Holiday Gifts!

It is never easy to find the perfect gift for the holidays. With New Year’s Eve rapidly approaching, champagne is always a great gift. For a wine collector, perhaps a delicious bottle to drink now or to save for other occasions. For those with a sweet tooth, try chocolate liquors or yummy eggnog. Finally don’t forget yourself, get a great bottle of wine paired with a delicious meal to begin the new year. Whatever your preferences our local liquor stores have an excellent variety of gifts to meet your needs.{{more}}

At the New England Beverage Company located next to Trader Joe’s, I found three wonderful wines from Spain. These wines are all 100 percent tempranillo grapes made in the Rioja region. The wines can be drunk now or will age well for years to come. Rioja wines seem to age in an uphill progression, getting better all the time. Each bottle drinks with a smooth and spicy flavor. Try anyone, each is delicious.

La Rioja Alta, Vińa Alberdi Reserva, 2006 $19.99

La Rioja Alta, Vińa Ardanza Reserva, 2004 $29.99

La Rioja Alta, Gran Reserva, 2001 $47.99

How about a champagne to celedbrate the New Year. The New England Beverage Company has one of the largest selection of champagnes and sparkling wines. This one is a favorite because it is distinctly crafted; hand made from organic grapes with small barrel fermentation.

Marguet Pčre & Fils Champagne, Réserve Gran Cru $41.99

The Racebrook Wine and Liquor World on Racebrook Road recommends some sweets for this sweet season. Each one is a delicious treat for breakfast or after dinner. Serve the chocolate liquors over ice cream, cakes, on the rocks or just straight up. Use the other for a unique breakfast french toast.

Bicerin, White chocolate,15% alcohol, Italy $14.99

Bicerin, Dark chocolate,15% alcohol, Italy $14.99

Pennsylvania Dutch Egg Nog,14.75% alcohol $9.99

At the Orange Wine & Spirit on Orange Center Road three different gift boxes for the holidays are recommended. Each would make an impressive gift for a friend, family or yourself.

Glenmorangie, 750ml single malt scotch with two glasses-$34.99

Jack Daniels 750ml Tenessee Whiskey $23.99

Ketel One 750ml Vodka with shaker $23.99

Wine & Liquor Outlet located on the Boston Post Road next to TJ Maxx has a vast selection of wines, spirits and gift boxes for the holidays. Here are some of their favorites including a popular champagne. They have many others selections too.

Bailey’s original Irish Cream, 750ml with two glasses $23.99

Chivas Regal, blended scotch,12yr old, 750ml with two glasses $39.99

Veuve Clicquot brut champagne. Yellow Label $42.99.

Celebrate, enjoy and have a happy, healthy New Year!

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