|Great spirits to give and receive year ‘round|
|Written by Staff|
|Friday, 07 December 2012 00:00|
December is the time to eat, drink and be merry, but sometimes it’s a challenge to look beyond your favorites for your special toast.
We asked the experts at Tower Beer, Wine & Spirits to recommend the best, with price tags from under $10 to almost $5,000 per bottle. Check out these suggestions for casual drinkers and connoisseurs.
Wine with turkey
What’s popular: Belle Glos Pinot Noir Clark & Telephone
What we suggest: Éric Texier Côte-Rôtie Vieilles Vignes
Wine with ham
What’s popular: Orin Swift’s The Prisoner Napa Valley Red
What we suggest: 2008 Zeltinger Sonnenuhr / Riesling Spätlese one star
Cheap but good red wine (under $10)
Banfi Col di Sasso Cabernet
Cheap but good white wine (under $10)
Alois Lageder Pinot Grigio / Riff Terra Alpina
Champagne / Sparkling wine; Add a bottle of Chambord or St. Germain Elderflower liqueur for cocktails!
Three spirits to add to your hot chocolate
Frangelico • Tequila / Rum or a Rum-based flavored liqueur such as Kahlua
Seasonal winter beers to try
• Cold Mountain Winter Ale by Highland Brewing Co.
Great alcohol gift under $15
• Eggnog for the holidays
Alcohol gift if money is no object
• Colgin Cariad 2005 Napa Valley Proprietary Red ($529.99)
Alcohol gift if money REALLY is no object
• Hennessy Richard Cognac ($2,999.99)
Top photo: Drink up, big spenders! This Hennessy Richard Cognac goes for almost $3,000 a bottle (Publicity photo)
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