Say “Cheers” to the Holidays with These Best Bets from Around the World
‘Tis the season to make a little merry, and your calendar is filled with lots of social events. But you wouldn’t show up to a party empty-handed, would you?
Oh, and ‘tis also the season to say thanks to friends, colleagues, clients, and the people who make your life easier all year long. Time to go shopping.
You can spend days running from one mall to the next in search of different gifts for each person on your list, and hope for the best. Or you can give them all something everyone appreciates – a good bottle of wine or spirits to sip, savor, and share.
This year’s top picks from Royal Wine come in a wide range of prices, but all are special enough to impress. Let these suggestions take the guesswork out of gift-giving – and entice you to treat yourself to some holiday cheer as well.
Here are the 5 most gift-worthy wines and spirits for 2017:
Bartenura Sparkling Moscato Rosé
Bartenura is the most popular Italian Moscato in the U.S. market and beyond. With its luxurious taste, appearance, and mouthfeel, the Sparkling Rosé is like upgrading from coach to first class. Slightly sweet, it’s a festive companion to cheese and dessert. And its “couture fashion” inspired gift bag is a feast for the eyes, too.
Teperberg Legacy Petite Sirah
The Legacy Petite Sirah showcases why Teperberg is a rising star among Israel’s wineries. Their flagship wine is not only delicious but also intriguing. Aged in French oak barrels, this deep red offers a soft flavor and rich texture with a complex balance of fruit and roasted oak.
Carmel Limited Edition
A powerful yet elegant Bordeaux-style wine, the Carmel Limited Edition represents the best of Israeli winemaking. Its distinct Mediterranean notes are bold and earthy, characterized by a rich, smooth, fruity taste. Carmel Winery was founded in 1882 by Baron Edmond de Rothschild, owner of the legendary Château Lafite-Rothschild, and the Limited Edition is a tribute to its origins.
LVOV Vodka “Say it with LVOV” Gift Box (1.75 liter)
$19.99 – $21.99*
LVOV’s premium Polish vodka offers the best value for the money. Crafted in the old tradition from potatoes (and thus gluten-free), it is distilled and filtered four times for a hint of mineral taste with a touch of sweetness with a slightly herbal aroma. A refined, mellow sip as part of your favorite cocktail or enjoyed its own. LVOV Vodka Gift Boxes are available in a choice of six “expressive” options that will definitely convey “Thank You.”
Boondocks American Whiskey
$99.99* 2 Bottle Messenger Bag Gift Pack – (2) 750 ml bottles: 127 Proof American Whiskey & 95 Proof American Whiskey
$49.95* 2 Bottle Gift Box – 95 Proof American Whiskey and 90 Proof Port Finish Bourbon
Crafted in close cooperation with Dave Scheurich, one of the world’s most respected master’s distillers and winner of the Whisky Advocate Lifetime Achievement Award, Boondocks American Whiskey Cask Strength 127 has an ultra-smooth finish, with
distinctive aromas of rich caramel and vanilla. A robust and pleasantly aggressive palate is highlighted by fall spices and oak. This expression received a Gold Medal/91 Points in the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition 2016 and Best of Category in the Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2016.
*Suggested retail price
About the Royal Wine Corporation: Founded in 1848, Bayonne, NJ-based Royal Wine Corp. is the leading producer, importer and distributor of kosher wines and spirits. It offers more than 300 brands from nearly every significant wine producing region in the world including California, France, Italy and Spain, as well as Israel, New Zealand and Argentina. Additionally, Royal Wine Corp. imports, produces and distributes spirits and liqueurs including many sought-after scotches, bourbons, tequilas, vodkas, and hard to find specialty items such as flavored brandies and liqueurs. The company owns and operates the Kedem Winery in upstate New York and Herzog Wine Cellars in Oxnard, California.