December 15, 2023 | staff picks for any holiday situation

In case you haven't noticed, the holiday season is in full swing. 

And you know what that means(!):

It's time for another round of staff picks!

Rather than cater to a specific holiday theme for today, Friday 12.15's tasting, we put our heads together to gather three beloved bottlings sure to work in a variety of celebratory situations—from casual gatherings of friends and office parties with coworkers you may or may not know to good-natured neighborhood hangs and formal all-family dinners—and just as good enjoyed on your own in front of the Festivus pole.

A (merry &) bright Spanish albariño, a lux chenin blanc from the Loire and a charming and classic full-bodied Vacqueyras will all be open.

Click through the links below to read more about each bottle, then stop by from 4-7 for a taste!


Nanclares y Prieto 'Dandelion' Albariño Rías Baixas DO 2022 

Arnaud Lambert Brézé Saumur AOP Blanc Clos de Midi 2022 

Domaine de la Monardière 'Les 2 Monardes' Vacqueyras AOC 2020 

Artisan Wine Shop