Smooth, lush, bold, sweet and spicy are just some of the words to describe winter wines. Whether celebrating the holidays, bringing in the New Year or making a resolution to try new wines, these are our top choices for the winter months.
When temperatures drop, white wines are typically replaced by reds. However, full-bodied Chardonnays are perfect for the cooler season. Ghost Pines Chardonnay offers lush flavors of baked apple, lemon cream, toasted oak and sweet vanilla. Pair with winter “comfort foods,” like New England clam chowder, buttery mashed potatoes and slow-roasted chicken.
Risata il Rosso $14.99
Looking for something festive to serve this holiday season? Try Risata il Rosso. This slightly sweet sparkling wine has rich cherry-berry flavors with soft bubbles and balanced acidity. Enjoy a glass by itself, and then pour another with brunch or dinner. Also pairs well with chocolate desserts, fresh berries, or your favorite cheese. Risata il Rosso is a real crowd pleaser that is best served chilled. Stock up now!
Kinky Flame Cinnamon Whiskey $14.99
The popular Kinky Liqueur has a new limited edition flavor—Kinky Flame, a hot fusion of premium whiskey and natural cinnamon flavors. Kinky Flame is surprisingly smooth, with a sweet and spicy finish. Take the chill out of the coldest winter night with Kinky Flame!
Ricura Horchata Cream Liqueur $16.99
Ricura Horchata Cream Liqueur is a decadent rum-based cream liqueur with aromas and flavors of French toast, rice pudding and cinnamon buns with vanilla frosting. Enjoy Ricura on the rocks, in coffee, or mix with Kinky Flame for a sinfully delicious libation!
Bogle Phantom $18.99
This bold and spicy red blend has heady aromas of dark berry with hints of vanilla, nutmeg and pepper. It’s rich and full-bodied with medium tannins and a long finish. Pair with meat lasagna, chili, aged cheddar and grilled rib-eye steak.
Louis Martini Napa Cabernet Sauvignon $29.99
Nothing warms the soul like a dense, dark Cab; Louis Martini is always a favorite. The Martini family winemakers have crafted world-class Cabernet Sauvignon for over 80 years. Their Napa Cab reveals concentrated flavors of ripe blackberry, cassis and subtle notes of cedar and cocoa powder. Pairs well with prime rib, grilled sirloin and Portobello mushrooms.
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