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Expert Holiday Wine Picks

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Schnucks has more than 200 wines exclusively available in stores. Check out seasonal wine recommendations from our experts for fall and the holidays.

Schnucks has more than 200 wine labels that are exclusively sold in its stores. These wines were taste-tested and hand-selected by Schnucks’ Beverage Alcohol Specialists and are identified in stores with an “Expert Picks” tag. Wines exclusive to Schnucks are procured from vineyards around the world and include red, white, bubbly and everything in between.

Wondering what wine to pack for your fall picnic or happy hour? Or which wines to serve at a holiday gathering? Matt Wider, Schnucks Beverage Alcohol Specialist, has curated a list of several Schnucks Expert Picks to enjoy this fall and throughout the upcoming holiday season.


90+ Cellars Cab Mendoza

A melody of black currants and red cherries rises above a backdrop of leather and toast. On the palate, you'll taste juicy, dark berry fruit along with a trickle of sweet spice and savory plums. Serve with grilled rib eye and portabella mushrooms or any hearty meat dish.

PINO Pinot Noir

Flavors of black cherry, plum and strawberry are prevalent. A hint of vanilla lingers on the palate as soft tannins round out the lengthy finish. Suggest chilling for at least 30 minutes prior to pouring. Pairs well with tomato-based pasta sauces, meaty fish and roasted chicken or Thanksgiving turkey.


90+ Cellars Chardonnay Mendocino

Brilliant yellow gold in color with aromas of green apple and white peach backed by a touch of honey. The wine is round, full-bodied and fresh with an elegant creamy texture and a tangy finish. Its rich flavor pairs best with equally rich seafood, including lobster, halibut and swordfish. Looking for a pairing with cheese? Pair with a Gruyere.

Hayes Ranch Pinot Grigio

This Pinot Grigio has aromas and flavors of green apple and lime, complemented by a hint of mineral to create a crisp and classic white wine. Looking for a wine to pair with your charcuterie board? This California Pinot Gris is it. Pair with cured meats, pork and spicy foods.


Oceano Moscato

This Italian Moscato has aromas of peach and orange-blossom, and hints of sage and citrus. Softly sweet, with flavors of fresh white peach. Its low alcohol content makes it a versatile food companion. Pair it with your holiday dessert or savory appetizer.

Giancarlo Prosecco

This Italian Prosecco has a straw yellow color with fruity aromas tinted with hints of pear and citrus. Fresh and creamy on the palate. Another great choice to serve with your charcuterie or appetizer, as well as shellfish-based and vegetarian dishes.

Villa Marcello Prosecco

This Italian Prosecco has a bright straw yellow color with vibrant aromas of apple with floral notes of wisteria and acacia blossom. Dry and refreshing with good complexity and a rounded mouth feel. Another great choice to serve with your charcuterie or appetizer, as well as shellfish-based and vegetarian dishes.