The holidays are here so it’s time to step up your wine game! Special occasions don’t come around often, so make the most of your time with friends and family and share a bottle that’s memorable. Here, 3 special occasion picks from our friends at H-E-B.
If you’re looking for a special holiday Chardonnay, this is it. This is the Joseph Drouhin Pouilly-Fuisse, named after the place it’s grown in Burgundy. This French Chardonnay is beautifully balanced – with notes of peaches and apples and bright acidity. It will pair perfectly with lighter meats like Turkey and Ham. $33
Up next, red lovers take note! Chronology Red Blend is a wonderful wine that will please a wide range of folks at your holiday table. This wine has the best that Bordeaux and the Rhone have to offer – it’s a blend of Cabernet, Grenache, Mourvedre and more. It’s rich, silky smooth and guaranteed to be a holiday hit. $30
I saved the last for die-hard Napa fans: The Auros! This is a Mondavi Cabernet that is sourced from some of the best vineyard sites in all of Napa. It has classic notes of black currant, fig, and hints of tobacco and rich vanilla. Open this wine about an hour before it’s time to serve to help it breathe. $50
As always, all of these bottles (and many more!) can be found at your local H-E-B.