As we embark on the holiday season, cheers to family and friends with these must-get wine and spirits goods. (They would all make stellar hostess gifts, to boot.)
Cheers to the holiday season in sheer sophistication with the Platinum Champagne Bucket ($195). Keep your bubbly chilled in this sleek and clean-lined bucket, accented with a hand-painted platinum-color ring encircling the top. Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams Signature Store Scottsdale. -M.L.
To really make an impression during this year’s Thanksgiving dinner, bring a bottle of Bollinger R.D. 2002 to the table. The sparkling wine is aged more than three times longer than required by the appellation, resulting in delectable aromas that are promised to last forever. Plus, Bollinger happens to be the preferred bubbly of the James Bond series. $350 per bottle or $850 per magnum. champagne-bollinger.com. -M.L.
Cut through the rich flavors of fall with a refreshing rosé, Château Saint-Maur Cru Classé ($45), bursting with the refreshing taste of red fruit, peach and apricot. chateausaintmaur.com. –M.L.
With the holiday season in full swing, Riedel has released a new set of festive-colored Nachtmann Highland Tumblers. In Smoke (gray), Aqua, Amber and Reseda (green), each color has a different pattern cut into the glass, so mixing and matching is encouraged (mixing your liquor, on the other hand, is a choice left entirely up to you). Tumblers are individually packaged at about $20 per glass. riedelusa.net. –Alyssa DeMember