Debbie’s Holiday Picks

Bottega Gold Prosecco


The Bottega Prosecco comes dressed to impress in all its golden holiday splendor. This classic premium quality wine is perfect for ringing in the New Year and will bring a festive touch to any holiday gathering.

The Bottega is fresh and crisp with floral, citrus and pear aromas. It has a bright and lively character with a creamy texture and crunchy orchard fruit on the palate. This Italian bubbly pairs well with raw fish dishes, risotto and prosciutto.

Treat yourself to a New Year’s Eve feast of Bottega Gold Prosecco and a PEI Smoked Salmon and Oyster Bar.

Santa Margherita Brut Valdobbiadene Prosecco Superiore


The Season of Sparkle gets a bit brighter with a glass of Santa Margherita bubbly in your glass! This is a dry prosecco with aromas of delicate pear, pink grapefruit and apple notes. There are fine lively bubbles on the palate with minerality and bright lemon notes on the finish. The Santa Margherita is produced in the stunning Valdobbiadene region of Veneto, Italy. It offers outstanding value in the world of sparkling wine.

The Santa Margherita has an amazing affinity to pair with a variety of food flavors and textures. This bubbly is a perfect companion to prosciutto, seafood or Christmas brunch frittata. Try adding Santa Margherita Prosecco in the Sparkling Pomegranate Punch recipe.

Bollinger Special Cuvee NV


From the whisper of the cork being released, to the sparkle of the wine in the glass it’s always a special occasion when Bollinger Champagne is poured! Bollinger is a classic champagne blend of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Pinot Meunier. It shows an amazing balance of powerful sophistication and complex structure. There are enticing aromas of ripe fruit, brioche and apple. The palate dances with pinpoint mousse and shows flavors of pear, spice and walnut on the lengthy finish.

The Bollinger is a perfect pairing for fireside sharing or an exceptional companion with Island seafood.

Green Chartreuse


Tis the season to celebrate the arrival of Green Chartreuse liqueur to PEI! This warm and herbal elixir is a secret blend of 130 specific herbs and spices that has been macerated in a distilled spirit. Initially used for medicinal purposes, it has become a staple ingredient in a diverse range of drinks. The subtle sweetness of Green Chartreuse is fantastic at balancing tart and bitter flavors in cocktails. The vibrant green color is a great compliment to holiday inspired Jingle Juice recipes featuring pineapple, vanilla and basil flavors. Available exclusively at Notables.

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Ingredients

  • ¾ oz Matos Orange Liquor
  • 3/4 oz. Gin
  • 3/4 oz. Green Chartreuse
  • 3/4 oz. Fresh lime juice
  • Add all ingredients to a shaker with ice. Shake and strain into chilled coupe glasses.
  • For a Festive Flair garnish with a cherry and lime wheel.

Laphroaig 10 Year Old Islay Scotch


Laphroaig 10 Year Old is a loud and proud whisky form Islay, Scotland. This is a full bodied and smoky style with abundant peat on the nose and palate. Expect some seaweed and salty notes with slight residual sugar on the finish. This is a classic dram ideal for the whisky connoisseur on you shopping list.

Laphroaig 10 Year Old is a powerful yet subtle malt and matches well with foods that are compatible with its power and complexity. Try pairing with smoked fish, grilled lamb, blue cheese or Christmas pudding. Slàinte mhath