Toast to any occasion with these six celebratory wines


Celebratory wines might be popular during the holiday season, but these six different wines are delightful choices to always have in the house.

Ready to toast to the good life? These six celebratory wines are always in season. While the holiday season is a time where people are more likely to raise a glass or two, a delightful glass of wine is always in fashion. From a bold red to a fruity rose, any of these particular wines will have you enjoying the good life.

While many people have a favorite wine or a wine preference, sometimes it can be good to stray away from the tried and true. Although some people might be familiar with these celebratory wines, a few options might be a little outside your comfort zone.

For the most part, these wines are relatively affordable. With most wines under $25, wine lovers are willing to pop open something new. It could be the start of a delicious relationship.

Here are six celebratory wines that FoodSided recommends.

Riunite Lambrusco, photo provided by Riunite Lambrusco

Riunite Lambrusco

Riunite has been a favorite wine for decades. This light, effervescent Lambrusco is a refreshing red. With flavors and berries and cherries, it is quite approach for a variety of wine drinkers.

The semi-sparkling alternative is a lovely alternative to fuller-bodied reds. Whether served on its own or incorporated into a cocktail, it is a perfect toast.

Riunite Lambrusco retails for approximately $8.

Lillet Blanc

Lillet Blanc might not be the most common libation, but it is one to discover. The French wine-based apertif is quite versatile.

Combining citrus liqueurs with Semillon grapes and a Bordeaux blend of Sauvignon blanc, the fruit forward flavor is bright and delightful. From an ingredient in a spritz or used in a cocktail, it could become your new secret ingredient.

Lillet Blanc retails for approximately $21.

Famille Hugel Gentil 2017, photo provided by Famille Hugel Gentil

Famille Hugel Gentil 2017

If you like a slightly sweeter wine, this Alsace blend is definitely a wine to discover. With flavors of apple, pear and melon, the fruity is balanced with a punch of acidity.

While the wine is complex, the richness lends it to a variety of food pairings. From ham to seafood, this wine could become a wine to always have in the house.

Famille Hugel Gentil 2017 retails for approximately $15.

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG

A Brunello is Italian red wine that is seeing a resurgence. This sustainable wine proves that smart wine making practices can make a beautiful wine. With vibrant acidity and delicate tannins, this Brunello is a wine that will open up everyone’s eyes to the delicate flavors.

Fattoria dei Barbi Brunello di Montalcino DOCG retails for $58.

H&B Provence Côtes de Provence Rosé photo provided by H&B Provence Côtes de Provence Rosé

H&B Provence Côtes de Provence Rosé

Rosé is not just limited to warm weather. This rosé is fruity and crisp. With notes of white cherry, strawberry, cantaloupe and peach, it has a lovely flavor palate. Whether drunk on its own or paired with some appetizers, rosé never goes out of style.

H&B Provence Côtes de Provence Rosé retails for approximately $18.

1928 Limited Edition Christmas Spumante Prosecco

Bubbles always are a celebration. This limited-edition wine is perfect for any celebration. The flavors of candied peach and lemon zest add to a crisp, dry sip. It is perfect for any and every occasion.

The 1928 Limited Edition Christmas Spumante Prosecco retails for approximately $14.

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What are your favorite celebratory wines? What wine should be added to this list?