When you choose an Our Picks product, you’ll know that our staff and Product Specialists are proud to recommend it. Mary Day is a Sommelier and Product Specialist at our Portland Street location. When recommending products for seasonal entertaining, Mary says 'With Thanksgiving coming up I tend to recommend warmer styles of white wine such as oak-aged Chardonnay from Burgundy and premium oak-aged Chenin Blanc from South Africa. On the red side, I’ll be recommending to my customers to pick savoury styles such as Italian Barbera, Pinot Noir and Spanish Tempranillo. Don’t forget about beer and spirits. For beer, I like more malty selections this time of year such as Scotch ales, English bitters and porter. Finally, there’s little better on a cool night than classic whisky cocktail. I like the sweetness of bourbon as the base of an Old-Fashioned cocktail.'