Stocking the Holiday Cupboard
Itâ€™s coming, so why not get your stash before the stores become crowded â€“ and half empty. Over the next two weeks I will be posting the DREAM WINE SHOPPING LIST for residents of Ontario â€“ the best drinks, the best values and a few expensive treats.
Alternatively you could purchase a copy of BILLYâ€™S BEST WINES for 2010 and do all your shopping in one big swoop. Just a suggestion. Itâ€™s at book stores or fromÂ billysbestbook.com
1.Â Â Â A novelty for in-between times, or to kick-off a small party.
Lillet is a wine-based, citrus-flavoured, friendly drink that hails from the Bordeaux region in France. It tastes like an off-dry, strong white wine that should be gulped without fuss. Millions of French do as a first of the evening. Refrigerate the bottle, pour over ice in tumbler glasses, with a nostalgic comment such as â€œmy grandmother always served Lillet for the Holidays.â€
LILLET BLANC, France 322297 $13.95