Guide to the Holidays 2016: Season's Drinkings
Ready the corkscrew, polish the stemware and bring out the wine. Whether you’re looking to drop some coin or want a bottle that only tastes expensive, we’ve got you covered.
Impress for less
2014 Naveran Brut Cava
Cavas like this dry, fresh sparkler may be Spain’s best kept bubbly secret.
$15. The Vino Gallery, 4701 McPherson Ave., St. Louis, 314.932.5665
2014 Talbott Logan Chardonnay
Bold, rich and tropical, this California chardonnay makes a statement without draining your pocketbook.
$25. Balaban’s, 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.449.6700
2013 Descendientes de J. Palacios Petalos
Balancing acidity and fruity notes, this Spanish red is a full-bodied and refined addition to the table.
$25. Parker’s Table, 7118 Oakland Ave., Richmond Heights, 314.645.2050
Spare no expense
Jacquesson Cuvée Extra Brut 738
This dry Champagne is the perfect start to a decadent dinner.
$65. The Wine Merchant, 7817 Forsyth Blvd., Clayton, 314.863.6282
2012 Silverado Solo Cabernet Sauvignon
From Napa Valley heritage vines comes an intense, stone fruit sip with a long, rich, earthy finish.
$119. Balaban’s, 1772 Clarkson Road, Chesterfield, 636.449.6700
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