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Many spirits companies have released products they hope will siphon off some of Jagermeister’s thunder, but once-obscure Czech liqueur Becherovka might have a good chance at it thanks to Pernod Ric

Dos Maderas 5 + 3 Rum

Dark rum and rich sherry each make for a wonderful winter beverage, but in this product they share space in the same bottle: The rum is aged for five years in the Caribbean before it is transferred

Drambuie 15

Regular Drambuie is essential for the Rusty Nail cocktail (and that’s about it), but the brand smartly announced a premium version of the scotch-honey liqueur a little while ago.

Green Chartreuse

The famous, 110-proof liqueur made by French monks has cinnamon and honey notes among its 130 herbs, barks, and other ingredients.

The King’s Ginger

The flavor of ginger is hard to keep pungent and fresh after it is peeled, but this liqueur does a great job of keeping things spicy.

2011 Loveblock Wines Pinot Gris

From veteran winemakers Erica and Kim Crawford, who sold New Zealand’s famed Kim Crawford Winery in 2003, the outlook is promising.

2010 Meiomi Wines Pinot Noir

The result of careful sourcing from three California counties, this Pinot Noir has silky tannins, along with a slightly sweet profile of ripe red fruit (including cherries and pomegranate) with a v

2011 Austin Hope Syrah

Don’t mask the earthy flavors of root vegetables with a fruit-bomb red wine. Syrahs are the perfect compromise. In this wine the layers of spice and dark-red fruit slide into a clean finish.

2012 Joseph Drouhin Chardonnay

Juicy golden-apple notes fold nicely into honey and vanilla, but the wine’s acidity isn’t over the top. Consider pairing with winter-appropriate foods like root vegetables and pastas.

NV Vilarnau Brut Rosé

For a fresh alternative during the winter-holiday season, this non-vintage bubbly is both crisp and off-dry, yet holds up nicely to rich foods.

Oskar Blues Old Chub

This malty Scotch Ale is flavorful enough to sip by itself, but also plays nice with your favorite winter fare.