Need A Great Holiday Bottle? These Wine Influencers Pick The Best Bottles To Give As Gifts
As Seen In The Gourmet Insider December 2022
By Emily Cappiello
“If you’re the “foodie,” of the group, it seems as if the pressure is really on during the holidays. Your friends and family expect you to bring it when it comes to seasonal treats, whether it’s hosting your own party and picking out the over-the-top spread, or when attending the gatherings of others.
That being said, the pressure may be too much when picking out a bottle to gift. So, instead of leaving you wandering up and down the aisles of Total Wine in a panic, we did the work for you.
We spoke to several wine influencers about their favorite bottle to bring a holiday crowd. And because this group knows their stuff, we promise these picks won’t let you down.”
“You often don’t know if someone is primarily a red or white wine drinker. But, unless they’re completely unhinged (e.g. my husband), it’s safe to assume most people like bubbly. One of my absolute faves to gift is a bottle of Graham Beck Brut done up in a fancy wine bag. This South African Cap Classique sparkler is not only freaking delicious — crisp, tight bubbles, the perfect toastiness — it’s also pretty widely available and so easy on the bank account that you can buy it for literally everyone on your list (well, maybe not the kids). Just check it twice to make sure I’m on there.” — Devin Parr (@TheSoCalWineGal)