These Wines Are Your No-Brainer Choices for Your Next Potluck

Great wine doesn't have to break the bank.

( With less than three months to go till the holidays, it’s inevitable that you'd feel the pressure building up just thinking about all the Christmas parties and potlucks you’re going to have to attend. But don’t panic yet—a quick trip to the mall might help you with those pre-holiday jitters.

Here’s a tip: Wine is always a fail-proof choice, and probably one of the easiest gifts to buy in the Metro. So whether you’re planning to bring a bottle to your next office party or give it as a present to your favorite tita (or tito), you’re sure to find one you’ll like. The best part? It doesn’t have to burn a hole in your pocket!

Make it a mission to drop by Marketplace by Rustan’s for some early Christmas wine shopping. If you don’t know where to start, we’ve rounded up some worthwhile wines that’ll surely make a good impression.

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Les Reuilles Bordeaux Rouge (P429)

The great thing about wine is there are hundreds of options to choose from. If you’re a wine noob, it wouldn’t hurt to experiment and develop your taste buds with some good ol’ red wine. Coming all the way from the Bordeaux region in France, this deep ruby-hued wine has fruity and woody notes that can enhance certain dishes like roast chicken, or even a nice steak.

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Demazel Bordeaux Moelleux (P399)

If red wine sounds a bit too intimidating and intense for your taste, go for something lighter on the palate. This sweet white wine is known for its well-balanced fruity acidity and velvety feel in the mouth, making it an excellent pair with rich and fatty seafood like salmon, or even a plate of sweet dessert.

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Humberto Canale Gran Reserva Malbec (P1,499)

For special occasions or when you just want to impress, reserve a bottle of this Argentinian red wine. The wine, which is made in the Rio Negro region, is known for a bold flavor that lingers in the tongue. Perfect with beef or lamb, it boasts the alluring and earthy aroma of tobacco and oak, while having the rich sweetness of berries and a whisper of spice.


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