Good spirits for holiday gatherings

Good spirits for holiday gatherings

Holidays are often one of two things: joyous, culinary merriment or stressful, soul-crushing family battles. Whichever the case, good drinks are always in order. From cocktails and bottles of wine to sudsy beer or all of the above, PACIFIC has it covered with some favorite picks for each category.


With the overwhelming number of varietals available these days, it’s tough to know what to pick for the holiday table. Classic choices include sparkling wine, chardonnay, rose and pinot noir. Here’s why and what to buy:

Sparkling wine/Champagne: Bubbles make everything better. And it so happens it pairs well with almost anything. ‘Nuff...