The Perfect Wine for Every Holiday Party This Season

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As the holidays quickly approach, so does a wide array of parties, dinners, casual get-togethers and other festive occasions. Each celebration, of course – from Thanksgiving at your favourite aunt's to New Year's Eve at your favourite ski chalet – demands a different bottle of wine. Fortunately, Sotheby's wine experts have curated the right selection for every gathering, whether you're the host or you want to bring along a thoughtful gift.

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2 December | New York

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The Perfect Wine for Every Holiday Party This Season

  • Thanksgiving
    Chardonnay is a superb grape for Thanksgiving meals, pairing well with turkey and all the “fixings,” and pleasing many palates. Domaine Roulot’s 2008 Meursault Les Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir has the racy acidity to stand up to even the most decadent of dishes, as well as plenty of fruit to make it accessible and satisfying. Serve it below cellar temperature, but not too cold – this wine has a lot to say at the right temperature. Be sure to save some to enjoy with turkey sandwiches the next day.


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    Lot 1636. Meursault Les Tessons, Clos de Mon Plaisir Domaine Roulot 2008, 6 magnums. Estimate $1,500–2,000.

  • Holiday Cocktail Party
    Nothing says festive like Champagne, and this jeroboam – three whole litres! – of the banner 1996 vintage is the ultimate party bottle. Serve in white wine glasses to let the Krug truly shine.


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    Lot 1114. Krug 1996, 1 jeroboam. Estimate $2,200–2,800.

  • Gift Exchange
    Sotheby’s Wine only carries one Prosecco, and for good reason – Soligo fulfills all your Prosecco needs. Floral, peachy and fresh, it's perfect for any occasion, including as a holiday present. No matter whose name you pull in the gift exchange, they're sure to be delighted and impressed.


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    Soligo, Prosecco. Price $16.95.

  • Christmas Sweater Party
    A wine that can be shared among friends at a playful, festive get together, Louis Roederer 2008 is a dream of a vintage. Generously fruited, spicy and long, it will get you and yours in the holiday spirit in no time.  


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    Louis Roederer 2008. Price $74.95.

  • Hanukkah
    Any day that features Dom Perignon is a good one, and if you serve it during your Hanukahh celebrations, you can enjoy it for eight whole nights. The 2006 is already gorgeous – open knit and with ample fruit, while retaining the distinctive truffly note that is Dom Perignon’s signature. It's an elegant choice, ideal for a special family occasion.


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    Dom Perignon 2006. Price $179.95.

  • Tree Trimming
    Wintry evenings spent tree trimming will become cozy in no time with tipples of Armagnac Castarède 1890. Founded 185 years ago, Castarède is the oldest Armagnac house in France and produces spirits steeped in tradition.


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    Lot 1517. Armagnac Castarède 1890, 3 bottles. Estimate $1,700–2,400.

  • Formal Christmas Dinner
    Among the most prized real estate in the Côte de Nuits, Domaine Armand Rousseau’s Chambertin is elegance in a bottle. While Grand Cru red Burgundy is always a crowd-pleaser, be sure to open this bottle an hour or so before serving for optimal enjoyment. Your guests will be stunned by this illustrious wine, and you’ll be glad you had the excuse to open a prize bottle.


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    Lot 1059. Chambertin Domaine Armand Rousseau 2005, 6 bottles. Estimate $12,000–16,000.

  • New Year’s Eve
    Simply put, the best and most important multi-vintage champagne available. And it's the last evening of 2017 – so why not go all out to ring in the New Year?  A blend of wines spanning 20 years, Krug has a dimension and complexity rarely seen in vintage wines, let alone multi-vintage blends. 


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    Krug Grande Cuvée. Price $169.


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