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We know you put a lot of thought into choosing the best gift for friends and family. To help make your holiday shopping season easy, we've created this Holiday Gift Collection.  The Collection is curated by our staff and offers their go-to gift recommendations and the philosophy behind their choices. We hope you have fun finding the perfect gift for all those wine and spirit lovers on your list!

Champagne Gifts Curated by Ambrose

For my gifts, I selected Champagnes of interest and quality across a range of prices. My first pick is the Colcombet Blanc, a boutique brand for the geek on your list.  This Champagne is made with estate fruit from the Marne Valley and offers superb balance and freshness.  The blanc, along with the rose, has become a staff and customer favorite. If you want your gift to be a cut above, the Billecart Salmon Grand Cru is a wine of true distinction, representing the five grand cru vineyards of the Cote des Blancs. It is also a rare find at retail. For a pink gift, I love the Laurent Perrier Brut Rose. The palate is full of bright, red berry fruit. Pure class. Hope this helps! 

Red Wine Gifts Curated by Chris

I based my picks on an array of fun, interesting and serious wines in a variety price points. Some are unique and difficult to get, others are a fantastic value for their level of quality. For example the Feudi San Gregorio Serpico offers a chance to taste a rare Aglianico at its peak. San Gregorio, the producer of this wine, is top-notch and known for its excellent portfolio of wines made with indigenous grapes, such as Aglianico. The wine is drinking beautifully right now, with 15 years of age. I feel any of these wines will make even the most picky wine-lover happy. I included a very special gift -  a Grand Cru six-pack, beautifully wrapped in a wooden box with ribbon because some folks want a wine they know...I also recommend the Coravin Pivot as the best tool for any wine drinker (and a great addition to any wine gift). As a former Sommelier and part of the team of folks who source new wines at Park Place, I need many little tastes of different wines. Have a tool that enables me to have a glass of one wine, then switch to another is invaluable - nothing like solving first world problems! 

White Wine Gifts Curated by Lisa

For my recommendations, I chose what I feel are the some of the most special white wines in the store, regardless of price. Some are more esoteric while others are crowd-pleasers.  All are beautifully crafted and often small production wines that our customers love. I know that whoever the lucky recipient is of any of these wines, he/she will be pleased. 

Spirit Gifts Curated by Harry

There are so many options out there to choose from when it comes to selecting a spirit as a gift.  It can be difficult to find that perfect fit, so I have tagged some of our favorites that are amazing examples of elixirs sure to satisfy a curious newbie or even the most perceptible imbiber. All are wonderful winter sippers. For example, the vanilla, spice and butterscotch notes of the Boss Molly Bourbon will impart warmth as temps drop.  Sipping Usquaebach in front of the fire is a classic. And I have included the very attractive and delicious Barrel Bourbon sampler which indulges your spirit-lover with three top-notch bourbons.  

Dessert, Digestif and Aperitif Gifts Curated by Tim

I focused on libations that are both special and versatile. My recommendations span a variety of price ranges and there are some fantastic values sprinkled in.  For example, I selected at Churchill's Reserve Porto, which is very well-crafted, high-quality and will impress any wine or spirit enthusiast.  The Giffard Banane du Bresili tastes like a bananas foster without filling you up and Black Button will be a hit...we promist.  I hope you enjoy perusing my recommendations.

One of A Kind Gifts Curated by Townsend 

For that truly unique gift for the wine or spirit lover in your life, we have some great options.  For the Entertainer or Discovery-Seeker, you can gift a customized, in-home or virtual wine tasting with our Traveling Sommeliers.  For the Wine Aficionado or Collector in your life, Ambrose and Chris have released a few wines from their Allocated Cellar Selections for the holiday season. These single bottle offerings are highly allocated and very difficult to access. Your special wine-lover will be thrilled. We do you require you to call the store to purchase, as handling these wines requires a few extra steps. We have a few exciting Gift Sets. And of course, the Park Place Wines Gift Card makes for an easy yet thoughtful gift.  We have also listed three rare bottles below for that special gift. Of course, you can call or visit the store for personalized service. We love to recommend wines & spirits to meet your needs, and wrap them up beautifully. 

The Coolest Wines and Spirits Curated by Morgan

We love to discover new wines and spirits and bring them home to taste with my family. We have been testing a lot of orange and natural wines, some cool new spirits and a great alcohol-removed wine!  The three bottles below are our favorite (and I think some of the coolest) wines & spirits in the store