I get asked all the time for recommended bottles on a well-stocked home bar. Here are 20-plus options (with some suggested “house wines” as a bonus!) from my Holiday 2022 Food & Drink story that provide great value and a ton of flexibility—over the holidays, or any time of year.
Author: Charlene Rooke
Charlene Rooke is a Canadian drinks journalist, consultant and educator as well as a travel, food, business and lifestyle writer. She is a WSET Spirits Educator Certified in Spirits (to Level 3) and WSET Certified in Wine, an SWE Certified Specialist of Spirits, an SMWS spirits educator and an artisan distiller trained at Moonshine University in Louisville, KY. She is the lead judge of the Canadian Artisan Spirits Competition and an expert on B.C. spirits who leads distillery tours and guides spirits tastings in B.C. A former editor at many Canadian publications and former creative lead at three content agencies, she is currently the Drinks Editor for Food & Drink, the in-store magazine of the Liquor Control Board of Ontario. View all posts by Charlene Rooke