New High-End Wine & Spirits

Check out three new high-end sips you should be consuming this holiday season.

Grand Marnier Cuvee 1880

Ain’t it Grand?
The House of Marnier Lapostolle ushers in the fall season with the appearance of two new liqueurs. Hitting shelves this month, the limited-edition Grand Marnier Raspberry Peach ($40) offers “fine cognacs laced with orange essence and the natural raspberry and peach flavors.” The second new release, Grand Marnier Cuvée 1880 ($350), pays tribute to the Grand Marnier liqueur of 1880 and promises a “blend of aged, premium Grande Champagne XO Cognac and wild tropical orange parfum” contained in a beautiful hand-painted bottle with silver and gold accents. www.grand-marnier.com. —Victoria Fouts

Mondavi Oakville Cab bottle 001

Rich Red
Super sumptuous but approachable, the 2010 Robert Mondavi Winery Oakville Cabernet Sauvignon ($45) is the perfect red to carry you into the rich autumn months. This classic cab boasts a core of layered black fruit with rich mocha and toffee and subtle traces of fresh bay and black pepper. www.robertmondaviwinery.com.

CG MAGNUM ARTISTI 01

Artistic Sippin’
Brunello di Montalcino has unveiled its exclusive limited-edition line of magnum wine bottles featuring stunning artworks that have been commissioned by Marchesi de’Frescobaldi, the legendary 700 year-old winery in Tuscany. The artwork, which appear on the labels, were created for “Artists for Frescobaldi,” a competition between select artists who best interpreted the relationship between the company, wine production and a selected Frescobaldi wine estate. Only 90 bottles are available in the United States market. $220 each. www.frescobaldi.it.

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