If you are hosting for the holidays, you know that the menu of wine and cocktails is as important as what you will serve on the plate! Everyone has different tastes and budgets so, we are giving you all of our favourites as a starting point. Check out our guide!
Veuve Clicquot Brut, $40.50 at LCBO.
The festive champagne is something that everyone will love! Enjoy it as an aperitif, accompanied with finger food or oysters, and you will impress your guests!
Wolfberger Crémant d’Alsace Rosé, $19.60 at LCBO.
Any fan of bubbles will thank you for serving this pink crémant for the holidays. It’s definitely special and so easy to drink. It is the perfect pairing for appetizers or dessert.
Prosecco Ruffino, $16.95 at LCBO.
If you are hosting a large group and your budget does not allow you to buy champagne, opt for prosecco, it’s a great option for anything on your menu. After all, who does not like bubbles?
If you are the cocktail type:
Grey Goose, $25.05 at LCBO.
If you are hosting a few times during the holiday season, there is a good chance that you’re planning to stock your bar with some spirits. Vodka is a great base to have on hand to concoct many popular cocktails, so, keep that in mind!
The Glenlivet Single Malt Scotch Whiskey, $52 at LCBO.
If you have some Scotch enthusiasts over, think about having a bottle on hand – this bottle will please the most discerning tastes..
Pineau des Charentes, $33.75 at LCBO.
A nice alternative for people who do not like bubbles, but who want to drink something festive at the beginning of the night!
Voga Red Fusion, $15 at LCBO.
This Italian wine celebrates its tenth anniversary this year, launching a limited edition bottle for the holidays. A blend of Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon it’s the perfect complement for your meat entreé!
Two Oceans Shiraz, $9.95 at LCBO.
Its affordable price will put a smile on your face when you go shopping for your New Year’s Eve party. This well-balanced wine will certainly please everyone!
WILLM Pinot Blanc Reserve, $15.45 at LCBO.
A fresh and dry wine that has nice acidity, this Pinot Blanc is an excellent choice to have on your menu or to give as a hostess gift. No more room in the fridge? Place it for a few minutes in the snow, outside to serve it cold.
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, $10.25 at LCBO.
This Sauvignon Blanc is a perfect choice if you don’t know your guests’ taste and is a great wine to have on hand in case people unexpectedly drop by during the holidays. It works very well with smoked salmon, fried fish and oysters, of course!