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5 Wine & Spirits Gifts Suited for Any Season

There’s no better way to usher in the holiday spirit than with a tasty cocktail or two. And with 2-year worldwide sales volume of spirits exceeding 21.29 million liters, it seems the marketplace is thirstier than ever. This is good news for would-be gift givers seeking to tender items that’ll never go out of style. Whether as a gift for the holidays, thanks to a host or hostess, or as a reward for yourself “just because,” wine and spirits are always in season. Here are five particularly grand giftables that are great for pairing.

Champagne Maurice Vendôme

Champagne Maurice Vendôme is a luxury wine grower housed within the beautiful landscapes of the Champagne region. With ancestral ties dating back to the French Revolution, their champagne is full of history and heritage as this vineyard’s rich soils provide the perfect setting for luxury winemaking. Maurice Vendome Champagne uses 100% rare Grand Cru grapes in a limited annual production that offers luxurious quality and exclusivity. The caliber and excellence of this rare Grand Cru Reserve Blanc de Blancs champagne is really extraordinary. For one, rather than combining different grapes as other champagnes do, Maurice Vendôme exclusively uses 100% Chardonnay grapes that are handpicked from the finest vineyards in Champagne country to create an exceptional luxury cuvee. With over a hundred years of winemaking expertise, Maurice Vendome champagne is a true timeless luxury that’ll elevate your holiday entertaining, gifting and those New Year celebrations ahead!

Wine of the Month Club 

Founded in 1972, this original Wine of the Month Club takes the guesswork out of fancy labels and expensive price tags in choosing a great wine and has become one of America's most trusted sources for finding unique and compelling varietals. For membership, just join the club of choice online at WineOfTheMonthClub.com (options include Classic, California, Limited Series, Vintners Series and Cellar Series) and each month two great wines are shipped right to your doorstep. This includes varietals from wine regions in Germany, France, Italy, Argentina, Australia, California, Washington and others around the globe. The club was conceived by company founder Paul Kalemkiarian who had dedicated himself to finding the best values for his customers at Palos Verdes Wines and Spirits (a premier wine shop in Southern California in the 1970's). As he identified the best two values each month, customers of the shop requested that he have them delivered. His son, Paul Kalemkiarian Jr. began delivering the selections to the locals who were interested. As popularity grew, Wine of the Month Club began shipping the wine directly through UPS, and the idea of wine-by-mail was born. Today it remains a tried-and-true source.

Merilee Kern

Forbes Business Council Member Merilee Kern, MBA is an internationally-regarded brand analyst, strategist and futurist who reports on noteworthy industry change makers, movers, shakers and innovators across all categories, both B2C and B2B. This includes field experts and thought leaders, brands, products, services, destinations and events. Merilee is Founder, Executive Editor and Producer of “T...(Read More)

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