to home is where the hearth is.
Tasting notes: delicate pear, focused acidity and minerality
Food pairing: all antipasti goodies, lobster arancini or pine nut–topped salad
Criterion Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
For jingle bell rocking the night away.
Tasting notes: bursting with tropical citrus; balanced by crisp minerality
Food pairing: shrimp platter with tangy cocktail sauce
Cheers to the season of glass half full.
Tasting notes: bright layers of apricot, citrus and green apple
Food pairing: sip and savor with smoked salmon
Field Recordings Fiction Red Wine
To getting the recipe just right.
Tasting notes: cranberry, orange relish and spicy black licorice
Food pairing: think casual; pigs in blankets and loaded potato fritters
George Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau
For not-so-ugly sweater parties.
Tasting notes: intensely perfumed red fruits
Food pairing: anything and everything— just bring a good mood
While watching for the first snowflake.
Tasting notes: concentrated cherry and plum
Food pairing: spiral ham leftovers and green bean casserole
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon
Because you made the nice list.
Tasting notes: elegant and intense black fruits, spices and silky tannins
Food pairing: herb-crusted lamb and roasted root vegetables
La Coulée Sancerre
Because waiting by the oven is hard.
Tasting notes: dry and fruity with citrus freshness and minerality
Food pairing: crab cakes, lemon herb-roasted salmon or lobster bisque
Les Luthines Chinon
The forecast calls for winter wonderland.
Tasting notes: fresh red fruit, black currant and hints of green pepper
Food pairing: butternut squash with cranberries and herb stuffing
Why not mistletoe over every door?
Tasting notes: elegant texture, red berries, cherries and spice
Food pairing: serve with meatballs and baked penne
Loren Crossing Cabernet Sauvignon
There’s no such thing as too many ornaments.
Tasting notes: rich, roasted espresso, dark chocolate and blackberry compote
Food pairing: prime rib, truffle parmesan mashers and Brussels sprouts
Bon Ami French Sparkling Brut
Pour with holiday movie marathons.
Tasting notes: exotic fruits, candied lemon zest, pineapple and pastry
Pairing: lively pre-dinner conversation
Camino Calixo Cava Brut
Sip while laughing all the way.
Tasting notes: rich pear, green apple and hints of cream
Food pairing: cheese boards with savory, sweet and crunch
Camino Calixo Cava Rosé
Even a staycation is cause for celebration.
Tasting notes: apple, berry and brioche shine through
Food pairing: four-cheese platter — Camembert, Manchego, Gouda and blue
De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut
For when the bubbly mood strikes.
Tasting notes: fresh apple, just-baked oatmeal bread, mineral and spice
Food pairing: smoked salmon, prosciutto-wrapped melon and dill crackers
De Chanceny Crémant de Loire Brut Rosé
A toast to adding extra to the ordinary.
Tasting notes: tart strawberries, orange zest and delicate herbs
Food pairing: baked or grilled figs with goat cheese, dried fruits and nuts
Jacques Bardelot Brut Champagne
Find your pop-the-cork feeling.
Tasting notes: fine bubbles, creamy mouthfeel and full red fruits
Pairing: a really good toast to the host
Jacques Bardelot Brut Rosé Champagne
Just put a ribbon on it.
Tasting notes: red fruits, crisp fresh citrus notes
Food pairing: crab cakes, aioli to dip and lemon to squeeze
Madame Liberté Brut
Just your kind of stocking stuffer.
Tasting notes: green apples and pear, light bodied with crisp acidity
Food pairing: butternut mac and cheese bites, and a side of Southern corn bread
Sip after post-snowman-building selfies.
Tasting notes: crisp apple and minerality with a nice finish
Food pairing: jumbo shrimp and garlic herb butter
Must be 21+. Please drink responsibly.