Cyber Monday Favorites

The Best Wines & Spirits from a Stellar List

 

Cyber Monday is bringing deals on some of the most outstanding wine and spirits in the store! Check out our staff’s picks for the most exciting bottles for the holidays—delicious every day but on sale Monday, November 26th only.

Plantation Original Dark Rum $19.96

“Original Dark” is a blend of Jamaican and Trinidadian rums, showing classic caramel and spice notes. It’s delicious on its own or perfect for adding to your holiday nog or grog or any cocktail calling for dark rum. – Josh Mizrahi, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Bonny Doon “A Proper Claret” 2014 $14.96

The Bonny Doon Claret is a right proper fit for the holidays, with ripe black fruit, a silky texture and notes of violets and subtle cedar. This full-bodied blend is a lovely balance of structure and softness—a perfect wine to enjoy on chilly winter evenings. – Keyana Shaw, Wine & Spirits Consultant

Lambrusco “La Grasparossa,” Zanasi $12.96

“La Grasparossa” is a dry style of Lambrusco showcasing black fruits with a touch of tannin. This wine makes a delicious pairing for classic Italian fare: think margherita pizza and penne pasta with Bolognese sauce. – Laura Atbashian, Astor Wine Buyer

Beaujolais, Cuvée à l’Ancienne, Joubert $18.96

This juicy Beaujolais is happiness in a glass and a great introduction to natural wine. Winemaker Marcel Joubert has been producing natural wines since meeting Marcel Lapierre at a motorcycle rally in the late 1980’s. – Laura Atbashian, Astor Wine Buyer

Sauvignon Blanc “Klassik,” Tement $21.96

A luxurious style of Sauvignon Blanc that is far cry from the more common grassy, herbal style. The complexity of flavors comes from fermentation with native yeasts and time spent aging on the lees. Enjoy lightly chilled with bright ceviche or grilled halibut. – Laura Atbashian, Astor Wine Buyer

Escubac Botanical Spirit $33.99

This is the kind of spirit we were promised when the craft distilling movement took off. Escubac resists easy categorization and offers a simple, great tasting botanical spirit made with real ingredients without cutting any corners. Perfect mixed with tonic. – Nima Ansari-Bahmani, Astor Spirits Buyer

Whiskies of Scotland Clynelish 18yr Single Malt Scotch Whisky $134.96

The site of the Clynelish distillery is one of the most fabled in Scotland. With its prestige typically comes pricier whiskies. Stocks of this old age to go for twice the price nowadays, making this offering the easiest decision of the holiday season. – Nima Ansari-Bahmani, Astor Spirits Buyer

L’Encantada X.O. Bas-Armagnac $99.96

Armagnac is the new bourbon; or maybe it’s the old bourbon. Everything you want and more in those old, rare American whiskey is waiting for you right here in this bottle. The hunt is over. – Nima Ansari-Bahmani, Astor Spirits Buyer