These four versatile crowd-pleasers, curated by sommelier and renowned wine writer Lauren Friel, will stand up to a wide range of hors d’oeuvres and meals, but are wonderful all by themselves. Perfect for hosting or attending holiday celebrations.
Kir-Yianni ‘Akakies’ Sparkling Rosé
A fizzy glass of perfectly ripe strawberries and apricots. Vibrant pink, with a soft fizz rather than a powerful bubble. It’s fresh and clean, and a kiss of juicy sweetness keeps it casual and easy to love. Think of it like adult soda, and enjoy it with all manner of chips, dips, and cocktail wieners. Or, skip the mimosas at brunch and sip on this instead—a definite crowd-pleaser!
Poderi Cellario ‘È Bianco!’
Crisp, aromatic and fun—a party in a bottle! This blend of native grapes Muscat and Arneis is a lively, snappy white with enough flavors of stone fruit, citrus, and minerality to satisfy nearly everyone—from Pinot Grigio lovers to Sauvignon Blanc die-hards. Bring this to the dinner party with the unknown menu, as it’s a sure thing paired with most lighter fare or all by itself.
Troupis ‘Fteri’ Agiorgitiko
A delightful holiday party crowd pleaser! Brilliant and ruby-hued in the glass. Aromas of tart red fruits like currant and pomegranate dominate, giving way to earthier notes of licorice, spice, and black tea. The palate is vibrant and bright, with similar fruit notes and a long, dried floral finish. The tannins are structured but well-integrated, meaning you can enjoy this with everything from hearty seafood dishes, to baked ham or standing rib roast.
Folk Machine ‘Parts & Labor’
Dark fruit and warm spice—perfect holiday flavors. A deep plum color in the glass, this wine’s complexity jumps out at you right away. Fresh blackcurrant and plum aromas balance with warm baking spices and richly integrated tannins. The finish is long, with savory earth and herb notes. The winemaker calls this “California bistro wine,” so break out the bavette and frites, or kick it old school with some French onion soup. As for us, we’ll drink it with whatever our friends bring over.
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