Holiday Entertaining Wines

The holiday season is here and we have the BEST selection of entertaining wines!

Each year we travel the globe in search of wines that are new and exciting, and we're quite excited with the selection we have in stock. In fact, we're happy to say that this year we have one of the most amazing selections that we've ever had! Here are a few our our favourites that we know you and your guests will love:

Il Padrino Pinot Grigio, Italy
One of our best-selling Pinot Grigio's is back by popular demand and is an exotic example of Pinot Grigio! Fresh clean nose of pear, green apple and white peaches. Coriander and lime notes with a crisp finish. It pairs well with youthful aperitifs, clams, mussels, pasta or risotto dishes. Stock up for all of your holiday entertaining today!

Castillo de Aguaron Cabernet Sauvignon, Spain
This is your go-to entertaining wine! This is a bright, intense Spanish Cabernet Sauvignon that is always a hit at the dinner parties or weddings! Definitely one to try for those new to Spanish wines. There are aromas of ripe dried fruit and rustic dark berries, followed by an intense, balanced and elegant long finish. Pair this up with a great big porterhouse, garlic mashed potatoes and grilled asparagus. A fantastic 'meat and potatoes' wine. We LOVE the 'old world style' label on this wine, and know you're going to love this Spanish Cab!

Miraflora Red Blend, Chile
The grapes for this particular wine were harvested from selected vineyards in Chile´s Central Valley. This valley is particularly characterized for having clearly defined seasons with cool, rainy winters and warm summers with high daytime temperatures moderated by cool nights. The grapes are able to ripen fully thanks to the excellent exposure to the sun, dry summers and a lack of rain at the time of harvest. Miraflora Red Wine has a ruby red color. It has aromas of red fruits, with notes of caramel and jam. It is a smooth wine on the palate with a light body. It is pleasant and easy to drink – a fantastic entertaining wine you and your guests will love. This Red Blend pairs well with pasta dishes, red meats and cheese platters. Try something new today!

McGuigan Signature Chardonnay, Australia
Brand new to our stores, this is a fantastic Chardonnay to serve to your guests this holiday season. Rich stone fruit aromas of apricot and white peach are a feature of this wine, nicely complemented with a touch of honey. This is a flavoursome wine with a soft, smooth creamy palate. It has the great sweet tropical fruit and melon flavours of chardonnay with a touch of caramel oak. The flavours integrate nicely in the mouth and result in a lingering clean finish. A versatile wine which makes a great accompaniment to most food, in particular cream based pasta and succulent roast chicken dishes.

McGuigan Signature Shiraz, Australia
The partner to the Chard, this Shiraz is entertaining wine in a glass! Fruit aromas of plum and blackberry are complemented by peppery spice and cinnamon undertones. The well balanced flavours flow through to the palate and come to life as the peppery spice is combined with the smooth plum and blackberry flavours. The firm tannins and influence of oak create good depth and great intensity of flavour. Matched perfectly with grilled or roasted red meat dishes and appetizers, or simply enjoyed on its own when seated fireside wrapped in cozy blanket.

Tierra de Antes Malbec 1.0L, Argentina
This Argentina Malbec is all about parties and entertaining with your family and friends! The grapes are hand-picked. Fermentation takes place in double-jackets stainless steel tanks for 9 days at 24/28'C. The wine is aged for 2 months in oak casks and an additional 3 months in the bottle. This Malbec is fresh and juicy with flavours of dark berries and finishes silky smooth. Enjoy this with medium cheese, grilled veal chops and rosemary roasted lamb. 33% more Malbec per bottles makes this the perfect party wine!

Cubo Seleccion Tempranillo, Spain
One of our best-selling 90 point wines is back! As said on Robert Parkers Wine Advocate, the “2011 Cubo Seleccion is 100% Tempranillo aged in French and Bulgarian oak barrels for 11 months and 5 months in the bottle. Cedar, fragrant berries, and incense compose the bouquet of this tasty red. In the glass, a hint of milk chocolate adds a note of complexity. Smooth, savory, and well-balanced, it will deliver enjoyment for another 4-5 years.” Tempranillos are generally versatile when it comes to pairing with food and Cubo is no different – try a creamy mushroom risotto while you warm up in this chilly weather. Also delicious with hamburgers and steaks! This is a fantastic entertaining gift wine to take along to your next holiday party. But remember to pick up a couple of bottles for yourself, too!

Painter Bridge Chardonnay, California, USA
Exclusive to Everything Wine, the Painter Bridge Chardonnay is my pick for the California Chardonnay fan. Pale yellow in colour with attractive aromas of pear, apple and white flowers, with a touch of vanilla and honey. The aromas are echoed on the silky textured palate, which is cleansed with fresh acidity and richness. Enjoy as an aperitif or with your favourite pasta, chicken, or seafood dish.

Mirla Bay Pinot Noir, New Zealand
The Christmas season has a variety of elements to it, and one of the most important is finding that perfect Pinot to pair with your turkey dinner come Christmas day. Inspired by the Pacific Ocean that shrouds Mirla Bay with cooling mists, this Pinot Noir is bursting with fresh aromas of cherries and berries. The wine rolls over the palate with a wild berry swirl. Your go-to holiday Pinot to serve with chicken, turkey or pork!

Flock Red Blend, British Columbia
This is a fantastic BC VQA Red Blend that is only available at Everything Wine. Flock is a blend of Okanagan-grown red grapes that shows bright red berries and jam layered over subtle oak toastiness. Flock is a collection of wines sourcing the best Okanagan grapes from north to south. Delicate aromatic cool climate whites from the north and fruit forward, robust reds from the south. Crafted by Matt Dumayne at Okanagan Crush Pad in Summerland, BC, this wine celebrates the diversity of our unique cool climate wine region. Flock was made to pair with a wide range of your favourite foods including anything barbequed, braised and roasted or simply to be sipped. A fantastic entertaining wine for the BC Wine fan. Try something new this holiday season!

Flock White Blend, British Columbia
Similar to the Red Blend, Flock White Blend is also a terrific BC VQA wine. It presents fresh, lifted aromatics of flowers and tropical fruit mingle with a lush fruit flavour while retaining delicacy and freshness. Made to pair with a wide variety of your favourite foods including grilled chicken, seafood and light pastas, this is a terrific entertaining wine to serve at any of you holiday gathers as your guests first arrive. It would also be a splendid dinner wine to serve at your Christmas dinners. Enjoy!

Santa Rita 120 Hero's Salute Red Blend, Chile

We’re so excited to have discovered this incredible entertaining wine, that is not only a new staff and customer favourite, but is the best-priced 90 point wine we’ve ever had! It’s an intense ruby-red coloured wine, with violet hues supplied by Carmenère. On the nose are intense aromas of red and black fruit elegantly intertwined with wood provided by Cabernet. On the palate it is a medium-bodied wine, soft tannins, and a long finish. Ideal to pair with pastas, soft cheese, and tender meats like chicken and veal. We know you’re going to love this amazing, award winning Chilean Red Blend this holiday season!

So there you have it - your holiday entertaining wine shopping list is now complete! Best of all, you can easily order all of these wines online today to either pick up at your local Everything Wine, or better yet, let us delivery to you. As always, we are pleased to be able to deliver to you ANYWHERE in BC. And this is just a small selection of the vast array of holiday entertaining wines currently in stock at Everything Wine. So what are you waiting for... check off another to-do from your list of holiday shopping and place an order today!

Wishing you and your family + friends a truly memorable holiday season filled with parties, laughter, and delicious wines to pair.
- Craig