When it comes to wine, especially around Christmas party season and holiday hosting time, the distinctive shape of La Fiole’s bottle (designed in 1952 to reflect grape vines bent by the wind) is enough to make your spirits bright—and, fortunately, the contents of the vessel are delightfully merry-making, too.
New to BC Liquor Stores as of this year, La Fiole family expands with La Fiole Réserve Pere Anselme ($30)—the fourth La Fiole product to launch in B.C.—is an affordable-yet-premium wine made with grapes carefully gathered from the best villages in the Rhône Valley in Southern France and matured in traditional 100-year-old oak barrels and concrete vats for a full year. The result? A deep ruby-red wine with purple hues boasting, on the nose, intense aromas of black currant, blackberries and black pepper, and a palate that’s ample and fruity, with black fruits, liquorice and cocoa. It’s perfect for pairing with your holiday meals, with grilled or marinated red meats and, of course, all the fixings.
With its distinctive shape, La Fiole brand has become an icon, found in cellars in and wine glasses in more than 120 countries. It’s the perfect gift for the wine lover or the Christmas party host, and to raise a glass to the holiday season with family and friends. —Vita Daily