Greeting guests with a glass of wine or Champagne is the perfect way to welcome them to your holiday gathering. Friends and family have something delicious to sip while they visit and relax before dinner, and it also gives that guest who is determined to "help" something to do while you focus on your scrumptious spread.

The experts at Colonial Wines & Spirits have selected some perfect welcome wines for every budget. (Pro tip: These picks also make great host/hostess gifts!)


If you're sipping Champagne or sparkling wine, try these:

Splurge: Pol Roger Vintage 2012

Choice: Lanson Le Blanc Label Brut

Value: Kraemer Blanc De Blancs Brut France


If you're sipping white wine, try these:

Splurge: Cakebread Cellars Napa Valley Reserve Chardonnay

Choice: Orin Swift Blank Stare Russian River Sauvignon Blanc 2018

Value: Sean Minor 4 Bears Central Coast Chardonnay 2019 


If you're sipping red wine, try these:

Splurge: Silver Oak Alexander Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

Choice: Chateau Picque Caillou Bordeaux Pessac-Leognan 2018

Value: Lapis Lunas Pinot Noir North Coast 2018


Find more seasonal sips on the Colonial website.