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Cheers to the Season: 24 Wines That Bring the Wonder

Our expert Wine Team's top picks for every holiday occasion.

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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

Autoritas Rosé

Pairs with all the good tidings.
Tasting notes: strawberries, raspberries and white peach
Food pairing: hors d’oeuvres (and yes, cheese boards!)

Craven Cinsaut

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

Decoy Chardonnay

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

Globerati Tempranillo

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

Monterustico Rosso

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

Presto Prosecco

Sip after post-snowman-building selfies.
Tasting notes: crisp apple and minerality with a nice finish
Food pairing: jumbo shrimp and garlic herb butter

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