The most wonderful time of the year is upon us - gifting season. Whether you've been planning the perfect present for weeks or need a last minute item for that annual holiday gathering, booze is always a great addition. We tapped our team of Top Shelf Bloggers to suggest a few of their favorite bottles to give that special someone, add to a gift exchange or just bring a little something extra to the party. Be sure to snag one of the products below and bring a little extra cheer to you and yours this holiday season!
"Nothing says the holidays more than sparkling wine and what is better than pink bubbles?!?! Whether you want to drink it or give it as a gift, try this affordable non-vintage sparkling rose wine from Italy with its notes of wild strawberries and red currants on the nose and freshness on the palate."
"What says celebrate more than a bottle of bubbly? Break out of your sparkling wine cage with this delicious bubble from the Trento region of northern Italy. The Ferrari Brut is made in the classic style of champagne, from 100% Chardonnay, but is entirely Italian. Bright and fresh with a citrus and apple driven flavor profile, the tiny bubbles will tickle your fancy. The price will make your wallet sing too!"
"Nothing says "I’m here to party" quite like showing up with George Clooney. Well, as close to the man as most of us will get ;) Bring a bottle of Casamigos Blanco alongside the essentials for a festive pomegranate margarita and you’ll be the star of this year’s holiday party. Cheers!"
"Marionberries are a perfect combination of sweet and tart, and this five-time distilled and filtered grain vodka is aromatic with an intense marionberry flavor. Oregon's Willamette Valley grows some beautiful fruits, such as marionberries. This an excellent addition to any liquor cabinet."
"The holiday party season is upon us, but no matter what time of year, I always have a bottle or two of Ketel One Citroen Vodka on hand. I'm known for my Lemon Drop Martinis and they just aren't the same with another vodka. They'll be everyone's favorite at your next cocktail party. Cheers!"
"There are lots of whiskeys and whiskys around, but as a Scot I will always have a soft spot for a good Scottish malt, and to me you can't get much better than Caol Ila. As an Islay malt, it has that distinct slight smokiness but Caol Ila has a rounder flavor than some, giving a smooth finish. For any whisky lovers, or those wanting to branch out, it's a fantastic one to try."